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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....

Trent Paulson named Wrestler of the Week for Feb. 16-22

Trent Paulson (Ames, Iowa/Sunkist Kids) has been named Wrestler of the Week for Feb. 16-22.

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.

Paulson knocked off 2008 U.S. Olympian Ben Askren to win the Cerro Pelado International freestyle title on Feb. 20 in Havana, Cuba.

Paulson beat Askren 4-0, 3-0 in the finals at 74 kg/163 lbs. It was a rematch of the finals of the Dave Schultz Memorial International two weeks ago, when Askren beat Paulson by pin in the second period.

Paulson won three bouts to reach the finals, beating Eduardo Valencia of Mexico, Edison Hurtado of Colombia and Ricardo Roberto of Venezuela.

Paulson, a 2009 U.S. World Team member at 66 kg/145.5 lbs., splits his time training between Iowa State University in Ames and the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

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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