USA Wrestling Calls on Brands for World Championships

IOWA CITY, Iowa – USA Wrestling announced Thursday that University of Iowa head coach Tom Brands has been named a U.S. Freestyle volunteer coach for the 2014 World Wrestling Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The men’s wrestling competition is September 8-9. Penn State’s Cael Sanderson was appointed to the same position. They will work with national freestyle Coach Bruce [Read More]

Jackson Adds Paulson, Escobedo To ISU Wrestling Staff

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State head wrestling coach Kevin Jackson announced two additions to his coaching staff this afternoon in Trent Paulson and Angel Escobedo. Both Paulson and Escobedo bring impressive resumes to the Cyclone staff. “I’m really excited to have these two outstanding young men on our staff,” Jackson said. “They have great experience [Read More]

Five to be Inducted into the Loras College Athletics Hall of Fame

Ricky Casarez, Class of 1998, WrestlingThe transition from warm and scenic Florida isn’t one that many people make, but for Ricky Casarez, it was a decision that paid its dividends.Casarez wrestled for two seasons at Iowa Central Community College. It was here that the Florida native caught the attention of Loras Wrestling Head Coach Randy Steward.In [Read More]

Dan Gable Museum releases limited edition Dan Gable singlet

WATERLOO, Iowa—The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum has released a limited edition singlet to commemorate the legacy of Dan Gable. Gable won the 1972 Munich Olympics without surrendering a point and coached the Hawkeyes to 15 NCAA team titles in 21 seasons of coaching (1977-1997).   This is the third in a [Read More]

Jake Varner, shown competing on way to 2012 Olympic gold medal, will compete at the World Championships at 96 kg in men’s freestyle. Photos by John Sachs, The U.S. World Wrestling Teams in the three Olympic styles are completing their domestic training in preparation for the 2014 World Wrestling Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Sept. [Read More]

Jon Reader named assistant coach at South Dakota State

South Dakota State head wrestling coach Chris Bono announced the hiring of Jon Reader as an assistant coach.“I am extremely fired up that Jon will be joining our program,” Bono said. “He brings a work ethic and passion for our department that is unmatched. His personality and lifestyle fits perfect with what we are trying [Read More]

World Championships preview in freestyle wrestling at 70 kg

Nick Marable is the only wrestler to defeat Olympic gold medalist and two-time World champion Jordan Burroughs on the international level. USAW file photo. VIDEO: Nick Marable vs. James Green at 2014 U.S. Open The new freestyle weight class of 70 kg/154 lbs. features wrestlers moving up from the old weight class of 66 kilos [Read More]

How Wrestling Connects the US and Iran

Sports have always had a special ability to bridge gaps in cultures, even between two seemingly opposite forces, but nobody from the USA Greco-Roman wrestling team was ready for what happened in Iran during the World Cup in May. Against a backdrop of tension between the two countries, including tougher sanctions imposed against Iran by [Read More]

World Championships preview in freestyle wrestling at 65 kg

The new freestyle weight class of 65 kg/143 lbs. appears to be fairly wide open with a number of top wrestlers vying for the gold medal. Armenia’s David Safaryan won the 2013 World title at the old weight class of 66 kg/145.5 lbs. He is ranked No. 4 in the World this year. The World [Read More]