Tag Archives: World Cup

When I Met the Iranians: How International Wrestling Brings People Together

2015 World Cup

Photo By: Tony Rotundo UPDATE: Iran has lifted their ban on the United States wrestling team, reversing their earlier decision.  For the time being, the World Cup is back on for Team USA. With the Associated Press reporting today that Iran has decided not to allow the United States’ men’s freestyle team to attend the World Cup, scheduled for February ...

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2018 Freestyle Wrestling World Cup awarded to Iowa City, Iowa, and set for Carver-Hawkeye Arena, April 21-22

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United World Wrestling, the international wrestling federation, has awarded the 2018 Freestyle World Cup to USA Wrestling, which will host the event at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on the campus of the University of Iowa, April 21-22. The World Cup is the annual international dual meet championships, and features the top eight men’s freestyle wrestling teams in the world. It is one ...

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2016 World Cup Preview

Jordan Burroughs - USA Wrestling

Eight of the top freestyle wrestling nations in the world converge on Los Angeles this weekend for the 2016 World Cup of Freestyle Wrestling. The four-time defending champion, Iran, brings a strong team as they attempt to win the title once again. They reside in group B along with the United States, Azerbaijan and India. The U.S., on home turf ...

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Five Memorable Moments from the 2015 Freestyle World Cup

Jordan Burroughs - World Cup

What is your most memorable moment from the 2015 Freestyle World Cup? Below you will find ours. 1. Jordan Burroughs Wins 100th International Match 2012 Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs won two straight matches on the first day of the Freestyle World Cup to bring his international record to 100-2. Burroughs’ 100th win was over Russia’s Lakubali Shihdzhamalov in the final ...

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Iran lineup set for Freestyle Wrestling World Cup in Los Angeles, Calif., June 11-12

Hassan Rahimi - Iran

The wrestling federation of Iran has provided its lineup for the 2016 Men’s Freestyle Wrestling World Cup at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., June 11-12.   The World Cup is the annual international dual meet championships, and will feature the top eight men’s freestyle wrestling teams in the world.   The Iranian team is experienced and talented, with a World ...

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Daniel Cormier named Honorary Chairman of Wrestling World Cup

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Olympian and UFC champion Daniel Cormier named Honorary Chairman of Wrestling World Cup in Los Angeles, June 11-12   Daniel Cormier, a two-time Olympian in men’s freestyle wrestling and current UFC light heavyweight champion, will serve as the Honorary Chairman of the 2016 World Cup of Freestyle Wrestling, set for The Forum in Los Angeles, June 11-12.   Cormier will ...

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2016 U.S. Olympic Team, plus two Californians, headline talented USA roster for Wrestling World Cup

Nahshon Garrett - USA Wrestling

The six USA freestyle Olympians, plus Californians Varner and Garrett on display, June 11-12   LOS ANGELES, Calif. – USA Wrestling has announced its lineup for the 2016 Men’s Freestyle Wrestling World Cup at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., June 11-12.   The team will be led by the six members of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team in freestyle wrestling, ...

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Russia, Iran will meet in final of Greco-Roman World Cup in Tehran

Iran’s Hamid SORYAN (IRI) looks for an attack during the Greco-Roman World Cup Thursday in Tehran. The 2012 Olympic champion lead his team to an undefeated first day and a Friday night finals matchup against defending champion Russia. (Photo: Borna Ghasemi, FILA-Official.com) T.R. Foley, FILA-Official.com TEHRAN, IRAN (May 15) –Russia blew past all four of their opponents Thursday night at ...

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FILA Greco-Roman World Cup Preview

By Ali Feiz For FILA TEHRAN (May 14) – In the hopes of taking home the most prestigious team title in wrestling, defending world champion Russia and host Iran have entered a combined seven Olympic champions for the 2014 World Cup of Greco-Roman Wrestling in Tehran. Russia and Iran will square off with eight of the top 10 teams in ...

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FILA Scientific Symposium to be Hosted by Iranian Wrestling Federation

The symposium set for May 13-14, in Tehran in conjunction with FILA Greco-Roman World Cup By Bob Condron FILA Corsier-Sur-Vevey, Switzerland (May 9)—The FILA Scientific Commission and the Iranian Wrestling Federation will host the 2nd International FILA Scientific Symposium in Tehran, May 13-14, in conjunction with the FILA Greco-Roman World Cup. The Iranian Minister of Sport and Youth Prof. Mahmoud ...

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