Young U.S. Wrestler Makes a Golden Journey|
from The New York Times
The American flag landed on the scorer’s table, launched by a family member with exceptional aim. Henry Cejudo grabbed it from his coach and draped it around his body. He stood there for the longest time, fighting back tears, the son of illegal immigrants wrapped in stars and stripes. More
Missouri's Askren Finishes First Olympic Appearance 1-1
Former Missouri wrestler Ben Askren (Hartland, Wis.) finished his first Olympic Tournament with a 1-1 record, winning his opening round match by fall, but dropping match No. 2, 3-1, 4-0 in the 74 kg (163 pound) men's freestyle competition in Beijing, China. More
Wrestling Coach Jackson Calls for Program 'Overhaul'
from USA Today
After winning gold in 2000 and 2004, U.S. national freestyle coach Kevin Jackson was not satisfied with this year’s bronze medal. “We've got to make an overhaul of our whole system. We have to allow our guys to be able to compete in two or three cycles," Jackson said. He wants enhanced financial incentives for top wrestlers to train full time at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs and to stay in the sport.
Maryland: Wrestling Completes Coaching Staff with Hiring of Powell, Yonushonis
First-year Maryland wrestling head coach Kerry McCoy recently completed his coaching staff with the hiring of Jason Powell and James Yonushonis . Powell will join Todd Beckerman as a full-time assistant while Yonushonis will be a volunteer assistant. More
Science & Sport Won’t Team Up
from The Telegraph
India’s Wrestler Sushil Kumar’s bronze and boxer Vijender Kumar’s continuing tilt at the gold in Beijing are individual feats that have defied a training system lacking in the application of science, experts say. Sports medicine specialists believe that the abysmally low use of scientific techniques in Indian sports training could be a key reason for the country’s poor Olympics haul — an all-time-high three in Beijing so far against 79 each earned by China and the US.
Former OSU Wrestler Hospitalized in Beijing
An Oklahoma City doctor who is one of the U.S. Olympic team physicians says 'weight cutting' by former Oklahoma State wrestler Daniel Cormier landed him in the hospital and forced Cormier to pull out of the Olympics. More
Sanderson Continues Wrestling Legacy as a Coach
from Deseret News
After a lifetime of wrestling mats, Cael Sanderson was ready for a change of scenery.
He had, after all, accomplished nearly everything possible as a wrestler, including an unprecedented, undefeated college career and an Olympic gold medal. So the 29-year-old Heber City, Utah, native moved from the center of the mat to the sideline.