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Author: Ed Gallo

Promising Wrestlers Shine at Cowboy Fight Series 1

Garrett Lineberger and Miles Lee dominated at Cowboy Fight Series 1.(Photo courtesy of Cody Houck @5oclockphotos on Instagram) In the opening months of promotion, Donald Cerrone‘s Cowboy Fight Series promised “the best prospects in MMA.” Amidst the fight announcements of top regional amateur and professional MMA talent were stud wrestlers set to make their debuts. Both D1 All-American Pat Downey and U23 world champion Richie Lewis were removed from the card. They were seen competing and winning gold in their respective brackets at the Dave Schultz Memorial International Tournament in freestyle wrestling this past weekend. Hopefully, they will be seen in the cage sometime soon....

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National Wrestling Champion Garrett Lineberger on Being a Dark Horse, Rickson Gracie

Garrett Lineberger won two Division 2 national titles, and was a four-time All-American. The wild success of wrestlers in MMA is well documented. Yet, they always seem to sneak up on fans. There isn’t much buzz until they’re on the verge of stardom. Then you’ll hear, “Well of course, look at their wrestling credentials!” Bandwagon fans, the lot of them. Let’s break that trend and get familiar with two-time NCAA Division 2 national champion Garrett Lineberger. Lineberger is a hoss. The former Notre Dame College Falcon is set for his amateur debut at the inaugural Cowboy Fight Series in Annandale, Virginia....

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