Category: AMATEUR

Transgender wrestler, Mack Beggs, creates controversy after winning girls state championship while on testosterone treatment

Mack Beggs, a 17-year-old transgender boy from Texas, has won the Texas state girls wrestling championship. That title caps off an undefeated season for Beggs, who went 57-0. It also throws a gallon of gasoline on the fire of a huge controversy over whether Beggs should be allowed to compete against girls, since she is actively receiving testosterone injections as part of her transition from female to male. Those testosterone treatments have many believing that Beggs has an unfair competitive advantage when matched up against biological girls not receiving treatments. Many who believe that, were heard from in the...

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Russian, Roman Vlasov, among seven world champions heading to Rio 2016 on top of Greco-Roman rankings

Olympic gold medallist Roman Vlasov is one of seven world champions heading to Rio 2016 at the top of the United World Wrestling (UWW) Greco-Roman rankings, it has been revealed today. The Russian, who started the year by suffering a shock exit from the Ivan Poddubny tournament on home soil in Tyumen, capped off his pre-Olympic preparations with an 8-0 technical fall over fellow Rio 2016 qualifier Yurisandy Hernandez Rios of Cuba in the 75 kilograms final at the Grand Prix of Spain in Madrid. In addition to Vlasov, three more world champions and rankings leaders were also in...

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Pat Smith inducted into the Kocosports Combat Sports Hall of Fame

Pat Smith (born September 21, 1970) is a former collegiate wrestler at Oklahoma State University and a former assistant coach at OSU. During his collegiate wrestling career, he became the first four-time NCAA wrestlingchampion in the sport’s history, a feat only equalled four other times by Cael Sanderson, Kyle Dake and Logan Stieber in Division I and Marcus LeVesseur in Division III. Smith resigned as Oklahoma State’s assistant coach on May 1, 2006. His brother, Olympic champion John Smith, is the current head coach at OSU. Biography Since 2008, Pat Smith has been running and coaching the Arkansas Wrestling Academy and the youth club the Mighty Bluebirds in Little Rock, Arkansas. At the Arkansas Wrestling Academy, Smith...

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Kyle Dake inducted into the Kocosports Combat Sports Hall of Fame

Kyle Dake is an American former collegiate wrestler at Cornell University. He won four NCAA Division I national titles. With his fourth title in 2013, he joined Cael Sanderson and Pat Smith as the only four-time NCAA champions. The feat was later matched again by Logan Stieber. He won the 141 pound weight class as a freshman in 2010, the 149 pound class in 2011, the 157 pound class in 2012, and the 165 pound class in 2013 defeating David Taylor, the defending champion and 2012 Dan Hodge Trophy winner. Dake is the only wrestler in NCAA history to win four national championships in four different weight classes. No other wrestler had...

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Yojiro Uetake inducted into the Kocosports Combat Sports Hall of Fame

Yojiro Uetake (上武 洋次郎 Uetake Yōjirō, born January 12, 1943) is a Japanese wrestler and Olympic champion in Freestyle wrestling. Uetake competed at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo where he received a gold medal in Freestyle wrestling, the bantamweight class. He also received a gold medal in 1968. He wrestled for Oklahoma State University, and was undefeated in three college seasons. He is a member of the USA Wrestling Hall of...

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