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Helen Maroulis is an American wrestling legend, most known for winning the first Olympic gold medal for the United States in women's wrestling at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She secured a bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at 57 kg. To go along with her Olympic gold, Maroulis also has three gold medals from the World Championships.

  1. 65kg Worlds Preview - Is Yianni Ready To Win World Gold?

    65kg Worlds Preview - Is Yianni Ready To Win World Gold?

    Sep 23, 2021

    Yianni Diakomihalis is Team USA’s world team rep at 65kg at the 2021 Senior World Championships. This 65kg World Championship preview will give an overview of Diakomihalis’ senior-level career and explore the careers of each of his potential competitors in Norway.
  2. Daton Fix And Abasgadzhi Magomedov Highlight An Incredible Field At 61kg

    Daton Fix And Abasgadzhi Magomedov Highlight An Incredible Field At 61kg

    Sep 23, 2021

    Daton Fix is Team USA’s world team rep at 61kg at the 2021 Senior World Championships. This 61kg World Championship preview will give an overview of Fix’s senior-level career and explore the careers of each of his potential competitors in Norway.
  3. 57kg Worlds Preview - Thomas Gilman's Time To Win Gold

    57kg Worlds Preview - Thomas Gilman's Time To Win Gold

    Sep 23, 2021

    Thomas Gilman is Team USA’s world team rep at 57kg at the 2021 Senior World Championships. This 57kg World Championship preview will give an overview of Gilman’s senior-level career and explore the careers of each of his potential competitors in Norway.
  4. World Championship Entries Released

    World Championship Entries Released

    Sep 8, 2021

    United World Wrestling released the entries for all three styles for the upcoming Senior World Championships. These entries are from each national governing body and are subject to change up until 3 days before the event. Take a look at all the entries below.
  5. American Women's Wrestling Took A Leap Forward After 2020 Olympics

    American Women's Wrestling Took A Leap Forward After 2020 Olympics

    Aug 14, 2021

    Let’s go back to 1989 when American women entered the World Championships for the first time. It was an unmemorable debut, mainly because it was before the Internet, and because media outlets didn’t care.
  6. U.S. Women Turned In Historic Performance in Tokyo

    U.S. Women Turned In Historic Performance in Tokyo

    Aug 10, 2021

    It was an historic performance for Team USA women and men at the 2020 Olympics in Japan, with four of six women bringing hardware home with one gold medalist, while the men went five-for-five with two champions.
  7. Live From Tokyo: Day 4 Olympic Updates

    Live From Tokyo: Day 4 Olympic Updates

    Aug 4, 2021

    It was a late night here in Tokyo with all of the fanfare that followed Tamyra Mensah-Stock's victory in the 68-kilogram gold medal match. USA Wrestling's newest Olympic champion got ushered off the mat, past the television crews, back to the podium for the awards ceremony, back to the mix zone for more interviews, into the venue media center for a news conference and then back to doping control testing. It was after midnight here by the time Tamyra made it out of Makuhari Messe Hall. By then, even the cicadas had shut it down for the night.
  8. The Pulse With Andy Hamilton: Helen's Quest To Rise To The Top Again

    The Pulse With Andy Hamilton: Helen's Quest To Rise To The Top Again

    Aug 3, 2021

    In terms of tune-ups for Tokyo, the last outing didn’t produce the results Helen Maroulis wanted, but it was a tournament she felt she needed.
  9. Taylor, Gilman, & Maroulis Receive Olympic Draws

    Taylor, Gilman, & Maroulis Receive Olympic Draws

    Aug 3, 2021

    Draws are out for both men's and women's freestyle at 57kg and men's freestyle at 86kg. The three Americans have mixed prospects. Here's what it could take for each to medal.
  10. Women's Freestyle Olympic Preview

    Women's Freestyle Olympic Preview

    Jul 27, 2021

    The United States is sending arguably the strongest team the country has ever sent to the Olympics — battle-hardened, experienced, and with the confidence of knowing they can win medals at the international level.
  11. Tokyo Olympic Wrestling Betting Odds Breakdown

    Tokyo Olympic Wrestling Betting Odds Breakdown

    Jul 17, 2021

    Barstool just put out Olympic betting odds for every wrestling weight class being contested at Tokyo. They are the most comprehensive odds we've seen (if you know of others, please let me know!) which lends itself to careful analysis in our quest to find wagering value.
  12. This Week In Women's Wrestling: Pan Am And Poland Recap

    This Week In Women's Wrestling: Pan Am And Poland Recap

    Jun 16, 2021

    U.S. women put together a remarkable performance at the Cadet and Junior Pan Am Championships last week over five days of competition in Oaxtepec, Mexico. The event also served as a qualifier at Olympic weights for the Junior Pan American Games coming this December in Cali, Colombia, as the top eight in each weight class earned spots in the Games for Team USA. When it was all over, U.S. women earned 17 medals, including 12 champions in the two divisions, and qualified four of the six weights for the Pan American Games.
  13. The 11 Most Surprising Things That Happened At Olympic Trials

    The 11 Most Surprising Things That Happened At Olympic Trials

    Apr 6, 2021

    Andy Hamilton warned us just prior to the 2021 Olympic Trials, “Trials History Says Expect Something Unexpected.” However, most or all these things almost nobody could have predicted. That’s part of what made this Olympic Trials and every World/Olympic Team Trials so memorable. The things we never saw coming.
  14. Maroulis & Gray Return To The Games: Women's Olympic Team Trials Recap

    Maroulis & Gray Return To The Games: Women's Olympic Team Trials Recap

    Apr 5, 2021

    What a night in Fort Worth. When Helen Maroulis pinned Jenna Burkert in match 3 of the 57 kg finals, it capped off a weekend of high drama playing out on the biggest stage in domestic wrestling, the Olympic Team Trials. For some, all the hard work and dreams came down to a moment, but none more emotional than the final Maroulis-Burkert match.
  15. Trials Notes: Stingy Dake Grabs The 74-Kilo Crown

    Trials Notes: Stingy Dake Grabs The 74-Kilo Crown

    Apr 4, 2021

    When time expired Saturday night and his decade-long domestic rulership over the 74-kilogram kingdom came to an end, Jordan Burroughs dropped to his knees in dejection.