The Storm Holiday Cup will feature many of our nation's best Freestyle and Greco-Roman athletes. The third annual event will be held in Rochester, MN, December 18-20.
Six or more athletes per weight:
1st - $1,000
2nd - $250
3rd - $100
Five or fewer athletes per weight:
1st - $500
2nd - $200
3rd - $100
Outstanding wrestler: $1,000 per style
Ryan Mango (59 kg/130 lbs.) won a silver medal at the Lavrikov Greco-Roman Championships in St. Petersburg, Russia during his first international tour since he joined the Minnesota Training Center in August.
Jake Fisher (75kg/165 lbs.) and Ryan Mango, both of the MN Storm, have been in Belarus and Russia since mid November.
By Joe Rau and Pat Smith
The simple pleasures of Thanksgiving can be swallowed by the demands of an ongoing season for wrestlers. Here are ten reasons why a great holiday can be tough on a wrestler.
The movie Foxcatcher is scheduled for release in local theaters on Wednesday, November 26. The film tells the real-life story of brothers Mark and Dave Schultz who were World and Olympic gold medalists in freestyle wrestling.
Channing Tatum talks about wrestling and the challenge of portraying an Olympic gold medalist on the wrestling mat.
MTC athletes Zac Nielsen and Brian Graham returned to Minnesota with medals after competing at the Bill Farrell International Open in Greco-Roman on November 8 in Hempstead, N.Y.
Devin Scott's ready to get back on the mat after an elbow injury kept him out of action since March. The Minnesota Training Center Greco-Roman athlete will head to New York to compete at the Bill Farrell International on November 8-9.
We love the catchy slogan, but do we really know what Movember is all about?
Join us as we participate in Movember. Follow us on Twitter @MTCStorm for updates and your chance to win an MTC shirt for sending us a picture of your best Movember 'stache.
By RYAN MANGO
Members of the Minnesota Storm recently traveled to Puerto Rico to participate in an international training camp with legendary coach, Juan Manuel Fernandez. Ryan Mango of the Minnesota Storm reflects on their trip and offers great insight into what he learned from his experience in a different culture.
"We not only practiced, we lived wrestling."
"This experience was a reflection of how athletes should approach training."
The wrestling clinic is included in the price of admission to attend the Greco-Roman Hall of Champions induction ceremony. World Bronze Medalist Andy Bisek will talk about his ascent to the podium in 2014. He will be joined by other U.S. World Team Members. Tickets to attend all portions of the evening may be purchased online.
Registration ends soon. People who only plan to attend the clinic may register online or pay $50 at the door. Participants who plan to attend the Hall of Champions ceremony must notify organizers in advance so a catered meal can be provided at no additional cost.
Jim Martinez will go into the Greco-Roman Hall of Champions on October 18. He was recently a featured guest on the "On The Mat" radio program.
Andy Bisek wins the first U.S. medal in Greco-Roman wrestling since 2009 with a bronze medal at 75kg on Friday, September 12 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Along the way, Bisek defeated 2012 Olympic champion Roman Vlasov of Russia.
Joe Rau will compete in the World Championships on Saturday, September 13 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. How well do you know Joe? Here are 10 things you should know.
1. Joe Rau is a stand-up comedian.
Joe recently performed at three different comedy clubs in the Minneapolis area. His comedy routine is largely based on the embarrassing moments of his life. Trust us, he has a lot of material.
Andy Bisek will compete in the World Championships on Friday, September 12 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. How well do you know Bisek? Here are 10 things you should know.
1. Andy Bisek has won 5 international gold medals this season.
Andy has medaled in every tournament he has entered this season, earning gold medals in New York, Finland, Cuba, Colorado Springs, and Mexico City. He also earned a bronze medal in St. Petersburg, Russia.
MTC Storm member Joe Rau will compete in the FILA World Championships on Saturday, Sept. 13 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Rau will wrestle at 80 kg in the Greco-Roman tournament.
Rau earned his spot on the World Team by defeating former Olympian Ben Provisor in the Phase II World Team Trials in Fargo, ND.
“It means so much to me,” said Rau. “I have had a lot of ups and downs on the senior level as I said and this was a huge breakthrough for me in my career.”
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