International Wrestling

Why a Belt System Makes Sense for Wrestling


One of the limitations that wrestling has compared to many other sports is how difficult it can be to come to the sport late. If you haven't started wrestling before high school, you face an uphill battle. If you decide you want to try it as a young adult, your options are almost non-existent. This limits the number of people ...

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The Five Most Intriguing Names Registered for the US Open

Mason, Marsteller, Downey

The US Open, along with the World Team Trials for Junior and Senior Greco as well as Senior women’s freestyle among other tournaments, is just over a week away. We’ll have full previews coming later, but to whet your appetite, here are the five most intriguing names currently registered to compete in men’s freestyle. Nathan Tomasello (TMWC/Ohio RTC) – 57 ...

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Opinion: Increase in Correct Throw Scoring a Step in the Wrong Direction

Kyle Snyder - Team USA

USA Wrestling has announced rule changes for domestic competition in freestyle and Greco. There are many good changes being implemented including making the scoring the same between the two styles, which means the return of the five-point move in freestyle, making the point awarded after the expiration of the 30 second shot clock come with no caution and allowing action ...

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Team USA and Host Iran Put on a Show to Close 2017 Freestyle World Cup

David Taylor, Team USA

Photo By: Tony Rotundo Team USA had to overcome many hurdles just to reach Friday’s championship dual against five-time defending champions Iran in the 2017 Freestyle World Cup. From the initial political squabbling that threatened to keep the team from entering Iran to a group that included every strong team with the exception of Iran, the odds of the Americans ...

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2017 Men’s Freestyle World Cup Preview

Jordan Burroughs - Team USA

Team USA's men's freestyle delegation has landed in Iran ahead of this week's 2017 Freestyle World Cup. After all the political posturing and uncertainty, that in and of itself is a victory. However, the Americans will have designs on more victories to come when the competition gets under way Thursday morning in Kermanshah, Iran. The United States has drawn the ...

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LOG Olympic Development Academy Targeting FS/Greco Athletes in Grades 7-12


Five years ago, the Legends of Gold Regional Training Center (RTC) was established in Beresford, South Dakota, with a goal of helping aspiring freestyle and Greco athletes achieve their goals at the international level. Now, Legends of Gold is taking this goal a step further by establishing, with an endorsement from USA Wrestling, an Olympic Development Academy (ODA). The Legends ...

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When I Met the Iranians: How International Wrestling Brings People Together

2015 World Cup

Photo By: Tony Rotundo UPDATE: Iran has lifted their ban on the United States wrestling team, reversing their earlier decision.  For the time being, the World Cup is back on for Team USA. With the Associated Press reporting today that Iran has decided not to allow the United States’ men’s freestyle team to attend the World Cup, scheduled for February ...

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USA Wrestling plans to send team to Freestyle World Cup in Kermanshah, Iran, Feb. 16-17

Jordan Burroughs - World Cup

USA Wrestling plans to send an official delegation to participate in the Freestyle World Cup, set for Feb. 16-17 in Kermanshah, Iran. This is the annual World dual meet championship for men’s freestyle wrestling and one of the most prestigious competitions each year in international wrestling. “This tour continues a long history of goodwill and cooperation between the United States ...

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Watch This: Yarygin, Dake/Dieringer, Ohio State/Iowa and More this Weekend

Watch This - Jan. 27th, 2017

This weekend, we’ve got free streams from United World Wrestling and CampusInsiders as well as the usual array of offerings from ESPN3, BTN, and others if you have access. This is by no means a complete list of the wrestling you can watch this weekend, but these are the highlights. Enjoy! All times listed are eastern. Friday Ivan Yarygin 2017 ...

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