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2017 Men’s Freestyle World Team Trials Preview – 57 kg

Tony Ramos, Tyler Graff

The 2017 World Team Trials for Senior men's freestyle takes place this Saturday, June 10th, in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Wrestling begins at 10 am for all weight classes with the best of three final series' scheduled to start at 6 pm.  We're previewing every weight class and will be live from Lincoln this weekend.  Check out the 2017 World Team Trials ...

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Catching Up With: John Manning of St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic (Canada)

John Manning

Photo by Steve Griffin, The Salt Lake Tribune The Open Mat had the opportunity to speak with a former Utah state champion and a former Blair wrestler who now resides in Ontario, Canada. John Manning is only a junior that is currently being recruited by some of the top collegiate programs in the country. TOM - Who got you involved ...

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Top 75 Wrestlers in the Class of 2018 – June 2nd, 2017

Steveson, Nevills, Teasdale, Wittlake

Photo of Seth Nevills (top right) by John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com The Open Mat has released our list of the top 75 wrestlers in the Class of 2018.  For questions or corrections please contact Pablo Di Maria at pdimaria@theopenmat.com. If you have a commitment to report, please submit here: Commitment Form Want to read more of this article and others like ...

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2017 UWW Cadet Nationals Freestyle Preview

Wittlake, McHenry

The best UWW Cadet age wrestlers, born 2000-2002, from across the country will assemble under one roof at the Louis and Freda Stile Athletic Field House in Akron, Ohio this weekend. The champions in each weight division, save 125 kg which is not a UWW weight class, will qualify to represent the US at the 2017 UWW Cadet World Championships ...

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2017 University Nationals Freestyle Preview

Jason Tsirtsis, Dean Heil

Photos by Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com Massive brackets and loads of Division I talent highlight this weekend's University Nationals men's freestyle competition in Akron, Ohio. After Greco concludes on Friday, there will be two long days of competition to whittle down the fields. Wrestling begins both Saturday and Sunday at 9 am. From young talent that we have yet to see ...

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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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TOM’s Recruiting News – May 30th, 2017

Gavin Hoffman, Alex Thomsen

Last week was another busy one for recruiting news across the country. One of the top upper weights in Pennsylvania Gavin Hoffman (Montoursville) made his college decision. The top junior from the Hawkeye state Alex Thomsen (Underwood) decided to leave his home state. Two former Boise State recruits found new homes and a top heavyweight from the class of 2013-2014 ...

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Mythical Match-Ups: 1997 Lincoln McIlravy (Iowa) Vs. 2018 Jason Nolf (Penn State)

McIlravy vs. Nolf

When USA Wrestling's Richard Immel tweeted out the match-ups for a mythical dual between 2018 Penn State and 1997 Iowa, one bout, in particular, caught my eye. In the parade of outstanding wrestlers that would take the mat for both sides, a senior Lincoln McIlravy (Iowa) would square off with junior Jason Nolf (Penn State). This match would be incredible ...

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Weight Cutting: How Much is Too Much and is it Effective?


Wrestling, as with any sport that features weight classes, has long grappled with the concept of cutting weight. We've seen college and high school rules on the subject evolve over the years and now it appears even international wrestling will be moving away from allowing competitors to weigh in the day before competition, a practice that allows for more extreme ...

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