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January 21, 2011

Wrestling Coach Buzz-Cuts Players, Gets Fired

NBC Washington.comBrandon Shapiro was a state champion wrestler for Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Md., in 2002 and 2003. This was his first year as head coach of the team,  but he was fired after giving two of his wrestlers buzz cuts...

January 18, 2011

Wrestling Team To Be Featured On MTV Documentary

HeraldNet.com (Everett, Wash.)
It’s an idea Lake Stevens High School wrestling coach Brent Barnes has had for some time. He knew how hard his wrestlers worked. Those around the program knew how hard. Maybe others would be interested in see...

January 14, 2011

Cliffe Notches 500th Victory As Wrestling Coach

Pantagraph.com (Ill.)
FAIRBURY -- Prairie Central High School wrestling coach Joe Cliffe surpassed the 500-win milestone for his career Thursday as the Hawks won dual meets over University High, 49-26, and Rantoul, 60-15.In his 33rd season, Clif...

January 13, 2011

Wrestling Coach, UFC Fighter Placed On Leave After Obama Comment

TwinCities.com (Minn.)
The local chiropractor, high school wrestling coach and professional cage fighter who said he wanted to tussle with President Barack Obama has been put on paid administrative leave by the White Bear Lake school district.In...

January 12, 2011

Mich. H.S. Wrestling Team At Center Of Hazing Investigation

WDIV (Detroit, Mich.)
MONROE, Mich. -- Monroe’s Jefferson High School wrestling team is being investigated for hazing by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office after a student reported he was sexually assaulted in a locker room shower. &...

December 30, 2010

Naming Road After 2nd Winningest Wrestling Coach Up For Debate

NJ.com (New Jersey)
RARITAN TWP. — Although ardent supporters are many, two people have gone on record opposing a proposal to rename Junction Road after former Hunterdon Central High School athletic director and wrestling coach, Russ Riege...

December 16, 2010

Reduction In Days Causes Controversy At Minnesota State Wrestling Tourney

West Central Tribune (Willmar, Minn.)When a decision is made on any controversial topic, invariably there are some people that are pleased and some that are unhappy. The same holds true with the Minnesota State High School League and the Minnesota Wr...

December 7, 2010

’Butt Drag’ Wrestling Move Leads To Sexual Assault Charge

KMPH.com (Fresno, Calif.)Clovis, Calif.  (KMPH News) – A Buchanan High School wrestler will go to trial this week for sexual assault.17–year–old Preston Hill is also facing expulsion for using a controversial wrestling move on ...

October 21, 2010

Jury Rules In Favor Of Wrestling Coach Who Claimed Discrimination

From The Fresno Bee
A former Selma High wrestling coach says he has been vindicated after a jury ruled Tuesday that the Selma Unified School District discriminated against him because of his Palestinian ancestry.Naser Husein -- a division wrestl...

July 28, 2010

Byron Wrestling Coach Marti Covert Steps Down After 32 Seasons

Marti Covert has known for more than three decades when he would cease coaching wrestling.Before taking over Byron’s program in the fall of 1978, Covert spent two years coaching at Redford Union while teaching at a nearby private school.He did ...