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WASHINGTON POST: At the U.S. Olympic wrestling trials, there’s a fine line between all and nothing

Published April 10th, 2016 by Frank

On Saturday morning, Brent Metcalf arrived at the site of his grandest glories and believed he would earn the crowning opportunity of his life. He entered the U.S. Olympic wrestling trials as the overwhelming favorite at 65 kilograms. He had lost to one American wrestler over the past three years, and he would be wrestling at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, where he twice became a collegiate national champion at Iowa. He had finished second at the 2012 trials, and after four years, he would realize his aim.

 

PSU SPORTS: Wrestling Assistant Frank Molinaro Makes U.S. Olympic Team

Published April 12th, 2016 by Frank

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Frank Molinaro, current Penn State assistant wrestling coach and one of the greatest wrestlers in Penn State history, has earned a spot on the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team. Molinaro, representing the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club, is the United States' 65kg member by virtue of winning the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials this past weekend, held in Iowa City, Iowa, on Saturday and Sunday.

Frank Molinaro's wild finish earns him spot on US national team

Published June 2nd, 2014 by Frank

The Frank Molinaro that took the mats in the opening round of the World Team Trials in Madison, Wisconsin on Sunday was not the same wrestler who wound up finishing third at 65 kilograms and earning a spot on the US national team. 

Three Americans capture freestyle titles at Dave Schultz Memorial

Published January 31st, 2014 by Frank

U.S. wrestlers Frank Molinaro, Jon Reader and Tyrell Fortune won freestyle championships at the Dave Schultz Memorial International on Friday night at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. Molinaro pulled out a tough finals win over 2011 World silver medalist Franklin Gomez of Puerto Rico at 65 kg/143 lbs. The match ended 1-1, but Molinaro scored last after Gomez failed to score after being put on the shot clock for passivity.

Frank Molinaro named Wrestler of the Week

Published November 12th, 2013 by Frank

Each week, TheMat.com will select an Athlete of the Week, based upon performance within wrestling for that week. The selection committee will consider any level of wrestling, from youth programs through the Senior level. Molinaro was named Outstanding Wrestler after winning a New York AC International title in freestyle wrestling on Saturday in New York City. 

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