The International Olympic Committee may have kicked wrestling out of the Olympics, but the ancient sport lives on in the lives of the many amateur athletes still taking part in competitions.
One wrestler at the University of Minnesota may have seen his days as a competitive wrestler come to an end, however — all because he recorded an inspirational rap song.
Joel Bauman is a 21-year-old redshirt sophomore wrestling for the University of Minnesota. At least, he was. The NCAA just ruled Bauman ineligible to compete for the rest of the season.
The reason? A song called “Ones in the Sky,” an inspirational rap song that Bauman recorded and uploaded to YouTube. The song is also available for download on iTunes, for the customary 99 cents.
The NCAA isn’t exactly thrilled about this. The organization says Bauman is running afoul of its rules, which stipulate that amateur athletes cannot use their name, image or status to sell a commercial product.
From the sound of things, Bauman could make this whole problem go away and continue taking part in NCAA competitions if he simply changed the song’s credit to list him under a pseudonym. He wants none of that, however.
It’s not to late to save Olympic wrestling. Make your voices heard.
The United States wrestling team and Dan Gable are asking for your help to keep wrestling as an Olympic event. The International Olympic Committee this week recommended dropping the sport – a staple of the games since they began in 1896 – beginning in 2020. A final decision is expected later this year.
A Russian coach furious about the International Olympic Committee’s recent decision to remove wrestling from the 2020 Olympics has made an inflammatory claim about who is to blame for the move.
Speaking to Russian sports site R-Sport, Russian wrestling coach Vladimir Uruimagov said that the IOC’s decision was evidence of a gay conspiracy.
Dan Gable, wrestling legend, talks about the history of American wrestling. The dedication and contribution of wrestlers in their pursuit to become champions.
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Everyone seems to be doing the Harlem Shake. There are thousands of videos popping up and wrestlers like to shake it just like everyone else. Here are a bunch of wrestlers dancing the Harlem Shake.
Ohio State Wrestling Harlem Shake
Harlem Shake (NIACC WRESTLING)
In front of crowd of nearly nine thousand fans, Minnesota and Iowa split the dual, winning five bouts apiece, for a 15-15 tie. The deciding factor came down to a factor of tiebreaker criteria, in which case the Hawkeyes came out ahead on the third rule, match points (41-33). The loss is the second of the season for the Gophers who drop to 11-2, 5-1 B1G. Iowa improves to 15-1, 5-0 B1G.
The Hawkeyes excelled in the lower weights to gain a large lead before intermission. Dylan Ness at 149 lbs. was the only Gopher in the first half of the lineup to add points to the team total by defeating unranked Michael Kelly by an 8-2 decision. However, the Gophers managed to keep bonus points at bay and went into intermission trailing 3-12.
Cody Yohn faced Nick Moore in the 165-pound weight class to start the match after break. A slow start cost Yohn valuable points and resulted in a loss for the redshirt senior. Yohn fell 8-2 but not before marking a late reversal to prevent the major.
Wrestlers have to endure a lot of pain in wrestling, but Michael McComish got more than he expected with a light fixture fell from the rafters and landed on top of him.
The video leads up to the incident, if you want to jump right to it, skip ahead to 59 seconds then watch for 15 seconds.
It happened at Madison Square Garden and is scary to watch.
The good news is that the wrestler managed to get right up. He was in the right place at the wrong time. It looks like he fit right inside the light fixture which helped him only suffer stitches; nothing serious.
After the accident, he tweeted to let everyone know he was fine:
This is one lucky wrestler.
This video was made before the Olympics,but it’s defiantly worth the watch!
Wrestlers think about food a lot. Adding calories when they’re training hard and cutting calories when they’re trying to make weight.
World champ wrestler Jordan Burroughs takes us to the Olympic Training Center cafeteria in Colorado Springs to give us the inside scoop on what he eats.
Jordan Burroughs is an American and Olympic freestyle wrestling champion. These are some of his highlights!
A lot of people work out and train pretty hard, but how many can actually pull a fire truck! These wrestlers can.
Don’t try this at home. They make it look easier than it is.