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U.S. star Jordan Burroughs key to wrestling's popularity push

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Jordan Burroughs used his gold-medal moment at the 2012 Olympics in London to emerge as one of wrestling's biggest stars. A year later, the world's oldest sport turned to Burroughs to help save its future. "They needed someone who was consistent, who was marketable, who was eloquent enough in their speech and articulate enough to engage with the media, and who...
Via CSN Chicago
2 days ago

Script Ohio: Tervel Dlagnev Discusses Qualifying for the 2016 Olympics in Rio

Joe Dexter and Clair Crawford talk to Tervel Dlagnev, who qualified for his second Olympic Games in the 125 KG freestyle weight class at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Iowa City. Dlagnev talks about battling through injury, training at Ohio State through the Ohio RTC, and how Kyle Snyder has grown and even has helped him grow as a wrestler. To donate to Dlagnev’s GoFundMe, so that...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Wrestling: Varner falls short of 2016 Olympic team

IOWA CITY — Moments after his Olympic dreams were flattened by America’s brightest young wrestling star, Jake Varner jumped off the mat toward the tunnel underneath Carver-Hawkeye Arena. He wound up and slugged a wall as he made his way out of sight, his eyes on the brink of tears as the crowd roared on behind him.
Via Ames Tribune - ISU Cyclones
April 11, 2016

Wrestling: Former Cyclone Varner out to make second Olympic team

There’s a red mural outside the Harold Nichols Wrestling Room displaying former Iowa State wrestlers went on to become Olympic gold-medal winners. There are six. The most recent belongs to Jake Varner.
Via Ames Tribune - ISU Cyclones
April 08, 2016

US Olympic gold medalist Burroughs wins 3rd world title

LAS VEGAS — After blowing his shot at a world title in 2014, American Jordan Burroughs wondered if he was over the hill. He isn't. Burroughs won his third world crown Saturday to close the wrestling championships. The 27-year-old Burroughs beat Mongolia's Unurbat Purevjav 10-0 at 74 kilograms (163 pounds) for his fourth major title — including gold at the London Games — since...
Via Associated Press
September 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Kayaalp stuns Lopez to win Greco-Roman world title

Turkey's Riza Kayaalp stunned Cuban Mijain Lopez 1-0 to win the heavyweight Greco-Roman title on the second day of the wrestling world championships Tuesday night in Las Vegas. Kayaalp denied Lopez's try for a sixth world title in the finals at 130 kilograms. Kayaalp was joined as a world champion by countryman Selcuk Cebi. He took top honors at 80 kilograms, defeating Belarussian...
Via Associated Press
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Spenser Mango’s Journey from Undersized Wrestler to Two-Time Olympian

At 14 years old, Spenser Mango was no one’s idea of an elite athlete. He weighed 88 pounds and entered Christian Brothers College High School in St. Louis struggling to
Via Stack
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Paige VanZant, Henry Cejudo Among Top Ten UFC Newcomers Of 2014

The UFC’s rookie class of 2014 was one of the strongest in years, and it was difficult to whittle this category down to a top ten. How difficult? I decided to go against my rule of newcomers having at least two fights in the calendar year and made a special entry at No. ten for three of the top debutants who only fought once in 2014. So without further ado, here are the top fighters...
Via NESN.com
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rulon Gardner selling Olympic memorabilia to pay $3.9M debt

Olympic wrestling legend Rulon Gardner is still struggling financially. Gardner, who won a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at the 2000 Olympic games in Sydney, will reportedly be auctioning off his Olympic memorabilia and several other items at a bankruptcy auction on Saturday. The 43-year-old is seeking to pay off a $3.9 million tax debt....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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