Sep 182014

Headlining clinicians include Andy Hrovat, David Thorn, and Jake Deitchler

The University of Minnesota wrestling team, led by head coach J Robinson and his staff, will once again host a coaches clinic this fall. The event will take place on Friday, October 24, 2014 at the Bierman Field Athletic Building in Minneapolis, Minn. The clinic offers professional instruction on the fundamentals and techniques of coaching wrestling and is open to all interested participants and fans of the sport. Continue reading »

Sep 172014

Come see the world’s best from more than 100 countries at the 2015 Wrestling World Championships! For the first time since 2003, the Wrestling World Championships are being hosted in the United States, and the competition will take place September 7-12, 2015 at The Orleans Arena!

This is a tremendously important event in international wrestling, as it serves as the first qualifying event for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as well as the event in which the largest number of athletes earn a spot at the Olympics. Continue reading »

Sep 172014

Andy Bisek (Colorado Springs, Colo./Minnesota Storm) has been named Wrestler of the Week.

Each week, will select an Athlete of the Week, based upon performance within wrestling for that week. The selection committee will consider any level of wrestling, from youth programs through the Senior level.

Bisek captured a bronze medal for the U.S. in Greco-Roman wrestling at the World Championships on Friday in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Continue reading at

Sep 142014

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan – Spenser Mango’s quest for a World bronze medal fell one win short for the second straight year.

Mango dropped a 1-0 decision to two-time Olympian Stig Andre Berge of Norway in the bronze-medal match at the World Championships on Sunday night at the Gymnastics Palace

Mango was called for passivity and Berge awarded what proved to be the match’s only point midway through the second period in Greco-Roman wrestling at 59 kg/130 lbs. Continue reading at

Sep 132014

The final three U.S. Greco-Roman wrestlers have weighed in and received their draws for the final day of the 2014 World Wrestling Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on Sunday.

All three of the competitors on Sunday are members of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, stationed at Fort Carson, Colo., where they train under respected coach Shon Lewis.

Two-time World bronze medalist and 2012 Olympian Justin Lester (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Army WCAP) leads the team at 71 kg/156.5 lbs. Lester is on his sixth World Team. Continue reading at

Sep 132014

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan – American Greco-Roman wrestlers Robby Smith, Bryce Saddoris and Joe Rau fell short of the medal round at the World Championships on Saturday at the Gymnastics Palace.

Smith used his lethal front headlock to down Korea’s Jon Won Hwang 8-2 in his first bout at 130 kg/286 lbs.

Smith then lost by a 9-0 technical fall to World No. 7 Lyubomir Dimitrov of Bulgaria in the quarterfinals. Smith was put down in par terre for passivity and Dmitrov used a succession of turns to go up 7-0 at the break. Continue reading at

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