Day 5 Recap: Disappointing finish for U.S. women’s freestyle team

LONDON — A day after Clarissa Chun won the first medal for the U.S at the 2012 Olympic Games, Kelsey Campbell (55 kilos) and Ali Bernard (72 kilos) bowed out prior to the medal rounds on the final day of Olympic women’s freestyle competition Thursday at the ExCel Center in London.

Aside from Chun’s bronze medal performance, the other three U.S. women’s freestyle wrestlers went a combined 0-4 at the 2012 Olympic Games. Continue reading at

Day 4 Recap: Chun gives U.S. first wrestling medalist in London

LONDON — It took four days, but on Wednesday the U.S. claimed its first wrestling medal of the 2012 Olympic Games in London when Clarissa Chun earned a bronze medal in women’s freestyle at 48 kilos.

Ironically, Chun, a 30-year-old Hawaiian, defeated the same wrestler who defeated her four years ago for the Olympic bronze medal in Beijing, Irini Merleni of Ukraine, an Olympic champion and five-time World champion. Continue reading at

Lamer joins South Dakota State coaching staff

The South Dakota State wrestling team and head coach Chris Bono announced former Jackrabbit standout Chad Lamer as volunteer assistant.

As a collegiate athlete, Lamer was a four-time All-American and won three consecutive national titles at the Division II level for SDSU in 1994, 1995 and 1996. He won back-to-back titles at 177 pounds before claiming his final title at 190 pounds.

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