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Livermore Elite Wrestling Club enters Freakshow: Bailey and Cowan place by Pete Matheson

The Livermore Elite Wrestling Club (LEWC) entered nine competitors into the 2020 Freakshow hosted by the Ford Idaho Center and RMN Events in Nampa, Idaho. Dubbed “The Freakshow of Amateur Wrestling,” it is a Halloween-spirited national tournament that attracts the best, most competitive wrestlers in the country. Competition is so freakish, heavily stacked and fierce, that two divisions exist: Varsity and Elite. Based […]

WEST COAST PREPS: Success? Just another day for the Livermore Elite Wrestling Club by Pete Matheson

Recently, The Livermore Elite Wrestling Club (LEWC) entered six competitors into the 2020 Turf Wars Western States Championships hosted by The Legacy Center and USA Wrestling in Farmington, Utah. If Turf Wars was an appropriate title for the well-run, highly competitive USA Wrestling event—which offered three tournaments, one for each style (Freestyle, Greco-Roman and Folkstyle), one for each day—then the Livermore […]


Background In July 2020, Stanford University announced its intention to eliminate 11 Varsity sports at the conclusion of the 2021 season, including wrestling, citing “finances and competitive excellence” as the primary drivers for this decision. This conclusion was reached in private, without consulting the student-athletes, coaches and alumni who care deeply about these programs and […]