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Preview: 2018 World Championships

2018 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Sat-Sun., Oct. 20-18 Papp Laszlo Arena • Budapest, Hungary • Live Video/Results | USA Wrestling | Tournament Site | Flowrestling CKWC AT THE UWW SENIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Three Cliff Keen Wrestling Club wrestlers will vie for world gold at the 2018 UWW Senior World Championships over the next week (Sat-Sun., Oct. 20-18) at [...]

2018-10-19T17:10:39-04:00October 18th, 2018|

Injury Forces Micic Out of World Championships

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan senior/junior Stevan Micic has been forced to withdraw from the 2018 World Wrestling Championships due to injury. Micic, previously a junior world bronze medalist, was set to make his senior world debut at 57kg/125 pounds wrestling for Serbia. "Our staff and team are obviously very disappointed for Stevan," said [...]

2018-10-12T11:13:51-04:00October 12th, 2018|

Sergei Beloglazov Named Cliff Keen WC Head Coach

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Two-time Olympic and six-time world champion Sergei Beloglazov has been named the new head coach of the Cliff Keen Wrestling Club, the club announced on Friday (Aug. 31). Considered among the greatest freestyle wrestlers in the history of the sport, Beloglazov relocated to Ann Arbor from his hometown Kaliningrad, Russia, this month [...]

2018-08-31T15:36:40-04:00August 31st, 2018|

Abounader Claims Silver at Asian Games

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- The Cliff Keen Wrestling Club's Domenic Abounader captured the 86kg/189-pound silver medal at the Asian Games on Sunday (Aug. 19) Jakarta Convention Center. It Lebanon's first medal at the Asian Games and was Abounader's international freestyle debut. Abounader fell to Iran's Hassan Yazdani, 10-0, in the championship match. Yazdani is the reigning world [...]

2018-08-31T14:18:40-04:00August 19th, 2018|

Simmons Added to Cliff Keen WC Coaching Staff

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The Cliff Keen Wrestling Club has added former U.S. World Team member Nick Simmons to its coaching staff, the club announced Friday (July 20). Simmons, who also brings eight years of collegiate coaching experience, will work with both CKWC senior-level and Michigan RTC athletes. "Nick brings a lot to the table," said [...]

2018-07-20T12:25:46-04:00July 20th, 2018|

Coon Uses Late Pin to Qualify for U.S. Greco World Team

Men's Freestyle Finals TULSA, Okla. -- Cliff Keen Wrestling Club athlete Adam Coon used a late throw and pin to put an exclamation point on his championship series sweep against Robby Smith and qualify for the U.S. Greco-Roman World Team at 130kg/286 pounds at the World Team Trials on Friday afternoon (June 22) at the [...]

2018-08-31T14:26:14-04:00June 22nd, 2018|

Abounader Transitions to Cliff Keen Wrestling Club

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan graduate Domenic Abounader will remain at his alma mater to continue his wrestling career with the Cliff Keen Wrestling Club, the club announced Thursday (May 31). Abounader plans to represent Lebanon, drawing from his father's roots, in his international career. "Dom has brought a tremendous amount of passion and [...]

2018-06-05T23:13:39-04:00May 31st, 2018|

Coon Wins World Team Trials Tournament

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- University of Michigan graduate student Adam Coon moved one step closer to making the 2018 U.S. world freestyle team after sweeping the 125kg/275-pound best-of-three finals at the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament on Sunday (May 20) at the RCTC Regional Sports Center. Coon controlled both matches to defeat former Minnesota NCAA champion Tony [...]

2018-06-05T23:16:35-04:00May 20th, 2018|

Coon Captures U.S. Open Freestyle Title, Runner-up in Greco

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Adam Coon reached the U.S. Open finals in both Greco-Roman and freestyle of his first post-collegiate competition, capturing the 125kg/275-pound title in the latter on Saturday (April 28) at South Point Arena. Coon defeated 2012 Olympic champion Jake Varner, 3-1, in the freestyle final on a late takedown from his over-under body [...]

2018-06-05T23:18:36-04:00April 28th, 2018|