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Wrestling coach and novelist J.D. Oliva drops his latest novel, Gaijin: an international thriller | Mat Talk Podcast Network

DeKalb High School wrestling coach J.D. Oliva has a lot of hobbies and interests. From teaching and coaching to film making and writing, Oliva’s written a number of independent books over the years. His newest takes his passion for professional wrestling (aka sports entertainment) and turns it into a thriller with the backdrop of Japanese pro wrestling and the Yakuza.

Olympic News

United World Wrestling has reallocated 16 quotas for Paris 2024 – United World Wrestling

United World Wrestling has reallocated 16 wrestling quotas for Paris 2024. This decision was taken after the International Olympic Committee, last week, released a list of eligible athletes in the first group of sports that have finished their qualifying process for the Olympic Games Paris 2024.

KAMAL BEY To Wrestle In Paris Olympics – Five Point Move

The United States will head to the 2024 Paris Olympics with one more representative as Kamal Bey (Army/WCAP) has received one of the 77 kg spots that was availed at the World OG Qualifier last month in Istanbul.

Kamal Bey receives Olympic quota berth at 77 kg in Greco-Roman and will compete at Paris Games –

United World Wrestling has notified USA Wrestling that Kamal Bey (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Army WCAP) has received an Olympic quota berth at 77 kg in Greco-Roman and will represent the United States at the Olympic Games Paris 2024.

Payton Jacobson's Olympic journey from Elkhorn required two disparate destinations: Europe and the U.P. – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

To represent his country, Payton Jacobson had to find competition outside its borders.

NBC names Jordan Burroughs and Jason Knapp as wrestling announcers for Olympic Games Paris 2024 –

NBC Sports announced its roster of more than 150 commentators for NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Olympic Games Paris 2024, scheduled for July 26-Aug. 11 across NBC, Peacock, USA Network, CNBC, E!, GOLF Channel, Telemundo, Universo, and NBCUniversal’s digital platforms.

Ranking The 5 Best U.S. Men's Freestyle Wrestling Olympic Teams – FloWrestling

There have been 27 men's freestyle Olympic teams but only one can be the best. Find out what team gets the nod.

Ranking The 5 Best U.S. Women's Freestyle Wrestling Olympic Teams – FloWrestling

There have been five women's freestyle Olympic teams but only one can be the best. Find out what team gets the nod.

Olympic champion Focken carries Olympic torch for Paris 2024 – United World Wrestling

Tokyo Olympic champion Aline FOCKEN (GER) was part of the Olympic Torch Relay on Wednesday in Alsace, stage 41 of the relay for the 2024 Paris Games.

Hall of Fame to celebrate Wrestling in the Olympics throughout July and August –

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum is excited to announce that it will “Celebrate Wrestling in the Olympics” throughout July and August. The museum will spotlight the remarkable achievements of Olympians, honoring their contributions to the sport of wrestling and their enduring legacy.

Rivera Named Olympic Flag Bearer for Puerto Rico – Rutgers University Athletics

Former Rutgers wrestling standout Sebastian Rivera has been named the flag bearer for Team Puerto Rico at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.

U.S. wins seven Greco-Roman golds, Jeter awarded Golden Boot at U17 Pan American Championships –

Team USA dominated the opening day of the U17 Pan American Championships at Pabellón de Balonmano in Santo Domingo, claiming seven gold medals, two silver medals and one bronze medal in Greco-Roman wrestling.

More International News

Welker, Nwachukwu win U23 World Team Wrestle-offs in women’s freestyle –

Wrestle-offs for two weight classes for the 2024 U.S. U23 Women’s Freestyle World Team were held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with Kylie Welker and Adaugo Nwachukwu winning the wrestle-offs in their respective weight classes.

Brackets released for U17 Pan American Championships in Dominican Republic –

The brackets have been released in all three styles for the 2024 U17 Pan American Championships, which begin Thursday, June 27, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Beach World Series France Blog: June 27: Luggage, Logistics and Love –

Greetings and salutation from the French Riviera! Team USA has finally arrived in full today in preparation for the second stop in this year’s Beach Wrestling World Series.

College News

Iowa State Wrestling Line-up Taking Shape After Off-Season Acquisitions – FloWrestling

Iowa State bolstered its line-up in the off-season. Will it be enough to compete for a trophy at the NCAA Championships?

Iowa State wrestling to face David Taylor's Oklahoma State, more in 2024-25 home schedule – Des Moines Register

Hilton Magic, meet the Magic Man.Iowa State wrestling released its home opponents for the 2024-25 season, including the David Taylor-led Oklahoma State Cowboys, on Thursday.

JOB POSTING: Head Wrestling Coach in Bloomsburg, PA for Bloomsburg Athletics – NCAA Market

The position is responsible for recruitment of qualified wresting student-athletes with a commitment to academic success, retention, possess the ability to relate to student-athletes, compliance with NCAA rules, MAC, and Bloomsburg policies and regulations

Ty Eustice Named Assistant Wrestling Coach at the Naval Academy – Naval Academy Athletics

Navy head wrestling coach Cary Kolat announced today that Ty Eustice has joined his staff as an assistant coach.  Eustice comes to Navy from Davidson where he had served as the head assistant coach since 2021.

Carr Named Big 12 Wrestling Scholar-Athlete of the Year – Iowa State University Athletics

David Carr has been named the 2024 Big 12 Wrestling Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the league office announced Wednesday. He is the third Cyclone to receive the honor, joining Max Mayfield (2013) and Kyven Gadson (2015).

Ron Edwards Honored for Mizzou Wrestling Revival – University of Missouri Athletics

You won't find Ron Edwards' name adorning any banners on Mizzou's campus. There are no statues bearing his likeness. Even the most passionate Tigers fan has likely never heard his name.

Six wrestlers named Academic All-SoCon, 18 make Honor Roll – Campbell University

Six wrestlers from Campbell University were named to the Southern Conference Academic All-Conference team, and 18 were placed on the conference's Academic Honor Roll, the conference office announced Thursday afternoon.

Wrestlers Recognized With SoCon Academic Honors – App State Athletics

App State Wrestling had 21 student-athletes make the 2024 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll and four student-athletes earn Academic All-SoCon honors.

Thirteen PC Men’s Wrestlers Make SoCon Honor Roll, Five of Which Named to Academic All-Conference Team – Presbyterian College

The Presbyterian College men's wrestling program (an affiliate member of the Southern Conference since its creation five years ago) was represented plentifully on the 2024 SoCon Honor Roll and All-Conference units.

Penn Athletics Announces Hall of Fame Class XIII – University of Pennsylvania Athletics

Two-time NCAA All-America and three-time EIWA champion … The 2002 Ivy League Wrestler of the Year and a two-time first-team All-Ivy selection … Member of four Ivy League championship teams … 2001 Midlands champion at 157 pounds, just the second Penn wrestler all-time to win a Midlands title … Two-time team captain … EIWA Hall of Fame inductee.

VMI Wrestling signs 10 newcomers for 2024-25 – Virginia Military Institute

VMI Wrestling announced that 10 new Keydets will join the 2024-25 roster.

McGeary Named MEC Male Athlete of the Year – West Liberty University Athletics

The Mountain East Conference continues to roll out their annual awards for the 2023-24 season this week with the announcement of the MEC Male and Female Athlete of the Year honors on Thursday afternoon.

Hilltopper Wrestling Duo Earns CSC Academic All-District Honors® – West Liberty University Athletics

McGeary earns his second career CSC Academic All-District® selection as he posted a 3.69 GPA while pursuing a degree in cyber security. The senior from McDonald, Pennsylvania, clinched his second consecutive national championship back in March as he completed a perfect 33-0 record with a 9-1 major decision victory over No. 3 Matt Weinberg of Kutztown in the 184 pound title bout.

Pennison Earns CSC Academic All-District Honors – University of Montevallo Athletics

University of Montevallo wrestling's Mark Pennison has been named to the College Sports Communicators Academic All-District At-Large team.

Zamin Promoted to Head Men’s Wrestling Coach – North Central College Athletics

North Central College athletic director Jim Miller '86 has announced the promotion of Grant Zamin M'23 as the 24th head coach of the Cardinals' men's wrestling program while staying on as the assistant coach for the women's wrestling team.

High School, Recruiting and Youth News

Fargo Rosters: Arkansas, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Utah –

Starting on June 26, USA Wrestling began publishing the state team rosters for the 2024 USMC Junior and 16U Nationals set for Fargo, N.D. State teams will be posted whenever a final roster has been submitted and confirmed with the state association.

Fargo Rosters: California, Iowa, Kentucky, New Mexico –

Starting on June 26, USA Wrestling began publishing the state team rosters for the 2024 USMC Junior and 16U Nationals set for Fargo, N.D. State teams will be posted whenever a final roster has been submitted and confirmed with the state association.

Jordyn And Jayden Raney Recruiting Update – FloWrestling

Jordyn and Jayden Raney are both top-ten recruits in the class of 2026. Here is an update from their first week as college recruits.

Depth powers Florida’s RPA/Head Hunters Wrestling Club to national AAU duals title — Kabra Wrestling

With Florida team RPA/Head Hunters Wrestling Club leading by four points in the All-Star Gold final at the AAU Scholastic Duals on Sunday at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center, two-time Florida state finalist took the mat against national runner-up Aaliyah Grammer needing to not lose by more than a decision.

BTS-Chicago defends its boys title, BTS-Los Angeles claims girls title at Beat the Streets National Duals in Boston –

Beat the Streets-Chicago repeated as the boys national champion and Beat the Streets-Los Angeles claimed its first girls national title, as the third-annual Beat the Streets National Duals were held at the Boston University Track & Tennis Center on Thursday.

Past Olympic Champs doing things

John Smith Wrestling Camp concludes with team camp – Enid News & Eagle

The John Smith Wrestling Camp came to a close Sunday with the team camp, and many of its key contributors reflected on its humble beginnings.

‘Do the impossible': Olympic wrestler Gable Steveson tackling NFL dream with Bills – WHAM

Gable Steveson arrived in Buffalo with one thing on his mind.”Do the impossible,” he said.

Podcasts and Video

One of the Greatest Minds in Wrestling: Scott Green of Army West Point – InterMat

Austin Sommer sits down with Army West Point associate head coach Scott Green to discuss the addition of Taylor LaMont to the Black Knight coaching staff – along with the general dynamics of their unique leadership.

FRL 1,040 – Could This Be The Greatest Olympic Team Of All Time? – FloWrestling

The FRL crew talks about big recent wrestling news, debates how good this Olympic Team could be, and more!

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