Category: wrestling news

EIWA: Competitions start Jan. 1, EIWAs held as scheduled

Villas, NJ, August 12 — The Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association is a wrestling only association whose member schools are all affiliated with other conferences. As such, our member teams may be subject to restrictions imposed by their parent conferences and home states with respect to athletic practice and competition during the current Covid-19 pandemic. The […]

Updated qualifiers for 2020/21 U.S. Olympic Team Trials as of July 30, 2020

By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling | July 30, 2020, 4:09 p.m. (ET) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Wrestling will post regular updates on the athletes who have qualified for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, which will determine the 2020 Olympic Team in all three styles—men’s and women’s freestyle and Greco-Roman. The U.S. Olympic Team […]

Nike Reports Surprise $790 Million Loss, 46% Plunge in North American Sales

Disclaimer. I’ve been a Nike product tester since the early 1990’s. Editorial up top and business reporting below In 2008 the Oregon Ducks dropped their wrestling program. Oregon’s athletic programs are heavily subsidized by Nike. While Oregon wasn’t a power house it had two All-Americans in 2006, Joey Bracamonte and National Champion, Shane Webster. Since […]

What College Athletes are Doing to Return to Sport

Ohio State football players and their parents were asked to sign an acknowledgment of risk waiver regarding the coronavirus pandemic before returning to campus for voluntary workouts on June 8, athletic director Gene Smith confirmed to ESPN on Sunday. The “Buckeye Pledge,” obtained by ESPN and other media outlets, asks players to “help stop the […]

Say goodbye to cauliflower ears! Chinese scientists create an injection which fixes deformed ears in mice and could work on humans

Deformed ears are a hallmark of contact sports, including boxing and rugby Chinese scientists found a way to sculpt fresh tissue using 3D bioprinting  Was tested on mice and was able to create brand new ear-shaped supportive tissue and correct defects By Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline Published: 14:00 EDT, 5 June 2020 | Updated: 14:26 EDT, 5 […]

Everything is Different This Time – But IS IT?? Updates at Bottom of Article Everyone is “Obedience Signaling”

Wrestling (Sports), Politics and American History What if tens of millions of Americans had the flu? What if 100,000 were hospitalized because of the flu? Surely it would be a national emergency, right? What if 60 million people in the US were infected and 300,000 were hospitalized. Surely that would be considered a pandemic.  Surely […]

Boys Wrestling Comes Under Attack from American Psychological Association

As if wrestling needs one more adversary, the American Psychological Association (APA) has released guidelines that teach psychologists working with men and boys that “traditional masculinity is psychologically harmful.” This is a clear and direct attack on nearly every male wrestler (and every male, btw). APA has issued its first-ever guidelines for therapy practices dealing […]

College Bound Wrestlers Beware: NC State may not match your values

What happens when high school and college kids study intersectionality and Social Justice? In most places it is merged with all courses. If you major in this area you learn through various diagrams showing matrices of privilege and persecution. It’s not only Caucasian privilege causing black oppression, and male privilege causing female oppression; its heterosexual […]

Top D1 Transfers

The top 30 D1 transfers. Eastern Michigan (closed) and Edinboro have the most wrestlers transferring. Not one Boro wrestler went to West Virginia. You got to wonder if they were blocked by the Edinboro administration (Bruce Baumgartner)? I couldn’t get one person to talk with me about it from Edinboro. What will happen with Austin […]

Little Rock announces addition of Division I wrestling program

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Sports Information 3/18/2018 LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas at Little Rock today unveiled a plan to add a major sport to its intercollegiate athletics program, a strategic decision that is expected to increase student enrollment. The final decision is conditional on approval from the University of Arkansas […]