Tag Archives: TOM PRIME

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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2017 UWW Junior Freestyle National Championships Preview

2017 UWW Junior Freestyle

2017 UWW Junior Freestyle Preview The nation’s best 17-20-year-old wrestlers will converge at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 26th-29th. This event will feature many of the nation’s best college underclassmen and high school stars. The UWW Junior Freestyle National Championships will act as a qualifier into the UWW Junior Freestyle World Team Trials in ...

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2017 UWW Greco-Roman Junior World Team Trials Preview

Gabe Townsell, Ben Darmstadt

Forget about Cirque du Soleil or the Criss Angel show this week in Las Vegas. The wrestling world will be in Vegas to watch outstanding wrestlers from every age group put it all on the line. On Thursday, April 27th, some of the best high school and young college scrappers will attempt to become part of the Junior World Team ...

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South Beach Duals May Represent a Shift in Approach to College Wrestling Scheduling

South Beach Duals

Two aspects of college wrestling that are widely accepted, but not always the most pleasant, are that the best events happen during cold weather and the season can be a long grind. The South Beach Duals aims to challenge both of those long-standing traditions, hosting at least 14 Division I teams in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, December 29th and 30th for ...

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Why a Belt System Makes Sense for Wrestling


One of the limitations that wrestling has compared to many other sports is how difficult it can be to come to the sport late. If you haven't started wrestling before high school, you face an uphill battle. If you decide you want to try it as a young adult, your options are almost non-existent. This limits the number of people ...

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PA Round-Up: Top Incoming Freshmen Rewind

Gerrit Nijenhuis, Sammy Hillegas

At the beginning of the season, A Round-Up brought you PA’s Fab Five Freshmen to Watch and ranked the top incoming Pennsylvania wrestlers in the class of 2020. During the season all of the Fab Five made an impact and many others emerged as future stars from the Keystone state. A total of seven wrestlers made an appearance on TOM’s ...

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Boise State is Another Battle in a War we’re Losing

Boise State

Boise State announced Tuesday that they were discontinuing their wrestling program, effective immediately, in order to add a baseball program. Even in their statement, the administration admitted they had no timeline, though President Bob Kustra has been talking about baseball as his pet project since at least 2015. Head coach Mike Mendoza and his team were informed that the wrestling ...

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2017 Journeymen World Classic and Duals Preview

Kurt McHenry and Yianni Diakomihalis

The 2017 Journeymen World Classic and Duals is set for this weekend, April 22nd and 23rd in Schenectady, NY. This event attempts to attract strong domestic talent as well as teams of international wrestlers from around the world. Canada and Kazakhstan are confirmed for this year's event and we will probably see more countries in the mix. Last year Russia, ...

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The Next Five Rules that Need to be Changed in NCAA Wrestling

Rule Changes

The NCAA Wrestling Rules Committee announced their recommended rule changes over the weekend and there was some good stuff included. However, as is almost always the case, there are more rule issues that need to be addressed. Unfortunately, with a two-year rule cycle, we probably won't see any of these addressed any time soon, but perhaps if there is enough ...

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Training Tips: Setting Goals Effectively

Jordan Burroughs - Team USA

Whether settling in for off-season training or ramping up for freestyle and Greco season, the spring is a great time to set goals for yourself going forward. Whether you already have goals in place and simply need to update them or have never set formal goals for yourself before, taking the time to think through how your folkstyle season went, ...

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