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Wrestling Heads to Texas Rangers Ballpark

Elite wrestling is headed to the ballpark. Leaders of two storied college programs and at USA Wrestling have announced the debut of Bout at the Ballpark, which will include dual matches between Oklahoma State University and the University of Iowa and senior national teams from the United States and Iran staged at Globe Life Field […]

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First Bank & Trust Buys Naming Rights to South Dakota State Arena

South Dakota State University’s Frost Arena, home for the basketball, wrestling and volleyball teams of the Jackrabbits, will be rebranded as First Bank & Trust Arena after the local banking institution committed $20 million to the venue’s renovations. The $20 million is the largest single gift in the history of South Dakota State. The project, […]

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2021 USA Wrestling World Team Trials Heading to Nebraska

USA Wrestling’s 2021 Senior World Team Trials will be held at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska, starting September 11. This event will determine the U.S. team that will compete in October’s Senior World Championships in Oslo, Norway. The meet will feature 10 World Championship weight classes in men’s freestyle, women’s freestyle and Greco-Roman. […]

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Shane Wiskus competes on the pommel horse during the men's U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials on June 26, 2021, in St. Louis. Wiskus advanced to the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo after his college, Minnesota, dropped men's gymnastics as a sport. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Olympic Sports Fight to Survive on Collegiate Level

When the United States men’s gymnastics team that had been selected for the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo was announced, one thing stood out about the five-man group: Each was a college gymnast. Sam Mikulak, the elder statesman of the team, was a three-time national champion at Michigan. Yul Moldauer helped Oklahoma win three NCAA […]

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Helen Maroulis: The Inspiring Olympics Comeback Story of a Wrestling Pioneer

Helen Maroulis became the first American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in wrestling when she won in Rio in 2016. Not only did she break new ground for women’s wrestling in the United States, it was the magnitude of victory that also impressed. To earn the gold, she beat the most dominant wrestler […]

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New Sports Venues to Watch in 2021

As the demand for spaces to host sporting events continues to grow with an eye toward sports-related travel in a post-coronavirus world, destinations across the country are examining their inventory, identifying needs and building accordingly. Here are 15 new sports complexes to keep an eye on in 2021. Midway Central Station Bedford Park, Illinois OPENING: […]

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NCAA Awards Division II Championship Events to New Destinations

The NCAA has announced the predetermined hosts for its Division II Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments as well as the new host for the Division II wrestling championships. The Division II basketball tournaments traditionally have had their regional weekends at the site of the highest seed but due to the health and safety protocols surrounding […]

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2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials Wrestling Heading To Dickies Arena in Fort Worth

USA Wrestling will hold its 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Trials at the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, from April 2–3 with champions in each weight class becoming eligible to represent the U.S. at the rescheduled 2021 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. This year will be the fifth straight U.S. Olympic Team Trials in which […]

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USA Wrestling Seeks to Offer Division III Collegiate Championship

Following the NCAA’s decision to cancel its Division III winter championships, USA Wrestling has announced it will work to produce a championship in the sport. USA Wrestling Executive Director Rich Bender said the national governing body was “extremely disappointed and heartbroken” about the decision that affects hundreds of wrestlers. It is the second consecutive year […]

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Coralville, Iowa, to Host Two USA Wrestling Events

USA Wrestling will bring two major national events to Coralville, Iowa, in March, to be held at the Xtream Arena & GreenState Family Fieldhouse. The USA Wrestling High School National Recruiting Showcase, a new event, will be held at the venue near Iowa City from March 25–27. The annual USA Wrestling Girls Folkstyle Nationals will […]

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