It has been over a decade and Courtney Cardoza can call herself a combat sports vet.
Having done Brazilian jujitsu and pankration in the past, she has become a champion on the wrestling mats in regional competitions and will finally represent her school as Arizona will have a scholastic women’s wrestling tournament this coming school year. Continue reading Furture Stars: Video Interview with Courtney Cardoza
Saturday saw some exciting final bouts in the Women’s College Wrestling Association’s National Championships.
We were there matside for the final bouts of the tournament to capture the action. Continue reading Photo Gallery: WCWA 2018 National Final Matches
It was a night of firsts and finals Saturday at the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association National Championships.
Campbellsville University takes home its first team title, with an exciting finish in the final match of the tournament. Kayla Miracle’s pin over Desiree Zavala of Gray Harbor College in the 136 final sealed the victory. They beat Simon Fraser University, who was leading after Friday’s session, by only 5 points. Continue reading Campbellsville Takes 2018 Team WCWA Crown; Miracle Gets 4th Title
We are live in Oklahoma City as collegiate teams from across the US and Canada look to crown female wrestling champions.
10 weight divisions were represented with 626 overall wrestlers participating. The four time team champions King University looked for their fifth straight title, but had stumbled in day 1 to landing in sixth place, 75 points the surprising leader in Canada’s Simon Fraiser. The favorite coming into the tournament, Campbellsville, is in second place just 12.5 points behind.
Continue reading WCWA Collegiate Championship Tournament Day 1
It was an exciting women’s championship final of the Dave Schultz International Wrestling Tournament with 6 Americans taking the top spots.
The highlight was Kayla Miracle getting the only pin of the finals, earning her “Outstandlung Wrestler” for the women’s divisions.
2016 Olympic team member Adeline Gray made a triumphant return to the mat in the last match of the night, getting the points win over fellow Olympic teammate Tamayra Mensah. Continue reading Photo Gallery: Finals of Dave Schultz 2017
We are in world famous Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado for the 20th installment of the Dave Schultz International Wrestling tournament. Wrestlers from across the globe have some to earn championships in honor of the legendary wrestler.
The women have 10 divisions to gain titles with some familiar names and up and coming talent.
Here are the complete results.
You can find photos of the finals and awards here.
Continue reading Live Coverage of the Dave Schultz Women’s Wrestling Tournament
The growth of women’s wrestling from the kids to the collegiate level has been growing by leaps and bound the past few years.
The newest college to start a team has been the University of Providence in Great Falls, Montana. After the announcement early this year, Coach Tony DeAnda has assembled a solid team headed by All American Tatum Sparks, who already took third at the U23 World Team Trials a few weeks ago.
Wombat Sports and their media branch “Flairdog Productions” will be following the Lady Argos through their first season.
We will start by introducing you to three of the wrestling team members; the aforementioned Sparks; local Montana wrestler Austin Wortman; and Japan’s Yurie Yoneoka.
The Queens of women’s collegiate wrestling once again comes from King University.
This past weekend the WCWA women’s college national wrestling tournament took place in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Teams from 32 universities and colleges from across the country were represented. Continue reading King University Women’s Wrestling Takes 4th Straight Title
Japan took home four golds at the 2016 Olympics, solidifying their position as the best female freestyle wrestling team on the planet.
Now four time Olympic champion Kaori Icho lead the charge, defeating Valeria Koblova of Russia in the finals 3-2 in 58kg finals. Icho dropped in weight from winning gold in 2012, in which she won gold at 63kg. Continue reading OLYMPIC Wrestling RECAP: Japan Continues Dominance; Maroulis Takes first US Gold
365 women from across the planet are heading to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to represent their countries in hand to hand combat sports in the Games of the XXXI Olympiad. Among the returning athletes are 13 gold medalists looking to repeat their success.
Team USA is stacked with talent with Boxing Gold Medalist Claressa Shields (see above) and Judo Gold Medlaist Kayla Harrison leading the way.
Wrestling will also introduce two more weight categories this year.
All Team USA female combat sports except Taekwondo will be broadcast on NBCSN (usually on tape delays and only featured matches). All sports will stream live on the NBC Sports app and NBCOlympics.com.
Action starts August 6th with the Judo’s 48kg championship. Continue reading Women’s Olympic Combat Coverage 2016
No female MMA fighters made the ESPN the Body Issue this year, but women’s combat sports did get two representatives.
Olympians Adeline Gray (wrestling) and Claressa Shields (boxing; 2012 gold medalist) are both in the issue. Both will represent Team USA in Rio. Continue reading Wombat Watercooler -Bellator, POP, and Invicta Adds Fights to a Busy Summer
The four major hand to hand combat sports sees some familiar and new faces to the Olympic teams.
Judo was the last to see their team Monday as we awaited the May rankings to be announced. Two medalists from London will return to the grand stage as gold medalist Kayla Harrison (78 kg) and bronze medalist Marti Malloy (57 kg) earned their tickets to Rio. Joining them will be Olympic newcomer Angelica Delgado (52 kg).
Continue reading USA Women’s Olympic Combat Sports Teams Official