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Terry Shockley named Chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Shockley will succeed long-time chairman Jim Keen. Sr. as Chairman of the Board....

Iowa's Tony Ramos determined to finish career with NCAA title

The Hawkeye senior will battle Virginia Tech's Devin Carter in the NWCA All-Star Classic on Saturday....

NCAA announces finalist cities for its championships for 2014-18, including wrestling at all levels

Cleveland, Kansas City, Louisville, New York City, Oklahoma City, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia & St. Louis are Div. I finalists. Div. II and III finalists also announced....

For Jack -- USA Wrestling honors the memory of Newtown's Jack Pinto

Will Roman, 15, takes down Ed Lajoie, 16, under the watchful eyes of Bill Zadick, USA Wrestling freestyle developmental coach, at a clinic the Newtown Youth Wrestling Club hosted in honor of Jack Pinto Monday night at Newtown High School. Pinto, a 6-year-old wrestler was killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Photo: Barry Horn/

It was a special night for the Newtown Youth Wrestling Association, and yet, even in a gymnasium full of kids, there was still a profound sense of emptiness.

However, while Jack Pinto will never again step onto a wrestling mat and take down an opponent, never again raise his hand in victory after a hard-fought match, his spirit lives on through his teammates, coaches and friends.

On Monday night at Newtown High School, the NYWA hosted a clinic for all its wrestlers -- from first grade through middle school -- that featured guest appearances by several coaches from USA Wrestling. These are the guys who train Olympic champions for a living, and they flew in from Colorado just to be a part of this event.

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