Top Freestyle Performers From Junior National Duals
Jun 22, 2022Last weekend's freestyle portion of the Junior National Duals showcased dozens of high school standouts. Here's a look at nearly 50 of the top performers in Tulsa:
Top Women's Freestyle Performers From Junior National Duals
Jun 21, 2022Last weekend's women's freestyle field at the Junior Duals was loaded with highly-credentialed competitors, including upwards of 80 nationally-ranked wrestlers. Here's a look at the top performers in Tulsa:
Top Greco Performers From Junior National Duals
Jun 21, 2022Last week’s Greco-Roman tournament at the Junior National Duals was filled with high-flying highlights and star-studded performances. Here’s a look at the top Greco performers in Tulsa:
Iowa Completes Demolition Of The Junior Duals
Jun 19, 2022Throughout his tenure as Iowa’s USA Wrestling Junior director, Brent Jennings has been tasked with the challenge of assembling the state’s National Duals rosters.
Iowa, Ohio, Wisconsin Unbeaten After Day 1 Of Freestyle Junior Duals
Jun 18, 2022The first full day of freestyle at the Junior Duals featured an all-Ohio showdown that never went down, a scintillating run by Wisconsin, a bounceback from Oklahoma and an all-out annihilation by Iowa.
Iowa Topples Minnesota To Capture First Junior Greco Duals Title
Jun 17, 2022The Greco-Roman portion of the Junior National Duals played out like a record stuck on repeat in recent years for Team Iowa.
Golden State Golden Again: California Takes Women's Junior Duals Title
Jun 17, 2022While many states across the country are in the building phase with women’s wrestling, California considers itself in a rebuilding stage.
California Cruises Through Day 1 Of Junior Duals
Jun 16, 2022California claimed the women's freestyle crown last year at the Junior Duals and the ladies from The Golden State took a step Wednesday toward retaining it.
Gold/Silver Pool Set After High-Flying Day Of Greco At Junior Duals
Jun 16, 2022Minnesota and California plowed through the Greco-Roman competition Wednesday at USA Wrestling's Junior Duals in Tulsa, while Illinois and Oklahoma walked a tightrope to the same destination.
A Look Back At A Historic Junior Worlds For USA Women
Aug 23, 2021If you had any question about whether “the youth movement” so many have spoken about in USA women’s wrestling is real, look at what just happened at the Junior World Championships in Ufa, Russia. Previously, the U.S. had never had more than one World champion at the event, but this year the American women’s team brought home four gold medals as Emily Shilson (50 kg), Amit Elor (68 kg), Kennedy Blades (72 kg), and Kylie Welker (76 kg) each won titles. Team USA also gained one other medal as Korina Blades (62 kg) captured the bronze, handing U.S. women the team title for the first time at Junior Worlds. Within the last 10 years, the previous high-water mark for medals by U.S. women at Junior Worlds was three. The last Team USA member to win a Junior World title was Maya Nelson in 2017. The previous Junior World champion for the U.S. before that was Victoria Anthony, who won it in 2010.
Greco-Roman Junior World Championships Preview
Aug 19, 2021It has been two years since United World Wrestling has held the Junior World Championships, a fact the global sanctioning body was sure to highlight upon releasing the tournament’s (presumed) list of entries. The reason for such an enunciation on the part of UWW has to do with the product’s popularity.
Junior World Championships Women's Freestyle Preview
Aug 17, 2021With the historic performance of our U.S. Olympic Team right behind us, the U.S. Junior Women’s World squad heads to Ufa, Russia, to compete this week with a lot of confidence and momentum. And they should, as USA Wrestling is sending the best Junior women’s squad we’ve ever assembled to compete at the UWW Junior World Championships. The event features 500 wrestlers in three divisions (women’s freestyle, men’s freestyle, and men’s Greco) who will be competing for 120 medals.
Fargo Girls 16U & Junior Recap
Jul 22, 2021Not many outside of Texas knew who Jasmine Robinson was. They know now. The soon-to-be-sophomore doubled up at Fargo this year, winning both the 16U and Junior divisions, adding the OW in both divisions to boot.“I worked hard every day,” the rising star said. “Just keep pushing, keep going. I wanted this when I started wrestling three years ago.”
Greco Returns To Fargo With Junior Powers, Two Triple Crown Threats
Jul 21, 2021Junior Greco-Roman at the 2021 Fargo Nationals is, like all of the other age-group domestic tournaments this year — a little different. The energy will be the same, the presumed stakes involved will not change, and those wrestlers who know how to dial launch codes but seldom get the chance will make highlight reels.
Fargo 16U and Junior Girls Preview
Jul 15, 2021The long wait is over! It’s been two years since the best female high school wrestlers in the country took the mats in Fargo, North Dakota, winning national titles and makings podiums at the most beloved high school event of the season. Top-ranked women in every weight class will hear the whistle in the Fargodome again starting this Saturday with the 16U division.Fargo is a place where high school wrestlers make their mark, raise their stock, and let the wrestling community know who they are. Remember Sage Mortimer making the podium with the boys in the Greco division in 2018? Or the breakout performances Alexys Zepeda and Mia Palumbo had the same year? Who is it this year? Because of skipping the 2020 event, there’s some mystery surrounding this year, as we don’t know who would have been in the spotlight last year. That being said, Women’s Nationals in May gave us a look at some new faces and showed us how some leveled up.Here’s a look at each division and some names and weights to pay attention to: