2012 Junior & Cadet Nationals Day 2 Recap

FARGO, N.D. — In what represents an increase from the last two years by about four percent, 778 wrestlers started the competition in the Cadet National Greco-Roman Championships that started on Sunday. That number is pretty commensurate with the field from 2009, but is a close to ten percent drop from the field in 2005-2008. None the less, it was a formidable field that started the day, but it has waded down to the last few. The All-American rounds will be held Monday morning with championship medal matches in the afternoon. Continue reading at intermatwrestle.com

USA Wrestling to provide unprecedented live coverage of Cadet & Junior Nationals

USA Wrestling will provide unprecedented coverage of the 2012 USA Wrestling Cadet & Junior Nationals in Fargo, N.D., from July 14-21.

In conjunction with Wrestling Video Solutions, USA Wrestling’s largest event will also be providing the most live wrestling coverage of any tournament in its history. Up to 18 mats will be streamed live on TheMat.TV during the weeklong even, which draws over 3,000 wrestlers nationwide. Continue reading at themat.com

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 themat.com