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Bahamas joins the fight to keep the Olympic sport of wrestling

The Bahamas Amateur Wrestling Federation (BAWF) has joined with federations around the Americas in a campaign to reinstate wrestling as an Olympic Sport. The executive board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted in February to drop wrestling from the Olympic program as of 2020. The surprise decision was a significant point when the Pan […]

UFC is joining the fight to help save Olympic wrestling

There was a time in the not-to-distant past when, Ultimate Fighting Championship, (UFC) was two million dollars in the hole. Today, it’s, several billion in the black, thanks to the efforts of promotion president, Dana White, (and the checkbook of the Fertitta brothers). Now, White tells, NBC Sports, he’s taking on a new fight. “[Wrestling] needs to be more fan-friendly, it needs […]

Keep Wrestling In The Olympics

 

Jordan Burroughs: Gold medalist speaks about Olympic wrestling, NJSIAA state title in 2006

Jordan Burroughs began his wrestling career as a five year old and by 24 he has won an NJSIAA state title, two NCAA championships, a world championship and a gold medal at the London Olympics. Burroughs spoke with The Star-Ledger this week to talk about, the International Olympic Committee’s decision to drop wrestling from the Games, beginning […]

Magic on the Mat – David Tremblay

ConU Olympian David Tremblay Says Goodbye to University Wrestling After Half-Decade in Maroon and Gold If you ask any wrestler on Concordia’s varsity team about their teammate David Tremblay, the words “leader” and “role model” are never very far from their lips. Now in his fifth year with the Stingers, Tremblay is one of the […]

Growth of wrestling could slow without national support.

Northern Illinois wrestling coach Ryan Ludwig tried to find positives when he heard the International Olympic Committee recommended wrestling be removed from its list of core sports for the 2020 games. “I can’t look at the decision negatively,” Ludwig said. “I’ve got to be positive about things. It’s a chance to battle hard and overcome […]

Wrestling champion Cejudo enters a new arena

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Olympic freestyle wrestling champion Henry Cejudo is entering the mixed martial arts arena knowing that he has a lot to learn. Some things, however, he already knows. “I’m so used to wrestling where they have fans that just yell and scream, “he told Reuters in a telephone interview. “But in MMA, people […]

Go To The Mat To Keep Olympic Wrestling

Ever wrestle? We speak of formal amateur wrestling, as mostly seen on the high school and college levels. If you have, you know it is one of the most demanding of sports, a total, all-out commitment of body and mind. It requires discipline and skill, it makes an athlete understand his or her body. It […]

Fight for what’s right. #SaveOlympicWrestling

Ancient Olympic wrestlers would sometimes fight to the death. IOC better understand we’re ready to do that again.

Wrestling will not go down without a fight. #SaveOlympicWrestling

It’s not to late to save Olympic wrestling. Make your voices heard.

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