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Bruce Burnett Back At USA Wrestling

Bruce Burnett Back At USA Wrestling Christian Pyles USA Wrestling has officially brought Bruce Burnett back into the fold as National Freestyle Coach in the wake of Zeke Jones’ departure for Arizona State. Jones manned the helm for over 5 years. This is a familiar position for Coach Burnett who was the National Freestyle coach for 7 years from 1993-2000. He was the Head Coach at the Naval Academy for 13 years as well from 2000-2013 before retiring from the post in September. During Coach Burnett’s time at USA wrestling the country s...

Fi - The Best Recruiting Classes in the Country

A heartbeat of mine. I suppose I love the narrative; the development from high school freshman through college signee and onwards. Over the years it’s become a basic equation. From a head coaching perspective, wrestling is a simpler puzzle than other sports. Recruiting --> Development --> Results. There is no game planning. There is no strategy. Recruit the best you can, develop them, and win. Below you’ll find analysis to differentiate recruiting classes, which of course, is not without subjectivity or interpretation. Here is what ...

World Freestyle Rankings

Five New No.1’s in Men’s Freestyle Rankings after Continental Championships CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (May 2) – Five new names appeared atop the FILA World Rankings in men’s freestyle as the dust settled from four continental championship meets held in April around the world. Rasul KALIEV (KAZ), Haji ALIEV (AZE), Moustafa HOSSEINKHANI (IRI), Abdul Rashid SADULAEV (RUS) and Taha AKGUL (TUR) all moved to the top of their respective weight categories after winning performances in the European and Asia championships. Ya...

The Truth Will Face World 5th Friev

Ed Ruth To Face Taymuraz Friev At Beat The Streets Christian Pyles On Wednesday Ed Ruth's freestyle chops will be put to the test as he is set to take on Taymuraz Friev of Spain at Beat The Streets.   Friev is a well accomplished Freestyler on the Senior level having placed 5th at Worlds and recently winning the Grand Prix of France as well as the 2013 Grand Prix of France.   This will be the first meeting between the two in a match many American's are looking forward to.  Friev is not athletically impressive and can struggle aga...

Can Penn State's Taylor, Ruth Compete With The Big Boys?

Can Penn State's Taylor, Ruth Compete With The Big Boys? Christian Pyles It’s a fair question. Their folkstyle chops are incredible. However, are they ready for the worlds finest Freestyle technicians? For me, it is problematic to lump the two together. I feel Taylor is further along as a Freestyler than Ed. Look no further than his incredible (and it was incredible) performance against Jordan Burroughs, the World’s finest wrestler. While it’s true international opponents will pose threats to David that Jordan may not (and vic...

Donny Pritzlaff Headed To Rutgers

Pritzlaff Headed To Rutgers scarletknights.com PISCATAWAY, N.J. (May 2, 2014) – Entering its inaugural season in the Big Ten Conference, the Rutgers wrestling program made a big addition to its coaching staff Friday, hiring longtime Big Ten coach and former grappler Donny Pritzlaff to its staff as associate head coach. “I believe that this is one of the best coaches in the country and a hire that can change the landscape of this wrestling program,” said head coach Scott Goodale. “Donny has years of Big Ten experience as ...

JO v. Novachkov At Beat The Streets

USA's Jordan Oliver vs. Boris Novachkov of Bulgaria  Jerry Milani  NEW YORK, May 1, 2014 – Jordan Oliver of Stillwater, Okla., will take on Boris Novachkov of Bulgaria at 65 kg/143 lbs. in the second matchup announced as part of the Team USA vs. World All-Stars international wrestling competition in Times Square on May 7. The remaining pairings will be revealed in the coming days for the event, held in support of the Beat the Streets youth wrestling program. Oliver was second in the 2013 World Team Trials and 2013 U.S. Open. He...

David Taylor vs. Yabrail Hasanov of Azerbaijan bout set for Beat The Streets

David Taylor vs. Yabrail Hasanov of Azerbaijan bout set for Beat The Streets Gary Abbott NEW YORK, April 30, 2014 – David Taylor of State College, Pa., will take on Yabrail Hasanov of Azerbaijan at 74 kg/163 lbs. in the first matchup announced as part of the Team USA vs. World All-Stars international wrestling competition in Times Square on May 7. The remaining pairings will be revealed in the coming days for the event, held in support of the Beat the Streets youth wrestling program. Taylor has been second at the U.S. Open the last two ye...

Athletes Speak Out On NCAA Duals Proposal

Athletes Opinion On NCAA Dual Component Christian Pyles We’ve read the opinions of many Coaches and media members about the proposal to add a dual component to the NCAA tournament. If you need a refresher course on the proposal, get caught up here.   One take I felt that was being neglected was the opinion of the athletes themselves. They are the ones who will be most directly impacted by this decision, yet we haven’t heard their thoughts and opinions. I decided to contact every team and distribute the survey to all the athlete...

Team USA Announced For Beat the Streets

Team USA Announced For Beat the Streets In Times Square May 7 NEW YORK, April 29, 2014 – Team USA wrestlers Nahshon Garrett (57 kg/125.5 lbs.), Jimmy Kennedy (61 kg/134 lbs.), Jordan Oliver (65 kg/143 lbs.), Brent Metcalf (65 kg/143 lbs.), Logan Stieber (65 kg/143 lbs.), David Taylor (74 kg/163 lbs.), Ed Ruth (86 kg/189 lbs.), Kyle Snyder (97 kg/213 lbs.) and Randi Miller (women's: 69 kg/152 lbs.) were added today to the roster of American stars who will take on top international standouts in the Team USA vs. The World All-Stars internati...

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