Coleman, Smith, Haight, Hafizov beaten in Tuesday morning Greco-Roman session at World Championships

PARIS, France – The final four members of the U.S. Greco-Roman team were defeated during the morning session at the World Wrestling Championships on Tuesday. None of the U.S. wrestlers were eligible for the repechage rounds when their opponents failed to reach the finals. 2012 Olympian and two-time Ellis Coleman… Continue reading

Greco-Roman athletes Hafizov, Coleman, Haight and Smith receive draws for World Championships

PARIS – Four U.S. athletes have weighed in and received their draws for the second day of Greco-Roman action at the 2017 World Championships being held at AccorHotels Arena. A veteran group comprised of past Olympians Ildar Hafizov (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Army WCAP), Ellis Coleman (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Army WCAP)… Continue reading

Pat Smith shedding runner-up tag in breakthrough 2017

Prior to his breakthrough in April at the Greco-Roman World Team Trials, Patrick Smith was perhaps best known as the country’s premier carrot-chaser. A perennial bridesmaid. A fall-on-your-sword type of athlete who would always leave his heart out on the mat only to walk away second-best. It’s a torturous cycle,… Continue reading

Guillotine Grapevine: Pat Smith and studying abroad in school and wrestling in Sweden

Minnesota Storm Greco-Roman athlete Pat Smith is back in the U.S. after three months studying abroad in Sweden. The U.S. Open champion is gearing up for the U.S. World Team Trials and looking to make his first World Team. But since winning the U.S. Open back in December, Smith decided… Continue reading