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Goodbye FILA. Hello United World Wrestling.

Not sure I’m a big fan of the name, but I’m sure it’ll grow on me. The FILA Bureau voted on the name change as the sport’s world governing body gets set to undergo a significant rebranding exercise which also includes a new logo. FILA President Nenad Lalovic says the proposed rebranding is both distinct […]

Shoot – A Wrestling Film

Jimmy is the lead trainer at Tampa Bay Athletics and the TEN Institute and Nick is the wrestling coach at Anclote High School in Holiday. The two Division 1 Wrestling standouts grew up wrestling and were game for a little high-speed-action photography. At 240 frames-per-second each muscle fiber and bead of sweat shines as these […]

The Cage Fighter Revolution is coming.

The #Revolution is coming… with new wrestling & MMA shows. via cf_athleticusa

How to do the flying squirrel.

A sequence photo of Ellis Coleman performing his flying squirrel wrestling move. Flipping an opponent like this isn’t going to be easy. If you’d like to read the text, either right-click and save the large version, or I’ve written up each step below. This also makes for a cool wallpaper. 1. I want to be […]

Daniel Cormier Retires

Daniel Cormier retires from wrestling for good, leaves his shoes on the mat after win over Chris Pendleton. — Daniel Cormier tied a ribbon around his prestigious amateur wrestling career earlier this afternoon, defeating former Oklahoma State University (OSU) teammate, Chris Pendleton, in an exhibition match at UFC’s “Fan Expo” in Las Vegas, Nevada. “DC” […]

Minneapolis needs an amateur wrestling club.

Unlike other spots, once a wrestler walks off the high school mats, they don’t often wrestle again. Sure, some get into college programs, or get the opportunity every now and then, but, for the most part, their wrestling career is over. Wouldn’t it be great if Minneapolis had an amateur wrestling club? Someplace where wrestlers […]

American Hero – Custom Wrestling Singlet

Have you checked out Takedown Sportswear yet? They’ve got some great custom singlets. There’s the American Hero (as seen below), Silverback Gorilla, Haulk (Incredible Hulk), B-Man (Batman), and a cool Armed Forces one just to name a few. They also have wrestling shoes, gear, and apparel. If you follow Takedown Sportswear on Twitter or Facebook you […]

Wrestle Hard

This video was made for Wesleyan University wrestling a few years ago and it’s very well done. The music and special effects are mesmerizing.


Cradlezilla with the Wilson wrestling team. Have you ever seen so many cradles at once? via lbwilsonwrestling

South Africa wrestlers grappling with high Commonwealth Games hopes.

  South Africa will again be pinning its hope on the amateur wrestling squad to bring home the goods at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, from July 23 to August 3. At the previous edition in Delhi four years ago, the grapplers contributed five of the medals with Richard Addinall the biggest winner with […]

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