Tag: Rich Bender

Pan American Games Wrestling
Forrest Molinari of the United States, front, and Venezuela's Soleymi Caraballo, compete in the women's wrestling freestyle 68kg gold medal match at the Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile on November 2, 2023. Women's wrestling is on track to become a NCAA championship sport in the winter of 2026. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

Women’s Wrestling Moves Toward NCAA Championship Status

The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics has recommended Divisions I, II and III sponsor legislation to add a national collegiate women’s wrestling championship, with the projected first NCAA championship occurring in winter 2026. Before the committee can make a recommendation to add a championship for an emerging sport, 40 schools must sponsor it at a […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :
Beat the Streets

USA Wrestling to Host Final X on June 10 in New York

USA Wrestling and Beat the Streets New York will present the Final X tournament on June 10 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Final X, presented by Tezos, will determine the 2023 U.S. Senior World Teams in men’s and women’s freestyle and Greco-Roman. There will be 30 weight classes contested, 10 in each discipline. […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :
NCAA Womens Wrestling

Women’s Wrestling Meets NCAA Championship Requirements

The National Collegiate Women’s Wrestling Championship Executive Committee has announced that NCAA women’s wrestling has successfully met the requirements established for consideration of an NCAA sponsored championship. More than forty teams across all three divisions report meeting their respective divisional NCAA rules required to be considered for NCAA championship sponsorship. “With the help of our […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :
Adam Andrasko Wrestling
Adam Andrasko, the CEO of USA Artistic Swimming, is also one of the top wresting referees in the state of Colorado. (Photo by Jason Gewirtz/SportsTravel)

Out of the Water, On to the Mat

Adam Andrasko was outside his house on a recent weekend in Colorado Springs when the father of a local high school wrestling star ran by on a jog. Andrasko, the chief executive officer of USA Artistic Swimming, was wearing a Team USA hoodie, the kind many national governing body leaders tend to have multitudes of […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :
USOPC

USOPC to Honor Winners of 2020 and 2022 Collegiate Impact Awards

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee has announced the winners of its 2020 and 2022 Team USA Collegiate Impact Awards, which honor the top-performing schools represented on Team USA at the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Summer 2020 and the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The eight inductees which form the inaugural classes will […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :
usa-wrestling-logo

USA Wrestling Adds Final X Event in Stillwater, Oklahoma

Final X Stillwater, part of the series that will determine the 2022 U.S. senior world teams in both men’s and women’s freestyle as well as Greco-Roman wrestling, will be held on June 3 at Gallagher-Iba Arena on the campus of Oklahoma State. USA Wrestling made the announcement, adding the Stillwater event to Final X New […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :
usa-wrestling-logo

Final X Wrestling in New York to Serve as Beat the Streets Benefit

USA Wrestling and Beat the Streets New York will present Final X New York on June 8 at the Madison Square Garden Hulu Theater, an event that will determine the 2022 U.S. Senior World Teams in all three of the Olympic disciplines: men’s and women’s freestyle and Greco-Roman. The event will serve as one of […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :
usa-wrestling-logo

2022 and 2023 Wrestling Freestyle World Cup Heading to Xtream Arena

United World Wrestling has awarded both the 2022 and 2023 Men’s and Women’s Freestyle World Cup to Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa, the first time in history that the men’s and women’s freestyle World Cup events will be held side-by-side. USA Wrestling made the announcement on Thursday. The World Cup, wrestling’s international dual meet championships, […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :
usa-wrestling-logo

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 […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :
usa-wrestling-logo

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 […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :