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Yarygin and Paris Feature Top American Talent This Weekend

Snyder, Ragan, Dake, Dieringer

One of the toughest tournaments on the international schedule, the Ivan Yarygin is named for the two-time Olympic champion who died in a car crash in 1997. It is fitting that this tournament would be named for Yarygin. The Russian only got the chance to wrestle in a world-level championship three times, in 1972, 1973, and 1976, but won each ...

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2018 Freestyle Wrestling World Cup awarded to Iowa City, Iowa, and set for Carver-Hawkeye Arena, April 21-22

UWW

United World Wrestling, the international wrestling federation, has awarded the 2018 Freestyle World Cup to USA Wrestling, which will host the event at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on the campus of the University of Iowa, April 21-22. The World Cup is the annual international dual meet championships, and features the top eight men’s freestyle wrestling teams in the world. It is one ...

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2016 U.S. Open Women’s Freestyle Preview – Quality over Quantity

Anthony - Campbell

This weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada, the U.S. Open for Greco-Roman and women’s freestyle wrestling takes center stage. On the line are spots at April’s World Team Trials for the top seven finishers at each weight and, for the winners of the Olympic weights, the top seed in the spring. This is the women’s freestyle portion of the preview. You ...

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2016 U.S. Open Greco Preview – The Return of Dennis Hall

Dennis Hall

This weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada, the U.S. Open for Greco-Romand and women’s freestyle wrestling takes center stage. On the line are spots at April’s World Team Trials for the top seven finishers at each weight and, for the winners of the Olympic weights, the top seed in the spring. This is the Greco portion of the preview. The women’s ...

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Ragan Earns Silver as World Championships Conclude

Alli Ragan - Team USA

Photo Courtesy of John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com After sending three world championship debutantes to the mat on day one, Team USA sent a more experienced team to compete on day two. Each of the three Americans competing on Sunday also represented the red, white, and blue in 2015 while Alli Ragan (women’s freestyle, 60 kg) was making her fourth consecutive world ...

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Logan Stieber Wins Gold on Day One at the World Championships

Logan Stieber - Team USA

The opening day of the 2016 World Championships for the non-Olympic weight categories was a good one, overall, for the Americans. Logan Stieber, men’s freestyle 61 kg, Sarah Hildebrandt, women’s freestyle 55 kg, and Chris Gonzalez, Greco-Roman 71 kg, all acquitted themselves well Saturday despite all three being on the Senior level world stage for the first time. Stieber’s wide ...

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Non-Olympic Weight World Championships Preview

James Green - Team USA

For some in the international wrestling community, this year was a problem. With the Olympic Games taking place in August, those that have taken to competing at non-Olympic weights were faced with a dilemma. They could either move away from their ideal weight class for one year to pursue Olympic glory or they could settle for a year without a ...

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Mensah Takes Silver, Anthony Bronze at Golden Grand Prix Final

Tamyra Mensah USA Wrestling

Japan is the dominant power in women’s wrestling, but on day two of the Golden Grand Prix Final in Baku, Azerbaijan, it was China that sent five women into the gold medal matches on their way to earning seven medals on the day, including two titles. Russia finished with six medals, five of which were bronze, while Japan had five ...

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Waters Medals While Gadisov, Russia Dominate at Golden Grand Prix Final

Abdusalam Gadisov - Russia

While most of America was sleeping their way into Thanksgiving day, some of the best wrestlers in the world were hard at work at the Golden Grand Prix Final in Baku, Azerbaijan. Men’s freestyle led off the proceedings with eight wrestlers competing for Team USA. Former world champion Abdusalam Gadisov (RUS) proved he could still dominate at 97 kg, crushing ...

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Rahimov, Mambetov, and Baroev Lose Medals from Beijing

Olympic Wrestling

The IOC has announced further failed doping tests from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and three of the athletes caught were Greco-Roman wrestling medalists. Vitaliy Rahimov (AZE) was the silver medalist at 60 kg, Asset Mambetov (KAZ) was a bronze medalist at 96 kg, and Khasan Baroev (RUS) was the silver medalist at 120 kg. Team USA is not in ...

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