Incredible Burkert-Winchester Series Highlighted Women's World Team Trials
Sep 15, 2021U.S. World Team Set After Dramatic World Team Trialsby Derek LevenduskyTwitter: @AWWderekWe all remember Jenna Burkert withering to her knees last April, tears streaming down her face, her mouth uttering the words, “I’m sorry, Mom.”
Happy Homecoming For Burroughs, Green On Day 1 of World Team Trials
Sep 12, 2021Jordan Burroughs and James Green popped back into their old neighborhood Saturday sporting new colors with new friends by their side. They no longer list Lincoln as their home address. They’re no longer part of the Nebraska Regional Training Center.
The Complete World Team Trials Greco Preview
Sep 10, 2021A World Team Trials serving as the first competitive opportunity of the season for United States Greco-Roman Seniors seems unusual. And, it is certainly outside of the norm. It also represents the chance for a collective reset on the heels of the Tokyo Olympics.
The Comprehensive Women's World Team Trials Preview
Sep 8, 2021Now that we’ve all caught our collective breath from the historic Olympics in Tokyo, it’s time to turn our attention to another event with world-level implications — the U.S. World Team Trials this weekend in Lincoln, Nebraska. Deep fields in six weight classes will battle for team spots to represent Team USA at the World Championships in Oslo, Norway, next month.
The Pulse With Andy Hamilton: A Look Back At The Historic USA Performance
Aug 12, 2021The karaoke stage of USA Wrestling’s post-Olympics party was just beginning late Saturday night on The Manhattan Hotel’s second floor when Rich Bender slipped out for a few minutes and found a quieter corner down the hall.
U.S. Women Turned In Historic Performance in Tokyo
Aug 10, 2021It 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.
Live From Tokyo: Day 7 Olympic Updates
Aug 7, 2021Kyle Dake has spent quite a bit of time around Kyle Snyder throughout the past three years as they traveled the world together chasing the time prizes in international wrestling.
Live From Tokyo: Day 5 Olympic Updates
Aug 5, 2021Our home this week is the APA Hotel & Resort Tokyo Bay Makuhari. The rooms are tiny, but the hotel itself is gigantic and it towers over the Chiba skyline next to the Tokyo Bay. It has five restaurants, a couple spas, a small shopping center and a pair of convenience stores.
Draws Are Out For Day 1 In Tokyo
Jul 31, 2021At long last, the anticipation for wrestling at the Olympic Games is almost over and the battles are about to begin in Tokyo.
This Week In Women's Wrestling: Pan Am And Poland Recap
Jun 16, 2021U.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.
U.S. Women Dominate At Pan Ams
Jun 1, 2021The U.S. women’s freestyle team put its firepower on display at the Pan Am Championships, coming home with nine gold medals and one bronze in a tournament that featured 13 countries and 58 entries across the 10 weight classes.
USA Greco's Torching of the Pan Ams Field
Jun 1, 2021One of the reasons former U.S. National Team head coach Steve Fraser instituted “grind matches” (live wrestling bouts in excess of one hour, or more) was due to confidence-building. It wasn’t that these unique matches were extremely long and served as a tool to increase uncommon toughness under mental and physical duress. That was a byproduct of the experience, to be sure, but there was something else involved: the value derived from beating on another man over and over and over again, even after both combatants have begun to hit the wall.
Mike Zadick's Incredible And Unlikely Odyssey Into The 2008 Olympics
May 9, 2021It was two days before the start of wrestling at the 2008 Olympics and Rich Bender had exhausted seemingly every last option to make sure the United States had a full men’s freestyle team in the Beijing Games.
The Last Chance Task For Adam Coon And Jesse Porter
May 6, 2021Well before the 2019 World Championships in Nur-Sultan Kazakhstan arrived on the calendar, the very tournament which takes place this weekend was already a hot topic for discussion.
U.S. Senior Nationals Women's Freestyle Recap
May 4, 2021Several Senior-level stars put on stellar performances last weekend at the 2021 Seniors Nationals in Coralville, Iowa, as Olympic Team member and 2019 World champion Jacarra Winchester of Titan Mercury dominated her opponents 40-0 on the day in the 55 kg bracket, while 2017 Junior world champion Maya Nelson of Sunkist Kids battled her way to the Outstanding Wrestler award competing at 59 kg. Other familiar names won their first-ever Senior Nationals stop signs, with 50 kg Erin Golston of Wisconsin RTC finally getting one after being a runner-up three times (2016, 2017 & 2019) and third place twice (2013 & 2018), Alexandria Glaude of Beaver Dam RTC getting her first at 72 kg, and Dymond Guilford of Titan Mercury getting one at 76 kg.