Watters Continues her Career at Oklahoma City University

Rachel Watters is continuing her wrestling career at Oklahoma City University.  Pictured in the photos are Mick Macki (Elementary School Guidance Counselor & Jr. High Wrestling Coach, Rachel Watters and Nick Britton.  Pictured is Nicole Watters (sister), Matt Watters (dad), Rachel Watters, Holly Watters (mom), and Allison Watters (sister.) Rachel is fresh off her 5th place finish [Read More]

World Championships preview in freestyle wrestling at 86 kg

Russia’s Abdul Rashid Sadulaev has become the story of this weight class. And what an amazing story it is. Sadulaev, a 2012 and 2013 Cadet World champion, stormed to the 2014 Senior World freestyle title at 86 kg/189 lbs. And he’s still a teenager. He celebrated his 19th birthday in May. He is considered the [Read More]

EUSTICE NAMED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF J ROBINSON CAMPS

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 31, 2015 – Ty Eustice, the Director of Wrestling Operations at J Robinson Intensive Camps, will be named the new Executive Director effective on Tuesday, September 1. Eustice has spent the last three years in his current position, leading the continued success of the nation’s top Intensive Wrestling Camps, as well as expanding [Read More]

Verkleeren and Steveson win golds, Fix takes bronze to end UWW Cadet Worlds

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzogovina – Two Americans won gold medals on Sunday, Jarod Verkleeren of Pennsylvania at 63 kg /138.75 lbs. and Gable Steveson of Minnesota at 100 kg/220 lbs., the final day of the UWW Cadet World Championships. Verleeren and Steveson became the third and fourth UWW Cadet World champions for the United States this week. [Read More]

Is it Wise to Specialize?

The greatest difference between our children’s sporting experience and our own is the rise of year round, sport specific organizations that ask – even require – season after season of participation in order to stay in the player development pipeline. The pressure to have your child specialize in a single sport at a young age [Read More]

UNI Wrestling Coach Goes to Extreme to Help Young Cancer Patient

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Life includes a lot of challenges, and wrestling head coach Doug Schwab doesn’t think anyone should face those alone.   So when former Panther Cruse Aarhus wanted to complete a rope climb the distance of Mount Everest (29,029 feet) to support a young relative with cancer, Schwab jumped in to join [Read More]

Mike Zadick ready to return to college coaching at Virginia Tech

Mike Zadick didn’t have any trouble finding anything to do during his three-year hiatus from college wrestling. He dove into another one of his big passions – hunting – after returning to his native Montana. He helped bring a Starbucks to his hometown of Great Falls. He even worked as a volunteer coach for a [Read More]

Brent Metcalf ready to make run at World gold

Brent Metcalf’s list of signature wins over top-level foreign opponents is extensive and impressive. He knocked off returning World bronze medalist Magomed Kurbanaliev of Russia at the 2014 Beat the Streets Dual in New York City. He earned back-to-back victories over two-time World bronze medalist Mandakhnaran Ganzorig of Mongolia and World silver medalist Masmoud Esmailpour of [Read More]

World Championships preview in men’s freestyle at 65 kg/143 lbs.

Is this the year that American Brent Metcalf breaks through at the World Championships? Metcalf will make his fourth trip to the Worlds, but is just 1-3 in three previous appearances. He continues to wrestle at a very high level and he’s ranked No. 2 in the World in freestyle wrestling at 65 kg/143 lbs. [Read More]