Tag Archives: Freestyle

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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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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Yarygin and Paris Feature Top American Talent This Weekend

Snyder, Ragan, Dake, Dieringer

One of the toughest tournaments on the international schedule, the Ivan Yarygin is named for the two-time Olympic champion who died in a car crash in 1997. It is fitting that this tournament would be named for Yarygin. The Russian only got the chance to wrestle in a world-level championship three times, in 1972, 1973, and 1976, but won each ...

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Non-Olympic Weight World Championships Preview

James Green - Team USA

For some in the international wrestling community, this year was a problem. With the Olympic Games taking place in August, those that have taken to competing at non-Olympic weights were faced with a dilemma. They could either move away from their ideal weight class for one year to pursue Olympic glory or they could settle for a year without a ...

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Brent Metcalf named USA Wrestling National Freestyle Developmental Coach

Brent Metcalf - Team USA

Brent Metcalf of Iowa City, Iowa has been hired as National Freestyle Developmental Coach by USA Wrestling, the national governing body for wrestling in the United States.   Metcalf will work under National Freestyle Coach Bill Zadick as part of the USA Wrestling national freestyle staff. He will work remotely from Iowa City through May, when he moves to Colorado ...

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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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Five Things From the Cadet World Championships – Day 6

Yianni Diakomihalis - Team USA

The 2016 UWW Cadet World Championships in Tblisi, Georgia, concluded Sunday with the final five weight categories in men’s freestyle (46 kg, 54 kg, 63 kg, 76 kg, 100 kg). Yianni Diakomihalis, 63 kg Diakomihalis looked the part of a returning Cadet world gold medalist in the morning session, rolling through his first three matches, 15-3, 10-0 and 10-0. That ...

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5 Things From the Cadet World Championships – Day 5

Kurt McHenry - Team USA

Men’s freestyle at the 2016 UWW Cadet World Championships in Tblisi, Georgia, kicked off Saturday with competition in the 42 kg, 50 kg, 58 kg, 69 kg and 85 kg weight categories. Kurt McHenry, 42 kg On an American team with two defending champions and several other household names in the domestic wrestling community, McHenry came in a little under ...

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2016 UWW Cadet World Championships – Men’s Freestyle Preview

Yianni Diakomihalis - Team USA

The 2016 UWW Cadet World Championships conclude with men’s freestyle Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th in Tblisi, Georgia. The Cadet level is often unpredictable and many of the wrestlers have little international experience so expect an entertaining tournament with a lot of surprises this week. Russia, in particular, is sending a team with few previous international results. Don’t ...

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Updated Top 10 Greatest Olympic Wrestlers of All-Time – Men’s Freestyle

Best MFS Olympians

In June, we at The Open Mat named the top 10 greatest Olympic wrestlers in each style in preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.  Those Olympics have come and gone so the rankings must be adjusted!  In addition, one of our #1s was stripped of his medal for drug use.  As with the prior rankings, these focus on Olympic ...

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