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Wrestling in the Hoosier State

Chad Red

All across America there are stories to tell of remarkable high school wrestling programs and wrestlers.  Each state has its own history, culture and flavor.  Here at TheOpenMat, we’re going state to state, profiling the high school landscape and giving you a taste of what high school wrestling means around the country.  You can catch-up on our other state profiles here. ...

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Impact Report: North Carolina Lands O’Connor and Hernandez

University of North Carolina

With FloWrestling’s report that TOM’s #3 at 152 Austin O’Connor and #8 at 138 Jaime Hernandez, both from Illinois, have verbally committed to North Carolina, the Tar Heels have taken another big step towards being competitive on the national level. Under Head Coach Coleman Scott, who only took over last August, the program has consistently made headlines in a positive ...

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The History of the Doc Buchanan Tournament

Doc B

Every January, the best schools and individuals from all over the state of California travel to the city of Clovis to attend and compete in what is regard as the best tournament in the Golden State, the Doc Buchanan tournament. The tournament is hosted by Clovis High, a perennial powerhouse not only in the state of California, but in the ...

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TOM Talk – August 23rd, 2016

Mongolian Coaches

Welcome to the first edition of TOM Talk!  Long-time contributor Bryce Villa, TOM Founder Eric Bettermann and TOM Editor Alex Steen sit down to discuss all the happenings at the Olympic Games including how Team USA did, Helen Maroulis winning gold, Kyle Snyder doing the same, J’Den Cox taking bronze, whether freestyle rules need to be changed, whether college and ...

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What Grinds My Gears: Repechage

Grinds My Gears

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author alone and are not necessarily shared by TheOpenMat.com. Do you know what really Grinds My Gears? “Repechage”. What? Don't you know what that is? Don’t worry about it, it only comes into play on our sports largest stage, the Olympics (and also World Championships). Not only are ...

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Patrick McKee to the University of Minnesota

Patrick McKee

Six time USAW Fargo All-American Patrick McKee announced, via twitter, his decision to continue his collegiate career with the Golden Gophers. A two-year varsity starter for St Michael-Albertville High School, McKee was successful in gaining a Minnesota Class AAA state championship this past season in the 106-pound weight division. Only a junior, McKee has compiled an 82-13 prep record, and ...

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Snyder Wins Olympic Gold After Chaos on the Final Day

Kyle Snyder - Team USA

The final day of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro featured wrestling action at 65 kg and 97 kg. For a recap of the morning session, go here. 65 kg Toghrul Asgarov (AZE) earned a chance for his second consecutive Olympic gold medal when he got past defending world champion Frank Chamizo (ITA) in the semi-finals. His opponent, ...

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Snyder Will Wrestle for Gold, Molinaro Still Alive for Bronze

Kyle Snyder USA Wrestling

The final day of the 2016 Olympic Games featured wrestling at 65 kg and 97 kg. The repechage and medal matches are set to begin at 10:45 eastern time this morning. 65 kg Team USA’s Frank Molinaro got off to a fast start, knocking off the world number two at 70 kg, who was also on a 26-match winning streak, ...

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Cox Wins Bronze, Sadulaev, Akgul Continue to Dominate

J'Den Cox - Team USA

Two wrestlers that are in the early stages of what could become legendary careers, Abdulrashid Sadulaev (RUS) and Taha Akgul (TUR), took to the mat Saturday afternoon in pursuit of their first Olympic gold medals. 86 kg Two-time defending world champion Abdulrashid Sadulaev (RUS) is widely considered the best wrestler in the world, pound-for-pound, and, at just 20 years of ...

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Draw Analysis for Molinaro, Snyder on Sunday

USA Wrestling

The draws are out for the final day of wrestling at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 65 kg Frank Molinaro (USA) is in the top half of the draw. His first round match-up is against 70 kg world number two Magomedmurad Gadzhiev (POL) and the road doesn’t get easier after that. If he does find a way to ...

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