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Mike Dixon Named Associate Head Wrestling Coach At ODU

Courtesy: ODU Athletics NORFOLK, Va. – Mike Dixon was named the Associate Head Wrestling Coach at Old Dominion University, as announced by Head Coach Steve Martin on Monday afternoon. “This promotion is our way of recognizing Mike’s commitment to the Old Dominion wrestling program,” said Martin. “Mike is one of the top assistant coaches in the country and we wanted to make sure that he knew how important he is to our current and future success.” Dixon enters his tenth season with the Monarch wrestling team, a...

Jones and Cormier Brawl at UFC Staredown

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is set to fight challenger Daniel Cormier at UFC 178 in September. They had a staredown photo opportunity that turned into one, if not the biggest pre-fight brawl in UFC history. Here are a couple different video angles of the scuffle. Here is one from Instagram

JR World Greco - Final Results

Draws, Updates, and Results for Greco Roman Competition in Zagreb, Croatia at the Junior World Championships. U.S. Day II Notes It was a slightly better day for the U.S. Greco Team on Day II at JR Worlds. After going 1-4 on Tuesday, USA is currently 4-4 with one wrestler in a medal bout. Adam Coon (120KG) did most of the damage, winning three straight matches to reach the semifinals where he fell to defending JR World Champion, Sergei Semenov of Russia. He then bounced back to pick up a Bronze medal, the only medal for the U.S., by sticking Ara...

Just The Facts: Hawkeye Wrestling Club King Of 2014

Bottom Line: Who gets the most guys on Freestyle World Teams. Where do they train? What club is king of 2014? Let’s look at it by the numbers. There are some HS guys on the Junior World Team, they’re not really factored in. I’m simply referring to the guys at training centers at various Universities or the OTC. When you get out of High School where is the best place to train to get on a World Team? The answer may change from year to year, but for right now the Hawkeye Wrestling Club is the place to be. Hawkeye Wrestling Club-4...

America's Best Junior Team Heads To Croatia

LIVE STREAM Via FILA Best ever? Difficult to tell. But one thing's for certain, the U.S. Men's Freestyle team is the most anticipated in recent memory. Along with the U.S. Women and Greco teams, the 8-man star-studded squad heads to Zagreb, Croatia to compete at a Junior World Championships from which many expect a basket full of medals. The U.S. has posted two Top 5 finishes in the last five years and this team is expected to surpass that. In 2009 the U.S. had medalists in Dom Bradley (Gold), Jordan Oliver (Bronze), and Andrew Howe (Bronze) al...

Dennis Papadatos Named Hofstra Head Coach

The search for the next head coach at Hofstra is over. Dennis Papadatos, a Hofstra Alum and veteran coach has been named the next Head Coach at Hofstra University.   Papadatos has been coaching for years and had a 3 year stint as an assistant at Hofstra.  Before being named Head Coach of Hofstra, Papadatos coached at UNC, Binghamton and Northern Illinois.  Papadatos was a 2000 graduate of Hofstra where he earned 97 career victories and qualified for NCAA's twice at 157.  Papadatos is a native of Long Island, NY, so familiari...

Kevin Ward Named Head Coach At Army

Courtesy goarmysports.com WEST POINT, N.Y. – Kevin Ward, who turned a wrestling program built from scratch at Ouachita Baptist University into a national contender, has been named Army’s new head wrestling coach, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Boo Corrigan announced today. Ward, the 2014 NCAA Division II Coach of the Year, becomes the 10th head coach in program history. “We are very excited to welcome Kevin to West Point,” said Corrigan. “We had a tremendous pool of candidates and Kevin’s success build...

Updated And Expanded-New Freestyle P4P Rankings

I just couldn't resist.  20 was cool, but 25 just feels right.  Last time around it was just after World Team Trials when this list came out.  Since then we've had University wrestle offs, University Worlds, a few international tournaments as well as the Phase II World Team Trials in Fargo.  So yeah, quite a bit of movement. If you don't feel like looking back at the last set of rankings the previous ranking is in parentheses.  1. Jordan Burroughs (1)-Should baby Beacon become an honorary P4P wrestler? Stay tuned. ...

Chris Pendleton Heading To ASU

By Rumer Cantrell, SDA Media Relations TEMPE, Ariz.- Chris Pendleton, who served four years as the head assistant coach at the University of Wyoming, was named assistant wrestling coach at Arizona State, head wrestling coach Zeke Jones announced Tuesday. “We're excited about bringing Coach Pendleton on to the Sun Devil Staff,” said Jones. “He brings a wealth of national and world-class experience to our program and has had success in helping wrestlers get on the podium. His technical wrestling knowledge is excellent and he'll ...

Howe And Maple Join Wrestling Staff At OU

Courtesy Soonersports.com NORMAN, Okla. -- University of Oklahoma head wrestling coach Mark Cody has announced the addition of two former OU student-athletes and NCAA champions to his coaching staff. Andrew Howe has been hired as an assistant coach, while Kendric Maple will serve as a volunteer assistant coach. Both Howe and Maple are coming off impressive and decorated collegiate careers. Howe is a four-time All-American, while Maple earned three such honors. The duo joins assistant coach Michael Lightner, who is also an NCAA champion and four...

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