International Wrestling

Wrestling Wins Vote to Retain Spot in 2020 Summer Olympic Games

By Tariq Panja Bloomberg.com The International Olympic Committee today voted to keep wrestling in the 2020 Games in Tokyo after threatening to remove the sport in an effort to increase interest in the summer event. Wrestling was selected at IOC’s annual meeting in Buenos Aires, beating out squash and a joint effort from baseball and softball. A part of the ...

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Gable Museum to host special press conference

By Kyle Klingman NWHOF Dan Gable Museum WATERLOO, Iowa—The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum will host a gathering and press conference on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 9 a.m. The press conference at will take place at approximately 11 a.m. On Feb. 12, 2013, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board recommended the 25 sports that would make ...

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Women’s Freestyle World Wrestling Rankings – August 19, 2013

SPANISH GRAND PRIX WINNERS SHINE IN FILA RANKINGS FOR WOMEN By William May FILA CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland – Winners at the Grand Prix of Spain were the brightest stars in July, outshining the gold medalists at the World University Games (Universiade) in Kazan, Russia. Alyssa LAMPE (USA) grabbed the No.1 ranking at 48kg with a win in Madrid while Jessica MacDONALD ...

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Olympic wrestling to go with six classes for Greco, Men’s and Women’s freestyle in 2016

By Associated Press MOSCOW – Women’s wrestling will have two extra medal classes at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, while two men’s events from the London Olympics program have been dropped. The International Olympic Committee says one weight category in both men’s freestyle and Greco-Roman will be transferred to women’s freestyle. The switch creates six weight classes in all ...

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CPOW Weekly Update – August 9, 2013

CPOW Weekly Update for August 8, 2013 SUMMARY: One month until IOC vote in Buenos Aires… #TakeAStance social media campaign launched worldwide… FILA creates Thunderclap social media promotion… Wrestler and musician Martin Strayer wears “Save Olympic Wrestling” shirt on NBC Tonight Show… Rumble On The Rails nominated as Best Amateur Sports event… Inside Trip – USA Wrestling Keeping the Dream ...

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Men’s Freestyle World Wrestling Rankings – August 5, 2013

Universiade success lifts russians in men’s freestyle rankings By William May CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland – Russian wrestlers won five of seven weight categories in men’s freestyle at the World University Games (Universiade) in Kazan, Russia, with Magomed KURBANALIEV (RUS) and Abdusalam GADISOV (RUS) moving to the top of their categories. KURBANALIEV bumped off top-ranked European champion David SAFARYAN (ARM) to take ...

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Chapter 24 of Wrestlings Olympic Fight: Sanderson, Varner still keeping hope alive

By Andy Hamilton Des Moines Register Wrestling’s fight for a spot in the 2020 and 2024 Olympics hits a little closer to home for Cael Sanderson and Jake Varner each time they teach the sport at youth camps. The former Iowa State stars, who parlayed their skills into Olympic gold medals, returned to Iowa last week as guest clinicians for ...

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CPOW Weekly Update for July 24, 2013

SUMMARY: Wrestling returns to Ancient Olympia, Greece for competition… First wrestling in Olympia since 393 AD, and the first women ever to wrestle in Olympia… U.S. wins eight medals in Olympia, and athletes appreciate the opportunity… FILA expands budget of out-of-competition doping tests… Video of dance by Azerbaijan wrestler goes viral… Dan Gable makes more Keep Olympic Wrestling appearances… Google+ ...

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Freestyle World Wrestling Rankings – July 12, 2013

By William May CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (12 July) – Winners from the Mediterranean Games in Mersin (Turkey) and the Golden Grand Prix event in Sassari (Italy) in June churned up the middle of the FILA World Ranking in men’s freestyle. Continue Reading on IWN: Freestyle World Wrestling Rankings – July 12, 2013.

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Chapter 21 of ‘Wrestling’s Olympic Fight’: MMA’s Munoz makes big statement

By Bryce Miller Des Moines Register Wrestling’s bid to win back its spot in the 2020 Olympics and beyond has gained support around mixed martial arts. Perhaps no single effort to stand behind the cause, though, has come with a more measurable commitment than Mark Munoz. The former NCAA wrestling champion at Oklahoma State offered up the key sponsorship positions ...

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