Catching you up on the day's wrestling news from around the world with Mat Talk Online's curated Daily Wrestling Newsletter sponsored by Resilite. 

College News

Legendary OU Head Coach Stan Abel Passes Away at 87 – Owrestle has learned that longtime OU Head Coach and Hall of Famer Stan Abel passed away yesterday at the age of 87. The legendary Sooner coached OU to a National Title in 1974 and three other team runner-up finishes. He was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1990.

Edinboro Athletics Announces 2024 Hall of Fame Class – Edinboro University Athletics

The Edinboro Athletic Department announced the eight inductees into the Edinboro Athletic Hall of Fame as selected by the Hall of Fame Committee. The induction ceremony is scheduled for Sept. 20, 2024.

2024-25 NC State Wrestling Early Lineup Look – FloWrestling

A breakdown of the potential starting lineup for the 2024-25 NC State wrestling team.

Virginia Tech to Wrestle Oklahoma State in Stillwater Next Season – Owrestle

Some big scheduling news for Oklahoma State next season as we’ve learned the Cowboys will wrestle Virginia Tech in Stillwater on Thursday December 19th.

OSU Wrestling: Cowboys Add Late 2024 Commit in Colin Young | Pistols Firing

David Taylor made his lone addition to Oklahoma State’s 2024 high school recruiting class.

Stricker named UWEC's Male Athlete of the Year – University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

Jared Stricker (Jr. – Ashland, Wis.) of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire wrestling team has been named Blugold Athletics' Male Athlete of the Year for 2023-24.

Levendusky takes over as interim SOU women's wrestling head coach – Southern Oregon University Athletics

The Southern Oregon University women's wrestling team has its new leader in Joye Levendusky, a decorated alum and familiar face on the Raider coaching staff.

International News

U.S. wins eight women’s freestyle golds, Fernandez earns Golden Boot at U17 Pan American Championships –

Team USA flexed its muscle for the second-straight day at the U17 Pan American Championship at Pabellón de Balonmano in Santo Domingo, claiming eight gold medals in women’s freestyle, with all 10 entrants finding a spot on the podium.

High School and recruiting News

Fargo Rosters: Missouri, New Jersey, Wisconsin –

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.

Weekly Recruiting Update (6/28/2024) – InterMat

With a few months before the high school preseason, the top recruits from the Class of 2025 continue to fly off the board. Before this week, only five of the top-60 recruits in the nation were uncommitted. That number dropped to four as North Carolina snapped one of those prospects up and added to an already impressive recruiting class.

General News

USA Wrestling seeks applicants for volunteer Independent Member of the Board of Directors –

USA Wrestling, the national governing body for wrestling in the United States, is seeking qualified candidates for the volunteer position of Independent Member of the Board of Directors.

Wrestlers in MMA Calendar (6/28/2024) – InterMat

Logan Storley (Minnesota) vs. Luca Poclit

Randy Shaver shares a favorite story – The Guillotine

Retiring KARE 11 newscaster, Randy Shaver shares a favorite story of his from 2006 that happens to be about youth wrestling.

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