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2024 Medal of Courage Recipient: Jonathan Koch | Mat Talk Podcast Network

Jonathan Koch, a former wrestler with a 21-7 varsity record at State College Area High School in State College, Pennsylvania, has an incredible story of resilience.

College News

Norton Named 2024 NWCA Coach of the Year – North Central College Athletics

After building the North Central College women's wrestling team from scratch, head coach Joe Norton '10/M'13 was named the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) 2024 Coach of the Year.

Utah Valley Lands Penn State Wrestling Transfer Terrell Barraclough – FloWrestling

Terrell Barraclough, who developed into one of the nation’s most reliable backups at Penn State, is continuing his college career at Utah Valley.

Never Too Early Lineup Look: Lock Haven – InterMat

Today, we’re checking out Lock Haven University. The Bald Eagles are led by head coach Scott Moore who is entering his 12th season at the helm.

Indiana Wrestling Announces 2024 Recruiting Class – Indiana University Athletics

Indiana Wrestling head coach Angel Escobedo announced the program's full 2024 high school signing class on Monday.

International News and Features

Paris Olympics: What to know and who to watch during the wrestling competition – Associated Press

A roadmap to follow for the wrestling competition at the Paris Olympics:

Rau and Woods take fifth in Greco-Roman at Polyak & Varga Memorial Ranking Event in Hungary –

2024 U.S. Olympian Joe Rau (97 kg) and two-time Senior World Team member Spencer Woods (82 kg) placed fifth in Greco-Roman after losing their bronze-medal matches at the Polyak Imre & Varga Janos Memorial Ranking Event on Sunday

Orta, Kusaka win Ranking Series gold; Esmaeili books Paris 2024 spot – United World Wrestling

The 67kg weight class in Budapest offered some interesting match-ups. Kyotaro SOGABE (JPN) could have avenged his World Championships loss to Mohammadreza GERAEI (IRI). Saeid ESMAEILI (IRI) could have qualified for the Paris Olympics if he had defeated Geraei in Budapest. Leri ABULADZE (GEO) could have become a contender in Georgia for the weight class.

U23 Pan American Championships team set to compete in Rionegro, Colombia, June 21-22 –

The group of 30 athletes that will compete at the U23 Pan American Championships in Rionegro, Colombia, later this month has been set. The event is slated to take place on June 21-22, with Greco-Roman competition and half of the Women’s freestyle competition on Friday, while Men’s freestyle and the remaining five Women’s freestyle weight classes to compete on Saturday.

Kayla Miracle Seeking Gold In Wide Open 62 kg Olympic Wrestling 2024 Field – FloWrestling

American Kayla Miracle has one of the most impressive resumes in U.S. history. She’s succeeded at every level, including two Senior World silver medals.

3 Paris Olympians Determined Tight 2018 WCWA Team Race – FloWrestling

Olympians Dom Parrish, Kayla Miracle, and Grace Bullen were part of a down-to-the-wire finish at the 2018 WCWA Championships.

Sprague, Kelly win gold, Boyd takes bronze in U20 freestyle at Pat Shaw Memorial –

A pair of U.S. athletes, Aiden Sprague (61 kg) and Conner Kelly (97 kg) won gold medals in the U20 men’s freestyle division at the Pat Shaw Memorial on Saturday.

Shannon Hanna II strikes gold at Pat Shaw Memorial – Tribune 242

BAHAMIAN wrestler Shannon Hanna II secured his second gold medal of the season on Saturday at the 2024 United World Wrestling (UWW) Pat Shaw Memorial in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Katherine Shai and LuchaFit introduces The Replay Advantage –

LuchaFit proudly announces the launch of The Replay Advantage, a cutting-edge video analysis tool designed to elevate wrestling performance. This innovative resource allows athletes, parents, and coaches to review matches, identify strengths and weaknesses, and develop effective strategies.

High School News

Josh Shields, 9-time WPIAL champion wrestling coach, resigns from Burrell – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Josh Shields steps away as a head coach with a WPIAL wrestling record that is unequaled.

AZ’s Sahuarita High winning wrestling titles, promoting sport – WIN Magazine

Located in Pima County, Ariz., south of the Tohono O’odham Nation and 15 miles from Tucson, Sahuarita means “Little Saguaro,” a tree-like cactus native to the area.

14U National Duals slated for June 12-15 in Oaks, Pennsylvania –

USA Wrestling has entered its annual National Dual Meet Championships season, where USA Wrestling state association age-group teams loaded with talented athletes compete for national dual meet titles in the Olympic styles of wrestling, Greco-Roman and freestyle.

16U National Duals set for Herriman, Utah., June 12-15 with Iowa the defending champions in both styles –

USA Wrestling has entered its annual National Dual Meet Championships season, where USA Wrestling state association age-group teams loaded with talented athletes compete for national dual meet titles in the Olympic styles of wrestling, Greco-Roman and freestyle.

Jacobe Smith to Fight on Season Eight of Dana White's Contender Series – Owrestle

Big news for former Muskogee/NEO/OSU wrestler Jacobe Smith off the Fury FC broadcast on Sunday as Jacobe Smith will be fighting on the upcoming Dana White Contender Series.

Podcasts and Video

Joe Dubuque talks loaded Princeton wrestling staff, big expectations for Tigers in Year 2 – On3

Princeton wrestling coach Joe Dubuque joins Nick Kosko to discuss his first year as head coach, big expectations for Year 2, a loaded staff featuring national champions and the new Ivy League Wrestling Tournament.

FRL 1,035 – Nelson Brands Talks Suspension & Return To Wrestling – FloWrestling

Nelson Brands joins the show to talk about getting suspended for gambling and coming back.

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