Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Award State Winners Announced

STILLWATER, Okla. – The National Wrestling Hall of Fame on Tuesday announced the state winners of the Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Award (TSHSEA).

First presented in 2014, the TSHSEA is named for Tricia Saunders, a four-time World Champion and women’s wrestling pioneer. Saunders was the first woman to be inducted as a Distinguished Member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2006 and was inducted into the United World Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2011.

The award recognizes and celebrates the nation’s most outstanding high school senior female wrestlers for their excellence in wrestling, scholastic achievement, citizenship, and community service.

For the third consecutive year, the Hall of Fame is recognizing a record number of state winners with 46, up from 35 winners in 2019 and 32 winners in 2018.

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USA Wrestling suspends sanctioned events through May 24, as Return to Practice and Competition Guidelines being finalized

Based upon its principle of following current advice and direction from local health and government authorities, and with a focus on developing best practices for the return to wrestling, USA Wrestling has extended its suspension of sanctioned events through May 24.

The postponement of national and regional events will remain through July 1 at this time.

At this time, based upon the input of USA Wrestling’s COVID-19 Advisory Committee, and through careful review of the national, state and local restrictions concerning the novel coronavirus, USA Wrestling has not identified any situation that would allow competitions to resume yet.

As the situation concerning the pandemic remains fluid and ever-evolving, USA Wrestling will continue to monitor this closely and pledges to regularly update the wrestling community on changes to its policies.

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2019-20 SCSU wrestling team awards ceremony available for viewing

St. Cloud State University wrestling fans can now watch the complete 2019-20 team awards ceremony online. This video presentation includes comments from the SCSU coaching staff along with remarks from the 2019-20 St. Cloud State seniors.

SCSU ended its 2019-20 season with a perfect 16-0, 8-0 NSIC record. The Huskies were the #1 ranked team in the nation before the NCAA DII championships this season were canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Committed to Football, With a Little Help from Wrestling

More and more, elite athletes specialize in one sport. Even those that don’t just participate in one sport, they have a sport that is obviously primary and secondary. For Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie senior Craig Orlando – the sport he considers his…
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New Ridgewater Coach Brings Strong Athletic Background to the Team

WILLMAR and HUTCHINSON, MN – Ridgewater College Warrior wrestlers will have a new head coach for the 2020-21 season. Meet Joey Brown from Washington state.

Brown comes to Ridgewater College highly recommended after serving the previous five seasons as the head wrestling coach at Snohomish High School in Snohomish, WA, where following this last season, he was named District 1 Coach of the Year.

Brown grew up in Washington and Oregon where he wrestled, played football, baseball, and threw for the track team through high school. After high school, he attended Southern Oregon University and Mayville State University, ND, where he played football and walked on to the wrestling team.

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Uncommon Passion, Uncommon Results – Patrick Kennedy

Wrestlers are some of the most passionate athletes on Earth. So much work goes into just being an average wrestler that it is almost impossible for a wrestler to have that passion. To become an elite wrestler, most ratchet that…
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