The Eight Most Anticipated Matches From This Olympic Quad
Jan 5, 2021
FloWrestling is really kicking off 2021 with a bang. Five-time World/Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs is moving up to take on old rival David Taylor. This won’t just be one of the biggest matches of the year, but one of the biggest matches since the Rio Olympics.
Cliff Keen WC to Host India's Bajrang Punia for Month-Long Training Camp
Nov 29, 2020
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The Cliff Keen Wrestling Club/Michigan RTC will host three-time world medalist Bajrang Punia of India for a month-long training camp in December, the club announced Sunday (Nov. 29). Already qualified for the Tokyo Olympics after his bronze-medal world finish in 2019, Bajrang is currently ranked No. 2 in the world at 65kg."We continue to elevate our training environment at Michigan and are excited to have Bajrang here in Ann Arbor," said Michigan head coach Sean Bormet. "I've closely watched his wrestling over the last several years, and I really respect his fierce competitiveness and work ethic. He is highly regarded around the globe and is a world-class training partner. It's an outstanding opportunity for everyone.""I am excited to train with Michigan's Cliff Keen Wrestling Club," said Bajrang. "This will be my first time going there, so I am looking forward to training with the team. They have some great coaches in Sergei [Beloglazov] and Sean, and I hope to get good partners as well. I know it will be cold there, but I'm prepared. The U.S. has been a great destination for me. There are a lot of wrestling fans there who support me, for which I'm thankful. I'll do my best."Bajrang medaled at 65kg at the last two World Championships, claiming silver in 2018 before his bronze finish in 2019, and previously claimed bronze at 60kg in 2013. He also took 65kg silver at the 2017 U23 World Championships. He is a six-time Asian Championships medalist, capturing gold in 2017 and 2019, and twice reached the finals at the quadrennial Asian Games, with a gold-medal finish in 2018.He placed in the top two at each of his UWW Ranking Series events in 2020, defeating American Jordan Oliver, 4-3, to capture gold at the Matteo Pellicone tournament in January before earning silver at the Asian Championships in February. With those performances, he has assured himself a seeded start at the Olympic Games next summer.Bajrang will arrive in Michigan next week, and while stateside, he will participate in FloWrestling's eight-man 150-pound bracket on Dec. 18 in Austin, Texas.
UWW To Organize 'Individual World Cup' In Lieu of 2020 World Championships
Nov 10, 2020
From United World Wrestling - After not reaching the criteria defined by the United World Wrestling Bureau in June to host a 'World Championships, the decision was made Tuesday to organize an “Individual World Cup” as substitute event.
UWW Announces Potential Changes To 2020-21 Schedule
Jun 17, 2020
The decisions, made in response to COVID-19, will impact the number of previously scheduled continental and world championships.
8 Big Questions After Announcement Of Olympic Postponement
Mar 25, 2020
On Tuesday, the 2020 Olympics were officially postponed until the summer of 2021. This was not surprising news given the impact COVID-19 has had on the cancellation of many live sporting events and the world more broadly, but now that it's official, the wrestling community has many questions to consider. Here are the 8 big questions we've been thinking about:
J'den Cox Announces Olympic Trials Weight
Feb 11, 2020
On Friday, USA Wrestling released a roster for the Granma Cup and Cerro Pelado tournaments in Havana, Cuba. Two-time world champion J'den Cox was listed as a competitor at either 86kg or 97kg.
86kg or 97kg for J'den? We'll Know Next Week
Feb 7, 2020
Ever since J'den Cox won his second world title at 92kg in September, the wrestling community has debated whether he would move to 86kg or 97kg for the Olympic year. Cox has kept his weight class decision to himself, but he slated to compete next week in Cuba.
FRL Friday Edition 1: Mason Parris And Other Wrestlers To Watch
Jan 24, 2020
Bray and Spey cover the first half of the Ivan Yariguin run down every big dual meet and wrestler to watch this weekend.
125kg Matteo Pellicone Preview: Makhov, Nelson, Dhesi + 3 World Top 10's
Jan 14, 2020
The 125kg Matteo Pellicone bracket will be small but it has plenty of top talent. With three of the world's top 10 and a handful more high-level competitors, this bracket should be interesting.
86kg Matteo Pellicone UWW Ranking Series Preview
Jan 10, 2020
The intrigue at 86kg begins with NCAA All-Americans, three of whom represent the United States and two representing other countries. Add in a whole bunch of other accomplished international guys, and this weight class should be fun.
65kg Matteo Pellicone UWW Ranking Series Preview
Jan 9, 2020
The 65kg bracket at the Matteo Pellicone UWW Ranking Series tournament should give us a clearer picture of team USA's depth chart as well as a glimpse at some of the toughest guys in the world who could help make up the 2020 Olympic bracket.
No Team Russia At The 2020 Olympics?
Nov 26, 2019
In a recent article, NBC Sports reported a recommendation from the World Anti-Doping Agency that Russia be banned from the next two Olympic Games as it was at the Pyeongchang Games in 2018. Under that ban, approved Russian athletes were able to compete but could not officially represent Russia.