International Wrestling

The Road to NYC: Training Update Number Four

NYC

I am just two weeks away from competition as I write this. The good news is I feel pretty good and I’m down to weight. The bad news is that probably means I’m going to be undersized. I could probably make 65 kg if I needed to, but 61 kg seems impossible. So, 70 kg it is. I’ve started to ...

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Kudukhov (RUS) Keeps Silver, Tigiev (UZB) and Tigiyev (KAZ) Stripped of Theirs

Besik Kudukhov - Russia

The re-tests of samples given by athletes at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games in hopes of catching dopers, now that anti-doping technology has progressed, is rapidly turning into a soap opera. First, it was reported that Artur Taymazov and Besik Kudukhov would have their medals stripped due to positive tests. Taymazov was set to lose his 2008 gold medal, ...

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The Road To NYC: Training Update Number Four

NYC

Marathon runners often talk about hitting the wall during a race. For them, it is largely a physiological problem that comes from running out of glycogen, but there is also a psychological component. Any time you push yourself hard, whether it be in one workout or over a long period of time, you run the risk of hitting the wall. ...

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Wrestle Like A Girl Traces Little Known History of American Women’s Wrestling

Wrestle Like A Girl

Helen Maroulis’ gold medal victory over 16-time world and Olympic champion Saori Yoshida, of Japan, this summer marked the first ever Olympic gold medal in women’s wrestling for Team USA. It was a historic moment, in many ways, and ended the drought that the American women had suffered through since women’s wrestling debuted at the Games in 2004. However, the ...

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Five Things You May Have Missed Over The Weekend

Jason Renteria - OPRF

We covered the Super 32 late yesterday so this will be everything else that happened over the weekend. Intercontinental Cup Seven Americans competed in Khasajvurt, Russia, over the weekend in the 2016 Intercontinental Cup. Nick Gwiazdowski (125 kg) was the only one to make the finals, falling there, 2-1, to take the silver. Alan Waters and Nico Megaludis got Team ...

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The Road To NYC: Training Update Number Three

NYC

I first started wrestling over 25 years ago. While that may seem like a long time to some of our younger readers, training again has made me realize how much of that time I spent completely unaware of some of the most important aspects of training. It wasn’t until after I started coaching that I fully realized how much of ...

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Five Things To Watch This Weekend

Conflict at Carver

Super 32 The toughest high school tournament in the country, the Super 32, takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. The list of nationally ranked wrestlers, and others who might be after this weekend, is far too long to cover here, but check out our extensive breakdown in our Super 32 weight-by-weight preview. Night ...

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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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