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Ed Ruth Peak Wrestling Highlights

By: Peak Wrestling

3x NCAA national champion and Penn State alum Ed Ruth (2-0) is set to get his 3rd fight. 3rd fight in 6 months, I can appreciate him starting his career off active. The middleweight prospect will look to remain undefeated as he’s set to face off with Aaron Goodwine (2-0) on the prelims for Bellator 178 this Friday (April 21).

Kevin Randleman has passed away at the age of 44.

Confirmed by his family on facebook and Jeremy Botter on twitter. He died of heart failure at the hospital while being treated for pneumonia.

A former 2x NCAA national champion, Randleman is former UFC champion and Pride FC veteran. He’s been in there with so man great fighters - Fedor, Cro Cop, Shogun, Sakuraba, Rampage, Liddell, Couture, Rizzo ,etc. Can’t say there are too many guys who been put through that type of grind. A sad day for the MMA and wrestling communities.

Thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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2016 USA Men’s Freestyle Olympic Team

These are the six men that will have the opportunity to represent the United States in Men’s Freestyle Wrestling at the 2016 Olympic Games this summer in Rio.

  • Daniel Dennis at 57kg - Two time All American that wrestled for Iowa in College. Came in 2nd at the U.S. World Team Trials in 2015.
  • Frank Molinaro at 65kg* - Former NCAA National Champion and four time All American that wrestled for Penn State. Also a Jersey wrestling kid. Beat Jordan Burroughs back in high school for State championship.
  • Jordan Burroughs at 74kg - A 2012 Olympic gold medalist and the face of USA wrestling. 3x World Champion (2011, 2013, and 2015). He was a 2x National Champion wrestling out of the University of Nebraska.
  • J’Den Cox at 86 kg* - A two time national champion with the University of Missouri where he is still only a junior. 
  • Kyle Snyder at 97kg - After winning the 2015 World Championship at only 19 years old, Snyder returned to Ohio State University where he won a National Championship at heavyweight.
  • Tervel Dlagnev at 125kg - A two time D2 National Champion, Dlagnev is a two time bronze medalist in the World Championships. 

* signifies that the U.S. is not yet qualified for the Olympics at that weight class. Wrestlers will have the opportunity to qualify the weight class for the U.S. at upcoming tournaments in Turkey and Mongolia.

Bow to the Blue

Maker’s Mark is celebrating the University of Kentucky’s 2012 NCAA National Basketball Championship with a special version of Maker’s 46 dipped in blue and white wax. Starting today, 9,000 of these collectible bottles are on shelves across Kentucky - but they won’t last long, so if you’re interested in owning one, I’d suggest  making a fast break to the liquor store.

(Photo courtesy of Maker’s Mark)

akrieger11: We Are…@washingtonspirit !! I don’t know if I’m more excited to take a photo with the 2015 NCAA National Champions, @pennstatewsoc OR play against my Almer Mater in today’s Preseason game.¯\_(ツ)_/¯

My inspiration Thursday.

This girl did not break 5min in the mile during high school. She wasn’t that star athlete..and Look at her now..!

2013 NCAA Cross Country (6K) National Champion

2013 USTFCCCA Women’s Cross Country National Athlete of the Year 

5000m NCAA Indoor National Champion  2012

3000m NCAA Indoor National Champion 2012

First American woman to ever win both the 3000 and the 5000 indoor in a career, D’Agostino did it on consecutive days.

5000m NCAA Outdoor National Champion 2013

2013 USTFCCA Women’s Division I Track Scholar of the Year for both the indoor and outdoor seasons

 2012 USTFCCCA Women’s Division I Cross Country Female Scholar Athlete of the Year

5000m NCAA Outdoor National Champion (Des Moines, Iowa) 2012

First national championship by a Dartmouth track & field woman ever, First Ivy League distance national champion

 Four-Time First-Team All-America (Cross Country, Indoor DMR, Indoor 3000m, Outdoor 5000m  2012

I could go on forever…

Impressive Statistic Among NCAA Women's Basketball National Champions

Interesting statistic in regards to NCAA women’s basketball this year:

Among all three divisions, each of the National Champions went undefeated.

In NCAA Division I, UCONN finished 40-0.

In NCAA Division II, Bentley went 35-0.

In NCAA Division III, FDU-Florham finished 33-0.

So, collectively, between the National Champions in women’s basketball at the NCAA Division I, II and III levels, they had a perfect 108-0 record this season.  Impressive statistic…..

THIS. MAKES. ME. SO. ANGRY.

Apparently the writer did this so the story could fall into the NHL category instead of getting lumped into “other sports,” but like… there’s something wrong with that.

First of all, there’s nothing wrong with being an “other sport.” Actually, most of those “other sports” are a whole lot more respectable than the good ol’ NFL. I mean, I’m just saying.

And second of all, I don’t care what your reasoning is, that girl is the best women’s hockey player in the country, an Olympic silver medalist, an NCAA national champion, a world champion… and you identify her by her relationship to a man??????????????????

Women’s hockey is not a lesser sport because it is played by women instead of men. Women are not lesser than men. And I think it’s about goddamn time that everything Title IX stands for actually seeps into peoples brains.