Cliff Keen WC to Host India's Bajrang Punia for Month-Long Training Camp

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The Cliff Keen Wrestling Club/Michigan RTC will host three-time world medalist Bajrang Punia of India for a month-long training camp in December, the club announced Sunday (Nov. 29). Already qualified for the Tokyo Olympics after his bronze-medal world finish in 2019, Bajrang is currently ranked No. 2 in the world at 65kg.

"We continue to elevate our training environment at Michigan and are excited to have Bajrang here in Ann Arbor," said Michigan head coach Sean Bormet. "I've closely watched his wrestling over the last several years, and I really respect his fierce competitiveness and work ethic. He is highly regarded around the globe and is a world-class training partner. It's an outstanding opportunity for everyone."

"I am excited to train with Michigan's Cliff Keen Wrestling Club," said Bajrang. "This will be my first time going there, so I am looking forward to training with the team. They have some great coaches in Sergei [Beloglazov] and Sean, and I hope to get good partners as well. I know it will be cold there, but I'm prepared. The U.S. has been a great destination for me. There are a lot of wrestling fans there who support me, for which I'm thankful. I'll do my best."

Bajrang medaled at 65kg at the last two World Championships, claiming silver in 2018 before his bronze finish in 2019, and previously claimed bronze at 60kg in 2013. He also took 65kg silver at the 2017 U23 World Championships. He is a six-time Asian Championships medalist, capturing gold in 2017 and 2019, and twice reached the finals at the quadrennial Asian Games, with a gold-medal finish in 2018.

He placed in the top two at each of his UWW Ranking Series events in 2020, defeating American Jordan Oliver, 4-3, to capture gold at the Matteo Pellicone tournament in January before earning silver at the Asian Championships in February. With those performances, he has assured himself a seeded start at the Olympic Games next summer.

Bajrang will arrive in Michigan next week, and while stateside, he will participate in FloWrestling's eight-man 150-pound bracket on Dec. 18 in Austin, Texas.


6 Reasons You Can't Miss Oklahoma State vs UNI On Saturday

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The #3 ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys are making their way up north to Cedar Falls looking for redemption one year after being upset by Northern Iowa. Always scrappy, the Panthers just made their way into the top 20 dual rankings setting up a big dual between Big 12 rivals.

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NCAA D1 Box Scores January 27-31, 2021

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Check out complete NCAA D1 wrestling box scores from January 27-31, 2021.

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Complete Powerade College Fan Guide

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In a year devoid of big high school tournaments, Powerade is providing a much-needed boost for high school wrestling fans. But if you prefer NCAA Division 1 wrestling, this tournament has plenty for you as well.

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How to Watch: 2021 PIAA Individual State Wrestling Championship

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Bader Show: Lance Palmer

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Bader and Bray catch up with Lance Palmer on the day the Toughest Bracket Ever film drops.

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FRL 603 - Toughest Bracket Ever FloFilm, Grilling Ben On Jake Paul Fight

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On episode 603 of FRL, the boys go in-depth about our newest FloFilm, Toughest Bracket Ever, grill Ben about his fight with Jake Paul, and talk a little bit about the biggest NCAA duals this weekend.

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2021 Powerade Seeds Are Here!

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NCAA Wrestling Week Five Streaming Guide

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Week four of NCAA wrestling is in the books and week five is upon us. Here's every Division I wrestling event occurring from Wednesday, January 27th - Sunday, January 31st, and where you can watch it. All times shown are eastern time.

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How to Watch: 2021 War at the Shore

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How to Watch: 2021 New Jersey Scholastic State Championship

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