International Wrestling

TOM Talks to Nathan Tomasello at the US Open

Nathan Tomasello

Ohio State’s Nathan Tomasello cruised through his first two matches of the day at the 2017 US Open, securing a pair of 10-0 tech-falls, before knocking off Nico Megaludis, 5-4, to earn a spot in the semi-finals.  Tomasello also beat Megaludis at last year’s Olympic Team Trials.  Up next is Tony Ramos with a spot in the finals on the ...

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TOM Talks to Anthonie Linares at the 2017 Greco World Team Trials

Anthonie Linares

Anthonie Linares finished second at Senior Nationals in December to Pat Smith up at 71 kg.  He was also third at the Dave Schultz in January.  However, Linares dropped to 66 kg for the World Team Trials, after initially being listed at his usual weight.  It has paid off so far as Linares won his first match by tech fall ...

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Junior Greco Hands out World Team Spots in Vegas

Randon Miranda, Cohlton Schultz

Photo of Randon Miranda (left) by John Sachs The Junior Greco world team is now set after a fantastic day of action in Las Vegas.  The winners of each weight except for 79 kg, which is not a weight used by UWW, will have the opportunity to compete August 1st-6th in Tampere, Finland, against the best Junior Greco wrestlers in ...

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2017 Greco-Roman World Team Trials Preview

2017 Greco WTTs

The 2017 Greco-Roman World Team Trials feature many veterans looking to make yet another world team competing alongside the next generation of young talent who are ready to start their own long runs of dominance. With the amount of talent at each weight class, the future looks bright for Team USA Greco. That future could begin this year. The action ...

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2017 Women’s Freestyle World Team Trials Preview

2017 WFS WTTs

Photos By Tony Rotundo, WrestlerAreWarriors.com Senior level world team spots are on the line in women's freestyle this week and many wrestlers are moving weights adding even more intrigue to what is always a drama-filled tournament. Adeline Gray is the only champion from either the 2016 Olympic Trials or World Team Trials that won't compete here which, in addition to ...

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2017 U.S. Open Men’s Freestyle Championships Preview

2017 US Open MFS

The 2017 U.S. Open Men's Freestyle Championships will begin Friday, April 29th with all weights wrestling through the semi-finals. The consolations and medal matches will take place Saturday morning while the finals are scheduled for 6 pm pacific time, Saturday evening. While Logan Stieber (61 kg), J'den Cox (86 kg), and Kyle Snyder (97 kg) have all earned byes into ...

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2017 UWW Greco-Roman Junior World Team Trials Preview

Gabe Townsell, Ben Darmstadt

Forget about Cirque du Soleil or the Criss Angel show this week in Las Vegas. The wrestling world will be in Vegas to watch outstanding wrestlers from every age group put it all on the line. On Thursday, April 27th, some of the best high school and young college scrappers will attempt to become part of the Junior World Team ...

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Why a Belt System Makes Sense for Wrestling


One of the limitations that wrestling has compared to many other sports is how difficult it can be to come to the sport late. If you haven't started wrestling before high school, you face an uphill battle. If you decide you want to try it as a young adult, your options are almost non-existent. This limits the number of people ...

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The Five Most Intriguing Names Registered for the US Open

Mason, Marsteller, Downey

The US Open, along with the World Team Trials for Junior and Senior Greco as well as Senior women’s freestyle among other tournaments, is just over a week away. We’ll have full previews coming later, but to whet your appetite, here are the five most intriguing names currently registered to compete in men’s freestyle. Nathan Tomasello (TMWC/Ohio RTC) – 57 ...

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Opinion: Increase in Correct Throw Scoring a Step in the Wrong Direction

Kyle Snyder - Team USA

USA Wrestling has announced rule changes for domestic competition in freestyle and Greco. There are many good changes being implemented including making the scoring the same between the two styles, which means the return of the five-point move in freestyle, making the point awarded after the expiration of the 30 second shot clock come with no caution and allowing action ...

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