Swim Poll of the Week: 50% Believe Matt Grevers to Energy Standard is Most Intriguing ISL Addition

This is the Swim Poll of the Week for Thursday September 10, 2020, sponsored by Strechcordz Swim Training Products. In our last poll, we wanted to know: Which new addition to the ISL is the most intriguing?

The International Swimming League announced details for its second season that will take place in October in Budapest, Hungary, as all of the eight returning teams made adjustments to their rosters. We wanted to ask our audience what the most intriguing new addition was to the ISL.

American Matt Grevers is joining the reigning champs Energy Standard after swimming year one with the LA Current. He will be joined alongside newcomers Pernille Blume, Danas Rapsys and Siobhan Haughey as the two women will be training in Turkey with James Gibson and company. But Grevers joining the already stacked international team came as a surprise.

Abbey Weitzeil will be joining her Cal

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Results & Recap: A Week of World Firsts and Huge Sends at Audi Nines 2020

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Multiple world-first tricks were landed at the Audi Nines 2020 presented by Falken as the weeklong mountain bike event drew to a sensational close. German rider Nico Scholze landed the first Cordova Flip on a Downhill bike and Italy’s Diego Caverzasi completed a Backflip Barspin to Cliffhanger, while Swedish powerhouse Emil Johansson dominated the event’s contest runs, winning Best Freeride Line and Ruler of the Week.

Here in the Hunsrück-Nahe bike region near Birkenfeld, Germany, a team of the world’s best mountain bikers gathered from the 7th to the 13th of September for a session of the superlative variety. For the third consecutive year, the Ellweiler quarry—a former stone quarry that’s been converted into a top-level mountain bike venue—played host to a crew of outstanding athletes ready to push their sport to new heights.

Hungry to get on back on their bikes after months of cancelled events,

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The Week That Was: Iowa Cuts Swimming & Diving; NCAA Approves Extra Year of Eligibility For Division I Fall Sports

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The Week That Was sponsored by Suitmate.

The University of Iowa made the startling decision to cut its swimming and diving programs this week in the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to ravish the United States. Swimming World has since called for the 2021 Men’s NCAA swimming and diving championships to be moved from Iowa City to a location where swimming & diving will be supported.

The NCAA has approved an extra year of eligibility for Division I athletes in fall sports that have had their seasons affected by COVID-19 out of their control.

Read below the five biggest stories in The Week That Was sponsored by Suitmate.

The Week That Was #5: Anthony Nesty Named Member of SEC Council on Racial Equality & Social Justice

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The University of Florida’s men’s men’s swimming and diving head coach Anthony Nesty and men’s … Read More

Wrestling Power Rankings: Top 25 WWE, AEW, Impact Wrestlers for Week of Aug. 24 | Bleacher Report

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    Professional wrestling is the ultimate “what have you done for me lately” business. Unlike other sports, where perception, prestige and rankings are tied to a cumulative win-loss record, wrestling remains delightfully untethered from any such reality.

    Wrestling is the art of simulated fighting, yes. But it’s also much more, a modern parable capable of telling profound truths about love, loss, jealousy and evil. Wrestling is anything we want it to be, even things we’ve never even imagined it capable of.

    Wrestling is limitless.

    A hero one week can be forgotten the next. Even decades of truth wash away easily if you simply repeat the new story enough times on television.

    The nature of the business makes a list like this one difficult to execute. Things change, and they change quickly. Like other sports, wins matter—but unlike other sports, they aren’t the only mechanism

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