Kerkvliet out of Junior World Championships, Elam to compete at 97 kg

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – 2017 Cadet World champion Daniel Greg Kerkvliet will miss the 2018 Junior World Championships after sustaining a recent injury. Kerkvliet was slated to suit up for the U.S. at 97 kg/213 lbs.

After winning a gold medal on the Cadet World stage last summer, Kerkvliet recently represented the United States once again at the 2018 Cadet World Championships in Zagreb, Croatia, in July, where he finished with a silver medal. Continue reading at

Cadet World Champ Matt Ramos Commits To Minnesota

Cadet world champ Matt Ramos (Lockport Township, IL) announced his college decision on social media today.

Ramos becomes the first 2019 commit for Minnesota after an excellent 2018 class. He chose the Gophers over Indiana.

After winning Akron and then a world title at 51kg, Ramos was #1 at 113. However, he has since moved up to 120 and is currently ranked 6th by Flowrestling. Continue reading at

Registration now open for 2018 InterMat Classic

Registration is now open for the 2018 InterMat Classic high school wrestling tournament.

The ninth edition of this popular preseason event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Edina High School, 6754 Valley View Road, in Edina, Minn.

The 2018 InterMat Classic is open to wrestlers in grades 7-12. It will offer competition in 15 weight classes — the 14 standard NHSF (National High School Foundation) weights, plus an additional 100-pound weight class. Continue reading at

Huskies’ Velasquez and Phillips Travel to Central Asia with “Athletes In Action”

ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN – St. Cloud State University wrestlers, Brett Velasquez and Lawrence Phillips, traveled to Central Asia this past summer representing and competing for the United States.

The trip was organized by “Athletes in Action”. Athletes in Action is a sports organization based in Xenia, Ohio in the United States. It was founded in 1966 by Dave Hannah. It is the sports ministry of Cru Ministries, formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ.

Huskies wrestling volunteer coach, John Peterson, facilitated the event and coached Team U.S.A. Peterson earned an Olympic gold medal in the 180.5 pound freestyle class of wrestling in competition at Montreal in July 1976 and previously captured a silver medal at the Munich Olympics in 1972. Peterson has been volunteering for Huskies wrestling program since 2008. Continue reading at

University of Minnesota Season Ticket Renewals On Sale Wednesday

University of Minnesota wrestling season ticket renewals will go on sale for the 2018-2019 season on Wednesday, Aug. 29.

Minnesota will host eight home matches this season versus top opponents, including matchups against Oklahoma State and Iowa. Season ticket renewals are on sale starting at $80 this year, while those wishing to purchase season tickets for the first time will be able to do so beginning in mid-September. Fans who renew or purchase 2018-19 season tickets will also have the opportunity to purchase Big Ten Wrestling Tournament tickets at Williams Arena prior to the general public. Continue reading