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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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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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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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NJCAA Sponsoring Four New Sports For Competition

The National Junior College Athletic Association will recognize competitive cheer (coed), clay shooting (coed), men’s volleyball and women’s wrestling as emerging sports with member schools permitted to begin programs in those sports starting in the fall of 2021. Each of the new sports have garnered interest amongst member colleges as club sports in recent years. […]

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Spartan Organizing International and Collegiate Wrestling Events

Spartan, known for its obstacle racing events across the globe, is now in the business of professional and collegiate wrestling. The Spartan wrestling world championship will involve 10 wrestlers in a two-day event in either January or February with $125,000 in prize money to be allocated. The invite-only event will include Olympic gold medalists Jordan […]

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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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University of Pittsburgh Announces Venues Project

New facilities to replace outdated venues are key parts of what the University of Pittsburgh is touting for its Victory Heights Initiative, a series of athletic projects that would bring new places to train and compete for several Panthers’ athletic squads. The project is centered around several of Pittsburgh’s Olympic sports programs. There would be […]

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