Top seeds fall in Greco-Roman, Metcalf defeats Oliver

STILLWATER, Okla. — All three No. 1 seeds competing in Greco-Roman on Saturday at the 2013 U.S. World Team Trials fell in the Challenge Tournament.

Joe Betterman (60 kilos), Ben Provisor (74 kilos), and John Wechter (96 kilos), all U.S. Open champions, dropped matches in Saturday’s first session. Continue reading at

Burroughs tops Dake, nine wrestlers win Trials titles

STILLWATER, Okla. — On Friday night, Jordan Burroughs did what he has now done 56 straight times in his senior level freestyle career … Win.

The World and Olympic champion won in two straight matches over a game Kyle Dake in the best-of-three finals at 74 kilos in men’s freestyle. Burroughs cruised to a 7-0 technical fall victory in their opening match. The second match, however, proved to be much more competitive. Burroughs and Dake traded leads throughout the match and the match was sent to overtime tied 6-6. Burroughs then scored the winning takedown a short time into the overtime period. Continue reading at

Dake advances to Trials finals against Burroughs

STILLWATER, Okla. — The Kid keeps winning.

Kyle Dake shined in Friday’s opening session at the 2013 U.S. World Team Trials, winning the Challenge Tournament as the No. 5 seed at 74 kilos in men’s freestyle. He will now face World and Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs in tonight’s best-of-three finals. Continue reading at