A Dozen Interesting Facts And Figures From The Olympic Trials
Apr 8, 2021
Gable Steveson connected on his shots with supreme efficiency. Thomas Gilman controlled the center of the mat and cashed in on the edge. Adeline Gray feasted on top without her bread-and-butter turn.
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.
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.
Trials History Says Expect Something Unexpected
Apr 1, 2021
Brandon Slay transformed from a seventh seed in the U.S. Open into an Olympic champion in a span of six months.
USA Wrestling Women's Olympic Team Trials Preview
Mar 31, 2021
After the pandemic delayed the suspense for a year, the much anticipated, long-awaited weekend is here as the Olympic Team Trials for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games goes down this weekend in Fort Worth, Texas, at the Dickies Arena, April 2-3.
High Schoolers Shine In Women's Freestyle At Last Chance Qualifier
Mar 28, 2021
If anyone had any questions about Kennedy Blades coming into Last Chance Qualifier, those questions have been answered by the high school phenom. After taking out Hannah Gladden in the quarters 10-0, the second time she’s beaten the 2019 U.S. Team #3 in the last five months, 68 kg Blades dominated #1 seed Skylar Grote 12-1 in the semis. Grote is ranked #4 at the Senior level. Then, in a battle of high school stars, Blades outpaced Kylie Welker 16-6 in the finals to qualify for the Olympic Team Trials next weekend. Welker also qualified when #2 seed Kayla Marano, who Welker had beaten earlier in the day, won the consolation finals. It was a standout day for both young athletes.“I felt prepared and excited to wrestle because it’s always fun to compete,” said Blades, a Wyoming Seminary student.