Dream Team Classic will feature many of the nation’s top high school wrestlers

Scott West’s Kroells and Caledonia’s Goergen set to compete

Fans heading to Iowa City for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials will have an opportunity to watch some of the nation’s best high school wrestlers compete.

The Dream Team Wrestling Classic is set to take place on Friday night at Iowa City West High School. The dual is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Continue reading at themat.com

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OTC wrestlers Betts, Bisek set sights on winning Olympic trials

Chas Betts and Andy Bisek wrestled together in elementary school. Then in high school. Then in college. Then at the Olympic Training Center. Now, they await the biggest jump.

The OTC residents, competing in different weight classes in Greco-Roman, both hope to crack the London Games this summer, with Betts tabbed a favorite and Bisek labeled an underdog heading into the U.S. Olympic trials Saturday and Sunday in Iowa City. Continue reading at gazette.com

Lensing receives Britton Scholar-Athlete Award

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference announced Thursday Augustana’s Cody Lensing has been honored with the 2012 Dr. William Britton Scholar-Athlete Award for Academic Excellence. The award recognizes the conference’s top male student-athlete.

A senior from Moundsview, Minn., Lensing is majoring in biochemistry with a minor in philosophy and holds a 3.96 grade-point average. The Totino-Grace High School graduate wrestled for the Vikings at 125 pounds. Continue reading

Collegians eye Olympic Trials

Five wrestlers with eligibility remaining look for elusive berth

To make an Olympic team requires a special commitment from a special athlete. Usually that commitment includes a full-time dedication to that particular discipline.

In other words, rarely do American high schoolers or collegians make the United States’ freestyle or Greco-Roman wrestling squads. Continue reading at ncaa.com

Sanders in search of Olympic glory

Zach Sanders’ collegiate wrestling career wrapped up a little more than a month ago with what he called a disappointing third-place finish at the NCAA championships in St. Louis.

This weekend, he will hit the mat in Iowa with a trip to London on the line.

Sanders is one of six wrestlers with ties to Minnesota’s wrestling program competing this weekend in the 2012 USA Olympic Trials in Iowa City, Iowa. Continue reading at mndaily.com