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How wrestling can benefit football players.

By Peter Schwartz Whenever my son Bradley has concluded a football season, there always seems to be a conversation in our family about what sport to tackle next (no pun intended). Since baseball doesn’t take place until the spring, Bradley is looking for a sport to play during the winter after completing his first year […]

Advice for anybody new to the sport of wrestling from a coach.

As a coach, there are only a few things I expect of a first year wrestler. Be on time every day. This is a good practice not only for wrestling but for life. Being on time isn’t just being there when you’re supposed to but being ready to go when it’s time for practice to […]

Asics just released a line of off season football shoes.

They’re specifically designed to improve an athletes low center of gravity while teaching them to keep their head up. They’ll learn the basic fundamental body mechanics that non-wrestling Football teams struggle with. Yes, they’re wrestling shoes and yes, wrestling does make better football players.

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic..

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. – Colin Powell

Anthony Ramos Stare Down vs. Reece Humphrey Dance Moves

You may have some slick wrestling moves, but do you have some slick dance moves to go with them? @T_Ram133 stare down vs. @ReeceHump60kg dance moves. #asicswrestling #Vegas2015 #usawrestling #wrestlingshoes @asics pic.twitter.com/OPYcpgOehf — Fernando Serratos (@teamratpack) May 9, 2015 I wasn’t able to track down the source video so I don’t know if there is […]

Wrestling shaped Mike Zimmer and the Minnesota Vikings’ draft.

The Minnesota Vikings headed into the NFL draft needing to bolster the middle of their offensive and defensive lines. It’s probably no coincidence that two of the players they targeted were standouts in the sport that coach Mike Zimmer has called the toughest thing he’s ever done. Ohio State center Pat Elflein and Iowa defensive […]

Ugly Christmas Sweater Wrestling Desktops

Happy Holiday’s wrestling fans! Make your computer festive with one of these ugly Christmas sweater wallpapers! These were created by WrestlingPod for your holiday enjoyment. Personally, I don’t find them ugly at all. 🙂

USA Wrestling Fireworks

Happy 4th of July! Land of the free and the home of the brave!

Olympian Steve Mocco named head coach of New England RTC at Brown University

BY BROWN UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS The New England Regional Training Center at Brown University has partnered with American Top Team to name former Olympian and two-time NCAA Champion Steve Mocco as Head Coach for the USA Wrestling-sanctioned Olympic training center. In this role, Mocco will develop and coach athletes training to compete in international styles to […]

Does Iowa Wrestling have a Cael Sanderson Problem?

The wrestling dynasty at Penn State should look familiar to Hawkeye fans. by J.P. Scott I remember sitting in the seats of the Qwest Center (now the CenturyLink Center) in Omaha in 2010, watching as the Iowa wrestling team gathered on the mat at the conclusion of the 2010 NCAA Wrestling Tournament to take a […]

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