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  • College wrestling: Penn State puts beating on Hawkeyes

    12/22/2013 11:32:31 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 5 replies
    WCF Courier ^ | 12-21-13 | Steve Batterson
    IOWA CITY | Top-ranked Penn State delivered a powerful message Saturday night. The three-time defending NCAA champions dominated the third-ranked Hawkeyes 24-12 in a nonconference dual which saw Iowa win just three matches. With a third-period pin at 133 pounds, Tony Ramos energized the Carver-Hawkeye Arena crowd of 13,747 which included celebrities Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, who enjoyed second-row center mat seats next to wrestling legend Dan Gable. Ramos’ win provided Iowa with the only bonus points the Hawkeyes mustered against the Nittany Lions. “We needed every point we could get and as a captain and leader of this...
  • Olympic wrestling: US, Iran find common ground (also Russia)

    02/23/2013 8:55:07 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 3 replies
    Dawn.com ^ | February 20, 2013 | AP
    <p>We’ll be standing arm-in-arm with Iran, and we’ll be standing with Russia as we will with lots of other countries,” said Mitch Hull, national teams director for USA Wrestling, in an interview in Tehran with AP Television News before the World Cup Tournament.</p>
  • Should Boys Be Wrestling Girls?

    03/01/2011 9:40:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2011 | Mona Charen
    Around Washington, D.C., if you mention Iowa, the first thing that will pop into most people's minds is "caucuses." But in Iowa, if you asked a local about the matchups, he'd most likely assume you were talking about wrestling. That's right, the non-metaphorical, sweaty, rough-and-tumble on the mat sort of wrestling. This year's Iowa state championships attracted attention nationwide when the promising high school sophomore Joel Northrup (the fifth-ranked wrestler in the state) defaulted on his first match. He had drawn Cassy Herkelman, a female freshman, as his opponent, and he could not, in good conscience, wrestle a girl. Northrup's...
  • Iowa wrestler defaults rather than face girl

    02/17/2011 11:10:10 AM PST · by shove_it · 268 replies
    Yahoo! via AP ^ | 17 Feb 2011 | LUKE MEREDITH
    DES MOINES, Iowa – An Iowa high school wrestler who was one of the favorites to win his weight class defaulted on his first-round state tournament match rather than face one of the first girls to ever qualify for the event. [...] "I have a tremendous amount of respect for Cassy and Megan and their accomplishments. However, wrestling is a combat sport and it can get violent at times," wrote Northrup. "As a matter of conscience and my faith I do not believe that it is appropriate for a boy to engage a girl in this manner. It is unfortunate...
  • Video of Home Schooled Wrestler Forfeiting Match Against a Girl, In Iowa State Tournament

    02/17/2011 9:03:41 PM PST · by Amos McCoy · 135 replies
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 2/17/11 | Chuck Wolk
    When it became apparent that his opponent in the state tournament wrestling match would be a girl., e would be facing off against a girl, Joel Northrup, forfeited his match to her.  As a home-schooled sophomore with a 35-4 record, Joel is also a Christian who takes his faith seriously. So he could not in good conscience wrestle with a  girl due to the manner in which a wrestler must grapple with their opponent. If only we had more boys raised to respect the fairer sex as much as Joel has been.   His parents are homeschooling him. but he...
  • Jacob Volkmann Placed on Paid Administrative Leave From Job (for Obama remarks)

    01/12/2011 12:14:56 PM PST · by kristinn · 14 replies
    MMA Fighting ^ | Wednesday, January 12, 2011 | Ariel Helwani
    Jacob Volkmann, the UFC lightweight fighter who said that President Obama was "not too bright" following his win at UFC 125, has been placed on paid administrative leave by White Bear Lake High School in Minnesota while the school conducts an investigation regarding the comments he made to MMAFighting.com about the President. Volkmann has served as an assistant wrestling coach for the school for three years. "They gotta do the investigation and then give me an OK to coach," Volkmann said. The 30-year-old said he was not given a time frame by the school as to when he will be...
  • Fresno-Area High School Wrestler Faces Trial Over ‘Butt Drag’ Move

    FRESNO (AP) — The trial has been pushed back for a Central California high school wrestler charged with the sexual battery of an opponent during a practice match. Defense lawyer Stephen Quade told the Fresno Bee that his 17-year-old client is now scheduled to go to trial on Jan. 13 in juvenile court. The trial had been set to start Thursday.
  • Judge: University of Oregon OK to end men's wrestling program

    10/28/2008 12:21:05 PM PDT · by jasonmyos · 18 replies · 769+ views
    Legal Newsline ^ | 10/28/2008
    SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) -The University of Oregon was within its rights to jettison its men's wrestling program, a state judge ruled Tuesday. Marion County Circuit Judge Lynn Ashcroft upheld the university's decision to scuttle its intercollegiate wrestling program, saying the school can chose what programs it offers.
  • U.S. wrestlers receive warm welcome in Iran despite tension with Washington

    01/16/2007 12:37:10 PM PST · by nuconvert · 31 replies · 964+ views
    msnbc/AP ^ | Jan 16, 2007
    U.S. wrestlers receive warm welcome in Iran despite tension with Washington Associated Press Sports Jan 16, 2007 TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -Twenty U.S. wrestlers received a warm welcome when they arrived in Iran on Tuesday for a tournament, despite the high running tension between Washington and Tehran. The U.S. wrestling team arrived in Bandar Abbas, a southern Iranian port, only a week after U.S. President George W. Bush called for increased pressure on Iran and Syria as part of his new strategy to defeat the insurgency in Iraq. Local government officials met the American wrestlers and 12 young girls, dressed in...
  • Dad Tosses Son's Wrestling Opponent Out Of Ring

    02/15/2007 9:36:42 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 20 replies · 843+ views
    WFRV.COM ^ | 15 FEBRUARY 2007 | AP
    (AP) AURORA, Ill. -- A father bounded into a youth wrestling match, picked up his son's winning opponent and launched him out of the ring, an episode caught on a home video. After tossing the 11-year-old boy into the air Sunday, the angry father headed toward the cameraman, the father of the airborne boy. "I was just wrestling, then the guy throws me," the boy, Nick Nasenbeny of suburban Aurora, told WMAQ-TV in Chicago. It was not known if the boy was injured. Ray Hoffman, the father in the video and a part-time wrestling coach, told the television station he...
  • The Weekly Tapout: Hughes in a groove

    09/30/2006 9:54:38 AM PDT · by SShultz460 · 5 replies · 302+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | 9-30-06 | Dave Doyle
    Matt Hughes has beaten nearly everyone put in his path, but even he knows he can't beat Father Time. The Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight titleholder turns 33 on October 13. He's been on top of the 170-pound scene for most of the past five years, an eternity in fight time, and has won 19 of his past 20 matches. "I'm getting old, I need to fight when I can," said Hughes. "My clock's ticking." But Hughes isn't thinking of slowing down. Just the opposite. Coming off his gutsy three-round victory over B.J. Penn at UFC 63, Hughes will fight on...
  • Ultimate Fighter Finale Post Fight 2nd Interview with Matt Hamill - Olympic 2008 dreams?

    07/10/2006 7:32:40 PM PDT · by kokonut · 13 replies · 447+ views
    Kokonut Pundits ^ | July 3, 2006 | MM
    Kokonut Pundits: I see. What are your feelings for the 2008 Olympic? How will they pick you to represent the United States? Matt Hamill: I'm thrilled to look forward to join the 2008 Olympic team. Kokonut Pundits: How will they choose a representative for the United States for wrestlers?
  • Wrestling parents say Tech misled

    05/19/2006 11:22:06 AM PDT · by Mr. Blonde · 12 replies · 603+ views
    Roanoke Times ^ | May 19, 2006 | Jim Reedy
    Parents of the five Virginia Tech wrestlers who plan to follow former coach Tom Brands to Iowa say Tech athletic director Jim Weaver's decision to deny their sons immediate transfer releases flies in the face of a promise he made during the recruiting process. Brent Metcalf, Joe Slaton, Dan LeClere, Jay Borschel and T.H. Leet -- all of whom redshirted as freshmen last season -- plan to enroll at Iowa but will lose a year of NCAA eligibility unless Virginia Tech releases them from their scholarship obligations. The fathers of Iowa natives Slaton, LeClere and Borschel said Weaver promised to...