Storm Teammates Smith & Twohey Earn Silvers To Lead US At Haavisto Cup

2017 World Team member Patrick Smith (Minnesota Storm) put in his third straight appearance on an international podium by earning silver at 77 kilograms — and the surprise of the tournament for the US, Eric Twohey (97 kg, Minnesota Storm), snared his first foreign medal of any color, as he,… Continue reading

How To Maintain Proper Hygiene

Tom Kuisle has watched a lot of wrestling matches in his 44-year career as an official. Kuisle, who also coached high school wrestling for 35 years and is the current Mat Officials Director for Minnesota USA Wrestling, knows teams and traditions well. He’s officiated some of the top tournaments, dual… Continue reading

Former Gophers Great Tony Nelson Back on International Circuit

The Minnesota storm, the professional training club of Gopher wrestling comprised of many Gophers, is sending former Gopher legend Tony Nelson to Vladikavkaz, Ossetia, Russia, to compete in the Alans International Tournament. The former Gopher heavyweight, a two-time national champion, is the 125-kilogram representative for the U.S. Men’s freestyle wrestling… Continue reading

Paulson to be inducted into The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Class of 2019

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame announced on Monday that the Class of 2019 inductees are Distinguished Members Carl Adams, Rich Lorenzo, Brandon Paulson and Townsend Saunders, Meritorious Official David Errett, Order of Merit recipient Dr. David Curby and Medal of Courage recipient James McCloughan. The Hall of Fame will… Continue reading

USA Wrestling primed for success at the World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Oct. 20-28

The 2018 U.S. World Wrestling Teams in the three Olympic disciplines have set high goals for the 2018 World Wrestling Championships, set for the Papp Laszlo Sports Arena in Budapest, Hungary, October 20-28. The United States was the 2017 World Team Champions in men’s freestyle, and will be seeking to… Continue reading

Emily Shilson becomes first U.S. wrestler to win Youth Olympic Games title; Tiare Ikei places sixth

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – It was a historic day for USA Wrestling, as Emily Shilson of Maple Grove, Minn. became the first U.S. wrestler to win a gold medal at the Youth Olympic Games with her victory at 43 kg on Saturday at the Asian Pavillion. Shilson, who was a… Continue reading