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Punia is a freestyle wrestler who qualified his home country of India for the Tokyo Olympics at 65 kg. In his senior level career, he has earned three medals at the World Championships.

  1. Olympic Games Expectations Vs Reality

    Olympic Games Expectations Vs Reality

    Aug 8, 2021

    What an insane Olympic Games.
  2. Cadet Worlds = NCAA Champs And Olympians

    Cadet Worlds = NCAA Champs And Olympians

    Jul 14, 2021

    The 2021 Cadet World Championships will go down in Budapest, Hungary July 19-25. Team USA has sent a team to Cadet Worlds every year since 2011. In this article, we’ll take a look back at Cadet Worlds since 2011 to see USA’s best performances. We’ll also explore how the best countries fared at Cadet Worlds during this time and highlight this year’s Tokyo Olympians performances.
  3. Why Watch The Asian Championships

    Why Watch The Asian Championships

    Apr 16, 2021

    Men’s Freestyle starts early morning Saturday, April 17th, at the Asian Championships. Qualifying rounds are from 1:30am-4:30am (ET) and medal matches are set to start at 8:00am (ET). The weights will be split into two days, but the schedule will remain the same for each day. Saturday will start with 57, 65, 70, 79 and 97. The remaining weights - 61, 74, 86, 92, and 125 will compete Sunday. While the tournament is happening on the other side of the world, and probably during the time you usually sleep, there are a few reasons you should watch the Asian Championships if you’re a wrestling fan.
  4. Men's Freestyle Olympic Trials Mega Preview

    Men's Freestyle Olympic Trials Mega Preview

    Mar 31, 2021

    The 2021 US Olympic Trials go down this weekend. All the action will be streamed either through NBC Sports Network or NBC's Peackock streaming service. Meanwhile, we'll have a watch party live throughout the trials to keep wrestling fans in the loop. Before all the action goes down, check out the contenders and challengers for the 2021 Olympic Trials.
  5. Contenders And Sleepers: The 2021 Last Chance Qualifier Preview

    Contenders And Sleepers: The 2021 Last Chance Qualifier Preview

    Mar 25, 2021

    The last step before the 2021 Olympic Trials: the 2021 Last Chance US Olympic Trials Qualifier! The top two wrestlers at each weight will qualify for the Olympic Trials on April 2-3. Before you dismiss any of these guys take a look at the registration list and remember that in 2017 Thomas Gilman went from last chance qualifier to World silver. Nothing is impossible!
  6. The 9 Best Matches That Could Go Down At The Matteo Pellicone

    The 9 Best Matches That Could Go Down At The Matteo Pellicone

    Mar 3, 2021

    NCAA wrestling isn’t the only thing going down this weekend. The first UWW Rankings Series event is here and it’s going to be fun. With this tournament going towards the 2021 World Championship seeding, a lot of the big guns are coming out.
  7. The 2020 Year In Review As Told By Holiday Movies

    The 2020 Year In Review As Told By Holiday Movies

    Dec 24, 2020

    Can you believe we’ve made it to the final week of 2020? 
  8. 150-Pound 8-Man Challenge Match Notes

    150-Pound 8-Man Challenge Match Notes

    Dec 18, 2020

    We're in fabulous Dell Diamond, home of the Round Round Express, and tonight only, the FloWrestling 150-Pound 8-Man Challenge! We're going to bring you all the action in real time with live updates! 
  9. It's Wagering Time! 150lb 8-Man Challenge Betting Odds

    It's Wagering Time! 150lb 8-Man Challenge Betting Odds

    Dec 15, 2020

    It's time to find your nearest and dearest pals and place some friendly wagerers on the 150-pound 8-Man Challenge. Or find a bookie and make some illegal bets. We're not the police, go live your life. Just please do it safely and responsibly!
  10. 150lb 8-Man: By The NCAA Numbers

    150lb 8-Man: By The NCAA Numbers

    Dec 15, 2020

    The seven former collegiate athletes in the FloWrestling 150-Pound 8-Man Challenge have used up all their NCAA eligibility, and are thus able to rake in the filthy lucre up for grabs at the event. Those collegiate careers were quite impressive, however, and deserve a little extra shine before the wrestlers take the mat on Friday with nearly $60,000 in total prize money on the line.
  11. Bajrang Punia's Spectacular Hit List

    Bajrang Punia's Spectacular Hit List

    Dec 15, 2020

    Bajrang Punia made his Senior-level debut in 2013 in Colorado Springs at the Dave Schultz Memorial International. The then 18-year old beat Andrew Hochstrasser, Earl Hall, and Reece Humphrey in three consecutive matches to make the finals, and since then has only gotten better and better. You'll understand from the long list below exactly why Punia is the top-seed in Friday's bracket. You will also see that he is no stranger to beating American's, and he'll have to add a few more to the resume if he hopes to leave Austin $25,000 richer.
  12. Six Reasons Bajrang Punia Is An International Superstar

    Six Reasons Bajrang Punia Is An International Superstar

    Dec 14, 2020

    On Friday, December 18th, India’s three-time World medalist Bajrang Punia will compete on US soil for the first time since taking on Yianni Diakomihalis at Beat the Streets 2019. He is the #1 seed at FloWrestling’s 150-lb 8-Man Challenge.
  13. Complete Preview - FloWrestling 8-Man Challenge: 150 lbs

    Complete Preview - FloWrestling 8-Man Challenge: 150 lbs

    Dec 14, 2020

    On Friday, December 18, eight of the toughest 150-pounders around will collide in a tournament with nearly $60,000 in total payouts where the winner takes home a $25,000 check. The event is made even better by two incredible women's matches: Jacarra Winchester vs Lauren Louive and Amy Fearnside vs Tiare Ikei. Here's everything you need to know.
  14. Every 8-Man Competitor's Record Against The Field

    Every 8-Man Competitor's Record Against The Field

    Dec 11, 2020

    While some of the 150-lb 8-Man competitors are quite familiar with each other, a lot of first-time matchups could go down. Below is a list, in order of seed, with each athlete's overall record against their competition and each individual record. A * next to a name/record indicates the match was in folkstyle.
  15. How To Watch FloWrestling 8-Man Challenge: 150 lbs

    How To Watch FloWrestling 8-Man Challenge: 150 lbs

    Dec 11, 2020

    Bajrang Punia, James Green, Jordan Oliver, Evan Henderson, Anthony Ashnault, Alec Pantaleo, Bryce Meredith, and Pat Lugo will do battle in an eight-man bracket with $25,000 going to the winner, $15,000 to the runner-up, $10,000 to the third-place finisher, $5,000 to the fourth-place finisher, and $1,000 to the first-round losers.