International Wrestling

The Road To NYC: Training Update Number Two

NYC

Has it been a week already since my first training update? I guess it has. The days fly by when you’re busy and I am certainly that. I get up every morning and run first thing, sit down after that to work, and then either go to wrestling practice or get another run in to finish the day. With the ...

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The Road To NYC: Training Update #1

NYC

It has been a couple of weeks now since I decided to enter the non-Olympic weight world team trials in November. I’ve been working hard, trying to get as much of the administrative side done as possible and trying to figure out the best way to approach the next six weeks. I booked my flights and hotel today so it ...

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5 Things You May Have Missed Over The Weekend

Spin 2 St. Louis

Sacred Heart Head Coach Finishes 1100-mile Ride Sacred Heart Head Wrestling Coach Andy Lausier rode his bike from Fairfield, Connecticut, home of Sacred Heart University, to Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri, home of this year’s NCAA tournament. The fund raising effort, entitled Spinning 2 St. Louis, also included Coach Lausier’s team riding a bike back on campus in one-hour ...

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Will UWW’s Lack of Transparency Hurt Wrestling?

UWW

United World Wrestling (UWW) announced this week the official punishment for the Mongolian federation stemming from the incident at the Olympic Games where two Mongolian coaches stripped down in protest after a controversial call. The final word is the two coaches involved are suspended for three years, the federation is fined 50k Francs and Mongolian wrestlers are cleared to compete ...

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Don’t Call It a Comeback: See You In New York!

USA Wrestling

Friday, November 11th, at 10:00 a.m., at the New York Athletic Club, men’s freestyle will begin at the Bill Farrell International. Included in the competition this year are the U.S. Non-Olympic Weight World Team Trials. This means that the wrestlers who win 61 kg and 70 kg in New York will go on to represent Team USA at the non-Olympic ...

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Dear International Zealots, You’ve Got to Stop!

Booing Fans

Dear International Zealots, I am sympathetic to your plight. The sport you love is a niche within a niche in America. You must rely on unreliable streams, cell phone videos and word of mouth to find out about matches. You rarely find other people to talk to about the goings on in international wrestling because, even among wrestling fans, there ...

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Sunday Numbers – September 18th, 2016

Daton Fix (OK)

With Cadet Worlds wrapping up today, our Sunday Numbers takes a look at some outstanding performances there and looks ahead at the rapidly approaching NCAA season. 12 Medals Team USA won last week at the 2016 UWW Cadet World Championships. Kurt McHenry (42 kg, MFS), Yianni Diakomihalis (63 kg, MFS) and Gable Steveson (100 kg, MFS) won gold, Ronna Heaton ...

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Five Things From the Cadet World Championships – Day 6

Yianni Diakomihalis - Team USA

The 2016 UWW Cadet World Championships in Tblisi, Georgia, concluded Sunday with the final five weight categories in men’s freestyle (46 kg, 54 kg, 63 kg, 76 kg, 100 kg). Yianni Diakomihalis, 63 kg Diakomihalis looked the part of a returning Cadet world gold medalist in the morning session, rolling through his first three matches, 15-3, 10-0 and 10-0. That ...

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5 Things From the Cadet World Championships – Day 5

Kurt McHenry - Team USA

Men’s freestyle at the 2016 UWW Cadet World Championships in Tblisi, Georgia, kicked off Saturday with competition in the 42 kg, 50 kg, 58 kg, 69 kg and 85 kg weight categories. Kurt McHenry, 42 kg On an American team with two defending champions and several other household names in the domestic wrestling community, McHenry came in a little under ...

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5 Things From the Cadet World Championships – Day 4

Alleida Martinez - Team USA

Women’s freestyle concluded Friday at the 2016 UWW Cadet World Championships with competition in the 40 kg, 46 kg, 52 kg, 60 kg and 70 kg weight categories. Ronna Heaton, 52 kg Heaton looked the part of a returning Cadet world champ as she rolled into the finals with three straight falls, including a spectacular throw to end her opening ...

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