Sep 122014
 

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan – Elena Pirozhkova is back in the finals of the World Championships for the third time.

Pirozhkova navigated her way through a brutal bottom half of the bracket at 63 kg/138.75 lbs. to land a spot in the gold-medal bout in women’s freestyle on Friday at the Gymnastics Palace.

Pirozkhova won four straight bouts in the first session, defeating two wrestlers she was winless against before earning a 3-0 semifinal win over two-time World bronze medalist Monika Michalik of Poland. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org

Sep 112014
 

The final women’s freestyle wrestler for the United States, and the first two Greco-Roman wrestlers, have weighed in and received their draws for the 2014 World Wrestling Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

2012 World champion Elena Pirozhkova (Colorado Springs, Colo./Titan Mercury WC) will at compete in women’s freestyle at 63 kg/138.75 lbs. She has drawn 2013 and 2014 European champion Anastasia Grigorjeva of Latvia. Grigorjeva defeated Pirozhkova in the 2012 Olympic Games, 2-0, 0-5, 0-2.

Pirozhkova also boasts a 2010 World silver medal and a 2013 World bronze medal and was a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org

Sep 112014
 

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan – The second time was even sweeter for Adeline Gray.

The 23-year-old Gray capped a memorable performance with a 2-1 win over Brazil’s Aline da Silva to capture a gold medal at the World Championships on Thursday night at the Gymnastics Palace.

Gray turned in a superb tournament by scoring five wins in a tough road to the title in women’s freestyle at 75 kg/165 lbs. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org

Sep 112014
 

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan – Adeline Gray is back in the finals of the World Championships.

And she did it with one of the most remarkable performances of her amazing career.

Gray stormed through an incredibly tough bottom half of a bracket that included the World’s top five ranked wrestlers to reach the gold-medal match at 75 kg/165 lbs. on Thursday at the Gymnastics Palace. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org

Sep 102014
 

Three more U.S. women’s freestyle wrestlers have weighed in and received draws at the 2014 World Wrestling Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

2012 World champion Adeline Gray (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC) will compete at 75 kg/165 lbs., and opens with Zhou Qian of China.

A three-time World medalist, Gray also won World bronze medals in 2011 and 2013. She was also fifth in the World Championships in 2009. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org

Sep 102014
 

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan – Helen Maroulis displayed the type of resiliency and determination that has established her as one of the best wrestlers on the planet.

Maroulis shook off a tough semifinal setback and came back to capture a bronze medal at the World Championships on Wednesday night at the Gymnastics Palace.

Maroulis charged out aggressively in rolling to a 10-0 technical fall over Poland’s Katarzyna Krawczyk in the bronze-medal match in women’s freestyle wrestling at 55 kg/121 lbs. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org

Sep 102014
 

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan – The U.S. women’s freestyle team will have a chance to capture a pair of medals on their first day of competition at the World Championships.

Helen Maroulis and Alyssa Lampe will wrestle for bronze medals on Wednesday night at the Gymnastics Palace.

Maroulis will face Poland’s Katarzyna Krawczyk in the bronze-medal match at 55 kg/121 lbs. while Lampe will battle North Korea’s Hyon Gyong Kim at 48 kg/105.5 lbs. Maroulis pinned Krawczyk earlier this year in the Dave Schultz Memorial. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org

Sep 092014
 

The first four U.S. women wrestlers have weighed in and received their draws for the 2014 World Wrestling Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Competing in her first Senior World Championships is 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Randi Miller (Colorado Springs, Colo./Army WCAP) at 69 kg /152 lbs. She drew Agnieszka Wieszczek-Kordus of Poland, who was also a 2008 Olympic bronze medalist. Miller won her Olympic medal at 63 kg, while Wieszczek-Kordus got hers at 72 kg. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org

Sep 092014
 

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan – Nobody is going to ever question the grit, moxie and heart that American star Jordan Burroughs displays whenever he steps on a wrestling mat.

Competing with a heavily wrapped left knee, Burroughs capped a courageous performance by winning a bronze medal at the World Championships on Tuesday night at the Gymnastics Palace.

Burroughs suffered a left knee injury in his first match of the day, but still managed to win four of five matches. The final win was a first-period pin over Ukraine’s Rustam Dudaev in the bronze-medal freestyle bout at 74 kg/163 lbs. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org

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