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Keystone Classic awaits ASU wrestling in Philadelphia

TEMPE, Ariz. – The Arizona State University wrestling team, coming off a 4-0 start to the season last weekend on the road, will head to the East Coast this weekend for its first tournament action of the season as the Sun Devils compete in the Keystone Classic inside the Palestra in Philadelphia, Pa. The tournament, […]

More than just a mini-Olympics

Lee U-Wen [email protected] WITH 3-on-3 basketball and even beach wrestling potentially on the programme, the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in 2010, for athletes aged 14 to 18, is shaping up to be more than just a mini-version of the Summer Olympics. The menu of 26 sports will be part of an attempt to better “interest […]

EK’s Bohn learns from overseas experience

By Jeff Chaney The Grand Rapids Press Jake Bohn said it was a trip to remember, and one that will help him in the future. The East Kentwood senior wrestler recently returned from Antalya, Turkey, where he competed for Team USA in the World Tournament from Sept. 7-9. Bohn wrestled in three submission styles at […]

Miyasaki wins sand wrestling bronze

Castle alumnus Tanya Miyasaki won a bronze medal last Saturday, placing third in the women’s under 70 kg division at the Beach Wrestling World Championships at Antalya, Turkey. Miyasaki, who also wrestled at Missouri Valley College, advanced to the semifinals before losing to eventual champion Margarita Montez of Spain 2-1. Beach wrestling is conducted on […]

Beach wrestling tourney to raise money

By Brian Kaminski For the Leader Times Move over, volleyball. Another sport is about to take over the beach. And it hopes to help take down diabetes. The local Pride Wrestling Club is sponsoring a beach wrestling tournament Saturday at Crooked Creek Park in Ford City. Tournament proceeds benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) […]

Lehigh wrestler wins in sand

From Call staff reports Looking for a way to remain active during the summer months, Lehigh junior Trevor Chinn took to the beach. Chinn captured the 165 national title at the second annual U.S. Beach Wrestling National Championships on Saturday, winning all three of his matches on Sunday Beach in Rochester, N.Y. Chinn, wrestling for […]

Mariacher brothers draw line in the sand

By Jackie Friedman NEWS SPORTS REPORTER It was game time.   Matt Mariacher got up from the towel on which he had been passed out for the last half an hour, dusted the sand off his legs, straightened out his orange swimming trunks and headed over to the ring. “It’s a relaxing change,” Mariacher’s father […]

World bronze medalist Downey defends Beach National title in Rochester, N.Y.

Gary Abbott USA Wrestling ROCHESTER, N.Y. – 2006 World Beach bronze medalist Ray Downey of East Meadow, N.Y. (East Meadow WC) won the U.S. Beach National Championships for the second year in a row, with an impressive performance at 176 pounds in the Senior division on Sunday at Charlotte Beach Downey won four matches on […]

Chinn captures National Beach Championship

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Looking for a way to remain active during the summer months, Lehigh junior Trevor Chinn took to the beach. Saturday, Chinn captured the 165 national title at the second annual U.S. Beach Wrestling National Championships, winning all three of his matches on Sunday Beach. Chinn, wrestling for Team Titan, came from behind […]

Beach wrestling: Sand, sun & takedowns

Athletes compete in beach nationals, World Team Trials Nicole Lee Staff writer Mike Morone has been a wrestler for more than three decades, but even he was exposed to a new element of the sport on Saturday. The 49-year-old Chili resident was one of more than 100 athletes who participated in this year’s USAW Beach […]

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