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Episode 60 of the Five Point Move Podcast with Sullivan & Scott – Five Point Move

Episode 60 of the Five Point Move Podcast welcomes in two new voices to the show, though neither is exactly new when it comes to Greco-Roman coverage on this platform: Billy Sullivan (55 kg, Army/WCAP) and Justus Scott (72 kg, Army/WCAP).

National Duals & International News

Minnesota Blue, Pennsylvania Blue, Iowa, Michigan Blue win pools on day one of 14U Greco-Roman National Duals –

The first day of the 14U Greco-Roman National Duals has concluded at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks. Eight teams advanced to the Gold/Silver pool, as all preliminary pool rounds, and one color pool round, were completed.

Iowa, Utah, California, Illinois win their pools in 16U National Duals in Greco-Roman –

Three of the top four seeded teams in the 16U National Duals in Greco-Roman won their pool competition on Wednesday, and have advanced to the Gold/Silver Pool on Thursday.

‘Generational talent' Kennedy Blades, 20, seeks Olympic gold in women's wrestling – Associated Press

Kennedy Blades initially struggled to fully appreciate her biggest moment on the mat. Her mind already was on Olympic gold.

Three U.S. Olympic Team members in action at Poland Open, June 20-22 in Warsaw –

Nine U.S. women’s freestyle athletes are set to compete at the upcoming Poland Open, with three U.S. Olympic Team members among the crew—Sarah Hildebrandt, Dom Parrish and Helen Maroulis.

College News

InterMat's 2024 Recruiting Class Rankings: Part One (#1-12) – InterMat

– Numbers: Where were the signees ranked? How many top-ten, top-50, top-100, top-250, etc., does a school have?

Carr Receives Third Iowa State Male Athlete of the Year Honor – Iowa State University Athletics

For the third time in his career, Iowa State wrestler David Carr has been named the Gary Thompson Iowa State Male Athlete of the Year. Carr is the second Cyclone to win the award three times in his career, joining Cael Sanderson (1999, 2001-02).

Grad Transfers Cardenas, Saldate Join Wolverines' 2024-25 Squad – University of Michigan Athletics

University of Michigan wrestling head coach Sean Bormet announced Wednesday (June 12) the addition of graduate transfers Jacob Cardenas and Chase Saldate to its 2024-25 roster. Both will join the Wolverines this summer with one year of eligibility remaining.

Wrestling Tabs NCAA National Champion Dean Heil as Head Assistant Coach – George Mason University Athletics

George Mason Wrestling Coach Frank Beasley has named former NCAA Champion and All-American Dean Heil as head assistant coach.

Reina Adds Penn Wrestling Standout Doug Zapf to Coaching Staff – University of Pennsylvania Athletics

Welcome back, Doug! The University of Pennsylvania wrestling head coach Roger Reina announced the addition of Doug Zapf C'23 to his staff as an assistant coach on Wednesday afternoon.

High School News

Investigation into Topsail wrestling program claims bullying, NCHSAA violations – Star News Online

Months after the Pender County Board of Education announced it would launch an independent investigation into the dismissal of Topsail wrestling coach Pete Smith, findings have been revealed.

New elbow surgery technique developed at Mayo Clinic helps wrestler get back on the mat – Mayo Clinic News Network

Tommy John surgery is not just for baseball pitchers. Ask Kylie Donat of Bemidji, Minnesota.

Nine Oklahomans Named to Wrestling USA Senior All-American Team – Owrestle

One of the oldest publications in wrestling media, Wrestling USA Magazine, named their Senior All-American team and nine Oklahomans made the cut.

Podcast and Video

Clarissa Chun outlines what's next for Iowa women's wrestling after dominant debut season – On3

Clarissa Chun was dominant on the mat and eventually led a dominant performance as coach of the Iowa women’s wrestling team.

Oklahoma Recruiting with Cam Sykora – InterMat

The second half of the national recruiting rankings will be released later today. You can bet that Oklahoma will be prominently featured in those rankings after leading the nation by signing 11 of the top-250 prospects.

Wrestler-related other stuff

‘Do the impossible': Steveson eyes Bills' roster –

Gable Steveson said he was just moving boxes when he got a phone call from the Bills wondering if the Olympic gold medal wrestler wanted to try football.

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