Eight U.S. wrestlers to visit White House with fellow Olympians and Paralympians on Friday

Eight members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic wrestling team will join other members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team and the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Team in a White House visit on Friday morning in Washington, D.C.

The wrestlers who will attend the White House visit and meet President Barack Obama include men’s freestyle wrestlers Jordan Burroughs, Jake Herbert, Sam Hazewinkel and Tervel Dlagnev, Greco-Roman wrestlers Spenser Mango and Dremiel Byers and women wrestlers Clarissa Chun and Ali Bernard. Burroughs was an Olympic gold medalist and Chun won an Olympic bronze medal. Continue reading at themat.com

Viking wrestling 2012-13 recruiting class cited in Wrestling USA magazine

MISSOULA, Mont. – Augustana has been cited by Wrestling USA magazine for having one of the top non-Division I recruiting classes in the nation.

Vikings head coach Jason Reitmeier signed 11 wrestlers for the 2012-13 season. The class was ranked 11th in the country among non-Division I schools by Wrestling USA’s national editor Dan Fickel.

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Downey earns silver medal on final day of Junior World Championships

Minnesotan Destin McCauley competed

PATTAYA, Thailand – The sentiment seemed to be the same all week for the United States.

It wasn’t what they wanted.

For U.S. Olympic Training Center resident athlete Pat Downey, it really wasn’t, but he’ll still take it.

Downey was the lone U.S. medalist in men’s freestyle competition at the 2012 FILA Junior World Championships at the Eastern Sports Training Center in Pattaya, Thailand. On Sunday, he wound up with the silver medal losing to Iran’s Mohammadjavad Ebrahimi 1-2, 1-0, 4-0. Continue reading at www.themat.com

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Hazewinkel family to receive Legacy Award from Alan & Gloria Rice Greco Hall of Champions, October 20

By Kyle Klingman – National Wrestling Hall of Fame

WATERLOO, Iowa — One of the greatest family legacies in wrestling will be honored by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum. The Hazewinkel family will receive the Legacy Award at the Alan & Gloria Rice Greco-Roman Hall of Champions induction ceremony on October 20, 2012, in Minneapolis, Minn.

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