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Russia Goes 3 for 3 to Complete Olympic Lineup; Mongolian Miracle Adds Another Full Team – UWW

SOFIA, Bulgaria (May 7) — Veronika CHUMIKOVA (RUS) was on her way to becoming the lone Russian to fail to qualify her weight class for the upcoming Olympics. Instead, she will be on her way to Tokyo as part of a full contingent thanks to a dramatic late victory.

Vote now on the 50th anniversary Junior Men’s Freestyle Nationals fantasy bracket; help pick the best of the half-century –

This summer will mark the 50th USA Wrestling Junior National Championships, a major national high-school competition which has had a tremendous impact on the sport in our nation for a half-century.

Afsoon Johnston: What I Learned From Tricia Saunders – Trackwrestling

Afsoon Johnston was a two-time World medalist, winning a bronze in 1989 and a silver in 1990. Johnston reflects on what she has learned from four-time World champion Tricia Saunders.

InterMat Wrestling – 125: The Top 20 Fantasy Wrestlers of 2021

When the #FantasyCollegeWrestling season comes to an end, it's usual to feel like you need a break. I get it; even WE took a little time for some needed R&R (fear not, though, the FCW Podcast returns later this month!). The amount of work and game planning is exponentially higher than Fantasy Football or other sports.

Helen Maroulis faced retirement but is headed to Tokyo to defend her gold – FanSided

Helen Maroulis started defying the odds when she was only seven years old. Maroulis had both an older and younger brother who were giving wrestling a try and Maroulis eventually wanted to play too.

‘Called him badmash': Why Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar ‘planned attack' on wrestler Sagar – The Print

The attack on junior wrestling champion Sagar Kumar and his friends, was “premeditated” by Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar, who wanted to “teach them a lesson” for “badmouthing him in public” and “disrespecting him”, a source in Delhi Police told ThePrint.

2021 Walsh Jesuit Ironman Field Set – FloWrestling

After a one year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Walsh Jesuit Ironman will return in a big way in 2021 with an absolutely loaded field.

Erie County wrestlers hope lawsuit gets them back on the mat | High School |

Will the legal system deliver the reversal that will enable wrestlers at Erie County high schools to compete against the rest of their Section VI counterparts this season?

Johnny Stefanowicz: From Bel Air To U.S. Marine Corps To Olympic Wrestler –

Future Olympian Johnny Stefanowicz began wrestling at the age of 4 in Bel Air, Md., and remained in the Baltimore area until seventh grade. Now, he will be part of U.S. Greco-Roman wrestling team that will compete in the 2021 Summer Games in Tokyo.

Evan Wick Officially In The Transfer Portal – FloWrestling

Two-time NCAA All-American Evan Wick has entered the transfer portal.

Former Racine Horlick High volunteer wrestling coach accused of sexually assaulting students, capturing nude images of them: Complaint – TMJ4

A former volunteer Horlick High School wrestling coach has been charged with numerous counts of sexually assaulting former students, as well as capturing nude images of several of them.

3rd Phillipsburg math teacher charged in alleged tenure scheme –

A third Phillipsburg High School teacher faces criminal charges in an alleged tenure scheme targeting a school district employee, the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office said Friday.

Wrestling ref's defamation lawsuit in dreadlocks case dismissed – NJ1015

The defamation lawsuit filed by a referee whose call on a head-covering rule resulted in a high school wrestler deciding to cut his dreadlocks rather than forfeit a match was dismissed by a Superior Court judge.

Some wrestling schools going outside the box to host meets during pandemic-delayed spring season – The Boston Globe

For the first time in state history, a number of wrestling meets will take place outdoors in spring weather as the sport resumes after a 14-month absence because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Illinois and New York are among the states that have held outdoor wrestling meets during the pandemic.

Sushil: The case against one of India’s iconic Olympic athletes | Hindustan Times

As police try to find wrestler, how did the two-time Olympic medallist become a wanted man?

Chumikova secures emotional win at UWW World Olympic Games qualifier – Inside The Games

Russia's Veronika Chumikova secured an emotional late win by fall to book her Tokyo 2020 place as women's freestyle wrestling took centre stage on the second day of the United World Wrestling (UWW) World Olympic Games qualifier in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Wrestling breakdown: Magomedkhabib Kadimagomedov upsets Salkazanov to become an Olympian – Bloody Elbow

After #7 ranked Khetik Tsabolov went down early, it was anyone’s bracket at 74 kg. Russian transfer Kadimagomedov took out two elite competitors to punch his ticket to the Tokyo Olympics.

Six World medalists highlight newly formed Junior World Team in women's freestyle –

The U.S. Junior World Team in women’s freestyle is set with 10 impressive athletes after an entertaining finals session on Friday night at the 2021 Women’s Nationals in Irving, Texas.

World Olympic Qualifier: Oliver is fifth as men’s freestyle is completed; women’s freestyle finals set and Olympians determined –

The men’s freestyle competition at the World Olympic Games Qualifier was completed on Friday with the medal matches, and the women’s freestyle tournament advanced through the semifinals, which has determined the nations which have qualified for the Olympic Games in that style.

InterMat Wrestling – 133: The Top 20 Fantasy Wrestlers of 2021

When the #FantasyCollegeWrestling season comes to an end, it's usual to feel like you need a break. I get it; even WE took a little time for some needed R&R (fear not, though, the FCW Podcast returns later this month!). The amount of work and game planning is exponentially higher than Fantasy Football or other sports.

#235 Joe Rau – Chicago Legend, Greco World Team Member | Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast

Joe Rau is a Chicago Legend. He’s a multiple time World Team Member in greco and winner of the 2016 Olympic Team Trials. He was recently involved in a controversial match in the finals of the 2021 Olympic Team Trials. Back in high school, Joe was a 1x state qualifier and went on to wrestle Division 3 at Elmhurst College. There he was a 3x All American and NCAA Champion.

Mat Chat Episode 97 featuring Illinois's new head coach Mike Poeta is now available for streaming and download –

On Episode 97 of Mat Chat, David Mirikitani sits down with Illinois’s new head coach Mike Poeta and discusses his vision for the future of the program. Poeta was a three-time All-American and two-time NCAA finalist for the Fighting Illini and has been on staff as an assistant coach for the past five years.

2021 Women's Nationals Preview – International News – IndianaMat

This week the women get a change to make some world teams in Texas. The annual Women’s Nationals(formerly Body Bar) is taking place with competition at the 14U, U15, Cadet, Junior, and U23 age levels. There will be 19 competitors from Indiana participating with some doubling up in age divisions. Competition starts today and will run through Sunday

American Dreamer – WIN Magazine

Shortly before 2014, Ildar Hafizov took a gamble on the United States and seven years later, that gamble has paid off for the 33-year-old native of Uzbekistan … and for the United States’ Greco-Roman program.

Cody Cole takes over as next Head Wrestling Coach at New Mexico Highlands – New Mexico Highlands University Athletics

The athletics department announced on Thursday night that Cody Cole will take over as the next Head Wrestling Coach at New Mexico Highlands University.

UVA Wrestling | Mueller Eager to Contribute in New Role –

After nine months of intense training, former University of Virginia wrestler Jack Mueller came close to qualifying for last month’s U.S. Olympic Trials. But his dream ended in late March at the Last Chance Olympic Trials Qualifier in Fort Worth, Texas, where two other wrestlers advanced in the 57-kilogram class.

Stewart loses in final seconds to end Tokyo bid – Wrestling Canada Lutte – Wrestling Canada Lutte

Sam Stewart was seconds away from qualifying for her first Olympic Games but fell short when she was taken down with under five seconds to go.

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