When the University of Oregon dropped wrestling in 2007, a lot of people were pointing the finger at Nike. The athletic giant grew out of the Eugene campus and with wrestling no longer sponsored at the school, many called for the company to get out of wrestling altogether.
It nearly did. But now Athlete Performance Solutions has brought Nike Wrestling back into wrestling and the company is already making an imprint on the sport once again. Iowa State alum and current Grand View assistant Grant Turner is one of the big factors in Nike's return to wrestling. With Turner and crew helping guide Nike corporate in the right direction, Athlete Performance Solutions is now the official gear provider of USA Wrestling and the apparel provider of USA Wrestling events.
On Episode 340 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, we'll get inside the company a little bit and see why some people are changing their opinions on Nike. You won't be able to miss them in Fargo.
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