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Saul Elizondo Steps Up To Take On Henry Cejudo For LFC 25 On November 15th

SAUL ELIZONDO STEPS UP TO TAKE ON HENRY CEJUDO FOR LEGACY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 25 – FRIDAY, NOV. 15(Houston, Texas) – Legacy Fighting Championship President Mick Maynard today announced Humberto DeLeon is out of his scheduled bout with Henry Cejudo, and that short notice replacement Saul Elizondo will now take on the Olympic Gold Medalist in wrestling.“Cejudo vs. Elizondo...
Via MMAInsider
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

WWE Signs Chas Betts, a 2012 US Olympian in Greco-Roman Wrestling, to a Developmental Deal

Chas Betts, a member of the US Greco-Roman wrestling team at the 2012  Olympics, has signed a WWE developmental deal. He will begin training at the WWE Performance Center today.  Betts posted the news on his Facebook this weekend: “On Oct. 19th of last year, I asked Kristi to give me one year to attack and pursue a new dream after I retired from Greco-Roman Wrestling...
Via Wrestlechat.net
November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

WWE Signs Olympic Wrestler to Begin Training at the WWE Performance Center Today

WWE has signed amateur wrestler Chas Betts to a developmental deal. He will begin training at the WWE Performance Center today. Betts was a member of the 2012 US Olympic team in Greco-Roman wrestling at 185 pounds. Betts posted on Facebook this weekend: “On Oct. 19th of last year, I asked Kristi to give me one year to attack and pursue a new dream after I retired from Greco-Roman...
Via AllWrestlingNews.com
November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Jordan Burroughs: The Greatest (Active) Athlete You’ve Never Heard Of

I hope I’m wrong. I hope that you know all about Jordan Burroughs — his insanely impressive recent victory in Budapest, his win streak and, of course, his gold medal. But more than likely, the modern face of USA wrestling isn’t too familiar to you and that’s a problem. In the past 20 years, wrestling […]The post Jordan Burroughs: The Greatest (Active) Athlete You’ve Never...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Olympic Wrestling: Its Fight to stay a Core Sport

  Wrestling has been apart of the human civilization for thousands of years now. Taking it away from the Olympic Games will be a devastating blow to all the athletes who compete in the sport and their fans across the globe. You know they say that when scoring a wrestling match, take-downs are worth more than pushing an opponent out of bonds. So my question to the International...
Via isportsweb.com
July 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Russian coach blames gays for cutting men in tights rolling on a mat together from the Olympics

Russian wrestling coach Vladimir Uruimagov is blaming gay activists for pressuring the International Olympic Committee to drop wrestling from the Olympics in 2020. “If they expel wrestling now, that means that gays will soon run the whole world,” Uruimagov said via en.rsport.ru, calling the decision “a blow to masculine origins.” “It turns out this committee is headed...
Via Low Brow Sports
February 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Should wrestling launch a World Cup?

The recent news that the Olympics will leave wrestling out of its events list is ridiculous and not likely to last long. Wrestling has been a signature event in Olympics history. It may have lost some of its luster in recent Games, but it doesn’t deserve to be shelved. Without wrestling, Iran versus the U.S. in sports practically never happens. In fact, many intriguing international...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

IOC drops wrestling from 2020 Summer Games

The modern Summer Olympics first took place in Athens in 1896. One of the original sports, wrestling, has been apart of each Olympiad ever since. But when 2020 rolls around, there is a solid chance that we won’t see it again. The International Olympic Committee has removed wrestling, both freestyle and greco-roman, while they evaluate it along with several others potential sports...
Via The Victory Formation
February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Jordan Burroughs on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno

The Tonight Show will feature an Olympic guest every night this week. Last night Olympic freestyle Gold Medalist Jordan Burroughs visited with Leno. Here's a snippet of their segment...  
Via Fight Jerk
August 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Varner wins 96-kg freestyle gold

Cael Sanderson spent the past seven years teaching Jake Varner how to be a world champion -- and he was there Sunday when Varner joined him as an Olympic gold medalist. With Sanderson watching, Varner defeated Valerie Andriitsev of Ukraine 1-0, 1-0 to win gold in men's 96-kilogram freestyle. Coupled with Jordan Burroughs' win in the 74 kilograms Friday night, it gave the...
Via AP on Fox
August 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Varner wins gold!

By Chris Williams, CycloneFanatic.com Publisher A former Cyclone wrestler is an Olympic champion. Jake Varner defeated Ukraine’s Valerii Andiitsev at 211 pounds on Sunday afternoon 1-0, 1-0 to win gold for the United States of America. Varner’s coach at the Olympics is former undefeated four-time NCAA champion Cael Sanderson. Varner was a four-time NCAA Division I All-America...
Via Cyclone Fanatic
August 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Taymazov wins third straight gold

As a young boy in Russia, Artur Taymazov wanted to be like Alexander Karelin, his country's most famous wrestler. Taymazov later moved to Uzbekistan, but his goal remained the same. On Saturday night, he finally became a three-time Olympic champion -- just like Karelin. Taymazov won his third straight gold medal in the men's 120-kg division, beating Georgia's Davit...
Via Fox Sports
August 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Japan's Yoshida wins 3rd straight gold

She wasn't about to pretend it was just another win. Saori Yoshida, half of Japan's unstoppable wrestling duo, launched into cartwheels and backflips, body-slamming one coach and hoisting another on her powerful shoulders, the flag of Japan held high above his head. It was relief. It was joy. It was historic - for Yoshida and for Japan. Yoshida beat Tonya Verbeek of...
Via Fox Sports
August 09, 2012  |  Discuss
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