Barnes Heads To Huskerland

In the current recruiting climate, colleges coaches either strike early of suffer the consequences.

But that’s not how it played out for Nebraska this cycle. Prior to the end of the season, the Huskers had only made a small dent on the recruiting trail.  But by the end of the spring they had a formidable group pledged to them and a class that hovered near the Top 10. Continue Reading at

Freestyle Developmental Resident program pays off big with five Junior World Team berths

Destin McCauley among beneficiaries of USA Wrestling’s Developmental Resident program

It has been a little more than a year since USA Wrestling announced that some of the nation’s best high school graduates would hold off going to college in order to train full-time in freestyle at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The idea was to give these talented stars a year to focus completely on freestyle wrestling. They would train alongside the Olympic-level wrestlers, compete on the Senior and age-group levels, get a firm foundation in the international style, and win World medals for the United States on the FILA Junior level (ages 17-20). Continue reading at

Nation’s best expected at ASICS/Vaughan Junior and Cadet Nationals in Fargo, N.D., July 14-21

FARGO, N.D. – Every year, the nation’s best young wrestlers come together for the world’s largest wrestling competition, the ASICS/Vaughan Junior and Cadet Nationals at the FargoDome in Fargo, N.D.

This competition produces great stories of champions, many who go on to glory in college wrestling, and ultimately at the World and Olympic levels. This marks the 42nd anniversary of the Junior Nationals event, which was first held in 1971 in Iowa City, Iowa.

The tournament is scheduled for July 14-21 and is expected to feature outstanding wrestlers in every weight class. Continue reading at