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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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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.   OLYMPICS: Beijing 2022 Stops Ticket Sales, Allows Limited Number of Spectators Posted: Monday, […]

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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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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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USA Wrestling to Host First Major Return in Iowa

USA Wrestling has selected the new Xtream Arena & GreenState Family Fieldhouse in Coralville, Iowa, to host its Senior Nationals event. The event, which features the top international-style wrestlers in the country, will be staged October 9–11. The competition will be the first major Senior-level event hosted by USA Wrestling since the postponement or cancellation […]

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Sports Event Guidelines for Post-COVID Competition

As sports at all levels prepare to come back from weeks or months on hiatus, sports organizations are releasing guidelines that can serve as a framework for how to host events safely and successfully. The following are links to various published guidelines across a range of sports that are designed for event organizers to consult […]

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