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National Duals

Five finals pins push Pennsylvania Blue to women’s freestyle title at AFSW Junior National Duals –

A powerful five-pin effort in the championship dual meet catapulted No. 1 overall seed Pennsylvania Blue to the women’s freestyle title at the 2024 Air Force Special Warfare Junior National Duals. The Keystone State squad upended No. 2 seed Missouri Blue, 38-31, in the finals.

Pennsylvania Blue, Texas Blue, Oklahoma, California top pools on day one of 16U Women’s Freestyle National Duals –

Day one of freestyle at the 16U Freestyle Women’s National Duals was filled with action, as the preliminary pools were completed. Pennsylvania Blue (Pool A), Texas Blue (Pool B), Oklahoma (Pool C) and California (Pool D) were the preliminary pool winners.

Pennsylvania Blue, Washington, Illinois, Wisconsin win pools at 14U Women’s National Duals on day one –

An action-filled first day of the 14U Freestyle Women’s National Duals set the tone for an exciting weekend as Pennsylvania Blue (Pool A), Washington (Pool B), Illinois (Pool C) and Wisconsin (Pool D) placed first in the preliminary pool rounds.

International News

Olympians Parrish wins gold, Hildebrandt a silver at 53 kg at Poland Open –

2024 U.S. Olympians Dom Parrish (Corvallis, Ore./Sunkist Kids/Beaver Dam RTC) and Sarah Hildebrandt (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC/USOPTC) placed first and second respectively at 53 kg in women’s wrestling at the Poland Open on Thursday.

U.S. draws set for U23 Pan American Championships in Rionegro, Colombia, June 21-22 –

The U.S. team has received its first round draws for the 2024 23 Pan American Championships, which will be held at the Coliseo Iván Ramiro Córdoba, June 21-22.

College News & Features

X Marks The Spot Of A College Wrestling Blunder – FloWrestling

Iowa boldly predicted it would win the 1987 NCAA Championships but Iowa State had other plans.

What Does Pritzlaff Inherit at Columbia? – InterMat

On Tuesday, the long-time well-respected assistant/associate head coach Donny Pritzlaff was named head coach at Columbia University.

Lehigh Announces 2024 Wrestling Recruiting Class – Lehigh University Athletics

The Lehigh wrestling program has announced the addition of nine newcomers who will join the Mountain Hawks this summer. The incoming class includes eight first-year student-athletes and one transfer.

Introducing the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2024 – Ohio State

This fall, 14 outstanding Buckeyes will be enshrined in the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame. The Class of 2024 includes Christy Blough (men's volleyball), Chase Buchanan (men's tennis), Tiffany Cameron (women's soccer), Michael Hartfield (men's track and field), Jeff Logan (football), Marisa Main (women's volleyball), Brian Mannino (baseball), Braxton Miller (football), Kathy Monard (women's cross country/track), Greg Oden (men's basketball), Tony Russo (men's lacrosse), Kyle Snyder (wrestling), Gene Smith (administrator) and Matt Wilhelm (football).

SIUE Wrestling Adds Murphy to Coaching Staff – SIUE

Two-time NCAA Division I qualifier Austin Murphy has been added to the SIUE wrestling coaching staff as a graduate assistant for the upcoming season.

The Most Consistent Recruiting Programs – InterMat

A week ago, InterMat’s Class of 2024 recruiting rankings were released. They say the only things in life that are guaranteed are “death and taxes.”

MATPAC Donates Largest Financial Gift to Marauders Wrestling in Program History – University of Mary Athletics

The nationally acclaimed MATPAC Wrestling Club in Bismarck-Mandan has donated a transformational financial gift to the University of Mary Marauders wrestling program.

High School News

WIAA Board Approves Key Changes to Basketball and Wrestling Regulations – TCH Daily News

The Board approved nine recommendations from wrestling coaches, significantly impacting girls’ wrestling and the State Individual Tournament schedule:

Wrestling: Competitors learning a new style for national competitions – KXNet

As girls’ wrestling continues to grow across the country, North Dakota has three teams on the road at national competitions this week.

Cassopolis hires Kelley as new wrestling coach – Leader Publications

The Cassopolis wrestling program will have a new, but familiar face when it takes to the mat in December.

WOW: Mac Andrews finding success after devastating injury back in December — Kabra Wrestling

Six months ago, Wellington's Mac Andrews was in a wheel chair with a fractured pelvis.

Podcasts and Video

FRL 1,038 – AJ Ferrari On The Move – FloWrestling

The FRL crew talks about AJ Ferrari, a potential Starocci vs Keckeisen matchup, Bo Bassett, and more.

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