It's SHORT TIME SHOTS … a quick look at the day's top wrestling stories. Here’s the good stuff for Tuesday, October 17.
Dylan Morrison of the MorWrestling podcast has a pair of guests on from Tarleton State to discuss what is currently happening with the future of Texas wrestling and what exactly is factual about the school’s look to start a Division I wrestling program. New assistant coach Jimmy Overhiser also makes his first public appearance as part of the budding Tarleton State program. Check out that excellent interview wherever podcasts are found by searching out M O R Wrestling.
The University of Mount Union has announced the addition of a women's wrestling team to its athletic program, with competition set to begin in the fall of 2024. This move comes as women's wrestling experiences rapid growth at both the high school and collegiate levels, and it will make Mount Union the fourth Ohio Athletic Conference school to offer the sport.
Over on Rokfin, Willie Saylor of MatScouts has the first two previews out about the upcoming monstrosity of high school wrestling that is the Super 32 Challenge. Willie previews the weights through 144 pounds, with more coming on his channel. The girls pre-seeds for the event were also released, you can give those a look over at FloWrestling.
Also on Rokfin at the Missouri Wrestling channel, Cody Thorn breaks down the journey of Joshua Quiorz, the California native who is still searching for his next move after Division II William Jewell announced it was going to QUOTE “pause” the wrestling program after this year. School officials refused to answer our queries when the information came out last month, but still moved forward with shelving the program indefinitely, leaving the wrestlers who had already paid for their fall semester in a lurch. Missouri Wrestling has done a real good job covering this story. Give it a read.
Iowa’s much-anticipated women’s wrestling schedule was released on Monday, highlighted by two home events at Carver Hawkeye Arena and participation at the Soldier Salute just down the road at Xtream Arena. While Iowa women will celebrate its first year of wrestling, the University of Northern Iowa’s men’s program released its schedule for its 100th collegiate season. Campbell also announced its schedule, as did Division II Fairmont State.
On Wrestling Changed My Life, Ryan Warner talks with Jim Gibbons about his project, The Dual, which is being screened around the midwest. The Dual chronicles what Gibbons believes is the best college wrestling dual meet of all-time. A multi-part series, this is going to be something you want to check out.
United World Wrestling President Nenad Lalovic conveyed that the suspension imposed on the Wrestling Federation of India will be lifted as soon as the federation conducts free and fair elections. The global body has not set any deadline for this, but emphasized that the suspension will remain in place until such elections are held and a democratically elected managing committee is installed. Lalovic further noted that the lifting of the suspension is contingent on the elections being held democratically and without any complaints from stakeholders. The suspension came as a result of WFI's failure to conduct the necessary elections, a situation that has seen the federation embroiled in controversies, leading to significant postponements of the elections.
There is some positive news coming out of India though. Antim Panghal, the young wrestling sensation from India, has made waves in the wrestling community. With multiple accolades including two Junior World Wrestling championships, and a recent silver at the Asian Championships 2023, Panghal's rivalry with seasoned wrestler Vinesh Phogat and her journey to secure an Olympic quota for India in Paris 2024, exemplify her rising stature in the sport. The full profile is at Olympics.com.
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