picture of 2018 Russian Freestyle National Championships

Aug 3-5, 2018
 

One of the most competitive wrestling tournament anywhere in the world. The Russian Nationals throws together gold medal contenders in a true freestyle meatgrinder.

  1. Heat Maps For Russian Nationals 2015-2018

    Heat Maps For Russian Nationals 2015-2018

    Aug 10, 2018

    Russia is a large country. In fact, it is the largest of all the countries, at least when ranked by total land area. It is also very good at wrestling. Some would say the best at it. So where in this vast and expansive country do these very good wrestlers come from? We will find out, using our favorite technological advancement: heat maps!
  2. WATCH: 2018 Russian Nationals Finals

    WATCH: 2018 Russian Nationals Finals

    Aug 6, 2018

    All the greatest wrestlers from the far-flung Russian Federation converged on Odinstovo, a suburb of Moscow, last weekend for the 2018 Freestyle National Championships. Brackets were chock-a-block with elite talent and world medalists. 
  3. Russian Nationals Day 3 Recap

    Russian Nationals Day 3 Recap

    Aug 5, 2018

    Another stupendous Russian Freestyle National Championships is in the books. Here's what happened in the final of wrestling, featuring the finals at 61, 70, 79, 92, and 125kg.
  4. Russian Nationals Recap Day 2 Recap

    Russian Nationals Recap Day 2 Recap

    Aug 5, 2018

    The second and most action-packed day of the 2018 Russian Freestyle National Championships recently concluded. Here's what went down in Odintsovo. 
  5. Russian Nationals Stream: Day 3 Finals

    Russian Nationals Stream: Day 3 Finals

    Aug 5, 2018

    The last day of Russian Nationals begins at 5:00am central time with the finals at 61kg, 70kg, 79kg, 92kg, and 125kg. For the most part, this will determine who Russian sends to the world championships in Budapest, Hungary in October.
  6. Russian Nationals Day 1 Recap

    Russian Nationals Day 1 Recap

    Aug 4, 2018

    It was an incredibly entertaining first day of wrestling at the Russian Nationals in Odintsovo, Russia. While we were deprived of the brilliant fist fights of Russian Nationals of the past, we were rewarded with high-level matches, stunning upsets, and breakout performances. It’s time to break down the top five things that happened on Day one of the Russian national tournament.
  7. Russian Nationals Streams: Day 2

    Russian Nationals Streams: Day 2

    Aug 4, 2018

    The Russian Freestyle Nationals are one of the most exciting and competitive tournaments in the world. Action in the 61, 70, 79, 92 and 125 kilograms brackets is scheduled to begin at 3:00 AM central time. Finals for 57, 65, 74, 86 and 97 kilograms are set to go off at 10:30 AM central. 
  8. Russian Freestyle Nationals Preview: 61, 70, 79, 92 & 125KG

    Russian Freestyle Nationals Preview: 61, 70, 79, 92 & 125KG

    Aug 4, 2018

    It's a freestyle tournament like no other. With enough talent for multiple title-contending world teams, the Russian National Championships is one of the most exciting and competitive anywhere around the globe, and we're here to break down 61, 70, 79, 92 & 125 kilograms
  9. Russian Fresstyle Nationals Finals Set At 57, 65, 74, 86 & 97

    Russian Fresstyle Nationals Finals Set At 57, 65, 74, 86 & 97

    Aug 3, 2018

    Day 1 of the 2018 Russian Freestyle Nationals is in the books. Brackets for 57, 65, 74, 86, and 96 kilograms have been completed up through the semifinals. The finals are scheduled for Saturday, 10:30 AM central time. The prelims for 61, 70, 79, 92, and 125 are scheduled to begin before that at 3 AM central.
  10. Russian Nationals Streams: Day 1

    Russian Nationals Streams: Day 1

    Aug 3, 2018

    The Russian Freestyle Nationals are one of the most exciting and competitive tournaments in the world. Action in the 57, 65, 74, 86 and 97 kilograms brackets is scheduled to begin at 3:00 AM central time.