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Grandville wrestling supporters take to Facebook in hopes MHSAA will reconsider – MLive.com

“Grandville High School wrestling supporters have taken to Facebook to drum up support against a decision to withdraw the Bulldogs from state competition.”

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Written by Jason Bryant

February 10, 2016 at 11:27 pm

Posted in Wrestling News

Undefeated NC State wrestling team enjoying its success | News & Observer

“Some teams win and forget to have fun. That’s not the case for N.C. State’s wrestling team.

Coach Pat Popolizio has made sure the Wolfpack has taken the time to enjoy one of the best seasons in school history, even with the most important matches and tournaments still to come.”

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February 10, 2016 at 11:27 pm

Posted in Wrestling News

International wrestlers pin Rio dreams on U.S. training visit | Medill Reports Chicago

“Imagine inviting someone to your house for the first time, and she beats you up. That’s what happened in January when Estonian wrestler Mae Epp bludgeoned her U.S. opponents with two technical falls and a pin at the Dave Schultz Memorial International tournament in Colorado Springs.”

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February 10, 2016 at 11:27 pm

Posted in Wrestling News

Focus on wrestlers, not critics at state tournament | USA Today High School Sports | USA Today High School Sports

“The sports’ biggest stage of the year being held in northwest Louisiana – an area still looking for more growth in wrestling – has drawn plenty of criticism. The decision was met by backlash from coaches in Baton Rouge and New Orleans and even prompted longtime event director Jim Ravannack to step down last May.”

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February 10, 2016 at 11:27 pm

Posted in Wrestling News

Ohio State wrestler going for gold | NBC4i.com

“Nathan Tomasello stands 5’5″ tall and weighs 125 pounds, but he’s a fierce athlete no one wants to confront. As a redshirt freshman wrestler at The Ohio State University, Tomasello defeated Zeke Moisey of West Virginia to become the 2015 NCAA National Champion. Now, he has set a new standard of goals for himself this summer: Olympic gold.”

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Written by Jason Bryant

February 10, 2016 at 11:27 pm

Posted in Wrestling News

‘Pennsylvania attitude’: Westmont Hilltop graduate could find path to the Olympics via the Marines | Sports | tribdem.com

“Michael Brant never expected to be wrestling competitively as he approached his 27th birthday.

Nor did he expect it to be in Greco-Roman, a style he didn’t pick up until a year ago.

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February 10, 2016 at 9:57 pm

Posted in Wrestling News

MyHOUSE/d3wrestle.com Rankings #9 | d3wrestle.com

“MyHOUSE Sports Gear presents the eighth set of the MyHOUSE/d3wrestle.com 2015-2016 Individual and Tournament rankings.”

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Written by Jason Bryant

February 10, 2016 at 9:57 pm

Posted in Wrestling News

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