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Ohio State Head Wrestling Coach Tom Ryan Signs a Five-Year Contract Extension

Ohio State head wrestling coach Tom Ryan has signed a five-year contract extension, TJ Shelton, associate athletics director for sports administration, announced today. “Our wrestling program has enjoyed unprecedented success under Coach Ryan’s leadership and he has established himself as one of the nation’s best coaches,” said Shelton. “Tom has led us to a place among the […]

ESPN2 to Broadcast the 2015 Wrestling World Championships

USA Wrestling and United World Wrestling team up with Titan Mercury Wrestling Club and WEB productions to present the 2015 Wrestling World Championships in Las Vegas, NV. The prime time telecasts will reach over 90 million homes through a broadcast on ESPN2 and will also be available on Watch ESPN’s digital platforms. We expect the 2015 Wrestling World […]

Brands on likely Kinnick wrestling dual. May shatter NCAA attendance record.

All signs are pointing to a wrestling dual meet and a national attendance record going down Nov. 14 at Kinnick Stadium. Reached by phone Wednesday afternoon, Iowa wrestling coach Tom Brands said, “There’s something big coming. And we’re excited about it.” The University of Iowa isn’t going as far to say the Hawkeyes will definitely […]

Majority of Assembly supports Mixed Martial Arts in NY

A majority of members of the New York State Assembly support the legalization of professional mixed martial arts fighting in the state, according to a survey by Capital New York. The media outlet reported 76 members have either signed on as bill co-sponsors or said they would vote in favor. The bill has not yet come to […]

Olympic wrestling trials return to Iowa City in 2016

The road to the Summer Olympics for the country’s wrestlers will again go through Iowa City. USA Wrestling announced Wednesday via social media that the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials will be held at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on April 8-10. The event returns after being held at CHA in 2012. The announcement was a chance for […]

Nike Wrestling Shoes Return with Hypersweep & Freek

Nike wrestling shoes aren’t as common as they use to be. They are actually pretty hard to find and it was even rumored that they stopped making them all together. However, Nike is back, teasing its new wrestling shoes, Nike Freek and Hypersweep, all over social media.

Walk-on Wrestler Becomes First SF State Wrestler to Head to Nationals in 15 Years

SF State Wrestlers Johnny Costa, Jordan Garrola, Andrew Reggi In his purple SF State wrestling singlet, Johnny Costa knelt to the mat on one knee to attach his ankle band, but inside he was praying in anticipation of his first match at Massari Arena at Colorado State Pueblo University on Feb. 27. It was a tradition his grandfather […]

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Put on a singlet, make a snow angel, raise funds for autism charities.

If you’re a wrestler, wrestling family member, friend or fan you can make the most of that white stuff on the ground, beat that feeling of cabin fever, and help raise funds for a worthy cause… all by making a snow angel, thanks to a partnership between Wrestle Against Autism, Pinning Down Autism, and the True Wrestling […]

For one-legged fighter Matt Betzold, no such thing as an insurmountable obstacle

Matt Betzold has developed his own method for dealing with fellow flyweights who don’t want to fight him just because he happens to have only one leg. “Basically, I just talk s–t,” Betzold told MMAjunkie. “I call them out on their bulls–t, and I don’t let them get away with it.” It’s a strategy that […]

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