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Sanders, Nord capture freestyle championships at Minnesota Storm Holiday Cup

Published December 20th, 2014 by MTC Staff

Zach Sanders (pictured) and Joe Nord won freestyle championships at the Minnesota Storm Holiday Cup on Saturday, December 20 in Rochester, Minnesota. Get the full rundown from the MTC Storm athletes!

Mango, Graham claim Greco-Roman golds at Minnesota Storm Holiday Cup

Published December 19th, 2014 by MTC Staff

Ryan Mango and Brian Graham won championships in Greco-Roman on the first day of the Minnesota Storm Holiday Cup in Rochester, Minnesota. Eight wrestlers from the Storm would place in the event.

Discussion Points: Kyle Dake going Greco in New York

Published December 19th, 2014 by MTC Staff

There's been a lot of discussion in the Greco-Roman world about Kyle Dake getting an opportunity to wrestle the defending world champion, Arsen Julfalakyan, in Madison Square Garden. We'll look at points on both sides of the discussion in this MTC exclusive.  

The 12 Days of Wrestling Christmas

Published December 18th, 2014 by MTC Staff

It's the 12 Days of Wrestling Christmas, as told by Jason Bryant.

Minnesota Storm Holiday Cup building on its tradition December 18-20

Published December 10th, 2014 by MTC Staff

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

 

Register today to compete!

Mango wins silver, Speiller gets bronze at SA Lavrikov in Russia

Published December 6th, 2014 by MTC Staff

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.

Ten reasons Thanksgiving can be tough on wrestlers

Published November 27th, 2014 by MTC Staff

Ten reasons Thanksgiving can be tough on wrestlers

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.

Dave Schultz remembered with Foxcatcher movie release

Published November 23rd, 2014 by MTC Staff

Dave Schultz remembered with Foxcatcher movie release

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.

 

Oleg Karavaev International Results for Fisher and Mango

Published November 21st, 2014 by MTC Staff

Oleg Karavaev International Results for Fisher and Mango

MINSK, Belarus – Minnesota Training Center athletes, Jake Fisher and Ryan Mango traveled to Belarus to train for two weeks and compete in the Oleg Karavaev International Dual.

Jake Fisher was a bright spot in the lineup for the U.S. when he defeated Russian national champion and 2010 Junior European bronze medalist Bilan Nalgiev of Russia.

Nielsen's silver medal finish highlights Storm performance at Bill Farrell International

Published November 12th, 2014 by MTC Staff

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.

Back on the mat, MTC's Devin Scott primed for return at Bill Farrell International

Published November 6th, 2014 by MTC Staff

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. 

Movember manliness for a good cause

Published November 1st, 2014 by MTC Staff

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.

Halloween Costume Suggestions from the MTC

Published October 29th, 2014 by MTC Staff

Sometimes the folks at the Minnesota Training Center have time to think of some things to do when they aren't training.

Pat Smith, Joe Rau and Jason Bryant come up with some suggestions for the wrestling community on what some of the nation's best athletes should dress up as for Halloween.

Minnesota on display at recent Alan & Gloria Rice Greco-Roman Hall of Champions inductions

Published October 29th, 2014 by MTC Staff

Minnesota on display at recent Alan & Gloria Rice Greco-Roman Hall of Champions inductions

The Minnesota Training Center has long been associated with success in both freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling.

The Alan & Gloria Rice Greco-Roman Hall of Champions inducted its Class of 2014, many of whom had ties to the MTC.

Reflections: Puerto Rico training camp

Published October 23rd, 2014 by MTC Staff

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."

Mark Hall dominates main event in Flowrestling's "Who's No. 1"

Published October 21st, 2014 by MTC Staff

In a battle of two of the best high school wrestlers in the country, Mark Hall of Apple Valley, MN threw down a dominating performance to answer any questions about who is number one in the nation.

For his performance in "Who's No. 1," Mark Hall is our feature athlete.


Jim Martinez to be inducted into Greco-Roman Hall of Champions

Published October 13th, 2014 by MTC Staff

Olympic and World medalist, Jim Martinez, will be honored this weekend at the 5th annual Alan and Gloria Rice Greco-Roman Hall of Champions ceremony.

Watch Martinez's 1984 Olympic bronze medal match:

U.S. World Team Members to host clinic before Greco-Roman Hall of Champions induction ceremony

Published October 2nd, 2014 by MTC Staff

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.

1984 Olympic bronze medalist Jim Martinez featured on "On The Mat" radio program

Published October 1st, 2014 by MTC Staff

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. 

Bisek takes bronze at 2014 United World Wrestling Championships

Published September 13th, 2014 by MTC Staff

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.

10 things you should know about Joe Rau

Published September 11th, 2014 by MTC Staff

10 things you should know about Joe Rau

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.

Watch Minnesota Storm LIVE at the World Championships

Published September 11th, 2014 by MTC Staff

Three members of the Minnesota Storm will compete in the World Championships on Friday and Saturday, September 12-13 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The action will be streamed LIVE online.

10 things you should know about Andy Bisek

Published September 9th, 2014 by MTC Staff

10 things you should know about Andy Bisek

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.

Joe Rau drops weight, gains confidence

Published September 4th, 2014 by MTC Staff

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.”

   

 

U.S. Greco Team's road to the World Championships

Published September 3rd, 2014 by MTC Staff

The U.S. Greco Roman World Team is in the final stages of preparing for the 2014 World Championships. Watch video of Andrew Bisek, Joe Rau, Jordan Holm and Pat Smith of the Minnesota Storm as they travel to Shymkent, Kazakhstan...

          

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