U.S. men win first world Freestyle wrestling team title in 22 years!

A happy U.S. men's Freestyle wrestling squad: 2017 World Champions! (Photo courtesy Larry Slater)

PALM DESERT, August 28, 2017 – For fans of Team USA, here was the scenario. If reigning World and Olympic champ Kyle Snyder could beat Russia’s two-time World champ, Abdulrashid Sadulaev, the U.S. would win the World Freestyle team title for the first time in 22 years … by a point over Russia.

The match was a thriller – and we have all the details – but Snyder did win and the U.S. celebrated like it was 1995!

It capped a big week for USA Wrestling, but that was only the beginning of a heavy weekend of international sports action:

= p. 3/Lane One: Where does America’s amazing sports talent come from?
= p. 10/Judo: World Championships start Monday; our class-by-class preview;
= p. 13/Athletics: World 600 m best from Caster Semenya at ISTAF in Berlin;
= p. 17/Beach Volley: Greybeards Phil Dalhausser & Nick Lucena win World Tour Final!
= p. 30/Triathlon: Flora Duffy makes history with a World Series win in Stockholm!