Two Top 25 Recruits Verbal

August 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

(Photo by Rob Preston) We are only two days into the month of August, but already we are off to a HOT start as two of the nation’s top 25 wrestlers from the class of 2016 have given their verbals commitments. The commitments of Luke Pletcher and Nathan Traxler mean that 14 of the top...

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LINDSBORG, Kan. – The Bethany College Athletic Department announced the hiring of Larry Nugent as the new head wrestling coach Tuesday morning. Nugent brings collegiate and professional coaching experience to the position for the Swedes. Most recently, Nugent was the Director of Development at USA Wrestling, where he tracked private donor support, recorded corporate sponsorship...

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The Fight Network presents Takedown Wrestling Radio LIVE from the iHeart Studios in Des Moines, Iowa. Powered by Kemin Industries, Takedown takes the pulse of America’s sport. This weeks show will be LIVE at Louie’s Wine Dive at 4040 University Ave in Des Moines, IA. Come meet Ed and Steve Banach and the cast of Takedown...

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Takedown Wrestling Episode 329

July 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Overview of television show: Segment One- Review and highlights of James Green vs Nick Marable wrestling for a World team spot at 54 kilos. Fargo highlights from Taylor Lamont, Joe Smith, Larry Early, Fredy Stroker, Roman Bravo-Young, Vitali Aruja and Mosha Schwartz the lone triple-crown in the cadet division. Schwartz won the Cadet Folkstyle Nationals title in...

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USA Wrestling Weekly, July 24, 2015

July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

USA Wrestling Weekly is a 30-minute show released each Friday which centers around news and information from USA Wrestling, the sport’s National Governing Body. Interviews, features and a look back at the past are all a part of USA Wrestling Weekly....

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Takedown Radio #TDR950

July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

http://traffic.libsyn.com/takedownwrestling/TDR_950.mp3 The Fight Network presents Takedown Wrestling Radio LIVE from the iHeart Studios in Des Moines, Iowa. Powered by Kemin Industries, Takedown takes the pulse of America’s sport. Join Scott Casber, Tony Hager, Stephen Stonebraker, Tim Harms and Brad Johnson this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (CT) live on iHeart Radio or TakedownWrestle.com....

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Takedown Wrestling Episode 328

July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

This week on Takedown, the U.S. tears through the competition in Toronto. Nick Marable gets another shot at the World Team, and we’ll go one-on-one with the top ranked high-school wrestlers in the country....

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JohnMark Bentley On His Recent Hires

July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

BOONE, N.C. – Head coach JohnMark Bentley added Todd Schavrien and Josh Roosa to his staff ahead of the 2015-16 season. “I am extremely excited to add Todd and Josh to our staff!” said Bentely. “They bring a lot of experience and motivation that will benefit our wrestling program!” Schavrien comes to Appalachian after spending...

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Eric Olanowski On MSU’s Future

July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Eric Olanowski has joined the Takedown Wrestling staff and we caught up with him to discuss the recent news of his former college coach Tom Minkel retiring. Does Eric feel Roger Chandler is the right fit for the program going forward?  ...

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From the perspective of Sandy Stevens

July 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

A native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Sandy Stevens has covered the globe as a wrestling announcer. She has worked at hundreds of kids wrestling events—from kids level to the NCAAs to the Olympic Games. Stevens has become one of the top ambassadors in the sport of wrestling.    ...

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Takedown Radio #TDR949

July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

http://traffic.libsyn.com/takedownwrestling/TDR07182015.mp3 The Fight Network presents Takedown Wrestling Radio LIVE from the iHeart Studios in Des Moines, Iowa. Powered by Kemin Industries, Takedown takes the pulse of America’s sport. Join Scott Casber, Tony Hager, Stephen Stonebraker, Tim Harms and Brad Johnson this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (CT) live on iHeart Radio or TakedownWrestle.com....

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Could 2015 Be Our Best World Team Yet?

July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Historically, the U.S. men’s freestyle wrestling team has been a force to reckon with at the World Championships. Following several disappointing years and changes in national team coaches; the U.S. is once again battling among current powerhouses like Russia and Iran for title of top freestyle country in the world. As a matter of fact,...

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The Clash National High SchoolDuals is excited to announce an exclusive webcast partnership withTrackwrestling’sTrackcast to deliver The Clash XIV live webcast on January 1-2, 2016.The Clash is a premier national high school wrestling tournament held annually in Rochester, Minnesota. 32 of the best high school wrestling programs from around the country will gather at Rochester...

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One would be hard pressed to find a member of the wrestling community who does not credit their involvement in the sport as a positive influence. No matter if you ask an Olympic Gold Medalist or a former third-string junior varsity member, each wrestler (author included) will agree on how much wrestling does to sharpen...

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USA Wrestling Weekly, July 17, 2015

July 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

USA Wrestling Weekly is a 30-minute show released each Friday which centers around news and information from USA Wrestling, the sport’s National Governing Body. Interviews, features and a look back at the past are all a part of USA Wrestling Weekly....

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Dave Dean Previews The Freak Show

July 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

“THE FREAK SHOW” is the fastest growing wrestling event in the country.  It’s unique format of having youth and high school boys and girls divisions makes it possible to bring your whole program.  At the High School level the divisions consist of 15 & Under for first year freshman as well as seasoned middle school athletes,...

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