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Beasts in Training: Volume 2

Beasts In Training

By: Alex Steen, Editor Every week across the country wrestlers of all ages, shapes, sizes and both genders get after it competing in the greatest sport known to man.  Tomorrow’s NCAA Champions and Olympians are out there honing their craft and laying waste to the competition.  In this space, I pay tribute to some of those Beasts In Training (BIT).  ...

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Olympic Wrestling Profile: Ben Provisor 85 KG

Ben Provisor USA Wrestling

By: Alex Steen, Editor Name: Ben Provisor Height: 5’ 8” Weight Class: 85kg (187 lbs) Club: New York AC Lives In: Colorado Springs, CO College: Northern Michigan High School: Stevens Point Area High School, Stevens Point, WI Born: Jun. 26th, 1990 Ben Provisor has been surrounded by greatness his entire life. He is the son of Dennis Provisor who found ...

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Adjustments to Olympic Qualifiers Announced; Molinaro is in

USA Wrestling

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY (May 10) – United World Wrestling has redistributed Olympic qualifications for freestyle, Greco-Roman and women’s wrestling. The changes come in response to recent doping violations for small concentrations of Meldonium at the European Olympic Qualification Tournament in Serbia and the Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament in Kazakhstan. According to UWW’s Anti-Doping Rules and the last instruction issued by WADA, the ...

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Olympic Wrestling Profile: Adeline Gray 75 KG

Adeline Gray USA Wrestling

By: Alex Steen, Editor Name: Adeline Gray Height: 5’ 10” Weight Class: 75 kg (165 lbs) Club: New York AC Lives In: Colorado Springs, CO College: University of Colorado-Colorado Springs High School: Bear Creek High School, Lakewood, CO Born: Jan. 15th, 1991 For the first three Olympic Games in which women’s wrestling was contested, 2004, 2008, and 2012, there were ...

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Fresno State hires Troy Steiner

Troy Steiner Fresno State

By: Alex Steen, Editor Fresno State Director of Athletics Jim Bartko announced Tuesday that Troy Steiner has been hired to become the head wrestling coach as the program makes returns to NCAA Division I competition.  Steiner, who was a four time All-American and the 1992 National Champion at Iowa, has been an assistant coach at Oregon State for the past ...

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Chance Marsteller to Lock Haven

Chance Marsteller Lock Haven

By: Alex Steen, Editor Chance Marsteller has announced, via his Twitter account, that he is transferring to Lock Haven University and will wrestle for Coach Scott Moore next year.  Marsteller, who was 166-0 and won four Pennsylvania AAA state championships at Kennard-Dale High School, spent the last two years at Oklahoma State.  Both his redshirt year and freshman campaign were ...

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Draws for Greco-Roman, Freestyle World Cups Announced

2016 Wrestling World Cup

ISTANBUL (May 10) – The Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling World Cup draws were announced this week at the United World Wrestling Bureau meeting in Istanbul. The World Cup is an annual competition featuring the top eight ranked nations from the previous year’s world championships. The competition is separated into two groups each comprised of four nations. The Greco-Roman World Cup ...

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Talking Folkstyle Wrestling with Highline College Assistant Coach – Pacifico Garcia

Pacifico Garcia

Clovis High, a school located in Central California, has been known for producing outstanding wrestlers that have excelled beyond the scholastic mats. A wrestler that had a great collegiate career and is now passing his knowledge to his pupils, is San Francisco State NCAA Division II National Champion – Pacifico Garcia. Pacifico was coached at Clovis High by Stephen Tirapelle ...

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Olympic Wrestling Profile: Jordan Burroughs 74 KG

Jordan Burroughs USA Wrestling

By: Alex Steen, Editor Name: Jordan Burroughs Height: 5’ 9” Weight Class: 74kg (163 lbs) Club: Sunkist Kids Lives In: Lincoln, Neb College: Nebraska High School: Winslow Township High School, Atco, N.J. Born: July 8th, 1988 Now 124-2 on the Senior level for his career, three-time World Champion and defending Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs is one of only three ...

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Molinaro falls short, US to take 13/18 to Rio

USA Wrestling

By: Alex Steen, Editor Wrestling’s final day of qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro featured men’s freestyle competition.  The lone American on the mat today was Frank Molinaro, attempting to qualify 65 kg.  The draw was a tough one with 2013 world champion Devid Safaryan (ARM) in the opener and many quality opponents lurking in Molinaro’s ...

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