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

Olympic Trials a learning experience for Cabell

IOWA CITY — Blaize Cabell walked away with mixed emotions.University of Northern Iowa’s three-time NCAA qualifier was discouraged in the outcome, but remained encouraged to improve for his crack at the country’s best freestyle wrestlers.Cabell dropped his only two matches at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials on Sunday at University of Iowa’s Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The former Independence...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
April 10, 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

Ohio St wrestler Snyder to skip season for shot at Olympics

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Ohio State star wrestler Kyle Snyder will redshirt next season in an effort to earn a spot on the U.S. team headed to the 2016 Rio Olympics. Snyder was the NCAA runner-up at 197 pounds as a true freshman last year, helping the Buckeyes win their first national team title. Snyder's biggest breakthrough came earlier this month at the U.S. World Team Trials. He...
Via Associated Press
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

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