This week on Takedown TV: – UWW Junior World Championships Greco + Women’s Recap – National Wrestling Hall of Fame Feature on Medal of Courage recipient, Tom Green   Watch online or on these cable...

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Thielke on Growing Greco

September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

  “Summer wrestling makes winter champions.” It’s a familiar saying that we often hear and see in the form of memes on Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets. It’s a philosophy that successful coaches...

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Brackets and more for the last chance Olympic Games qualifier in Istanbul RESULTS Jesse Thielke has qualified 59kg for Rio. Despite being thrown twice in arm spins, Thielke remained composed and even got a four...

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Ryan Mango and Aaron Kalil are two Greco athletes hoping to place top 7 at his weekend's Olympic Team Trials Qualifier

OTT Qualifier Greco Preview

December 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

While many are calling it “The Open,” the event this weekend is in fact the Olympic Team Trials qualifier. As I try to do before many big events, I wanted to provide some context for...

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Joe Rau is the only new number one in the December Greco Rankings

Domestic Greco Rankings: December

December 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

The senior level Greco rankings for December will include a host of new faces to qualify for Olympic Team Trials. Our second Greco rankings include results from the Bill Farrell, Golden Grand Prix and two...

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Takedown has ranked all six Olympic weights in Greco-Roman, with 85kg being led by Jordan Holm and Jon Anderson

Domestic Greco-Roman Rankings

November 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Our second installment of domestic senior level rankings will be for Greco-Roman, the classic style. The first to be released was Men’s Freestyle. As much as possible, we tried to focus on the results of...

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Caylor Williams at PanAms

May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

  SANTIAGO, Chile – The United States won three gold medals in Greco-Roman at the Pan American Championships on Friday. Claiming titles were Pat Smith (Minneapolis, Minn./Minnesota Storm) at 71 kg/156.5 lbs., Joe Rau (Minneapolis,...

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