International Wrestling

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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Limited edition Rumble On The Rails poster available, with portion of sales to help Keep Olympic Wrestling

By Mike Rosati CPOW Award winning international wrestling photographer John Sachs has created a Limited Edition “Rumble on the Rails” Commemorative poster available for sale to the public. The Rumble on the Rails was an international wrestling match between the United States, Iran and Russia on May 15. The historic event was held in New York City’s Vanderbilt Hall, located ...

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Women’s Freestyle World Wrestling Rankings – June 21, 2013

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (June 21) – Three new names top the rankings at their respective weights in FILA’s latest, expanded world rankings for women’s freestyle wrestling. Elena VOSTRIKOVA (RUS) tops the ranks at 48kg, Tatyana AMANZHOL-BAKATYUK (KAZ) at 51kg and former world champion Yulia RATKEVICH claims the top spot at 59kg. Meanwhile, three London 2012 gold medalists — Saori YOSHIDA (JPN), ...

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Freestyle World Wrestling Rankings – June 12, 2013

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (June 12) – London 2012 Olympian Abdusalam GADISOV (RUS) and veteran Khadshimourad GATSALOV (RUS) finished one-two at the Ali Aliev tourney on May 23-27, resulting in a shake-up at 96kg in the FILA World Rankings for men’s freestyle. GADISOV, who took a third place at the Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix in January, moved from unranked into third place ...

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CPOW Weekly Update – May 21, 2013

SUMMARY: Lalovic elected FILA President at Extraordinary Congress in Moscow… Wrestling rule changes approved to add excitement to sport… New FILA Constitution approved with more representation for women and athletes… Major international media cover FILA Congress… Grappling and Amateur MMA dropped from FILA program… Rumble On The Rails is a big success in Grand Central Terminal in New York City ...

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Women’s Freestyle World Wrestling Rankings – May 17, 2013

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (May 15) – A trio of gold medalists from the London 2012 Olympic Games top FILA’s inaugural international rankings for women’s freestyle wrestling. Three-time Olympic Games gold medalists Saori YOSHIDA (Japan) and Kaori ICHO (Japan) top the rankings at 55kg and 63kg, respectively, while 72kg champion Natalya VOROBIEVA (Russia) sits atop the 72kg rankings as she collects more ...

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Freestyle World Wrestling Rankings – May 10, 2013

Jordan Burroughs extends win streak to 52 By William May CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (May 9) – London 2012 Olympic Games gold medalist Jordan BURROUGHS (United States) triumphed at the Alexander Medved Prizes tourney in early March and notched five more wins at the World Cup meet to earn the top spot at 74kg in FILA’s inaugural rankings of men’s freestyle wrestling. ...

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CPOW Weekly Update – May 6, 2013

SUMMARY: World Wrestling Month kicks off in May… USA Wrestling announces four international events for World Wrestling Month… FILA invites international media to Extraordinary Congress in Moscow, May 18… FILA launches new advertising campaign, “To wrestle is to be human”… Wrestling leads Inside The Rings poll about which sport should be added to 2020 Olympics… More than 821,000 signatures collected ...

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Tickets on sale for USA vs. Iran on May 19 in L.A.

By Toby Zwikel Brener Zwikel & Associates, Inc. LOS ANGELES – Tickets for “United 4 Wrestling” – a friendly international wrestling competition pitting the USA and Iran at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena on Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. – go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 1 at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena box ...

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