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  1. Seven Top Women's Takeaways From The U23 World Championships

    Seven Top Women's Takeaways From The U23 World Championships

    Nov 8, 2021

    Ukraine won its first World team title in Belgrade and did so in spectacular fashion. Of its nine athletes, seven picked up medals, five reached the finals and three earned gold. The team was led by Olympic Team member Alina Akobiia, who unfortunately had to miss the Games after damaging ligaments in her elbow. She proved here that she’s a tier above everyone on the U23 level, pinning each of her opponents prior to the finals (where she controlled Russia’s Kristina Mikhneva). Other highlights included Solomiia Vynnyk defeating talented Olympian Anastasia Nichita of Moldova in a contentious 4-4 criteria bout and Anastasiia Lavrenchuk and Anastasiya Alpyeyeva commandingly taking titles at 65 kg and 72 kg respectively. This bodes well for Ukraine’s Senior-level future. None of the five women that represented Ukraine at the Olympics — where it picked up two bronze medals and a fifth-place finisher — were in attendance in Serbia, showing the serious depth and wide range of stars that are entering their Senior-level lineups. Ukraine will, without a doubt, be entering the upper echelon of international women’s wrestling over the next quad as its young stars compete for World Team spots with its talented veterans.
  2. Tony's On Top: Day 7 U23 Worlds Match Notes

    Tony's On Top: Day 7 U23 Worlds Match Notes

    Nov 7, 2021

    We have two wrestlers in contention for a medal. Anthony Cassioppi (125 kg) is in the gold medal match at 125 kg while Chris Cannon (61 kg) is fighting his way through the repechage.
  3. Ukraine Wins Team Title Over Russia And USA

    Ukraine Wins Team Title Over Russia And USA

    Nov 5, 2021

    Wrestling has finished in women’s freestyle at the U23 world championships in Belgrade, Serbia. The team race was tight throughout between Team USA, Russia, Ukraine, and India. Take a look below to see the final standings and how every representative for Team USA performed.
  4. Shilson Grabs Gold: Day 4 U23 Worlds Match Notes

    Shilson Grabs Gold: Day 4 U23 Worlds Match Notes

    Nov 4, 2021

    Day four in Belgrade: Alyvia Fiske will be in the morning repechage session and the second half of the women's team (Ronna Heaton, Amanda Martinez, Emma Bruntil, Ashlynn Ortega, Kayla Marano) start their tournament. Later this afternoon Kylie Welker will wrestle for bronze and Emily Shilson for gold. Should be a tremendous day!
  5. USA Sending Star-Studded Women's Squad To U23 World Championships

    USA Sending Star-Studded Women's Squad To U23 World Championships

    Nov 2, 2021

    The Serbia-bound USA U23 women’s freestyle World Team is loaded with college stars on a roster that includes national champions, finalists and All-Americans from recent years.
  6. Top Competitors At U23 Worlds - Men's Freestyle

    Top Competitors At U23 Worlds - Men's Freestyle

    Nov 1, 2021

    The U23 World Championships will go down in Belgrade, Serbia on November 5th-7th. Take a look to learn about some of the top entries in every weight.
  7. Can USA Solve U23 Greco Challenge?

    Can USA Solve U23 Greco Challenge?

    Oct 31, 2021

    Is momentum a real thing in wrestling? And if so, do athletes in different age groups carry it over into their own endeavors?
  8. Team USA's U23 World Championship Rosters

    Team USA's U23 World Championship Rosters

    Oct 26, 2021

    Team USA will be sending a talented group of wrestlers to Belgrade, Serbia to compete in the U23 World Championship from November 1st - 7th.
  9. Full Loaded Field For Women's Nationals

    Full Loaded Field For Women's Nationals

    May 6, 2021

    The future of women's wrestling will be on display this weekend in Irving, Texas at Women's Nationals. With World Team spots on the line for Cadet, Junior, and U23 women, these massive brackets are sure to produce incredible action. Check out everyone who's registered for Women's Nationals