Category Olympic

Kurt Angle Q&A: Verbal Sparring With The Wrestling Machine

The Olympic gold medallist-turned-WrestleMania headliner on neck injuries, imminent movie stardom and why he’s hoping to regain his title at London 2012. You retired from amateur freestyle wrestling in 1996. What’s convinced you to return at the age of 42?…

Olympic gold medalist attempts huge comeback

By Tyler Huey Nisqually Valley News Kurt Angle won a gold medal in freestyle wrestling at the 1996 Olympics and now, 15 years later, the 42-year-old is training to make a comeback in hopes of qualifying for next summer’s 2012…

Kurt Angle confirms Olympic comeback, Couldn’t agree with UFC

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Former 1996 Olympic gold medalist, and current TNA superstar, Kurt Angle publicly re-confirmed his commitment to making an amateur wrestling comeback in hopes of qualifying for the 2012 Olympics. On his official Twitter page, Angle addressed the negative publicity surrounding…

2012 Olympic Trials coming to Iowa City

By K.J. Pilcher, Reporter IOWA CITY, Iowa – The hotbed of amateur wrestling finally gets the chance to host one of the sport’s premiere events. The United States Olympic Committee and USA Wrestling announced Tuesday that Iowa City was selected…

Former Olympian survives life’s tragedies

Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press Daniel Cormier doesn’t need to be told that sports is just a game. The former amateur wrestling star and fledgling mixed martial arts fighter has already had too many reminders of the real world. Life…

BigTen Profile on Dustin Schlatter

It wasn’t an easy decision, but it was one Dustin Schlatter felt he had to make. After talking to his father, the Massillon, Ohio native then met with the University of Minnesota coaching staff. Following an injury-plagued 21-5 junior campaign…

Greco-Roman wrestler Rial finds new motivation

Council Bluffs, Ia. ” Greco-Roman wrestling got to be a drag for Mark Rial, especially after a subpar showing at the 2008 Olympic Trials. A move back to Cedar Falls, where his college wrestling career began, helped Rial get back…

3x Olympic Freestyle Champ Saitiev Retires

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Three-times Olympic freestyle wrestling champion Buvaisar Saitiev has decided to retire after a career that has spaned nearly two decades. Saitiev, 34, one of only three wrestlers to have won three Olympic titles, was thinking of bidding…