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Khinchegashvili Wins, Controversy Abounds on First Day of Men’s Freestyle

Vladimir Khinchegashvili - Georgia

The first day of men’s freestyle concluded Friday afternoon at the Carioca 2 arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. On the line in the afternoon session were medals at 57 kg and 74 kg. 57 kg In 2015, Rei Higuchi (JPN) wrestled at the Junior world championships and did not come close to placing. Since then, he has won the ...

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Draw Analysis for Cox, Dlagnev on Saturday

J'Den Cox - USA Wrestling

The penultimate day of Olympic wrestling features men’s freestyle competition at 86 kg and 125 kg. For Team USA that means J’Den Cox (86 kg) and Tervel Dlagnev (125 kg) will be in action. They weighed in and received their draws Friday with our draw analysis below. 86 kg The good news at 86 kg is that J’Den Cox (USA) ...

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Burroughs Falls, Higuchi Surprises on Day 1 of Men’s Freestyle

Rei Higuchi - Japan

Men’s freestyle opened at last at the 2016 Olympic Games on Friday with action at 57 kg and 74 kg getting underway at the Carioca 2 arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 57 kg The defending world champion Vladimer Khinchegashvili (GEO) had a difficult road to the final, but navigated it well to earn his shot at Olympic gold. After ...

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Yadav Suspended Hours Before He Begins Competition in Rio

Narsingh Yadav - India

UPDATE: UWW has announced that Yadav will be dropped from the brackets and Khadijev (FRA) will not have a preliminary match. No further re-drawing will be necessary. Narsingh Yadav (IND) weighed in and was set to compete tomorrow in the 74 kg weight class as men’s freestyle opens at the 2016 Olympic Games. Instead, it appears he will begin a ...

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Tsirtsis Transferring to Arizona State

Jason Tsirtsis - Northwestern

FloWrestling reports that Jason Tsirtsis will transfer to Arizona State. Tsirtsis was informed by Northwestern that he would not be welcome at the school in 2016-17 due to his academic standing, but could return after a year off. Unfortunately for him, that would have meant losing his final year of wrestling eligibility. Rather than accept that, Tsirtsis has decided to ...

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Maroulis is Golden as Women’s Freestyle Concludes

Helen Maroulis - Team USA

A historic day at the Carioca 2 arena in Rio de Janeiro saw the fourth Olympic women’s freestyle wrestling tournament conclude with action at 53 kg, 63 kg and 75 kg. 53 kg History was going to be made regardless of the outcome at 53 kg final. 16-time world-level champion Saori Yoshida (JPN) was looking to match Kaori Icho, who ...

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Burroughs, Dennis Receive Draws for Friday

Jordan Burroughs - USA Wrestling

The draws are out for the first day of men’s freestyle at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 57 kg Team USA’s Daniel Dennis has an absolutely brutal draw. He’ll begin the day with Vladimir Dubov (BUL), a two-time world medalist at the non-Olympic weight of 61 kg. The winner there should see Suleyman Atli (TUR) who ...

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Maroulis/Yoshida Final Set, Other Favorites Falter

Helen Maroulis - USA Wrestling

On a day when three wrestlers for Team USA had a chance to win our country’s first Olympic gold medal in women’s freestyle, one has survived the morning session with her gold medal hopes intact. Saori Yoshida also has made another Olympic final and goes for Olympic gold number four this afternoon. 53 kg The showdown that every American fan ...

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Olympic Preview: Day 6 – 57 kg (Dennis), 74 kg (Burroughs)

Jordan Burroughs - USA Wrestling

Men’s freestyle gets underway on day six, Friday, August 19th. The headliner is Team USA’s own Jordan Burroughs going for his second Olympic gold medal at 74 kg. Also in action for the Americans will be Dan Dennis at 57 kg. Expect brackets sometime in the afternoon or evening on Thursday, August 18th. 57 kg The favorite at 57 kg ...

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Icho Makes History, Japan Wins 3 Gold Medals as Women’s Freestyle Opens

Kaori Icho - Japan

History was made in a wild final session on Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro. Women’s freestyle handed out their first medals of the 2016 Olympic Games. Haley Augello was the only wrestler in action for Team USA. Kaori Icho of Japan had a chance to win her fourth Olympic gold medal which no wrestler, male or female, has ever done. ...

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