Reliving The Wild 2020 Spring & Summer Of RTC Transfers

Reliving The Wild 2020 Spring & Summer Of RTC Transfers

2020 was a wild year for RTC free agency. Here's a recap of all the biggest moves.

Dec 11, 2020 by JD Rader
Emergency FRL - Thomas Gilman To Penn State

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We're entering into a phenomenal era of US wrestling. More and more athletes are able to wrestle for a living full time post college and the RTC structure has been a big reason for this. The recent RTC Cup was a success and hopefully laid the ground work for similar events in the future. It also had me reminiscing about the wild time this spring and summer when it seemed like every other day a major athlete was transferring from one RTC to another. 

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We're entering into a phenomenal era of US wrestling. More and more athletes are able to wrestle for a living full time post college and the RTC structure has been a big reason for this. The recent RTC Cup was a success and hopefully laid the ground work for similar events in the future. It also had me reminiscing about the wild time this spring and summer when it seemed like every other day a major athlete was transferring from one RTC to another. 

Big time transfers are still occurring, Nahshon Garret and Joe Colon are the most recent, but not quite like as often as back at the beginning of quarantine. Some of these weren't that surprising and some we never saw coming. Either way, it was a fun several months of news when we didn't have live wrestling. So, take a little trip down memory lane and look at how far USA Wrestling has come that athletes have as many good opportunities and places to train as they do.

April

7th - Jack Mueller: Cavalier WC to NYC RTC

8th - Luke Pletcher: Ohio RTC to Pittsburgh WC

10th - Thomas Gilman: from Hawkeye WC to Nittany Lion WC

17th - David McFadden: SERTC to Penn RTC

20th - Ben Honis: Spartan Combat RTC to Penn RTC

21st - Alex Dieringer: Cowboy RTC to Cliff Keen WC

May

7th - Kayla Miracle: Hawkeye WC to Sunkist Kids RTC

10th - Michaela Beck: Hawkeye WC to Sunkist Kids RTC

14th - Ali Ragan: Hawkeye WC to Sunkist Kids RTC

18th - Isaiah Martinez: Illini RTC to Beaver Dam RTC

27th - Forrest Molinari: Hawkeye WC to Sunkist Kids RTC

June

1st - James Green: Nebraska WTC to SERTC

4th - Abby Nette: Campbellsville to Sunkist Kids RTC

12th - Mark Hall: Nittany Lion WC to Penn RTC

19th - Dean Heil: Buies Creek RTC to Navy-Marine RTC

July

13th - Jenna Burkert: Army WCAP to SERTC/Army WCAP

15th - Jordan Burroughs: Nebraska WTC to Penn RTC (after 2021 Olympics)

16th - Helen Maroulis: Cowboy RTC to DMV RTC