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Oct. 13, 2008
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U.S. Wrestlers Visit President Bush at the White House
from TheMat.com
They all had to get up around 5:00 a.m. and sit in downtown Washington, D.C., traffic for what seemed like hours, but members of the U.S. Olympic wrestling teams had a memory of a lifetime during their visit to the White House. “It was nice to be in Washington, D.C., and to tour the White House,” said two-time Olympic wrestler Brad Vering. “You got to see where all the huge decisions of the country were made, and share it with some of the best athletes in the world.” More

World Champ Grapples for Starting Spot
from Go Cyclones
As difficult as it might be to believe, there actually is a world champion in the Iowa State wrestling room, and his chances of cracking the Cyclones' strong lineup don't look particularly good. Ricky Lundell, a world champion grappler from Orem, Utah, has enrolled at ISU and is a member of the wrestling team. Lundell is here because of his long-time friendship with ISU wrestling coach Cael Sanderson and assistant coach Cody Sanderson. More

Three from Northwestern Draw Top 10 Preseason Rankings
from NCAA
Amateur Wrestling News released its preseason individual rankings on Saturday and put the spotlight on three Wildcat wrestlers: junior Brandon Precin (Orland Park, Ill./Carl Sandburg), sophomore Keith Sulzer (Cleveland, Ohio/St. Edward) and senior Jake Herbert (Wexford, Pa./North Allegheny). AWN tabbed Herbert as the top-ranked wrestler at 184 pounds while ranking Precin third at 125 pounds and Sulzer 10th in the 141-pound weight class. More

University of Cumberlands Coach Teams With University of Wisconsin
from InterMat
University of the Cumberlands Men’s Wrestling Coach Andrew Medders was recently invited to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Medders was invited by Wisconsin Wrestling Coach Barry Davis to speak about and demonstrate wrestling techniques that Medders uses for the Cumberlands wrestling program. More

Panther Wrestling Practice Open to Public Oct. 18
from Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
The University of Northern Iowa wrestling team will hold an open practice and the public is invited to watch the Panthers in action. UNI is coming off a 20th-place finish at the 2008 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, a tournament which saw the Panthers' Moza Fay earn All-America honors with a fifth-place finish in the 165-pound bracket. More

U.S. Women's Freestyle Team Has High Expectations for World Championships
from TheMat.com
Clarissa Chun is the lone person on the seven-member 2008 U.S. Women’s World Team who has competed at international wrestling’s highest level. Chun wrestled in the 2000 World Championships and placed fifth at the 2008 Olympic Games. But even without that top-level experience, the American squad still has high expectations for the World Championships for women’s freestyle. More

Wrestling Program Builds Self-Esteem and Roads to College for Bronx Kids
from New York Daily News
Could the next Olympic wrestling champ hail from the Bronx? It might be too early to tell, but a new wrestling training center in the borough is giving students with that dream a chance to go for it. Beat the Streets, an after-school wrestling program for city youth, opened a training center at Harry S Truman High School in Co-Op City. Use of the training center is free for middle and high school students participating in the group's wrestling programs. More



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