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Top 10 High School Matches Of The Year

The hardest part of writing an article of this nature is having to pare down to just 10.  There's a pile of quality matches that won't make this list.  Like all the previous top 10's before it, these reflect my opinion and what I enjoy.  Some like 2-Pac, others Biggie.  I liked Raimo/Thomsen, Willie likes Fix v. Suriano.  Personal preference here.  I'm considering basically all matches for all styles from October through Fargo in July.   To the list: 10.  Alex Marinelli v. Mason Manville - Ironman Finals ...

57kg UWW Senior World Championship Preview

Date of competition: Saturday, September 12th .post-content img { padding: 10px; } USA Wrestler: Tony Ramos: This will be Ramos' second consecutive World Team this year. The former Hawkeye NCAA Champion dropped his opening bout at the 2014 Worlds and was not pulled into the repechage because Bekhbayar Erdenebat (MGL) failed to to make the finals. Ramos dropped the opening round bout, 6-4. In the crucial sequence of the bout, Ramos turned Erdenebat with a power half for a two-point exposure, but gave up four as he lost control and was flipped ov...

Brandon Slay Makes Huge Coaching Impact

Brandon Slay has had his share of success as a competitor so it’s no surprise that he’s been a pretty impactful coach. Slay has so much insight that it’s tough not to perk up a bit when he spits out those nuggets of knowledge. The relationships he's made with some of our best wrestlers, like Mark Hall, Spencer Lee, Gable Steveson and Jarod Verkleeren, who have a whole lot more winning in their futures, are pretty great to see. Slay’s gems of wisdom have clearly seeped into their young minds and the impact is pretty ...

FloWrestler of the Week: Yianni Diakomihalis, NY

Yianni D is the real deal.   And if you weren’t convinced before, you damn sure are now.   He impressed each and every one of us more and more with every match he wrestle at Cadet Worlds in Bosnia. Yianni seemed to get stronger and stronger as the tournament went on. He started with a dominant performance and followed with another, and another.   He was so dominant that he didn’t give up a single point until the semifinals. And even when he gave up the initial takedown in the gold medal match, it was apparent that he...

Gable Steveson's Journey To Gold

.post-content img { padding: 10px; } Minnesota native Gable Steveson ended the Cadet World Championships in style Sunday when he won the United State's third Men's Cadet Freestyle gold, and the teams fifth total medal of the tournament.  100kg R1: Gable Steveson tf. Georgios Georgiadis (GRE), 10-0 Steveson took the hard road to the gold medal having to win five matches to claim gold, and coming out of the tougher side of the bracket. Steveson showed no signs of nerves his first match as he picked up a quick first period tech. St...

Andrew Buckley Changes Commitment to Navy

The #17th ranked 182lb'er in the country Andrew Buckley has now changed his commitment to Navy. Buckley had originally committed to South Dakota State. Watch Buckley clinch All American status at Fargo in this match below with Timothy Young. When asked about the decision to change his verbal commitment Buckley said, " This was a long, difficult process for me because of the respect I have for the coaches at SDSU but for me personally, it is the right one." Buckley projects at 184lbs for Naval Academy.

Cadet World's Live Results

Sunday, August 30th Look for videos to be posted on the coverage page shortly. 46kg R1: Dylan D'emilio tf. Horst Lehr (GER), 10-0 46kg R2: Dylan D'emilio vs. Semion Terzi (UKR), 4-3 46kg QF: Dylan D’Emilio dec. Yerbolat Rakhmanov (KAZ), 10-5 46kg BRONZE: Amir Parasteh (IRI) tf. Dylan D’Emilio 15-4 Commentary: In the bronze medal match D'Emilio came out strong scoring a leg attack and crotch lift to take a 4-0 lead. From there Parasteh controlled the match from par terre. to close out the first period he scored on a step-out, before...

Cadet Worlds Freestyle Day 2 Results

Sunday, August 30th Cadet World's are in the books!  All told, Team USA men's freestyle came away with 5 total medals.  3 Gold and 2 Bronze.   Today's action featured two champions in Jarod Verkleeren and Gable Steveson.  Full match results are below.  Match commentary for Team USA's medal round can be found here.  46kg R1: Dylan D'emilio tf. Horst Lehr (GER), 10-0 46kg R2: Dylan D'emilio vs. Semion Terzi (UKR), 4-3 46kg QF: Dylan D’Emilio dec. Yerbolat Rakhmanov (KAZ), 10-5 46kg SF: Aleksei Ko...

Bracket Breakdowns For Day 2

Saturday results here. Sunday, August 30th 46kg - Dylan D'emilio vs. Horst Lehr (GER) *Lehr finished 10th at the 2015 European Championships The top half of the bracket is light on credentialed wrestlers and power countries. Rustambek Juraev (UZB) was a silver medalist at the Asian Championships. Azerbaijan representative Asgar Mammadliyev also brings medal credentials with him, but his was a bronze from the European Championships at 42kg. D'emilio was drawn into the bottom half of the bracket and will have to scrap his way through a tough bra...

Yianni D's Journey To Gold

Yianni D's Journey To Gold

Kyle Bratke

August 29, 2015, 12:47pm

.post-content img { padding: 10px; } New York native Yianni Diakomihalis became the United States second Cadet World champion this week joining Ronna Heaton. Yianni was dominant and impressive throughout his run to the gold medal. R32: Yianni Diakomihalis TF Maksat Talkambaev (KGZ) 10-0 Yianna D started the tournament off with a quick first period tech. Diakomihalis wasted no time coming out firing off and scoring multiple quick takedowns, and picking a series of leg laces to end the match early into the first period. R16: ...

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