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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 […]

Beach wrestling makes area debut at Ontario Beach

National championships, World Team Trials come to Charlotte James Johnson Last year’s Ontario Beach Sports and Music Festival sports lineup included professional jet skiing and beach volleyball. More muscle has been added to this year’s event at Charlotte, as Rochester hosts sanctioned beach wrestling for the first time, on Saturday and Sunday. Beach style was […]

Federation hopes grappling takes hold

By Gary Mihoces, USA TODAY Last year the world governing body for Olympic wrestling noted the appeal of beach volleyball and held its first World Beach Wrestling Championship in Turkey (yep, headlocks in the sand). Now it aims to ride the wave of the mixed martial arts craze. The new addition called grappling (yep, choking […]

FILA wants beach wrestling in Olympics

The International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA), the governing body of international amateur wrestling, aims to add beach wrestling to the Olympics program. FILA President Raphael Martinetti, who was in Antalya for the First World Beach Wrestling Championships, told the Anatolia news agency that he was pleased with the organization in Antalya, adding: “Beach […]

Borzio earns bronze at World Beach Wrestling Champ.

ANTALYA, TURKEY ” Former East Stroudsburg University wrestling coach Angelo Borzio won a bronze medal and the United States team took second place at the World Beach Wrestling Championships in Turkey Saturday. Borzio took bronze in the over 187.5 lbs. division. It was the second bronze medal in less than a week for Borzio after […]

Coach represents USA in World Championships

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wrestling Assistant Coach Jeff Zastrow will represent the U.S. in the first-ever Beach Wrestling World Championships in Turkey beginning November 1st. Zastrow won gold in the senior men’s 231-pound division the day prior to the World Trials. It was the Beach World Trials the next day where he made his mark. The […]

Connor McDonald – On to Lehigh University

Sussex Central standout wrestler Connor McDonald can go about this season with a little less to think about, as the two-time state champion made his college commitment on Monday night. McDonald, of Rehoboth Beach, committed to Lehigh University, where he will be a member of the Mountain Hawks wrestling team. Lehigh, located in Bethlehem, Pa., […]

Batter’s Box, Pelicans teaming to help athletics

The Batter’s Box and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans have teamed up for a second straight year to raise money for a local high school athletic program. The Pelicans and Batter’s Box presented the Georgetown Athletic Booster Club with a check in the amount of $1,480 at halftime of the Georgetown-Carolina Forest football game earlier this […]

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Clarke Wrestlers Place at ASICS Beach Championships

The 2006 ASCIS East Coast Beach Wrestling Championships was a huge success with over 200 wrestlers, including several from the W. T. Clarke Varsity Wrestling Team, taking part in the two-day event held Aug. 12-13 in Long Beach. The tournament included 6 divisions: middle school, high school, college, veteran’s, girl’s and women. Congratulations to the […]

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