Cary Kolat

Cary Kolat, the original prodigy, was born and raised in America’s wrestling heartland: Pennsylvania. No wrestler has ever gone through the youth ranks with a more nostalgic aura than Cary Kolat. Born for the sport, Cary went on to have a very successful collegiate and international career, capped by his 2 NCAA titles, World bronze medal, and participation in the 2000 Olympic Games.

To this day, his legend is known nationwide. His lifelong passion for the sport wrestling and ambition to reach his full potential is aligned with the founding elements of the Rudis brand. We are proud to present this limited-time offer to celebrate one of the most iconic and polarizing wrestlers the United States has ever known.

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Ben Askren

A competitor from a young age, Ben Askren silenced the doubt throughout his career. A product of Wisconsin wrestling, Askren was a two-time Wisconsin state champion. Askren dominated his collegiate competition becoming a four time National finalist, and two time National Champion at the University of Missouri. Ben took to the international stage representing our country at the 2008 Olympic games.

Following his international career, Askren began his professional MMA career, as well as, Askren Wrestling Academy in his home state of Wisconsin. A true man of the sport, Ben’s impact is felt daily as a coach.

Ben’s passion and drive to not only grow the sport, but simultaneously influence those within the community deeply align with the core values at RUDIS.

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Les Gutches

Born from the arbors of Oregon, Les Gutches personifies the American Wrestler. A champion at every age level, Les defeated the legendary Kevin Jackson to make the 1996 Olympic Team while in college. Les capped an amazing career by winning Gold at the 1997 World Championships in Mother Russia; running the gauntlet, including a heated battle with long time nemesis & Caribbean foe Yoel Romero of Cuba.

Les Gutches. American Legend

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Steiner Brothers

Raised in North Dakota, Troy and Terry Steiner exemplify the values of the American Heartland. Driven to outwork the competition, the Steiner twins became known for their relentless pursuit of excellence and clean lifestyle. Five state titles later, the brothers were a natural fit for Gable’s Hawkeyes. From Bismarck to Iowa City, they brought their legendary work ethic and the results followed. The twins terrorized opponents as they led the charge for Gables’ Hawks during the golden era of Iowa dominance. Following a collegiate career featuring NCAA titles for both and seven All-American awards, the twins enjoyed successful careers on the senior level cementing their status as Hall of Fame competitors.

Today the brothers continue to lead the charge on the forefront of growing our great sport. Troy has been chosen to revitalize NCAA wrestling in the hot bed of California, as head coach of the storied Fresno State Bulldogs as they make their return to competition. Terry is our longest tenured coach on the USA wrestling staff, leading a strong women’s team that has developed into a perennial world power. Raised in Bismarck, North Dakota, for Troy and Terry Steiner it has always been…… A WAY OF LIFE.

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Bill Zadick

Molded in Montana. Refined in Iowa. Perfected in Colorado. Bill Zadick is an American wrestling icon. A long time student of the sport, Bill’s insatiable desire for success drove him to new heights. As a competitor, Zadick excelled at every level throughout his career. Wrestling for Coach Gable’s Hawkeyes, his collegiate career was highlighted with two NCAA All-American honors. Internationally, Zadick continued to train and refine his skills to make a National Team–culminating in a 2006 Freestyle World Championship.

Bill continues to leave his thumbprint in the landscape of the wrestling community as the newly appointed National Freestyle Coach. Bill’s drive, desire, authenticity, and love for the sport reflect the founding elements of RUDIS. Wrestling is etched into his core DNA, existing long before a World Title. It’s the essence of his being. It’s his “Way of Life.”

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