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Greco-Roman World Wrestling Rankings – February 4, 2014

By William May FILA CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (February 4) – The FILA World Wrestling Rankings kick off their second year with a new system of weights for each style and an expanded list of the top wrestlers in each category. The Greco-Roman rankings for January, the first compiled for 2014, were based on the results of the Herman Kare tourney in ...

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Women’s Freestyle World Wrestling Rankings – September 14, 2013

JAPAN TOPS 3 WEIGHTS IN FILA RANKINGS BEFORE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS By William May FILA BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – Japanese wrestlers lead the FILA World Rankings for women in three weight categories as the top female wrestlers turn their attention to Wrestling World Championships. Three-time Olympic Games gold medal winners Saori YOSHIDA (JPN) and Kaori ICHO (JPN) have cast their long shadows ...

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Men’s Freestyle World Wrestling Rankings – September 11, 2013

By William May FILA CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland – Three wrestlers from Georgia, including two London 2012 medal winners, top the pre-Wrestling World Championships edition of the FILA World Rankings for men’s freestyle. Vladimir KHINCHEGASHVILI (GEO) tops the rankings at 60kg, London bronze medalist Dato MARSAGISHVILI (GEO) has been the leader at 84kg all summer, and Giorgi EDISHERASHVILI (GEO) won one of ...

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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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