On The Brink Of History: Burroughs Stares Down Smith's All-Time Record
Sep 23, 2021From the beginning, Jordan Burroughs boldly claimed he was chasing down John Smith’s domestic record of six World and Olympic gold medals. His @alliseeisgold Twitter handle — created in January of 2011 — reinforced his belief that he would get there.
September 24-26 Watch Guide
Sep 23, 2021The nation's top high school competitors seek to establish their dominance at the Journeymen Fall Classic. Wrestling collides with neon and blacklights at the thrilling Cosmic Clash in Colorado. New world champions will be crowned at the Constanta Beach Wrestling World Series in Romania. And take some time to get to know the Team USA Men's Freestyle athletes ahead of Senior World Championships in Oslo. All are live on FloWrestling September 24th - 26th. Here is your weekly Watch Guide, presented by Adidas.
Hawkeyes Land Ben Kueter As Dual-Sport Commit
Sep 19, 2021Four-sport prep star Ben Kueter has committed to both wrestle and play football for the Iowa Hawkeyes. The high school junior is currently the #4 ranked 220-pounder in the nation.
September 17-19 Watch Guide
Sep 16, 2021The sport's future stars are on full display this weekend with a full slate of youth and high school wrestling all across the country. Wrestling fans can enjoy Who's Number One, Ultimate Club Duals, Utah Fall Classic, AWA Duals, and Super 32 Florida Early Qualifier. All are live on FloWrestling September 17th - 19th. Here is your weekly Watch Guide, presented by Adidas.
New Jersey Freshman Knox Looking To 'Take Over' At Who's #1
Sep 15, 2021In a New Jersey wrestling landscape seemingly dominated by schools like Bergen Catholic and Delbarton, St. John Vianney has certainly emerged as a program to watch after back-to-back Who's #1 appearances.
NCAA D1 Schedules For The 2021-22 Season
Sep 8, 2021All the NCAA D1 schedules for the 2021-22 season in one place!
National Talent On Display At Minnesota's #1
Aug 25, 2021The lineup is set for Minnesota's #1. If you aren't familiar with these athletes already, you'll want to be. Six of the 30 wrestlers on the card are ranked in the top 20 in the country, two were Fargo champs this year, and one represented the US at the Cadet World Championships. Check out more of the credentials this stacked field has hauled in.
This Minnesota's #1 Lineup Is Stacked
Aug 25, 2021On Saturday, August 28, 30 of the best high school wrestlers in the state of Minnesota will compete in the second annual Minnesota's #1, and this lineup is filled with talent. The event will feature three women's matches and 12 men's matches. Check out a full list of matchups below.
LIVE From Russia: Day 7 Junior Worlds Updates
Aug 22, 2021It's here. The final day of the Junior World Championships from Ufa, Russia. Follow along as Jr. freestyle World champ Braxton Amos wrestles for a bronze medal.
Braxton Amos Wants To Double His Chances At Junior Worlds In Russia
Aug 12, 2021Don’t try to get too philosophical with Braxton Amos about his decision to compete in both styles at the Junior World Championships in Ufa, Russia on August 16-22. Amos has a reputation for wrestling in Greco-Roman and freestyle at major domestic competitions. Just don’t ask him to get too deep about it.
Can Anything Stop New Bellarmine Coach Ned Shuck?
Aug 10, 2021Bellarmine University hired a new head wrestling coach and most aren’t paying attention. There’s no reason to pay attention, really. This is a Division II program that recently moved up to Division I — and Bellarmine won’t compete at the D1 NCAA Championships for at least two years.
A College Wrestling Fan's Guide To Fargo 2021
Jul 13, 2021It's Fargo time, one of the biggest high school wrestling events of the year. Which means it's also one of the biggest events of the year for college wrestling fans.
Alex Tirapelle Rejoins Borelli At American
Jul 13, 2021By American University: Alex Tirapelle has made the move from Stanford to American with head wrestling coach Jason Borrelli, and joins Borrelli's staff as associate head coach for the program. Tirapelle has past experience in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) as a three-year head coach at Penn from 2014-17."AU Wrestling has added one of the best coaches in the sport to our staff," said Borrelli. "I am so thrilled to welcome Alex, Amy and their three young children to the AU Wrestling family. Alex leads with integrity, he has a keen eye for identifying talent, his wrestling IQ is through the roof and he is a tireless worker. All of these qualities have allowed him to maximize the potential of the student-athletes that he has coached, and his track record speaks for itself. As we work to take AU Wrestling to greater heights there is no person I would rather work alongside, and I am eager to get Alex grounded in the DMV."Tirapelle spent a total of eight seasons with Borrelli at Stanford, first becoming part of the Cardinal staff in 2010-14 and rejoining the program from 2017-21. This past season, the Cardinal swept the Pac-12 awards, seven of 10 Cardinal starters qualified for the NCAA Championships, and Stanford finished with two All-Americans and its first national champion since 2004 in redshirt sophomore Shane Griffith.In his eight combined seasons at Stanford, Tirapelle helped Cardinal wrestlers earn 33 berths to the NCAA Championships, including Stanford's second three-time All-American and first two-time NCAA finalist in Nick Amuchastegui. The Cardinal earned 10 total All-America honors during Tirapelle's tenure, including three at the 2011 NCAA Championships in Philadelphia – the highest All-America output at any NCAA Championships by a Stanford squad. The three All-Americans in 2011 propelled the Cardinal to an 11th-place finish overall, the highest team finish in program history. Stanford matched its record with three All-Americans in 2020."I'm excited to get my family settled and begin the work of building on the already impressive tradition of AU Wrestling," said Tirapelle. "I'm extremely grateful to Jason Borrelli and the rest of the AU Athletics community for their commitment to wrestling, and also for affording me the opportunity to continue doing the work I love. Jason is a battle-tested leader that shares my holistic approach to helping student-athletes maximize their potential. I can't wait to get started. Go Eagles!"During his tenure at Penn, Tirapelle went 21-18 in duals and had 13 wrestlers qualify for the NCAA Championships, including All-American Casey Kent in 2016.Prior to his first stint at Stanford, Tirapelle served as an assistant coach at UC Davis for two seasons. coaching one Pac-12 champion and six NCAA qualifiers. Before working with the Aggies, he spent seven years at the University of Illinois as a student-athlete, graduate student and member of the academic advising staff.Tirapelle twice earned All-America status at Illinois, captured two Big Ten titles, and was named Big Ten Wrestler of the Year in 2004. As a freshman in 2003, he finished as the national runner-up and earned Illinois Freshman Male Athlete of the Year honors in the process. Tirapelle finished his career as the Illini's all-time wins leader with 128, while ranking third with an .877 winning percentage.Along with his impressive athletic career, Tirapelle racked up several academic honors. He was a Big Ten All-Academic honoree all four years, a first-team NWCA All-Academic selection, and first-team ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-American. In addition, Tirapelle earned an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Tirapelle holds a pair of degrees from Illinois, graduating in 2006 with a B.S. in accountancy and earning a Master's in sports management in 2009. Tirapelle's wife, Amy, is also an Illinois graduate who was a member of the cross country and track & field teams. The couple have three children, Leandro, Sofia and Lorenzo.
Kentucky Native's Unusual Path Led Him To A Cadet World Team
Jul 10, 2021When Spencer Moore flies to Budapest for the Cadet World Championships he will be the veteran on the team. Not from an experience point of view, necessarily. He has competed in single digit freestyle tournaments in his life. There’s a high probability that Moore will be the least experienced freestyle wrestler at the tournament.
BJ Futrell To Join Penn Coaching Staff
Jul 8, 2021The wrestling ecosystem in Philadelphia just got stronger following the announcement that Pennsylvania will add BJ Futrell to its staff as a full-time assistant coach. Futrell joins the Quakers with a wealth of experience, including stints at Nay and most recently as mentoring director at Beat the Streets Philadelphia. He was also a two-time All-American for Illinois, placing eighth at nationals in 2011 and sixth in 2012.