Chandler, Johnson, Lewis named along with the U.S. National Coaches as U.S. Olympic Greco-Roman coaches

The U.S. Olympic Committee has approved USA Wrestling’s nominations of Dan Chandler of Minneapolis, Minn., James Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz. and Shon Lewis of Colorado Springs, Colo. as volunteer Olympic Coaches for Greco-Roman at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England.

They will serve alongside National Greco-Roman Coach Steve Fraser of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Assistant National Greco-Roman Momir Petkovic, also of Colorado Springs, Colo., as Olympic coaches for the Greco-Roman team. Continue reading at

Keneley, Robison and Robb win Kids Triple Crowns after freestyle titles at ASICS Kids Nationals in Utah

Orem, UT — After two days of hard wrestling, three grapplers stood tall as Kids Triple Crown winners for the 2012 wrestling season.

Nevada’s Lance Keneley (Intermediate 120 plus pounds), Colorado’s Theorius Robison (Novice 80 pounds), and Minnesota’s Peyton Robb (Novice 90 pounds) secured the Triple Crown in dominating fashion as they all won titles in freestyle at the USA Wrestling Kids National Championships at Utah Valley University on Wednesday night. Continue reading at

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Five still alive for Kids Triple Crown with Greco wins at Kids FS/GR Nationals in Utah

Orem, UT — The action was fast and furious at the 2012 ASICS USA Wrestling Kids Nationals Tuesday.

A total of 585 wrestlers from 36 different states took to the mats at the Utah Valley University UCCU Event Center in Greco-Roman, and after Tuesday’s wrestling five wrestlers still entertain hopes of being Triple Crown winners as wrestling in Freestyle resumes Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. Continue reading at

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Wiuff giving it one last shot

When Rochester mixed martial artist Travis “Diesel” Wiuff earned a spot in the upcoming Bellator Fighting Championships light heavyweight tournament, he knew it was significant.

Wiuff, who is now 34 years old, said it’s even more than simply his last big shot on the national stage. Continue reading at