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

U.S. wrestlers receive draws for Youth Olympic Games action on Saturday and Sunday

Emily Shilson to wrestle on Saturday BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – The draw for wrestling was conducted for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games on Friday, and the opponents for the four wrestlers from the United States have been determined. Competition is being held The competition begins on Friday, October 12 with… Continue reading

James wins silver and Lovell snags bronze at Veteran Freestyle World Championships

Rudy James is an assistant coach for Apple Valley High School SKOPJE, Macedonia – Rudy James of St. Paul, Minn., earned a silver medal at 70 kg on Friday at the Veteran World Championships in Skopje, Macedonia. Three other Americans placed in the top five. James competed in Division B,… Continue reading

Fix and Berge bounce back for bronze, Brooks and Elam capture silver at Junior Worlds

TRNAVA, Slovakia – The USA Junior men’s freestyle team finished Saturday night’s session with two silver and two bronze medals in Trnava, Slovakia. Claiming silver medals were Aaron Brooks at 79 kg and Zach Elam at 97 kg. 2017 Cadet World champion Brooks had a back-and-forth battle with Hayato Ishiguro,… Continue reading

Lewis secures Junior World semifinal bid, three-time World champion Steveson upended in quarterfinals

TRNAVA, Slovakia – In only his third freestyle tournament of his career, Mekhi Lewis advanced to the Junior World semifinals at 70 kg with two quick wins on Saturday morning in Trnava, Slovakia. His wins included a technical fall and a pin. Against Erik Reinbok of Estonia, Lewis scored takedown… Continue reading