Team USA goes 2-1 on first day of Freestyle World Cup in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran – The United States finished the first day of the Freestyle World Cup with a 2-1 record.

Team USA opened with victories over Georgia, 5-2 and Japan, 5-2 in the morning session. In the evening session, the USA had a bye in round three, then was defeated by Iran in round four, 6-1. Continue reading at www.themat.com

AAU, NUWAY, NWCA & USA Wrestling launch Coalition to Keep Wrestling in the Olympics

The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), the National United Wrestling Association for Youth (NUWAY), the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) and USA Wrestling have volunteered to become the first organizations to join the newly created Coalition to Keep Wrestling in the Olympics. These four organizations which have significant wrestling memberships are working together on behalf of the sport.

This new coalition will include any and all organizations who are willing to stand up and work together for a common goal, which is to insure that wrestling remains on the program of the Olympic Games. Continue reading at www.themat.com

Big Ten Network to Stream National Duals Live

All four sessions will be available through online webcast

The Big Ten Network has announced plans to provide complete live coverage of the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Dual Meet Championship through the Big Ten Digital Network online. The tournament, also known as “Mat Mayhem,” will be hosted by the University of Minnesota this weekend, Feb. 22-23. Continue reading

Minnesota West’s Gainey, Goodwin ready for nationals

WORTHINGTON — Minnesota West wrestlers Greg Gainey and Ben Goodwin find themselves on a national stage.

Both Gainey (18-7) and Goodwin (7-8) have qualified for the NJCAA Men’s Wrestling National Championships, which run from Friday through Saturday at Jacobsen Exhibition Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Continue reading at www.dglobe.com