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What We Learned in Las Vegas

Ben Provisor vs. Joe Rau - 2017 WTTs

Photo by Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com With the US Open for men's freestyle, women's freestyle's World Team Trials, and Greco's World Team Trials, not to mention all the age group tournaments, Las Vegas was once again the center of the American wrestling world last week. We saw what the rule adjustments looked like in elite competition, veterans defending their thrones, and ...

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Burroughs/Dake Caps Final Day at US Open and World Team Trials

Vegas 2017

Saturday evening marked the culmination of a four-day wrestling extravaganza in Las Vegas, Nevada. The South Point Hotel played host to the 2017 U.S. Open, with some of the best wrestlers in America competing. This evening showcased some highly anticipated matchups, headlined by Olympic and World champion Jordan Burroughs versus four-time NCAA champ Kyle Dake. The Greco-Roman World Team Trials ...

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Saturday Interviews from the US Open, WFS WTTs, and Greco WTTs

Check back throughout the day as we will be posting more interviews as they become available. 2014 NCAA finalist Josh Kindig was seeded seventh at 61 kg but had one of his strongest performances at the Senior level, rallying after a quarterfinal loss to second-seeded Kendrick Maple to finish third.  The bronze medal match was one of the best all tournament ...

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World Team Spots Handed Out on a Thrilling Night in Vegas

2017 US Open, Greco/WFS WTTs

Photo of Robby Smith by Tony Rotundo Friday ushered in the start of Senior level men’s Greco and women’s freestyle world team qualifying tournaments, as well as the US Open for men’s freestyle which provided for plenty of excitement. As the day progressed, upsets and close matches reigned supreme here at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Here ...

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TOM Talks to Nathan Tomasello at the US Open

Nathan Tomasello

Ohio State’s Nathan Tomasello cruised through his first two matches of the day at the 2017 US Open, securing a pair of 10-0 tech-falls, before knocking off Nico Megaludis, 5-4, to earn a spot in the semi-finals.  Tomasello also beat Megaludis at last year’s Olympic Team Trials.  Up next is Tony Ramos with a spot in the finals on the ...

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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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10 Wrestlers to Watch at the Cadet US Open

As the American wrestling community converges on Las Vegas, wrestlers of all ages will arrive looking to make a name for themselves.  While there are no world team spots on the line for the Cadets, those will be handed out in early June, there will be no shortage of tough grapplers taking to the mat in this age group.  Here ...

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The Five Most Intriguing Names Registered for the US Open

Mason, Marsteller, Downey

The US Open, along with the World Team Trials for Junior and Senior Greco as well as Senior women’s freestyle among other tournaments, is just over a week away. We’ll have full previews coming later, but to whet your appetite, here are the five most intriguing names currently registered to compete in men’s freestyle. Nathan Tomasello (TMWC/Ohio RTC) – 57 ...

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