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  1. True Third National Team Matches Set To Wrestle Before Final X

    True Third National Team Matches Set To Wrestle Before Final X

    May 26, 2022

    USA Wrestling has announced that there will be 11 True Third National Team Wrestle-offs held to determine the No. 3 athlete on USA Wrestling’s National Team
  2. Projecting The 2022 World Team Trials Seeds

    Projecting The 2022 World Team Trials Seeds

    May 13, 2022

    The 2022 World Team Trials are set to go down in Coralville, Iowa May 21-22. This tournament will set the top two wrestlers at every weight who will wrestle-off for the world team spot in June at Final X. Seeds for the trials likely won't be released until a few days prior to the tournament, but because of its importance, we decided to predict what the top 7-8 seeds at each weight will look like. Take a look at those projections for men's freestyle below.
  3. US Open Men's Freestyle Upperweight Preview + Predictions

    US Open Men's Freestyle Upperweight Preview + Predictions

    Apr 28, 2022

    The US Open finally returns, and with it, a chance for the top senior level contenders to qualify for the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament in May, which determines who participates in Final X. Challenge Tournament seeds will also largely be determined by the results from the Open.
  4. US Open Men's Freestyle Cheat Sheet

    US Open Men's Freestyle Cheat Sheet

    Apr 25, 2022

    In which we provide a quick guide to the men's freestyle weight classes at the USMC US Open.
  5. Complete Chaos: 2022 197-Pound NCAA Championship Preview

    Complete Chaos: 2022 197-Pound NCAA Championship Preview

    Mar 14, 2022

    Brackets | Rankings | Additional Previews: 125, 133, 141, 149, 157, 165, 174, 184, 285
  6. Podium Strivers: Wrestlers Still On The Hunt For Their First AA

    Podium Strivers: Wrestlers Still On The Hunt For Their First AA

    Mar 12, 2022

    In which we highlight the competitors entering their fourth --or fifth!-- NCAA Championship but are still looking for their first All-American honor. They are our podium strivers.
  7. Expect Chaos In Charlottesville: ACC Preview & Predictions

    Expect Chaos In Charlottesville: ACC Preview & Predictions

    Mar 4, 2022

    Nearly two-thirds of the starters in the ACC will be headed to Detroit. In other words, this conference has an extremely high concentration of talent, and every match will matter.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Cassioppi Powers His Way To Finals: U23 Worlds Day 6 Match Notes

    Cassioppi Powers His Way To Finals: U23 Worlds Day 6 Match Notes

    Nov 6, 2021

    Day six in Belgrade. The second half of the men's freestyle team starts their tournament in the morning (Chris Cannon, Peyton Robb, Myles Wilson, Nino Bonaccorsi, and Anthony Cassioppi) while Jake Marsh wrestles in repechage. Jay Aiello will be wrestling for bronze in the afternoon.
  11. 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.
  12. Aiello Alive For Bronze: Day 5 U23 Worlds Match Notes

    Aiello Alive For Bronze: Day 5 U23 Worlds Match Notes

    Nov 5, 2021

    Day five in Belgrade. Men's freestyle starts with Patrick Glory, Dom Demas, Brock Mauller, Jake Marsh, and Jay Aiello wrestling for Team USA. UNI's colin Realbuto will also be representing Team Italy. Later in the day Kayla Marano will wrestle for a bronze medal.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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?