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Cleaning up the Key Bridge with Kramer Whitelaw | Mat Talk Podcast Network

Kramer Whitelaw works as a deckhand with McAllister Towing in the Baltimore Harbor. In March, Merchant Vessel Dali slammed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge, causing it to collapse and close marine traffic in one of the busiest ports in the country.

College News

Carr Selected as 2024 Bob Bowlsby Award Winner – Iowa State University Athletics

David Carr has been named the recipient of the Big 12's 2024 Bob Bowlsby Award, league Commissioner Brett Yormark announced Tuesday during his State of the Conference address to kick off football media days in Las Vegas.

Never Too Early Lineup Look: West Virginia – InterMat

The sixth year with Tim Flynn at the helm also yielded a 10-5 dual record, the same mark the Mountaineers hit in 2022-23. Now the trick is surpassing even higher expectations.

Bennett Fills Coaching Staff With Familiar Faces – Central Michigan University Athletics

Central Michigan kept it in the family when it named Ben Bennett its wrestling coach.

Wrestling Announces Staff Updates – University of Maryland Athletics

Head wrestling coach Alex Clemsen has announced staff promotions and changes ahead of the 2024-25 season.

Campbell wrestling announces addition of TJ Dudley to staff – Campbell University

Campbell wrestling and head coach Scotti Sentes have announced the hiring of TJ Dudley as an assistant coach.

Maylor Hired as Assistant Coach for App State Wrestling – App State Athletics

Max Maylor has been hired as an App State Wrestling assistant coach, head coach JohnMark Bentley announced Monday.

Sam Schuyler Joins Wrestling Coaching Staff – Binghamton University Athletics

Three-time national qualifier Sam Schuyler is joining the Binghamton wrestling team as an assistant coach. The addition was announced by Binghamton Head Coach Kyle Borshoff Monday.

Men’s Wrestling Adds 12 Newcomers to 2024-25 Roster – Upper Iowa University Athletics

Peacock men's wrestling is preparing for next season with the addition of 12 recruits; nine freshmen and three transfers. “We are excited to bring in a great mix of talent and weight class coverage,” said Head Coach Heath Grimm.

King's Wrestling Adds Aaron Perez to 2024-25 Coaching Staff – King's College Athletics

On Tuesday afternoon, the King's College athletic department and wrestling program welcomed back one of their own as Aaron Perez will join the staff ahead of the 2024-25 season as Assistant Wrestling Coach and Intramural Director.

Wartburg’s 2024 Hall of Fame class announced – Wartburg College Athletics

Nine individuals will be inducted into the Wartburg College Athletic Hall of Fame as part of the annual Homecoming & Family Weekend festivities this fall.

Wilmington named new Lyon College Men's Wrestling Coach – Lyon College

Lyon College Athletic Department welcomes new Scots Men's Wrestling Head Coach Christopher Wilmington.

NWCA Names Omi Acosta 2024 NAIA Men's National Coach of the Year – National Wrestling Coaches Association

The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) is proud to announce that Omi Acosta of Life University is the recipient of the 2024 NAIA Men's National Coach of the Year award.

Mortimer Signs with Grand Valley State – InterMat

First-year women’s program Grand Valley State made a big splash today as head coach Jake Short started to unveil the team’s first signing class. One of the cornerstones of the program will be Sage Mortimer who has signed with the Lakers and is transferring in from King University.

College Recruiting: Lange to Grand Valley State University – The Guillotine

Katerina Lange (Sherburn, Minn./Martin County West HS) has signed to wrestle for Grand Valley State University next season.

Ceja joins TU women's wrestling staff – Tiffin University

Sugey Ceja has joined the Tiffin University women's wrestling coaching staff for the 2024-25 season.

Olympic News

A college wrestling's fan guide to the 2024 Olympics –

The 2024 Olympic Games start this month in Paris, France, and while the 16 Team USA wrestlers won't be competing until the second week of the Games, the countdown is on.

Monday Roundup: Bisultanov In, Kayaalp Out; USA Olympic Camp Begins – Five Point Move

It was a busy day for United World Wrestling on Tuesday as the global sanctioning body announced two more Olympic berth re-allocations and released a preliminary entry list for the upcoming Paris Games.

Paris 2024 Olympic Games Greco-Roman Wrestling Entries – United World Wrestling

The 97 Greco-Roman wrestlers scheduled to compete at the Paris Olympics are announced. Four-time Olympic champion Mijain LOPEZ (CUB) will wrestle at 130kg while Tokyo Olympic champion Luis ORTA (CUB) is also entered.

Kamal Bey Loves the Pressure – InterMat

Fresh off the news that he'll be going to Paris for the 2024 Olympic Games, 77 kg Greco-Roman star Kamal Bey sat down with Ryan Holmes to discuss how and when he found out the good news.

Mamedov Accepts Invite, UWW Updates Olympic Qualifier List – FloWrestling

One weight class that UWW did not need a replacement for is 65kg in men's freestyle, as Shamil Mamedov, a bronze medalist at the 2023 World Championships, was cleared to compete in Paris as a neutral athlete and has accepted his invite, according to the International Olympic Committee.

Paris 2024 quotas reallocated by UWW – United World Wrestling

A week after 16 Paris 2024 quotas were reallocated in wrestling, United World Wrestling has further reallocated eight quotas on Monday. This comes after eight Individual Neutral Athletes decided to withdraw their names before the July 8 entry deadline for the Games.

Women's Wrestling at Olympics: 20 years strong – United World Wrestling

Inside an academy located in the middle of a farm at a village in Haryana, the northern Indian state that’s the country’s wrestling capital, a bunch of teenage girls had scribbled the name of their hero on a wall – Helen MAROULIS (USA).

More International News

J’den Cox named National Freestyle Development and Resident Coach for USA Wrestling –

J’den Cox of Ypsilanti, Mich. has been named the new National Freestyle Development and Resident Coach for USA Wrestling, the national governing body for wrestling in the United States.

Canada Set for 2024 U20 Pan-American Championships – Wrestling Canada Lutte

Wrestling Canada Lutte (WCL) is proud to announce the 20 athletes, coaches and support staff set to represent Canada at the 2024 U20 Pan-American (Pan-Am) Championships, July 11-13, in Lima, Peru.

Patrick Brackett Describes Inspiring Run to U20 World Team – Five Point Move

It was not just one age division being contested in Geneva, Ohio on the last weekend in May, but two.

Recruiting News

2X California State Champ Ronnie Ramirez Headed To Oklahoma State – FloWrestling

Two-Time California state champ Ronnie Ramirez is headed to the Oklahoma State Wrestling program to join David Taylor.

Last Week In College Wrestling Recruiting: July 1-7 – FloWrestling

Oklahoma State continues to stay hot on the recruiting trail. The Cowboys picked up the biggest commitment of the week last week from 2X California state champion Ronnie Ramirez.

College Recruiting: Robideau flips commitment from Gophers to Cowboys – The Guillotine

Three-time state champion Landon Robideau of St. Michael-Albertville has switched his commitment from the University of Minnesota to Oklahoma State University following his upcoming senior season. Robideau made the announcement on Instagram.

Fargo 2024

Nation’s top young athletes expected for the world’s largest tournament, the USMC Junior & 16U Nationals in Fargo, N.D., July 13-20 –

Every year, the nation's best young wrestlers come together for the world's largest wrestling competition, the 2024 U.S Marine Corps Junior and 16U Nationals at the Fargodome on the campus of North Dakota State in Fargo, N.D.

Fargo 2024 Preview: Which future Olympians could we see? – WIN Magazine

There’s a saying in the scientific world, “Nature abhors a vacuum.” Although many wouldn’t confuse science with wrestling, that saying is as applicable to man’s oldest sport as it is to physics.

Fargo Rosters: Alaska, Maryland, North Dakota, Wyoming, U.S. Territories, Guam –

We add the following rosters today: Alaska, Maryland, North Dakota, Wyoming, U.S. Territories and Guam.

Podcasts and Video

JV Takes Podcast – Section One Legend Series – Mark Krier – The Guillotine

Join Logan & Kyle as they sit down with 3x State Champion from Plainview, Section One Coach & National Wrestling Hall of Fame Member Mark Krier.

The InterMat Wrestling Podcast (7/9/2024) – InterMat

The guys are back to discuss the decision from the Russian federation to not send any wrestlers to the 2024 Olympic Games. The American team also added another Olympian in Kamal Bey as more quotas have been reallocated.

We Are Back – Clash of Combat

Where We’ve Been

FRL 1,043 – Officially No Russia At The Olympics – FloWrestling

The FRL crew debates the significance of wrestling completely opting out of the Olympics.

Settings kids off on the right foot with Ian Assael – Wrestling Mindset

This week, Wrestling Mindset founder Gene Zannetti sits down with NC State Wrestling Director of Operations Ian Assael.

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