Aug 202015
 

Most met him through his many years as a wrestling coach and a Golden Gopher wrestling fan. Some met him as an instructor of golf, tennis, bowling or other physical education class at Anoka-Ramsey Community College. Others met him as their landlord or realtor. Regardless of how you met him, once one met him, one did not forget him. He had a presence. He lived life unapologetically with thick skin and a soft heart. His exterior was rough yet his character was fair and caring. He was loyal to his friends and always true blue!

Since his passing, however, his color has become purple–purple represents hope in the hell that is pancreatic cancer. Continue reading »

Aug 192015
 

Grown men wept when Brock Lesnar pinned The Undertaker at WrestleMania 30 in April 2014.

The Superdome in New Orleans settled on a stunned silence as a collective response. After 21 straight victories, professional wrestling’s version of Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak was finally over. The Undertaker was 21-1.

Sixteen months later—an eternity, given the frenetic pace the WWE sets in order to fill five hours of prime-time television every week—the two behemoths will meet again Sunday at SummerSlam. But despite the long absence, based on recent appearances, feelings among fans are still very raw. This match matters, in a way wrestling matches in 2015 rarely do. Continue reading at bleacherreport.com

Aug 152015
 

Mark Hall eliminated at 74 kg/163 lbs. with a 2-1 record

SALVADOR, Brazil – 2014 UWW Cadet World champion Spencer Lee (Murraysville, Pa./Young Guns) will be wrestling for a gold medal tonight at 50 kg/110 lbs. on the first day of men’s freestyle at the UWW Junior World Championships.

He powered through four opponents on Saturday morning, winning all four by technical fall. He has drawn 2014 Cadet World champion Ali Reza Goodarzi of Iran in the finals. At last year’s Cadet Worlds, Goodarzi won the gold at 46 kg, while Lee won the gold at 50 kg. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org

Aug 142015
 

Manheim, Pennsylvania – For half a century, the NWCA All-Star Classic has been showcasing the nation’s best collegiate wrestlers at venues around the country. For the event’s golden anniversary, it will make a trip down south for the first time in 20 years.

The National Wrestling Coaches Association and the Wrestlers in Business Network are pleased to announce the 50th annual NWCA All-Star Classic will take place at 8,600-seat Hank McCamish Pavilion on the campus of Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia on November 1, 2015. Continue reading »

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Aug 142015
 

A pair of past event champions were among the five teams added to The Clash XIV National High School Wrestling Duals to be held on January 1st and 2nd of 2016. Five-time tournament champions Apple Valley, Minn. most recently won the tournament in January 2014, and finished third overall in the event this past season. Also joining the field are St. Edward, Ohio, who won the tournament in December 2011.

Both Apple Valley and St. Edward finished this past season ranked in The Fab50 National Team Rankings, the Eagles from Minnesota were ranked No. 17, while the Eagles from Ohio were No. 15 overall. Apple Valley won a tenth consecutive state title in Minnesota Class AAA, which is the big school division, and a 16th championship in the last 17 years. St. Edward won the individual state tournament in Ohio Division I, which is the big-school division, earning the title for the 16th time in the last 18 years. Continue reading at intermatwrestle.com

Aug 122015
 

SALVADOR, Brazil – Sam Stoll (Kasson, Minn./Minnesota Storm/Hawkeye WC) placed fifth at 120 kg/264.5 lbs. on the final day of Greco-Roman the UWW Junior World Championships on Wednesday.

Stoll was defeated by 2014 UWW Junior World bronze medalist Osman Yilidirim of Turkey in his bronze-medal bout 5-1.

Yildirim led 1-0 at the break, after scoring a pushout. In the second period, Yildirim scored four more pushouts to lead 5-0. A late pushout by Stoll made it 5-1 when it ended. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org

Aug 122015
 

For the second year in a row, the South Dakota State University wrestling program has been honored by the National Wrestling Coaches Association and Elite Level Sport Marketing with its Gold Standard as part of the 2015 Best of Brand Awards.

“What a tremendous honor to win this award two years in a row,” Jackrabbit head coach Chris Bono said. “We take branding and promoting our program very seriously. This was truly a team effort. #Get Jacked!” Continue reading »

Aug 122015
 

SALVADOR, Brazil – 2013 UWW Junior World bronze medalist Sam Stoll (Kasson, Minn./Minnesota Storm/Hawkeye WC) has a chance to win a second career bronze medal on the final day of Greco-Roman at the UWW Junior World Championships on Wednesday.

Stoll, who now competes for the University of Iowa, has reached the bronze-medal round at 120 kg/264 lbs., where he faces 2014 UWW Junior World bronze medalist Osman Yilidirim. The session begins at 6:00 p.m. Brazil time, which is 5:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern time. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org

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