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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....

Henry Cejudo named Wrestler of the Week for August 19-25.

Henry Cejudo (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids) has been named Wrestler of the Week for August 19-25.

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.

Cejudo controlled the action to claim a two-period victory over Tomihiro Matsunaga of Japan in the gold-medal match at the 2008 Olympic Games at 55 kg/121 lbs.

Cejudo becomes the first U.S. wrestler to win an Olympic gold medal at the Beijing Olympics. He is believed to be the youngest U.S. wrestler to win an Olympic gold medal in wrestling at 21 and 1/2 years old.

To reach the championship finals, Cejudo defeated Namig Sevdimov of Azerbaijan. Sevdimov was a 2006 World Military champion. In the quarterfinals, Cejudo came back strong to defeat Besarion Gochashvili of Georgia. Cejudo opened with a tremendous showing, beating 2006 World champion Radolsav Velikov of Bulgaria in the first round.

Note: To nominate a wrestler for Wrestler of the Week, send the athlete's name, accomplishments for the week and career accomplishments to Craig Sesker at

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