February 24, 2017

Being An American Wrestler in Iran

.In response to Donald Trump’s hastily slapped-together executive order last month that blocked entry for citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries, Including Iran the Iranian government barred visa entry for all U.S. citizens.

February 18, 2017

Passionate Fans In Iran

When the United States wrestling team arrived at 3 a.m. on Saturday at an airport hotel outside Iran’s capital, Tehran, staff members ordered out for pizza.

February 18, 2020

Despite Tense Political Backdrop

Team USA, who almost didn’t make it to the Wrestling World Cup in Iran due to Iran’s travel ban against Americans in response to Pres. Trump’s ban on IraniansWhat's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

February 16, 2020

Wrestlers Welcomed With Roses

The Americans were greeted in Iran with red roses, smiling fans and a barrage of selfies. No diplomatic crisis hereWhat's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

February 13, 2017

Wrestlers Recieve Welcome

After weeks of diplomatic squabbling between governments, wrestlers from the United States arrived Sunday in Iran

February 11, 2017


US-Iranian relations since 1979 have been characterized by long periods of animosity and mutual demonization and only fleeting moments of relaxed tensions

February 10, 2017

Welcoming Team USA

Back on February 3, Iran denied travel visas for the US team for the Feb. 16-17 tournament, hosted in the Iranian city of Kermanshah. The move was seen as retaliation against US President Donald Trump’s immigrant and refugee ban that blocked entry into the US by anyone from seven Muslim-majority countries that have been associated with terrorist activity, including Iran.

February 17, 2017

Wrestlers As Diplomats

The journey to this week's freestyle wrestling World Cup in Iran was

an exhausting one for the US team

February 05, 2017

Iran Lifts Ban

Iran announced Sunday that it has lifted its ban on U.S. wrestlers from attending the freestyle World Cup later this month in the Iranian city of Kermanshah -- a retaliatory move announced Friday, in response to President Trump's executive orders  forbidding visas for Iranians.

January 01, 2017

Burroughs on Diplomacy

"All of the sudden it became this overnight thing," Burroughs said. 

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First Steps in Fan Film

June 01, 2017

Chicago - Wrestling fan and now documentary film maker, Ryan Blake was pleased to see the movie "American Wrestler - The Wizard," which as covered by this reporter had a special local premiere-showing in Petaluma, CA this past May 5th.

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