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Archive for October 21st, 2016

People’s Honor Award for 4-time Olympic gold medalist Icho:The Asahi Shimbun

“Clad not in her usual sporty spandex but a vividly colored kimono, four-time Olympic gold medalist wrestler Kaori Icho was presented with the People’s Honor Award by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Oct. 20.”

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Written by Jason Bryant

October 21, 2016 at 11:40 pm

Posted in Wrestling News

Strong work ethic, grit defines Dinos wrestling team | UToday | University of Calgary

“Genevieve Haley was an up-and-coming wrestler out of Dartmouth, N.S., who had large dreams. There was only one place where she felt those dreams would be realized.”

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Written by Jason Bryant

October 21, 2016 at 11:40 pm

Posted in Wrestling News

Olympians in the post-Soviet era | openDemocracy

“Several months ago, Artur Aleksanyan stood atop the medal podium in Rio de Janeiro an Olympic champion. The Greco-Roman wrestler had just claimed Armenia’s second official gold medal at the 2016 Summer Games.”

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Written by Jason Bryant

October 21, 2016 at 11:40 pm

Posted in Wrestling News

Seven Minutes with Zane Richards – Trackwrestling

“This is the 20th installment of Seven Minutes. It’s a series of interviews with college wrestling’s top stars. Most of the question-and-answer sessions last roughly seven minutes. Hence the name. Illinois’ Zane Richards earned All-America honors last season when he placed fourth at the NCAA Championships at 133 pounds, completing a 27-3 season. He takes an 82-20 career record into his senior season with the Illini. Trackwrestling’s Andy Hamilton recently caught up with Richards. “

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Written by Jason Bryant

October 21, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Posted in Wrestling News

Bisek Filling In for Hermann Next Week at Northern Michigan – FivePointMove

“With Northern Michigan-Olympic Training Site head coach Rob Hermann heading over to Sweden next week, the program still needs a coach to be there for the athletes who are staying home. Someone to run practices, dole out advice, and basically, keep the machine running. Fortunately for all involved, there is a two-time World medalist willing to fill in.”

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Written by Jason Bryant

October 21, 2016 at 3:10 pm

Posted in Wrestling News

Kent State University Athletics – DiJulius Joins Coaching Staff

“Kent State recently announced the addition of Johnni DiJulius to its wrestling staff as a volunteer assistant.  Returning to Northeast Ohio, the Aurora native was a four-time NCAA qualifier at Ohio State.”

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Written by Jason Bryant

October 21, 2016 at 3:10 pm

Posted in Wrestling News

Over 1500 wrestlers from 38 states already registered for the Cliff Keen USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals – TheMat.com

“Only 10 days left to register for the Cliff Keen USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals.

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Written by Jason Bryant

October 21, 2016 at 11:00 am

Posted in Wrestling News