2023 UWW World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia
The NLWC congratulates Zain Retherford and David Taylor on their World Gold Medals, Kyle Dake on his World Silver Medal, Jennifer Page and Kyle Snyder on their World Bronze Medals, and Nick Lee and Jane Valencia who won matches but fell short of earning medals.
The NLWC would also like to thank the Club's coaches and training partners and all of the Club's supporters who through their generosity, have helped make this success possible!!!
2022 UWW World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia
In the final match of the 2022 World Championships, NLWC Wrestler Kyle Snyder controlled Batyrbek Tsakulov (Slovakia) on his way to a 6-0 decision and a 2022 World Gold Medal!
The NLWC congratulates Kyle Snyder and David Taylor on their World Gold Medals, Thomas Gilman and Zain Retherford on their World Silver Medals, Bekzod Abdurakhmonov on his 5th place finish, and Franklin Gomez and Jane Valencia on qualifying for the World Championships!
The NLWC would like to thank the Club's coaches and training partners and all of the Club's supporters who through their generosity, have helped make this success possible!!!
2022 UWW World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia
The Nittany Lion Wrestling Club is proud to be represented by seven outstanding wrestlers at the 2022 UWW World Championships in Belgrade Serbia from Sept. 10 to Sept. 18.
Jane Valencia (representing Mexico at 57 kg) will compete in women's freestyle. Thomas Gilman (57 kg), Zain Retherford (70 kg), Franklin Gomez (representing Puerto Rico at 74 kg), Bekzod Abdurakhmonov (representing Uzbekistan at 79 kg), David Taylor (86 kg), and Kyle Snyder (92 kg) will compete in men's freestyle.
The action can be seen live on FloWrestling.
For information related to the World Championships such as weight class previews, seeds, articles, interviews, etc., visit the 2022 World Championships Information on the USA Wrestling Website.
Schedule (Local time is 6 hours ahead of U.S. ET)
NLWC wrestlers will begin competition on Wednesday (Sept. 14) and will compete through Sunday (Sept. 18).
Wednesday, Sept. 14 *Jane Valencia (WFS 57 kg) begins competition.
10:30 a.m. – Qualification rounds (WFS 57, 59, 68, 72 kg)
10:30 a.m. – Repechage (WFS 50, 53, 65, 76 kg)
4:45 p.m. – Semifinals (WFS 57, 59, 68, 72 kg)
6 p.m. – Finals (WFS 50, 53, 65, 76 kg)
Thursday, Sept. 15 *Zain Retherford (70 kg), Bekzod Abdurakhmonov (79 kg), and David Taylor (86 kg) begin competition.
10:30 a.m. – Qualification rounds (MFS 70, 79, 86, 125 kg)
10:30 a.m. – Repechage (WFS 57, 59, 68, 72 kg)
4:45 p.m. – Semifinals (MFS 70, 79, 86, 125 kg)
6 p.m. – Finals (WFS 57, 59, 68, 72 kg)
Friday, Sept. 16 *Thomas Gilman (57 kg) and Franklin Gomez (74 kg) begin competition.
10:30 a.m. – Qualification rounds (MFS 57, 74, 92 kg)
10:30 a.m. – Repechage (MFS 70, 79, 86, 125 kg)
4:45 p.m. – Semifinals (MFS 57, 74, 92 kg)
6 p.m. – Finals (MFS 70, 79, 86, 125 kg)
Saturday, Sept. 17 *Kyle Snyder (97 kg) begins competition.
10:30 a.m. – Qualification rounds (MFS 61, 65, 97 kg)
10:30 a.m. – Repechage (MFS 57, 74, 92 kg)
4:45 p.m. – Semifinals (MFS 61, 65, 97 kg)
6 p.m. – Finals (MFS 57, 74, 92 kg)
Sunday, Sept. 18
4:30 p.m. – Repechage (MFS 61, 65, 97 kg)
6 p.m. – Finals (MFS 61, 65, 97 kg)
Good Luck Jane, Thomas, Zain, Franklin, Bekzod, David, Kyle and Team USA!!!
Congratulations to the NLWC Olympians
Congratulations to the NLWC wrestlers who competed at the Toyko Olympics! The Club is proud to have been represented by these incredible wrestlers on the biggest stage in wrestling!
In men's freestyle competition, NLWC wrestlers earned a medal in four of the six weight classes! That is beyond incredible and is a testament to the Olympians, the Club's coaches, the training partners, and all of the Club's donors, members, sponsors, and volunteers who have come together to build the NLWC program and create this level of success!
David Taylor - 86 kg Olympic Gold
Kyle Snyder - 97 kg Olympic Silver
Thomas Gilman - 57 kg Olympic Bronze
Bekzod Abdurakhmonov - 74 kg Olympic Bronze
Jane Valencia - First-ever Mexican Women's Wrestler to be an Olympian
Franklin Gomez - 3X Olympian
Congratulations to Team USA
Congratulations to Team USA on an a spectacular Olympic performance, winning nine total medals with three being Gold Medals! Congratulations also to 57 kg Olympic Bronze medalist Helen Maroulis who spent the early part of 2021 training with the NLWC.
Special Thanks to all of the NLWC Supporters! Your generosity has built the NLWC Program and has made this Olympic success possible!!!
The best wrestlers in the U.S. competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Fort Worth, Texas on April 1 and 2, and when the dust settled on Saturday night, the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club had four wrestlers win championships!
Thomas Gilman (55 kg), David Taylor (86 kg), and Kyle Snyder (97 kg) won their best of three championship series 2 matches to 0 to earn their spots on the U.S. Olympic Team. Helen Maroulis (57 kg) won her first match, lost her second, and in the rubber match, scored a dramatic first period fall to secure her place on the Team.
Several other NLWC wrestlers also had outstanding performances, with three making the 2021 U.S. National team by finishing in the top three in their weight classes. Bo Nickal had an outstanding tournament before falling short in the best of three finals. Nick Lee and Jason Nolf both had incredible wins on their way to third place finishes.
The NLWC congratulates Olympians Gilman, Taylor, Snyder, and Maroulis and National Team Members Nickal, Lee, & Nolf! The NLWC is also proud of the other NLWC wrestlers who competed at the Trials and gave it their all!
The Nittany Lion Wrestling Club is proud to present "The King of the Keystone" event. We have been able to match up some of the top talent in the State of Pennsylvania, and are very excited to see these tremendous wrestlers compete. We hope you will join us this Sunday afternoon at 7:00 p.m.,Sunday, March 28th.
On Tuesday evening, February 23, the NLWC is hosting another Rokfin Event. The junior card will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the senior card at 7:30 p.m. Eastern. This is an opportunity to see some of the top wrestlers in the United States compete in an outstanding line-up that includes both young up and comers and veterans. In preparation for the upcoming Olympic Trials, many of the senior wrestlers are going to compete in multiple matches.
For those of you who are already subscribed to the NLWC Rokfin Channel, you are all set. If you are not subscribed and you want to see the action, you can subscribe to the NLWC Rokfin Channel at www.rokfin.com/nlwc. The subscription costs $9.99 and allows access to the live event and archived matches from the previous NLWC Rokfin events.
The following match-ups have been released. Please note that changes to the line-up could occur leading up to Feb. 23.
6:00 PM-Junior Card
163-Tyler Lillard vs. Erick Gibson
173-Gabe Arnold vs. Aaron Ayzerov
185-Cole Rees vs. TJ Stewart
HWT-Jim Mullen vs. Chase Horne
143-Shayne Van Ness vs. Josh Saunders
140-Nic Bouzakis vs. Nico Nardone
123-Dalton Perry vs. Kai Owen
7:30 PM-Senior Card
Jason Nolf vs. Kyle Dake
Vincenzo Joseph vs. Kyle Dake
Bo Nickal vs. Gabe Dean
Kyle Snyder vs. Scottie Boykin
Kyle Snyder vs. Gabe Dean
Kyle Snyder vs. Nate Jackson
Zain Retherford vs. Evan Henderson
Zain Retherford vs. Nahshon Garrett
Yianni Diakomihalis vs. Nahshon Garrett
Thomas Gilman vs. Sean Russell
Thomas Gilman vs. Zach Sanders
Vito Arujau vs. Sean Russell
Vito Arujau vs. Zach Sanders
David Taylor vs. Max Dean