By Allie Dosmann | May 13, 2019, 3 p.m. (ET)

(Bottom) Kyle Snyder wrestles at Beat the Streets' "Grapple at the Garden" in New York.

 

Last week, the USA Wrestling men's freestyle athletes had a great trip to the Big Apple for the 'Grapple at the Garden,' we celebrated Mother's Day by catching up with a few of our favorite Team USA moms and we'd like to make a request for as many Tara Lipinski/Lindsey Vonn boomerangs as possible, please. Here's what went down last week.

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  • Raised money for a good cause
  • Showed off for a record-breaking crowd
  • Dominated on the mat

1. Last week, USA Wrestling knocked it out of the park at the Beat the Streets’ ‘Grapple at the Garden’ event in Madison Square Garden.

2. 1992 Olympian Chris Waller was a gymnast at UCLA back in 1987, and now, his journey as a Bruin has come full circle; Waller is now the new head coach of the UCLA women’s gymnastics team.

3. It’s never to early to start getting ready for the next Olympic Winter Games!

Ice Hockey Is Heating Up

4. The Stanley Cup Playoffs have been a ride for everyone, and San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski is no exception. Pavelski missed two weeks of the playoffs with an injury, and returned for Game 7 of the Sharks’ second round series against the Colorado Avalanche to lead his team to victory. Pavelski contributed a goal and an assist in San Jose’s 3-2 win and was named first star of the game.

5. “We’re not going to be the same team in our first game that we are in our second or third game. The more we play, the more guys get comfortable with each other and within the system.”

With the playoffs still underway in the NHL, the squad for the U.S. men’s ice hockey team at the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship didn’t have much time to come together, so they’re learning to jell as they go. Currently, the team is 2-1 in group play.

6. Americans grabbed a 1-2 finish for the first time in 26 years in men's skeet at the ISSF World Cup stop in Changwon, South Korea. Vincent Hancock finished first for his 12th world cup win, and it came at the same venue as his first.

7. Kim Rhode also took home the gold.

Happy Mother’s Day!

8. "One thing for certain is motherhood has been the greatest gift for me professionally. My motivation, drive and ambition is stronger than ever."

Para snowboarder Brenna Huckaby talks about how being a mother has changed her training over the last three years in honor of Mother’s Day.

9. Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando won Olympic gold medals together as part of the women’s ice hockey team at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, and, now, they’re raising their sons together. They discussed what motherhood is like as well as their plans to not miss another game for a few more years.

10. We’re also thankful for Mother’s Day for giving us photos like this that melt our hearts.

11. The U.S. women’s rugby sevens squad only has one step left until they are Tokyo 2020 bound. The team finished third this weekend at Canada Sevens and is now only one point away from qualifying for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. That means they will be qualified just by showing up to the next event.

12. Do you need another reason to get hyped for the FIFA 1029 Women’s World Cup? Probably not, but here you go.

 

Team USA Champions Series

13. Team USA Champions Series, presented by Xfinity, continued with the second event of 2019 – USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships. Next on the docket are diving and track and field, and much, much more. Here’s everything you need to know.

14. There’s no stopping Kristen Nuss and Claire Coppola. They defended their title at Collegiate Beach Championships this weekend.

15. Collegiate Beach Championships are a key jumping ground for the beach volleyball community. Kelly Claes grew up an indoor volleyball player and switched to beach in late high school. Then, she went on to partner with Sara Hughes and quickly became a two-time NCAA champion and Olympic 2020 contender. 

16. THIS DUO.