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USC running back Vavae Malepeai runs into the end zone for a touchdown against UCLA during the second half of a college football game on November 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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Sports and COVID-19: The Impact on the Sports-Event Industry

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry. Unvaccinated Djokovic Wins Wimbledon, Another Part of a Tumultuous Year Posted: Monday, July […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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USA Wrestling World Team Trials Event Heading to Iowa

USA Wrestling has awarded the 2022 World Team Trials Challenge Tournament to Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa, with action scheduled for May–22 as part of the senior World Team Trials process. Coralville’s Xtream Arena opened in September 2020 and USA Wrestling has held a number of major events there, including the 2020 Senior Nationals, the […]

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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, […]

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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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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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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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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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