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[ 14 Mar 2012 | 7 Comments ]

The title of this article could have also read “World’s Largest Traditional Wrestling League Holds National Tournament”
This week, the NCAA — the self-righteous governing body of amateur ¬†collegiate¬†sports in America — is hosting the 82nd Annual NCAA Wrestling Tournament in St. Louis Missouri. The tournament is being covered by all types of national media, including the worldwide leader in sports (ESPN) who will broadcast every round for the first time in tournament history.
Of course this is a significant traditional wrestling …

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[ 16 Sep 2011 | 6 Comments ]
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Twenty four hours into my return trip to Mongolia and there is already plenty to report; including a new wrestling video, updates from the Guinness World Record tournament and some surprising news from the World Championships in Turkey. All that and a weather update from the coldest capital city in the world.
The Mongolian national team is in Turkey right now, leaving me without many of my closest in-country contacts. Tomorrow is the start of Mongolia’s record-breaking 4096 man wrestling tournament …

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[ 2 Aug 2011 | 2 Comments ]
Long Road Home

After 10+ weeks on the road I’m packing up the speedos and Jedi outfit to come home and start writing in-depth about my time on the steppe. The process will be painful at times as details aren’t easy to acquire in Mongolia. However, I’m confident that my network of friends in-country will help me separate truth from opinion. The goal has always been to get this thing in bookstores in time for the Olympic Games which means I don’t have …

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[ 25 Jun 2011 | One Comment ]
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He went a tournament best 4-1 in five matches at Saturday’s Mongolian World Team Trials, but Turtogtokh Luvsandorj still isn’t certain he’ll be representing his home country at September’s World Championships in Turkey. The Citadel junior who will wrestle¬†165 lbs. 174 lbs. in 2011, competed up at 84kg while only weighing in at 80kg. Turtogtokh has been my primary connection inside Mongolia.
Unlike the American World Team Trials the Mongolian tournament is not necessarily the final indicator of who will be …