Category Amateur Wrestling

Majority of Assembly supports Mixed Martial Arts in NY

A majority of members of the New York State Assembly support the legalization of professional mixed martial arts fighting in the state, according to a survey by Capital New York. The media outlet reported 76 members have either signed on as bill…

Olympic wrestling trials return to Iowa City in 2016

The road to the Summer Olympics for the country’s wrestlers will again go through Iowa City. USA Wrestling announced Wednesday via social media that the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials will be held at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on April 8-10. The…

Nike Wrestling Shoes Return with Hypersweep & Freek

Nike wrestling shoes aren’t as common as they use to be. They are actually pretty hard to find and it was even rumored that they stopped making them all together. However, Nike is back, teasing its new wrestling shoes, Nike Freek and…

USOC calls for ‘urgent’ need to help NCAA Olympic sports

The head of the United States Olympic Committee said recently that the organization has a $5 million donor prepared to invest in preserving Olympic sports at colleges. During a speech in Washington, USOC CEO Scott Blackmun called on an “urgent”…

The True Value of Sport

Every year, around 400,000 college students sign their name on dense compilations of written rules and regulations issued by the NCAA. These rules essentially state that the NCAA, and in some cases the university for which the students compete, will…

Ben Jackson – Wrestling with Cerebral Palsy

Ben Jackson has Cerebral Palsy, a disorder that affects muscle tone, movement, and motor skills. In the 8th grade, he decided to start wrestling because he wanted to challenge himself. His first year, he lost all 24 matches, but he…

New Limited Edition Dan Gable Singlet

Dan Gable Museum releases limited edition Dan Gable singlet WATERLOO, Iowa—The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum has released a limited edition singlet to commemorate the legacy of Dan Gable. Gable won the 1972 Munich Olympics without surrendering…