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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....

Ruiz named Wrestler of the Week

Note: To nominate a wrestler for Wrestler of the Week, send the athlete's name, accomplishments for the week and career accomplishments to John Fuller at Justin Ruiz (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC) has been named Wrestler of the Week for the week of May 17-23. 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. Ruiz won a gold medal at 96 kg/211.5 lbs. at the O.Karavaev Memorial International in Minsk, Belarus over the weekend. In the first round, Ruiz defeated 2004 World University champion Denis Shakaya of Russia, 0-3, 3-0, 1-0. After a quarterfinal win over Yuriy Matushek of the Czech Republic, 3-0, 2-0, Ruiz defeated 2004 Olympic bronze medalist Viacheslav Makarenko of Belarus, 3-0, 3-0, in the semifinals. In the gold medal match, Ruiz downed Valdas Sidlauskas of Lithuania, who placed fourth in the 2004 European Championships. Ruiz won the match in two periods, 3-0, 1-0. Ruiz recently won his second consecutive U.S. Nationals title in Greco-Roman. He is a resident-athlete at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. Click here to view previous Athletes of the Week
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