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Terry Shockley named Chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Shockley will succeed long-time chairman Jim Keen. Sr. as Chairman of the Board....

Iowa's Tony Ramos determined to finish career with NCAA title

The Hawkeye senior will battle Virginia Tech's Devin Carter in the NWCA All-Star Classic on Saturday....

NCAA announces finalist cities for its championships for 2014-18, including wrestling at all levels

Cleveland, Kansas City, Louisville, New York City, Oklahoma City, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia & St. Louis are Div. I finalists. Div. II and III finalists also announced....

Henson named Wrestler of the Week

Sammie Henson (St. Louis, Mo./Sunkist Kids) has been named Wrestler of the Week for the week of March 22-28. Each week, will select an Athlete of the Week, based upon performance within wrestling for that week. The selection committee will consider any level of wrestling, from youth programs through the Senior level. The announcement will be made each week on Wednesday. Henson won a gold medal at 55 kg/121 lbs. at the Medved International, held in Minsk, Belarus, March 25. He was one of six U.S. wrestlers to medal at the event, but the only American to claim a gold medal. Henson defeated Otar Sultanov of Russia in the gold medal finals, 1-0, 2-2, 1-0. Sultanov had defeated Henson in a dual meet in Russia earlier this season. Henson defeated Russian Adam Batirov in the semifinals. Batirov was second in the 2004 Russian Nationals. (Batirov is twin brother of 2004 Olympic champion Mavlet Batirov). Henson was a 2000 Olympic silver medalist and was a 1988 World Champion. He placed second in the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. It is the second time in 2005 that Henson has won Wrestler of the Week. Henson was also the Wrestler of the Week for Feb. 22-28, after winning the Cerro Pelado Tournament in Cuba. Click here to view previous Athletes of the Week
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