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On this day: June 2 is the first Lou Gehrig Day. According to Major League Baseball, the day is significant since it’s the date Gehrig started his legendary career with the New York Yankees and the date of his passing at the age of 37. For more information on Lou Gehrig Day and information on ALS research, read up.
Steveson ready to take on the world in Tokyo | kare11.com
He talks the talk and he definitely walks the walk “Now its like a signature,” Gable Steveson laughs “Ya’ll wanna see a backflip?”
U23 World Team Member David Stepanyan Keeps ‘Going After It’ – Five Point Move
It’s not enough to hate losing. Every wrestler, or at least every wrestler who is driven by high-reaching aspirations, despises defeat and hopes to avoid all of the feelings by which it is accompanied.
USA wrestling assistant Clarissa Chun says team combats uncertainty by training like the games will go on – Yahoo Sports
Hawaii’s Clarissa Chun of the USA wrestling program finds herself in the middle of the Olympic Games firestorm, a mega-event that’s supposed to galvanize not polarize.
Tommy Hoskins is Transferring from Oklahoma – Owrestle
Courtney Woods from Intermat announced on Tuesday via Twitter that Tommy Hoskins will be transferring back to his home state and Ohio University.
InterMat Wrestling – Jordan Oliver to Train at NYC RTC
Our own Willie Saylor broke news tonight that 2021 Olympic Trials winner Jordan Oliver would be changing his training situation.
BU alumnus to be honored as National Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee – The Daily Free Press
Gary Abbott’s career was at a crossroads in 1988. He and his former coach, Hall of Famer Carl Adams, had just shuttered their magazine, Wrestling Masters, after five years of business.
Sushil Kumar’s arrest exposes the underbelly of wrestling; gets a lock on nexus with organised crime – Money Control
Sagar Rana’s murder points to a series of illegal activities involving former wrestlers, and an alliance with gangsters in search of a continuous supply of gun-toting, deal-brokering, cash-carrying muscle.
Coe, Erdener and Lalovic set for re-election to ASOIF Council – Inside The Games
Sebastian Coe, Uğur Erdener and Nenad Lalovic are set to be re-elected to the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) Council after the deadline for nominations passed ahead of the body’s General Assembly.
Local teacher is set to referee upcoming Summer Olympic wrestling | Berks Regional News | wfmz.com
For Schuylkill Haven native Sammy Julian, a longtime teacher, coach and wrestling official – it’s an honor to be invited onto the biggest stage in the sport not just once – but twice.
‘Changing the Game’ Film Review: Trans Sports Doc Has the Power to Change Minds – Yahoo Sports
Mack Beggs is a transgender male wrestler living in Texas who wants to compete in the male school wrestling competitions, but Texas law forces him to compete in the female division.
Tyron Woodley vs. Jake Paul fight announced for August 28 – Columbia Tribune
Another former Missouri wrestling star has accepted a fight against internet-celebrity-turned-professional-boxer Jake Paul.
Taylor, Sadiku excited to compete in 2022 Canada Cup of Wrestling international event in Summerside | SaltWire
Hannah Taylor and Ligrit Sadiku have patiently waited a long time for the opportunity to compete in their hometown.
Monday Roundup: Pytlasinski Next; U23 Undercover Stars – Five Point Move
With the 2021 Pan-American Championships now in the rearview following a very successful two days for the American squad, eyes are beginning to turn towards Warsaw.
Finding a way: Wrestling coach Kelly an inspiration at Lourdes | The Blade
Three simple words have helped guide Lourdes University wrestling coach Dock Kelly III through tough times when all the cards are seemingly stacked against him. Find a way
InterMat Wrestling – Gomez and Traxler Announce Transfer Destinations
A couple of big name transfers made their destinations public Tuesday night which happens to be the first time since March 2020 that recruiting restrictions were lifted. Both, Austin Gomez and Nathan Traxler, have competed in the NCAA Round of 12 during their impressive careers. They now have new homes.
U.S. delegation set for Poland Open, June 8-13 – TheMat.com
The United States is sending 22 athletes, including 12 men’s freestylers, seven women’s freestylers and three Greco-Roman athletes, to Warsaw, Poland, to compete at the Ziolkowski, Pytlasinski and Poland Opens, June 8-13. The tournament serves as a UWW Ranking Series Event for the 2021 World Championships in Oslo, Norway.
Michael O’Malley finishes runner-up, and the PRTC places seven at the U23 World Team Trials – Pennsylvania RTC
Over the weekend, the Pennsylvania RTC sent 24 wrestlers to the U23 World Team Trials in Lincoln, Neb. Nearly one third of them brought home hardware, as seven PRTC wrestlers reached the podium.
Joey McKenna Becomes PRTC’s First Pan American Champion – Pennsylvania RTC
Outscoring his opponents 46-6, Joey McKenna became the Pennsylvania Regional Training Center’s first Pan American Champion. McKenna won all his matches, finishing with a perfect 4-0 record at 65 kg.
Emmy Award-Winning Elias Johnson Joining IAwrestle – IAWrestle
IAwrestle is pleased to announce that award-winning journalist Elias Johnson has joined the content team after six and a half years at WOI-TV in Des Moines. The former anchor of Good Morning Iowa has a strong wrestling background having competed at the high school and college level.
InterMat Wrestling – Tyler Lillard: A Battle Beyond the Mat
Despite hearing the name and undoubtedly seeing his talent on the mat, it was learning about his personal life that truly intrigued and inspired me. Tyler Lillard, a 17-year-old junior at Wyoming Seminary Prep, is wise beyond his years and has overcome more in the last nine years than most could ever imagine.
#240 Johnny J Rock Johnson – One of the top youth coaches in the country | Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast
Johnny, J Rock, Johnson is the owner of RAW 241 wrestling club, based out of the Garden State, New Jersey. J Rock is one of the top youth and high school coaches in the country. He’s worked with the likes of Brett Matter, Jordan Burroughs and Darrion Caldwell. J Rock’s passion for wrestling is insane.
InterMat Wrestling – Dellavecchia Makes History for Rider While Overcoming Silent Battle
It’s no secret that collegiate and elite-level wrestling demands a tremendous amount of discipline, dedication, and unmatched work ethic from its athletes.
Former Hawkeye Wrestler Glosser Joins Wrestling Staff as Assistant Coach – Loras College Athletics
Loras College wrestling head coach TJ Miller announced the hiring of Jeren Glosser as the next assistant wrestling coach for the Duhawks. Glosser comes to Dubuque from Oskaloosa, Iowa after serving as an assistant coach at William Penn University and brings a wealth of experience as a former wrestler at the University of Iowa.
Former Parkside Wrestler Dan Argueta Set to Compete on The Ultimate Fighter – Parkside Athletics
Former Parkside wrestler Dan Argueta is set to compete on the 29th season of The Ultimate Fighter, which will feature episodes on ESPN+ starting on June 1.
WCL announces hosts for 2022 – 2024 events – Wrestling Canada Lutte – Wrestling Canada Lutte
Wrestling Canada Lutte (WCL) is pleased to announce the selection for events between 2022 and 2024. The 2022 Canadian Wrestling Championships will be held in Calgary, the 2022 Canada Cup in Summerside, PEI, the 2023 Canadian Wrestling Trials will be in Waterloo, Ont., and the 2024 edition of the Trials will be in Ottawa.