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If Kelsey Campbell wanted to win an Olympic medal in her first Games experience, the 121-pound women’s freestyle wrestler knew she wasn’t going to get any help from Olympic officials. She knew that when she drew Japan’s legendary Saori Yoshida of Japan in the first round … and eventually lost that match to the eventual […]

Posted by admin On Aug - 9 - 2012 Add Comments READ FULL POST

LONDON, England — Ali Bernard got a second chance to wrestle in her second Olympics Games. Unfortunately, she only got one chance to compete in the 2012 London Games after the 2011 World bronze medalist from Minnesota suffered a disappointing 3-0, 1-1 loss to Sweden’s Jenny Fransson in a first-round match at 158 pounds. Bernard […]

Posted by admin On Aug - 9 - 2012 Add Comments READ FULL POST

By Mike Finn Some people consider wrestling the sport of Abraham Lincoln, considering the 16th United States president first made his name known when Lincoln squared off against Jack Armstrong in this Midwest state years before Abe entered the White House. If this is indeed true, than what better place for the National Wrestling Coaches […]

Posted by admin On Dec - 22 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

I’m proud to be part of Wrestlers in Business. I’m proud of what it stands for. The organization is supporting wrestlers in ways that have never been available before. – Lee Kemp, 3-Time world Champion, 3 time NCAA Champion, Successful Entrepreneur About Wrestlers in Business is a non-profit organization that strives to unite the thousands […]

Posted by admin On Feb - 2 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

ATHERTON, Calif. — Oklahoma City University pulled out its third consecutive Women’s College Wrestling Association championship as four Stars captured individual titles Saturday at Hayne-Prim Pavilion. The Stars led the team points 117-96, overtaking Simon Fraser (British Columbia) by winning nine of 10 bouts in the championship finals and third-place matches. OCU had 13 all-Americans. […]

Posted by admin On Jan - 30 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Oklahoma City University Sports Information CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Oklahoma City University notched its fourth consecutive NWCA National Duals championship with a 25-13 victory over Simon Fraser (British Columbia) on Sunday at the UNI Dome. The two-time defending Women’s College Wrestling Association champion Stars improved to 16-0 in duals. OCU also knocked off Cumberlands (Ky.) […]

Posted by admin On Jan - 10 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

By Jason Bryant Elena Pirozhkova doesn’t get asked a whole lot of questions. But if she had to pick the most common question asked, it would center on what she considers herself to be: Russian or American? The 23-year-old Pirozhkova was born in Novokuznetsk, Russia — which is near Kazakhstan and Mongolia — but was […]

Posted by admin On Oct - 8 - 2010 Add Comments READ FULL POST