Tag Archives: Greco

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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5 Things From the Junior World Championships – Day 2

Zviadi Pataridze - Georgia

After a great performance on day one at the 2016 Junior World Championships, Team USA’s Greco squad looked to close out their competition schedule strong on day two. Weight classes in action were 55 kg, 66 kg, 84 kg and 120 kg. Rough Day Two for Team USA After a hot start on day one, American Greco could not keep it ...

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5 Things From the Junior World Championships – Day 1

Junior Greco - Day 1

The first day of action at the Junior World Championships is in the books after the completion of 50 kg, 60 kg, 74 kg and 96 kg in Greco-Roman. Team USA Surpasses 2015 Performance in One Day Before the medal round even began, Team USA had already exceeded the number of wins and team points they had in this tournament ...

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Junior World Championships Greco Preview

G'Angelo Hancock

The 2016 United World Wrestling Junior World Championships begins Tuesday, August 30th, with Greco-Roman competition in Macon, France. Greco concludes Wednesday, August 31st. Team USA finished 14th in Greco a year ago and looks primed to better that finish this time around. Competition starts at 4 am eastern, both days, with the finals scheduled for 1 pm eastern on Tuesday ...

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