Welcome to this week's wrestling headlines. These are the top stories you need to know about this week.
- Story 1: Team USA Dominates Worlds
- Story 2: Burroughs Becomes Official GOAT
- Story 3: Rider Wrestling Legend Passes
Team USA Wins World Title
USA men's freestyle team won the 2022 World Championships over the weekend, scoring 198 points to Iran's 150. The team earned 8 medals:
- Thomas Gilman (57kg) - silver
- Yianni Diakomihalis (65kg) - silver
- Zain Retherford (70kg) - silver
- Kyle Dake (74kg) - gold
- Jordan Burroughs (79kg) - gold
- David Taylor (86kg) - gold
- J'den Cox (92kg) - silver
- Kyle Snyder (97kg) - gold
What a performance! This has the be one of the best wrestling teams in USA history. If only there were this many weight classes at the Olympics. . .
Burroughs Makes History
With a win at the 2022 World Championships, Jordan Burroughs made history. He is now the only US wrestler to have seven World and Olympic gold medals, surpassing legendary John Smith and Adeline Gray.
What's next in 2023 and 2024?
Burroughs just etched his name in history as the GOAT, or greatest American wrestler of all time. He will be remembered by my (future) children and yours.
Starocci Calls out Lewis
Brought to you by the Fanco Fanatics.
Penn State's Carter Starocci didn't hold back. He called out Tech's Mekhi Lewis before their upcoming bout at the NWCA All-Star Classic.
On his Instagram story he said "This [bout] won't go the distance. Come in ready, don't wanna hear it's pre season no in shape bulls**t."
Expect an all-out fight at the All-Star event. To hear my full take, you can watch this exclusive video as a Fanco Fanatic.
Rider's Gary Taylor Passes
In sad news, Rider's legendary Coach Gary Taylor passed away last week at the age of 73. Here are a few of his career accomplishments:
- 442 dual meet wins (3rd most all-time)
- 110 conference champs
- 15 All-Americans
- 14 conference titles
Coach Taylor has been a major part of the wrestling community and is still giving back to the sport posthumously; in fact, the family asked for contributions to the Rider Wrestling Booster Club in lieu of flowers.
Prayers to the Taylor family.
🤼♂️ Also Newsworthy:
- Dan Gable event coming to Pennsylvania
- Kyle Dake announces move to NLWC
- Women's freestyle finishes with 7 medals
- 18-year-old Amit Elor wins gold
- Sebastian Rivera finishes 5th
- Stevan Micic makes history for Serbia
What did you think about this week's headlines?
Josiah Hritsko Wrestling Fan & Founder of Fanco Wrestling
Wrestling Fan & Founder of Fanco Wrestling
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