Andy Bisek is off the road and back at the OTC

Greco-Roman star Andy Bisek is back at home at the Olympic Training Center after a grueling multi-month schedule of travel and meets.

In February, two-time U.S. World Team member Bisek traveled to Havana, Cuba, where he picked up gold at the Cerro Pelado International at 75 kg/165 lbs. with his win over Carlos Munoz from Colombia by a technical fall, 8-0 in the finals. Continue reading at

Pins by Smith and Perkins lift Team USA to 9th-place finish at Greco-Roman World Cup

TEHRAN, Iran – Robby Smith and RaVaughn Perkins won by fall to lift the United States to a ninth-place finish at the World Cup in Greco-Roman wrestling on Friday.

The U.S. trailed 4-3 against Armenia and Smith trailed 3-0 after the first period of the final bout at 130 kg/286 lbs. But Smith stormed back strong and eventually earned a pin over Aremenia’s Vachik Yeghiazaryan.

The dual ended in a 4-4 deadlock, but the U.S. won the tiebreaker based on classification points boosted by the pins by Smith and Perkins. Continue reading at

USA goes 0-3 on day one of Greco-Roman World Cup in Tehran, Iran

TEHRAN, Iran – The United States dropped three dual meets in Group A competition on the first day of the Greco-Roman World Cup on Thursday.

The USA opened with a close loss to Turkey, 3-5, then fell to Hungary, 0-8, and lost to Russia, 1-7.

The United States still has one more Group A match on Friday morning, when the team faces Kazakhstan. Later on Friday, the USA will have a medal-round match, which will be determined based upon its final standing within Group B. Continue reading at

USA defeats World All-Stars 8-3 in Beat the Streets event in Times Square

NEW YORK, N.Y. – It was a powerful display of wrestling, as Team USA blasted the World All-Stars, 8-3 on the raised mats in Times Square on Wednesday night before a standing-room crowd of vocal fans.

Although the USA dropped the opening match, the team ran through the lineup with some outstanding performances, finished off in the closing bout with a pin by 2012 Olympic champion and two-time World champion Jordan Burroughs at 74 kg/163 lbs. over pin Atsamaz Sanakoev of Russia in 5:58. Continue reading at

NBCSN to broadcast Wednesday’s Beat The Streets event

STAMFORD, Conn. — 2012 U.S. Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs highlights a field of top wrestlers in one of the world’s most iconic settings on Wednesday night, when USA Wrestling and NBCSN combine to present the Beat The Streets Team USA vs. The World international wrestling dual meet from Times Square in New York City at 10:30 p.m. ET.

The event will air following Game 4 between the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers in their Stanley Cup Playoff series.

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