Reader, Kilgore, Anderson, Erickson among champs crowned at University World Team Trials

Gophers Zach Sanders and Tony Nelson win titles

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Six days after the United States finished strong at the Olympic Games, another American team is now set to make another big splash internationally.

Fourteen University World Team wrestling berths – seven in freestyle and seven in Greco-Roman – were decided at the University World Team Trials on Saturday afternoon at Palmer High School.

And the U.S. is planning on contending for even more hardware at the University World Championships, set for Oct. 2-7 in Kourtane, Finland. Continue reading at

University World Team Trials Brackets/Results at

U.S. sends strong teams to FILA Cadet Worlds in Baku, Azerbaijan, August 21-26

Minnesotans McKee, Thorn, and Gross to compete

The United States is sending talented teams in the three Olympic styles of wrestling to the 2012 FILA Cadet World Championships, set for Baku, Azerbaijan, August 21-26. The FILA Cadet age division is for athletes who are 15-17 years old.

FILA reinstated the Cadet World Championships in 2011, after it had been suspended for more than a decade, going back to 1999.

The men’s freestyle competition will be held August 21-22, the women’s freestyle held August 23-24 and the Greco-Roman held August 25-26. Continue reading at

Olympic champions Varner and Burroughs to appear on Today Show, Friday, August 17

Olympic wrestling champions Jake Varner (State College, Pa./Nittany Lion WC) and Jordan Burroughs (Lincoln, Neb./Sunkist Kids) will travel to New York City for a lengthy Today show appearance tomorrow, Friday, August 17.

Wrestling fans can expect multiple segments featuring the two Olympic champions beginning at 8:00 a.m. EST and culminating at 10:30 a.m. EST. Continue reading at

Matt Ghaffari, Dennis Koslowski to enter Alan & Gloria Rice Greco-Roman Hall of Champions

The Short family from Minnesota will receive the Family Legacy Award

By Kyle Klingman NWHOF Dan Gable Museum

WATERLOO, Iowa–The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum will induct Matt Ghaffari and Dennis Koslowski into the Alan & Gloria Rice Greco-Roman Hall of Champions. An induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at the Kennedy Center on the campus of Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minn.

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