Lee Roper Joins UNI Coaching Staff

August 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Lee Roper has joined the team as a volunteer coach. Roper is the co-founder of Compound Wrestling Facilities in McDonough, Georgia. Since its inception in 2008, the club has coached 13 wrestlers who advanced as Division I athletes, including former All-American for UNI Joey Lazor and current Panther Jake Hodges. Roper was a four-year...

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C.D. Mock Speaks Out

August 17, 2015 | 1 Comments

No. 2 Ranked Nick Suriano Selects Penn State

August 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Penn State Nittany Lions got some big news today, when the nation’s #2 ranked wrestler and New Jersey prep, Nick Suriano, gave his commitment to wrestle his collegiate career there. Suriano is an undefeated three-time state champion for Bergen Catholic, and this past year he won both the Beast of the East tournament and...

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After a rough start to the competition, USA has finally earned it’s first medal at the UWW Junior World Championships in Brazil as Becka Leathers was able to dominate in her bronze medal match to earn some hardware. USA placed all four of it’s wrestlers into the bronze medal matches, which was enough to take...

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Alli Ragan Signs With Nike Wrestling

August 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Senior World Team Member, King University Wrestling and 2016 Olympic hopeful Alli Ragan has signed with Nike Wrestling....

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Hudson Taylor As an athlete in high school and college, Hudson Taylor often observed the use of homophobic language and demeaning humor, especially in sports. Soon after enrolling at the University of Maryland, he befriended LGBT students in his theatre classes and became increasingly aware of the pain caused by homophobic behavior. Hudson, who is...

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  The Fight Network presents Takedown Wrestling Radio LIVE from the iHeart Studios in Des Moines, Iowa. Takedown is powered by Kemin Industries and takes the pulse of America’s sport. Join the cast of Takedown Radio including Scott Casber, Tony Hager, Jeff Murphy, Tim Harms and Brad Johnson this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11...

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Day Three of the United Word Wrestling Junior World Championships concluded today in Brazil and once again ended with the American team coming up short on the medal stand. We have reached the half way point in the Championships and only one wrestler has made it to a medal match. But the women’s performance was...

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Junior Worlds: Stoll Takes Fifth on Day Two

August 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

The second day of action at the United World Wrestling Junior World Championships also provided little satisfaction for the American team, as the Greco-Roman team will be leaving Brazil without a medal. USA did come close to earning their first medal at the championships, when 120 kg wrestler Sam Stoll made it all the way...

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Takedown Wrestling Episode 331

August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

This week on Takedown, Division-I rivals get ready to Grapple on the Gridiron. Plus; major college recruiting news, and a live interview with the top-ranked 55-kilo woman in the world… Stay tuned, because it all starts…right now…...

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Today in Brazil four members of USA’s Greco-Roman squad took to the mat to try and win a World title at the UWW Junior World Championships. USA was motivated by a rough 2014 tournament, which saw the Greco squad only bring home one medal and that was by Adam Coon. Sadly, all four wrestlers were...

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/takedownwrestling/TDR_952.mp3 The Fight Network presents Takedown Wrestling Radio LIVE from the Wild Rose Casino and Resort in Jefferson, IA. Takedown is powered by Kemin Industries and takes the pulse of America’s sport.    0:02 – Brody Teske- 2015 Class 3A 106lb State Champ from Fort Dodge, IA  0:19 – Doug Schwab- Head Coach at University...

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Louie Hayes Commits to Virginia

August 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

The University of Virginia’s 2016 recruiting class grew by one this weekend, as Illinois prep Louie Hayes of Carl Sandburg became the third commitment for head coach Steve Garland. “What really made me choose Virginia was how I connected with the coaches. All the coaches are super nice and they make you feel like family.”...

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Yesterday, Northwestern University head wrestling coach Drew Pariano announced a new addition to his coaching staff as Brandon Hatchett has accepted the position of assistant coach for the Wildcats. Prior to joining the Wildcat staff Hatchett severed as an assistant coach for Cal Poly for two seasons Brenden Buckley. Hatchett was also a standout at...

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The Fight Network presents Takedown Wrestling Radio LIVE from the Wild Rose Casino and Resort in Jefferson, IA. Takedown is powered by Kemin Industries and takes the pulse of America’s sport. Come meet our guests and the cast of Takedown Radio including Scott Casber, Tony Hager, Stephen Stonebraker, Jeff Murphy, Tim Harms and Brad Johnson...

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Takedown Wrestling Episode 330

August 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

This week on Takedown, a single tweet that became the biggest story in college wrestling. IAwrestle announces their first big event featuring Justin Mejia and Alex Thomsen. Plus recruiting news, and some one-on-one time with the Banach boys.  ...

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