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Jon Reader: Battered, Bloodied and always Dedicated (Part 2) – Go Earn It Ep. 26 | Mat Talk Podcast Network

Part 2 of Shane Sparks' discussion with current Wisconsin assistant coach and past NCAA Division I champion Jon Reader on Episode 26 of the Go Earn It Podcast.

National Duals

2024 16U National Duals Greco-Roman All-Tournament Team announced –

The 2024 16U National Duals Greco-Roman All-Tournament Team has been announced, based upon results from the 16U National Duals Greco-Roman division, held in Herriman, Utah on Wednesday and Thursday.

Iowa repeats as 16U Greco-Roman National Duals champion, beating California, 40-30 in final –

Iowa repeated as 16U National Greco-Roman Duals champions after a 40-30 victory over a scrappy and talented California team in the finals dual.

Ohio Scarlet, Iowa, Illinois, Pennsylvania Blue are top four seeds at 14U Freestyle National Duals –

The top four seeded teams for the 14U National Duals have been determined following weigh ins at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks on Tuesday night.

14U Greco-Roman National Duals All-Tournament team announced –

The 2024 14U Greco-Roman National Duals All-Tournament Team has been announced, based upon results from the competition held in Oaks, Pa., on Wednesday and Thursday.

Pennsylvania Blue wins back-to-back titles at 14U Greco-Roman National Duals after defeating Illinois, 55-17 –

Pennsylvania Blue earned a back-to-back title at the 14U Greco-Roman National Duals after defeating Illinois 55-17 on Thursday. Greco-Roman action concluded following three rounds of color pool action at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks.

International News

Bassett, Karenbauer repeat, U.S. wins nine Greco-Roman golds, one silver at U15 Pan American Championships –

Team USA dominated the opening day of the U15 Pan American Championship at Cuna del Mágico González in San Salvador, claiming nine-of-10 possible gold medals with two athletes repeating as champions.

Brackets released for U15 Pan American Championships in El Salvador –

The brackets have been released in all three styles for the 2024 U15 Pan American Championships, which begin today in San Salvador, El Salvador.

Goessl, Julian, Sylstad selected as referees for 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France –

United World Wrestling has announced the pool of 50 international officials set to referee the upcoming Olympic Games in Paris, France, with standout American officials Casey Goessl, Sam Julian and Susanna Sylstad among the group.

At Great Falls camp, Zadick brothers bringing next-level coaching, information to Montana wrestling – Montana Sports

Great Falls wrestling legends Mike and Bill Zadick returned to the Electric City this week to host their annual wrestling camp for kids.

Can Aaron Brooks Beat Hassan Yazdani? 86 kg 2024 Olympic Wrestling Preview – FloWrestling

A full preview with predictions for the 86 kg weight class in the men's freestyle wrestling at the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics.

College News

Grays Harbor College suspends men’s golf, men’s wrestling programs | The Daily World

Loss of two competitive programs deals another blow to fledgling athletics department

Christian Carroll Commits To Iowa State Wrestling Program – FloWrestling

One week after entering the transfer portal, Christian Carroll has committed to the Iowa State Wrestling program.

McFadden Added to Cornell Coaching Staff – InterMat

Cornell rounded out their coaching staff today with the announcement that David McFadden has come aboard as the team’s volunteer assistant. McFadden comes to Cornell after spending the last three years on the Drexel coaching staff.

Cassioppi joins Badgers coaching staff | Wisconsin Badgers

Four-time All-American & U23 World Champion heavyweight begins coaching career at Wisconsin

Mustang Wrestling Adds Transfers from Missouri, Iowa – Cal Poly

The Cal Poly wrestling team recently bolstered its 2024-25 roster, signing a pair of transfers from schools that finished inside the top 15 at last year's NCAA Championships

Wrestling Adds Ten in 2024 Recruiting Class – Davidson College Athletics

Following his second season at the helm, head wrestling coach Nate Carr Jr. has announced his 2024 recruiting class. This year's group features ten future Wildcats that hail from five different states, have combined for seven state titles and have made 30 individual state tournament appearances.

Many Questions Remain For Hawkeye Lineup Heading Into 2024-25 Season – FloWrestling

A breakdown of the potential starting lineup for the 2024-25 Iowa Hawkeye Wrestling Team.

Walter Rings Bell and is Cancer Free Heading into the Summer – Duke University

Through the Team IMPACT program, the Duke wrestling team was paired with a special young man for the 2023-24 campaign, James Walter.

St. Cloud State Wrestling Adds Nine to 2024 Signing Class – St. Cloud State University Athletics

St. Cloud State Wrestling head coach, Steve Costanzo has announced the addition of nine student-athletes to the Huskies' strong 2024 recruiting class.

Schneck inducted into MAC Hall of Fame – Lycoming College Athletics

One of nine four-time individual wrestling champions in the history of the Middle Atlantic Conference and the first national champion in the career of Lycoming College head wrestling coach Roger Crebs, Kurt Schneck '94 was selected for induction into the MAC Hall of Fame, the conference has announced.

RC Wrestling schedule for 2024-25 announced – Roanoke College

The Roanoke College wrestling team announced its 2024-25 schedule Wednesday, as the Maroons look to defend their Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) title and rise even higher in the regional and national rankings.

High School News

Executive Board Approves Several Postseason Changes – KSHSAA

Girl’s wrestling will now include four classes to mirror the boy’s classification designations. The addition of another class for girl’s wrestling necessitates the addition of another championship site. 6A, 5A, 4A and 3-1A will each have their own site to determine a champion.

2024 Idaho College Wrestling Commits –

The Class of 2024 is much the same as a total of 36 wrestlers have committed thus far to compete for institutes throughout the country with 11 headed to reputable Division I programs.

Another Lehigh Valley school adds girls team – The Morning Call

The East Penn School District board on Monday approved girls wrestling as a PIAA-sponsored varsity and junior high sport beginning with the 2024-25 season.

Szymanowski is makes history for CLCS girls wrestling by signing first college commitment – Observer Today

Madison Szymanowski will make history as the first female wrestler from Chautauqua Lake High School to commit to a college wrestling program.

‘Context matters': Former Topsail wrestling coach Pete Smith responds to investigation – Star News Online

Former Topsail High School wrestling coach Pete Smith has responded to a report shared by Pender County Schools on Tuesday.

Wrestling: Dundee-Crown icon Al Zinke dies after strokes at age 73 – Shaw Local

Tim Hayes set out last week to share the dire news from Florida regarding Dundee-Crown coaching icon Al Zinke.

HS teammates Stewart and Noble prep for Fargo after winning Illinois Triple Crowns – WIN Magazine

Caleb Noble and Aaron Stewart have had quite a year. The duo out of Warren Township High School has reignited a program that is once again on the rise and on people’s radars in state.

Podcasts and Video

Talking Recruiting with Willie Saylor – InterMat

InterMat's recruiting rankings were released over the past two days (Part One and Part Two) and the first day coaches can have official contact with rising juniors is looming. That makes it the perfect time to talk all things recruiting with Willie Saylor of MatScouts/InterMat.

The Money Round – Nick Lee | Missouri Wrestling

The Money Round with Cornell Robinson

FRL 1,036 – The #1 Recruit In The Class Of 2026 & Where He Will Commit – FloWrestling

The FRL crew breaks down the biggest recruits in the class of 2026, predicts the 2028 Olympic Team, and plays another round of Slam or Scam!

Other News

College athlete employment bill moves forward – ESPN

A Congressional committee voted Thursday to move forward with a bill that would prevent college athletes from being deemed employees of their schools, conferences or the NCAA.

2024 Oklahoma Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Announced – Owrestle

The Oklahoma Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame has announced their 2024 class. Here are the inductees.

Tyrell Fortune rocks and wrestles his way to dominant decision win – PFLMMA

Golm goes down and Fortune fires off a flurry! The bell sounds and the referee steps in!

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