Tag Archives: Greco

2017 Junior Duals Greco Preview

2016 Junior Duals Greco Champions, Minnesota

The 2017 Junior Duals get underway Wednesday in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the Cox Business Center. Teams from across the country will gather for the yearly fight over who is the best wrestling state in the country in the international styles. The tournament starts with Greco pool action on Wednesday, June 21st at 9 am local time. The top two teams ...

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2017 UWW Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman Preview

Tyler Dow, Cohlton Schultz

Photo of Tyler Dow (left) by John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com This weekend, the UWW Cadet and University Nationals begin at the Louis & Freda Athletic Center on the campus of the University of Akron. What’s on the line? The opportunity to represent the United States at Cadet World Championships in Athens, Greece. Attempting to become a part of another Cadet world ...

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2017 University Nationals Greco Preview

Geordan Speiller, G'Angelo Hancock

Photo of Geordan Speiller (left) by John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com The eyes of the American wrestling public once again shift to Akron, Ohio this weekend for the UWW Cadet and University Nationals. The action kicks off on Friday morning with Greco in both age groups starting at 9 am. Athletes are eligible to wrestle in the University division if they graduated ...

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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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2016 U.S. Open Greco Preview – The Return of Dennis Hall

Dennis Hall

This weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada, the U.S. Open for Greco-Romand and women’s freestyle wrestling takes center stage. On the line are spots at April’s World Team Trials for the top seven finishers at each weight and, for the winners of the Olympic weights, the top seed in the spring. This is the Greco portion of the preview. The women’s ...

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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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5 Things From the Cadet World Championships – Day 1

Jack Davis - Team USA

The opening day of the 2016 UWW Cadet World Championships featured Greco-Roman wrestling in the 50 kg, 54 kg, 58 kg, 63 kg and 100 kg weight classes. Jack Davis, 58 kg Davis showed, once again, just how small the margins can be between a successful tournament and crashing out early as he watched a 7-0 lead slowly waste away ...

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2016 UWW Cadet World Championships – Greco Preview

Max Wohlabaugh

The 2016 UWW Cadet World Championships begin tomorrow, Tuesday, September 13th, in Tblisi, Georgia. With Greco-Roman action kicking off the tournament, our Greco preview is here to give you some idea of what to watch for. The Cadet level is often unpredictable and many of the wrestlers have little international experience so expect an entertaining tournament with a lot of ...

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Updated Top 10 Greatest Olympic Wrestlers of All-Time – Greco-Roman

Best Greco Wrestlers

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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