2014 NCAA National Championship Results

Penn State earned its fourth consecutive NCAA Division I national wrestling championship on Saturday in front of a sellout crowd at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. The Nittany Lions rode gold medal wins by David Taylor and Ed Ruth to overtake Minnesota on the last day of competition and capture the team crown […]

Common Wrestling Skin Lesions and How to Prevent Them

Like many other sports, skin-to-skin contact between participants in a wrestling match is completely unavoidable. But unlike football or basketball, for example, this close contact is far more frequent and sustained in wrestling, where opponents may grapple with each other for several minutes at a stretch without letting go. So when bodily fluids such as […]

2014 U.S. Wrestling World Team Trials

USA Wrestling has announced that this year’s World Team Trials will be held the weekend of May 31-June 1 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. At stake are 42 Team USA roster spots, consisting of 21 places each in Men’s Freestyle and Women’s Freestyle. Athletes selected for Team USA will earn the right […]

The Road to the NCAA Championship: DI Preview

Brace yourselves, wrestling fans. We’re about to embark on the most exciting part of the NCAA Division I wrestling season: the road to the national championship! The action will kick off with conference qualifying tournaments at select schools around the country. The first of these tourneys will take place from March 1-3 at Rutgers, with […]

Traveling Tips for Wrestling Tournaments

With all the state qualifying action going on right now at high schools across the country, prep wrestlers and their parents will be spending a lot of time at tournaments far away from home. Upperclassmen that have been down this road before know what to expect from the non-wrestling aspects of these events, and thus […]

40th Annual Dapper Dan Classic

The Dapper Dan Classic is the nation’s premier high school wrestling tournament. Dubbed the “Rose Bowl of Wrestling,” this annual exhibition features two exciting events: in one, top wrestlers from the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) square off against top wrestlers from a selected state; in the other, a roster of all-star wrestlers from […]

It’s Pressure Time…

For High School wrestlers it’s State Tournament time! Most states have their tournament scheduled for the last weekend in February, or the first two weekends in March. This time of year, teams are involved in District, Sub-Regionals, and Regional Tournaments. Usually, to qualify for the State Tournament, a wrestler must finish in at least one of the […]

Where Are They Now? Henry Cejudo

For most elite wrestlers, the path to the top is a predictable one. First, they make a name for themselves in high school by winning one or more state championships. Next, they go to a university with a top-tier wrestling program to hone their skills against the toughest competition in the country and contend for […]

Where Are They Now? Brandon Slay, Penn

Note: This post is the sixth in a series of retrospectives that will examine the career highlights of some of the greatest college and Olympic wrestlers in recent history and tell you where they are now.

Where Are They Now? John Smith, Oklahoma State University

Note: This post is the fifth in a series of retrospectives that will examine the career highlights of some of the greatest college and Olympic wrestlers in recent history and tell you where they are now.