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AJ Ferrari Plans To Start Cashing In On Popularity On July 1 – FloWrestling

Evolving Name Image and Likeness rules are creating endorsement opportunities for athletes, and AJ Ferrari is about to cash in.

MIAA wrestling tournament gets underway, but not all the top teams opted to compete – The Boston Globe

On Friday, for the first time since the New England tournament ended on March 7, 2020, postseason wrestling took place in Massachusetts.

Miami-born Alejandro Sancho will wrestle at the Tokyo Olympics | THE DAILY MIAMI NEWS

Albert Pardo, the former wrestling coach at South Miami High, remembers the day he went into the basketball court looking for Alejandro “Alex” Sancho.

When the medalists aren’t the money-makers | The Stanford Daily

Kyle Dake, a member of the U.S. Olympic wrestling team that will compete in Tokyo this summer and a four-time NCAA champion, graduated from Cornell University in 2013. Dake said he was glad his college experience gave him both strong academic and athletic training.

Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota And Oklahoma Separate From Freestyle Pack On Day 1 Of Junior Duals – Trackwrestling

Four teams separated from the pack Friday and ran through the opening day of freestyle competition without a loss at the Junior National Duals.

Odunayo Adekuoroye…on the cusp of history at Tokyo 2020 – The National

With her performance at the 2021 Poland Open Ranking Series in Warsaw, where she humbled some of the finest wrestlers in the world, it is clear that Odunayo Adekuoroye is inching closer to becoming the first Nigerian wrestler to mount the podium at an Olympic Games.

I Don't Take World No 1 Ranking Seriously, Says India's Star Wrestler Bajrang Punia – Sputnik International

Groomed by Yogeshwar Dutt, who won bronze in the London 2012 Olympics and whom Punia regards as his mentor, he is now training in Russia under his coach, the 2019 World Champion David Baev.

High school sports: Bald Eagle adds girls’ wrestling program | Centre Daily Times

Bald Eagle Area is now the 12th school district in Pennsylvania — and the only one in Centre County — to add girls’ wrestling to the sports it offers.

Nick Piccininni Dominates in MMA Debut at XFN371 | Pistols Firing

Former Cowboy All-American wrestler Nick Piccininni made his highly anticipated mixed martial arts debut at Xtreme Fight Night 371 at the River Spirit Casino.

Hall, Bradley, Elam, Reyna, Rau win bouts on FCA Wrestling Truth & Technique card –

FCA Wrestling hosted its first Senior-level competition card on Friday, with five bouts covering three disciplines at Elevation Church, broadcast live and free for fans.

Pennsylvania wins title in both freestyle and Greco-Roman at 14U Girls National Duals –

USA Wrestling includes a 14U Girls division at the Junior Nationals, providing another opportunity for young women to test themselves at the national level.

NWCA 2021 NJCAA Scholar All-American Awards | NWCA

On Friday, the National Wrestling Coaches Association announced the full slate of 2021 Scholar All-American honorees for the NJCAA with awards going to 67 individuals representing 16 institutions.

Episode 101 of Mat Chat featuring guest Alec Pantaleo is now available for streaming and download –

On this episode of Mat Chat, David Mirikitani interviews Alec Pantaleo fresh off his gold medal performance at the Poland Open.

Fanco Wrestling | Can Penn State Win NCAAs with this 2022 Lineup?

For the past decade, the question at the beginning of the year has been: can anyone beat Penn State for the NCAA trophy?

InterMat Wrestling – Willie's Friday Mailbag: June 18th, 2021

Only 3 of the 13 four-time state champs in Pennsylvania have ever won an NCAA title. How come the best high school state for wrestling has such a low percentage of 4xers winning at least ONE title?

Illinois wins Junior Greco-Roman Duals, Oklahoma second, Minnesota third, all with 4-1 record in finals pool –

Coming into the 2021 Junior National Greco-Roman Duals, Illinois had won three straight team titles, including the most recent one held in 2019. With the COVID-19 pandemic cancelling last year’s event, it would be a different group of wrestlers tasked with trying to make it four in a row for Illinois.

InterMat Wrestling – Shane Griffith to Stay at Stanford

This evening, Shane Griffith announced via social media that he would remain at Stanford.

California wins Junior Women’s Duals, with a 5-0 record in Gold/Silver Pool; Illinois takes second with 3-2 pool record –

On paper, the big showdown between returning Junior Women’s Duals national champion Illinois and perennial power California looked to be a toss-up. Illinois had nine nationally ranked wrestlers on the roster, with California bringing eight, and both teams looked strong in their first three Gold/Silver Pool dual meet wins.

InterMat Wrestling – The Wrestling Fan's Guide to the MMA Weekend (6/17/21)

You could easily make the case that wrestling is the best base for a career in MMA fighting. Many former collegiate and international wrestlers go on to win titles in the sport.

InterMat Wrestling – Did Mississippi Sanction High School Wrestling?

Yesterday, news made the rounds of social media stating that Mississippi had finally sanctioned wrestling at the high school level. For boys, that would make it all 50 US states that currently sanction the sport. It sounds like a reason for celebration; however, it's not entirely accurate.

Ecuador, Romania Earn Olympic Tickets as North Korea Withdraws from Tokyo 2020 | United World Wrestling

Officials from The Democratic People's Republic of Korea have notified United World Wrestling and the International Olympic Committee that they will not be attending the Summer Olympics this year in Tokyo.

Russia Leads Ukraine by Four-Points After Day Four | United World Wrestling

Russia leads Ukraine by four points heading into the closing day of women’s wrestling action at the Cadet European Championships.

Panther Wrestler Keegan Moore Transferring | Rokfin

Former Northern Iowa wrestler Keegan Moore will be finishing his career back in the state his college career began. After three seasons in Cedar Falls and as a member of UNI's wrestling team, Moore announced today on his personal social media accounts that he will be transferring to Oklahoma to close out his career.

Tate Battani Transferring to SDSU | Rokfin

Former Ballard high school state medalist, Tate Battani will be headed to Brookings, South Dakota to join the Jackrabbits squad.

Men's wrestling program signs 13 in latest class – Chadron State College Athletics

Chadron State College head men's wrestling coach Brett Hunter announced on Thursday the program's signing class for the upcoming 2021-22 season.

Wrestling recruit class grows to 12 – St. Cloud State University Athletics

St. Cloud State University head wrestling coach Steve Costanzo announced the addition of three more student-athletes to their strong 2021 recruiting class. Alyeus Craig (Wichita, Kan.) and Gabriel Rangel (Bettendorf, Iowa) have signed a National Letters of Intent with the Huskies while Sebastian Zamorano (St. Paul, Minn.) has signed an Acceptance of Admission letter.

Millersville wrestling announces 11 additions to 2021-22 roster – Millersville

A year away from the mats did nothing to slow the recruiting progress of the Millersville University wrestling program directed by Coach Kerry Regner. Regner and assistant coach Ryan Whittle landed a haul of 11 incoming athletes who will compete for spots in the lineup in 2021-22 season.

A Season Unlike Any Other – Stanford University Athletics

In the face of a global pandemic and sport discontinuation, the 2020-21 Stanford wrestling team found a way to persevere and remain a family. It was truly an unprecedented time for the Cardinal program.

Pleasant Grove’s Alex Emmer signs to wrestle at UVU – Utah Valley University Athletics

Utah Valley University head wrestling coach Greg Williams has announced that Pleasant Grove High School product Alex Emmer has signed to wrestle for the Wolverines.

Canadians set to wrestle in Italy and Turkey – Wrestling Canada Lutte – Wrestling Canada Lutte

Canada will return to the mats over the next two weekends to compete at the Sassari City and Yasar Dogu tournaments.

CSC adds women's wrestling – Chadron State College Athletics

Following approval from the Nebraska State College System Board of Trustees, Chadron State College has officially added women's wrestling to its athletics' program. With women's wrestling, the first such collegiate program in Nebraska, CSC will sponsor 14 sports. Women's wrestling, a winter sport, will begin competition in 2021. A search for a head coach is underway.

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