EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State Athletics Director Mark Hollis has announced a coaching succession plan for the Spartan wrestling program. Tom Minkel, who has directed the program since 1991, will retire following his 25th season at Michigan State in 2015-16. Roger Chandler, who recently completed his 18th season on the Spartan wrestling staff and...

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Takedown Radio #TDR946

June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

http://traffic.libsyn.com/takedownwrestling/TDR06272015.mp3   The Fight Network presents Takedown Radio LIVE from the iHeart Studios in Des Moines. Takedown is powered by Kemin Industries and 04 Water as we take the pulse of America’s sport. Takedown Wrestling Radio from 6/27/2015 features: Alyssa Lampe, Kendric Maple, Jay Borschel, Gary Abbott, Andy Hrovat, Jonny Rugan, Wayne Boyd Schedule of Show  Alyssa...

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Shane Sparks joins Takedown Wrestling to discus the World Championships Badgerstatewrestling.com and voice of Big Ten Wrestling, Shane Sparks joined us today for a look back at the World Team Trials. Kyle Snyder, Logan Stieber, Jake Varner, Terry Brands and more were discussed in the Nike Wrestling Hot Seat. Is Shane excited for the World...

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It was a match up that had quite a few talking, and neither wrestler disappointed in the best-of-three wrestle off held in Colorado Springs at the Olympic Training Center today. With the 60 kg Junior World Team spot on the line, both wrestlers were extremely motivated for a chance to represent the United States this...

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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 as we take the pulse of America’s sport. Join Scott Casber, Tony Hager, Stephen Stonebraker 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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Kyle Dake Talks About World Team Trials

June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

An Ithaca, New York native, Dake has worked his way up to become one of the most dominant American wrestlers of all-time. Breaking records throughout his career, Kyle’s latest and greatest accomplishment is becoming the first and only 4x NCAA champion at 4 different weight classes. At Lansing High School, Kyle was a multi-sport athlete,...

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This weekend at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, USA Wrestling will hold a special wrestle off for the 60 kg Junior World Team spot. The matchup will be between 2014 Junior World Team wrestler Joey McKenna and 2015 Junior World Team Trials champion Brock Zacherl. McKenna opted to wrestle at the U.S. Senior...

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  The Provisor family recently were in a near fatal accident and thankfully they were able to walk away from the accident. Takedown Wrestling had the opportunity to talk with Ben and Leigh about the accident and what lies ahead for them to compete at the World Championships and the Olympics in 2016.  ...

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Takedown Wrestling Episode 324

June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

This week on Takedown; a tribute to the top American wrestlers from the 2014 season. Coleman Scott takes over in Chapel Hill, James Green get’s a ticket to the World Championships, and we go one-on-one with California’s Aaron Pico. Find our past episodes HERE....

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USA Wrestling Weekly, June 19th, 2015

June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

This week on USA Wrestling we take a look back at the World Team Trials, Freestyle Junior World Team Trials and Cadet National Duals. 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...

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Get to Know 2016 Recruit – Kanen Storr

June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Over the past few years, Michigan prep Kanen Storr has gone from a budding prospect to a blooming star on the wrestling mat.  Storr, a two-time state champion for Leslie High School in Leslie, Michigan, has also found a multitude of success on the national scene as well which has him currently ranked as one...

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Takedown Radio #TDR945

June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

http://traffic.libsyn.com/takedownwrestling/TD_RADIO_950.mp3 The Fight Network presents Takedown Radio LIVE from the iHeart Studios in Des Moines. Takedown is powered by Kemin Industries and 04 Water as we take the pulse of America’s sport. Takedown Wrestling Radio from 6/19/15 features: Coleman Scott, James Green, Bill Murdock, Doug Schwab, Mike Spilotros, and Kyle Snyder   Schedule of Show  Coleman Scott...

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Two-time World bronze medalist Tervel Dlagnev has been named the winner of the 2014 John Smith Award for USA Wrestling’s Freestyle Wrestler of the Year. Dlagnev is the first wrestler to win the award not named Jordan Burroughs since 2010, when his Ohio Regional Training partner JD Bergman won it. Dlagnev wins the award after...

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Aaron Pico after Junior World Team Trials

June 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Wrestling sensation Aaron Pico, proved once again why many consider him to be one of the greatest high school wrestlers of all time as he defeated NCAA All American and 2016 National champion hopeful Zain Retherford in two straight matches at the Junior World Team trials in Madison, Wisconsin this past Friday. Pico dec Retherford...

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James Green Named 70 kg World Team Member

June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Big news from USA Wrestling as they have officially named James Green (Titan Mercury Wrestling/Nebraska) as the freestyle World Team member at 70 kg for the 2015 World Championships, which will be held on U.S. soil in Las Vegas, Nevada. The news comes almost a week after Green tore through the World Team Trials in...

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Get to Know 2016 Recruit – Keegan Moore

June 18, 2015 | 2 Comments

There is a small Division A school in Minnesota known as Jackson County Central, and there is one thing that school is known for; wrestling.  Since the 2008 season, Jackson County has won five state titles and only finished outside of the top three on one occasion (2009). The 2011 state championship season was a special...

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