Jul 202014
 

FARGO, N.D. – An action-packed, two-session day kicked off the Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman wrestling competition on Sunday at the Fargo Dome.

There are 802 wrestlers representing 46 states competing on 23 mats in the Cadet Greco competition in Fargo.

With the first of two days of Cadet Greco complete, there are eight wrestlers still eligible to win a coveted USA Wrestling Triple Crown. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org

Jul 202014
 

SNINA, Slovakia – Minnesota phenom Mark Hall capped off a record setting performance by the U.S. at the FILA Cadet World Championships, becoming the third American to bring home the gold in men’s freestyle.

Hall won five matches on the day at 76 kg/167.5 lbs. to lead the U.S. charge. In the gold medal bout, Hall would face Asian Championships runner-up Sumiyabazar Zandanbud of Mongolia. Hall struck first, connecting on a shrug attempt to take the early 2-0 lead heading into the second period. Hall added one more takedown in the second off a Zandanbud shot attempt, before giving up a pushout, to earn the 4-1 victory.

The win by Hall marked the third Cadet World Champion for the U.S. freestyle team in Slovakia, as he joined Spencer Lee and Mason Manville atop the world standings. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org

Jul 192014
 

Former Apple Valley wrestler Mason Manville wins Cadet World title

SNINA, Slovakia – For the fourth straight year, Team USA has struck gold in men’s freestyle at the FILA Cadet World Championships, earning two gold medals on Saturday in Snina, Slovakia.

The dynamic duo of Spencer Lee and Mason Manville ran through their respective brackets to join Adam Coon, Zain Retherford and Aaron Pico as U.S. Cadet World Champions since the tournament was reimplented in 2011. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org

Jul 172014
 

MEXICO CITY – Jordan Burroughs is regarded by many as the best pound-for-pound wrestler on the planet.

Cuba’s Livan Lopez is probably convinced of that now.

Burroughs came on strong late in the first period and carried it over into the second in crushing Lopez 13-2 in the finals of the Pan American Championships on Thursday night.

Burroughs put his immense skills on display in the much-anticipated freestyle finals bout at 74 kg/163 lbs. But Burroughs, an Olympic gold medalist and two-time World champion, was too strong for Lopez, a 2013 World silver medalist and 2012 Olympic bronze medalist at 66 kg/145.5 lbs. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org

Jul 172014
 

MEXICO CITY – Jordan Burroughs and four of his American teammates will wrestle for gold medals at the Pan American Championships on Thursday night.

The U.S. turned in a strong first session on Thursday. All eight American freestyle wrestlers can still earn medals.

Joining Burroughs is joined in the finals by teammates Zach Sanders (57 kg/125.5 lbs.), Andrew Hochstrasser (61 kg/134 lbs.), Hunter Stieber (70 kg/154 lbs.) and Zach Rey (125 kg/275 lbs.) Continue reading at www.teamusa.org

Jul 152014
 

Two U.S. Greco-Roman wrestlers, Andy Bisek (Colorado Springs, Colo./Minnesota Storm) at 75 kg/165 lbs. and Jon Anderson (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Army WCAP) at 80 kg/176 lbs. won gold medals at the Pan American Championships in Mexico City, Mexico on Tuesday.

They were among seven U.S. athletes who win a medal, leading the United States to the team title.

Bisek defeated Ivan de Jesus Duque of Colombia in the finals. It was his second career Pan American Championships title, to go along with his victory in 2012. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org

Jul 152014
 

Six positions on the 2014 U.S. World Team, two in each of the three Olympic styles, will be up for grabs at the Phase II U.S. World Team Trials, scheduled for the Fargo Dome in Fargo, N.D., alongside the ASICS/Vaughan Junior and Cadet Nationals.

There will be two non-Olympic weight classes contested in each of the styles. Each style will be contested on a different day. Champions will earn a spot on the 2014 U.S. World Team which will compete in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in September. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org

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