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Ferrum College Head Women's Wrestling Coach, Breonnah Neal, has announced that she will step down from her position to pursue other opportunities. Neal recently completed her second season at the helm of the Ferrum women's wrestling program.
Facts, stats and figures dropped on Twitter by Jason Bryant during the Fargo finals in each division. Follow @jasonmbryant for the live feed or come here for updated nuggets periodically during the finals.
Scott Green's perspective on another day in Fargo.
Jason Borrelli is focused on the road ahead at American University and a couple D1 coaches have already checked in on Ben Kawczynski after his Fargo title.
NCAA Champion Nick Suriano has decided to enter the transfer portal!
We rarely see a collegiate wrestler compete in other sports, yet Gaige Garcia continues to “wow” people with his success on and off the wrestling mat. Earlier this month, Garcia announced his transfer from Michigan to Lehigh via his Instagram. To get his full story, I reached out to learn more about Lehigh’s newest dual-sport athlete.
Davidson assistant coach Joey Dance had success as an athlete in Fargo, winning titles at both the 16U and Junior age groups in freestyle. Now he's back in town looking to bring in wrestlers to the academic powerhouse.
USA Wrestling Events Director Pete Isais has had an interesting 18 months. With wrestling a combat sport with high contact and tournaments attracting thousands of competitors, this year's event had its share of hurdles. What did Pete and staff do to get this thing up after missing 2020?
Idaho's Brock Zollinger is one of the nation's top international wrestling officials, but his career in Fargo isn't just about blowing the whistle or confirming calls, he won the 2001 Junior Greco-Roman national title at 105.5 pounds. Brock talks about reffing and wrestling on the raised platform and the similarities between the two.
Checking in with Roger Kish, the head wrestling coach at the #Fargo2021 host institution, North Dakota State. Kish talks about the relationships built and the impact on his program.
In #Fargo2021, Joe Williamson of GroWrestling talks about what it's like to be back in Fargo and what he's doing here and what he's doing with Blue Chip Athletic here.
Ever since the cadet World Championships were reinstated in the wrestling calendar, only two countries have shared the team title. In the past nine tournaments, Russia and Iran shared the top honors with the former winning eight times while Iran won once in 2018.
16U Greco-Roman semifinals set; six athletes look to double up on Fargo titles; Team Pennsylvania takes strong lead – TheMat.com
Koy Hopke (220) and Mack Mauger (94) still are in contention for the USA Wrestling Triple Crown awards as Thursday’s 2021 16U Nationals Greco-Roman semifinals matchups are officially set. Five other athletes are wrestling to take home their second titles of the tournament after winning freestyle championships earlier this week.
Special Fargo edition of Heads Up – A USA Wrestling Coaches Council Podcast featuring Jeff Buxton – TheMat.com
Legendary coach Jeff Buxton joins Mike Hagerty and Mike Clayton for an in-person interview from the Fargo Dome at USA Wrestling's Junior and Cadet Nationals.
Olympic Games preview at 68 kg in women’s freestyle: No. 1 seed and 2019 World champ Mensah Stock to face tough field – TheMat.com
Coming into the Tokyo Olympics, 2019 World champion and 2018 World bronze medalist Tamyra Mensah Stock comes in with great momentum and confidence. Mensah Stock has earned the No. 1 seed for the Olympics.
Bassett pins his way to gold, Jesuroga takes bronze, Team USA finishes second at the men’s freestyle Cadet World Championships – TheMat.com
The men’s freestyle portion of the Cadet World Championships drew to a close this evening. It was a three-horse race between Team USA, India and Russia for the team title, and it came down to the very last match of the night. When the dust settled, India came out on top, winning their first Cadet team title in history. The U.S. claimed second and Russia settled for third.
Team California wins Junior Nationals Women’s Freestyle team title; Robinson wins second Outstanding Wrestler honor; Mortimer impresses in top-ranked finals bout – TheMat.com
Texas’ Jasmine Robinson (152) won her second Outstanding Wrestler honor of the weekend to highlight the women’s freestyle finals of the 2021 Junior Nationals.
Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Award State Winners Announced – National Wrestling Hall of Fame
The National Wrestling Hall of Fame on Wednesday announced the state winners of the Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Award (TSHSEA).
Jimenez and Freitas to wrestle for bronze, Dill and Cosme pulled into repechage after second women’s freestyle session at the Cadet World Championships – TheMat.com
Both Americans women’s freestylers competing in today’s semifinals at the Cadet World Championships lost their matches, putting them in tomorrow’s bronze medal bouts.
Two Americans punched their tickets to this afternoon’s semifinals on the first day of women’s freestyle competition at the Cadet World Championships. Both did so in impressive fashion, obliterating their competition.
Michigan natives Braeden Davis, Joshua Barr and Manuel Rojas all competed in the 16U Nationals the last time they competed in this North Dakota community in 2019 after the annual national event was cancelled because of the pandemic.
The second day of competition at the Cadet World Championships in Budapest, Hungary saw medals handed out for the first time at the event. Four Americans earned some hardware led by 65 kg gold medalist Meyer Shairpo. Luke Lilledahl (48 kg), James Rowley (80 kg), and Jim Mullen (110 kg) all settled for silver medals.
USA Wrestling has named Hardell Moore the 2021 National Freestyle Developmental Coach Of The Year
Five Cornellians head to Tokyo, Japan in July 2021 for the 2020 Summer Games, postponed a year due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
Rutgers wrestling head coach Scott Goodale took some time to discuss recruiting, the upcoming season and even a little golf in this latest summer update on the program.
Brown University wrestling has added TJ Dudley – a 2016 NCAA finalist and three-time NCAA All-American at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln – as the program's volunteer assistant coach, Brown head coach Todd Beckerman announced on Tuesday.