Monthly Archives: September 2011
How to Wrestle in High School- Spiral Ride to Tilt
I really like the spiral ride as a control ride to kill time at the end of a match as well as a ride to breakdown and wear down the opponent. Here is a nice little video that goes over a tilt from the spiral ride!
How To Wrestle- Basic Wrestling Nutrition
Here is a nice article I discovered that gives a basic rundown for new Wrestlers just getting started in High School Wrestling and want to get a handle on nutrition.
The Balancing Act Known As Wrestling Nutrition
Wrestling is among the few sports that hold no bias against the size of men competing in it. Any man of any height and weight can compete in wrestling. Wrestling demands stamina, concentration, nimbleness and sheer wit in order for an individual to excellently compete in it.
However, wrestlers have the perception that they do battle more advantageously if their body weight levels are low. Prohibited weight loss techniques abound in wrestling circuits such as crash dieting, use of laxatives, and consumption of diuretic agents. These methods often result in poor performance, dehydration, heart illness and even death.
Reconciling the need for low body weight and the necessity of peak performance isn’t an easy task. Wrestlers often use food supplements that proliferate in health shops and markets. The problem is many of these supplements aren’t proven to deliver the results promised. So how can wrestlers control their weight to a minimum and still sustain top performance?
Wrestlers should know that there are only two scientifically accurate means of achieving the best physical condition. The first is dedicated practice. The second, and the more important one, is implementing the right nutritional plan.
A wrestler should determine the number of calories his body requires; this number will be the basis of the amount of food to be eaten. It is imperative that the caloric intake should be balanced between three sources namely: proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.
These three nutrient sources play a pivotal role in putting the wrestler in his peak performance level. Many would focus only on the proteins and carbohydrates. They fail to realize that fats are a great source of energy as well; totally discarding fat in one’s diet can seriously damage performance level and other physical functions.
A wrestler’s nutrition program should include a lot of carbohydrates to sustain energy. Carbohydrates can be found in foods that have starch as well as fruits and vegetables. A controlled amount of protein is needed to build muscles; it is abundant in meats, soybeans, and dairy products. A moderate amount of fat helps coordinate body functions and carry nutrients to the tissues.
To top these nutrient sources, a wrestler should drink plenty of fluids. Keeping the body well hydrated is essential in repairing damaged muscles and preventing muscular injuries. Fresh fruit juices are great for holding off dehydration and sports drinks are excellent sources of electrolytes. Electrolytes are responsible for carrying electrical charges to the tissue cells; hence, keeping a wrestler alert.
How to Wrestle- Half Nelson Pin Technique
The Half Nelson is one of the 1st techniques you learn when you are learning how to wrestle in High School, however it is usually the most common pin you will see in both High School and College wrestling.
The technique is fundamentally sound and opportunities will present themselves many times as you wrestle more and more in High School and then College.
The short video below shows both the Half Nelson Pin and a Basic Tilt for back points.
King Mo vs Roger Gracie Strikeforce MMA Fight
Here is the actual fight between King Mo Lawal and Roger Gracie in Strikeforce.
Wrestler King Mo Lawal discusses his Strikeforce victory against Roger Gracie
See the King Mo Interview Below
This has caused quite a stir on some of the MMA forums, check out this thread here: Did Last night prove that Wrestling is the best base for MMA?
Pinned follows Ivan Korske and Bobby Zane, two high school seniors, as they embark on the most important winter of their lives in a quest for the New Jersey state high school wrestling championship.
Ivan Korske is the pride of Lennings, a rural town tucked away in the farmlands of western Jersey, and the odds-on favorite to be crowned state champion in the 129-pound weight class. For Ivan, the stakes are impossibly high. A state championship fulfills a promise he made to his mother before she passed away nine months earlier and will, perhaps, stem his father’s continued withdrawal from life. But mostly, Ivan dreams of getting a scholarship to a college far from his dreary hometown. To him, anything short of the title is failure.
In Short Hills, a wealthy town on the other side of the state, Bobby Zane protects his younger brother Christopher from the fallout of their parents’ impending divorce, while searching for comfort from Carmelina Carrillo, a girl from a depressed part of Newark. Despite the distractions from the intense pressures of adolescent love and the family’s breakup, Bobby realizes his quest for the coveted 129-pound state title may be his only hope for salvation.
Pinned chronicles Ivan and Bobby’s season-long efforts toward overcoming forces within and beyond their control toward a title that only one of them can capture.
A novel that dispels the dumb jock stereotype
Wrestling isn’t just a sport to Bobby Zane and Ivan Korske. It’s a way of life. From the midnight runs to the cutting weight to plotting maneuvers in their sleep, wrestling is all they think about during the winter sports season. Both compete in the 129-pound weight class, and both refuse to let anything stand in the way of the state championship title.
Beyond their mutual love of wrestling, however, Bobby and Ivan couldn’t be more different. Bobby’s school wrestling team is known throughout New Jersey for its winning record. His family, though rich, is troubled by his mother’s long working hours and his father’s infidelity, and news that Bobby’s girlfriend might be pregnant leaves Bobby wondering exactly where his life is headed.
Meanwhile, Ivan and his small-town farming father are grieving his mother, who was a strong influence in both their lives, and Ivan’s anger and loss are felt by everyone except for his neighbor Shelley, who encourages Ivan’s talents. Ivan’s only hope of leaving his backwater town of Lemmings is a scholarship to Western Arizona University, but his father wants him to attend college close to home.
Each chapter alternates a point of view, taking the reader through both Bobby’s and Ivan’s journeys to the state championship. Alfred C. Martino, a wrestling fan, brings the excitement of their matches into the story. Both characters have depth and devotion to the people they love, even though their commitment to wrestling sometimes eats away at their relationships. Reading this book will make you think twice about the dumb jock stereotype.
— Reviewed by Carlie Webber
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How to Wrestle in High School-Starting Out
If you have been thinking about High School Wrestling you are one of many considering the sport. Recently High School and College Wrestling have been front and center with wrestling competitions, wrestlers in MMA and Wrestlers in Submission events. So what do you need to know about High School Wrestling?
I already have several posts regarding the basics of wrestling and if you have not read them, please take a few minutes to do so now.
Wrestling in High School is a demanding yet rewarding experience, you will learn the value of hard work, conditioning as well as the importance of paying attention to small details. High School wrestling is not just about who is the biggest and strongest but if you really want to learn how to wrestle, you have to be fit and technical as well!
Why wrestling? Well I think we answered that in our opening paragraphs. You get a stay tough, hard work mentality, you will learn to defend yourself as has been proven by the success of many wrestlers in mixed martial arts events and the base of high school wrestling allows you to transition to college wrestling, freestyle or greco wrestling, Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Catch Wrestling and Mixed Martial arts. It is a very strong base and skill to have and you will be that much better at any of the above just by having wrestled in High School.
What to expect in High School Wrestling
When starting out in High School wrestling you can expect that the coach will work you very hard to get you in top shape. The good news is that High School wrestling has weight classes so you are not expected to compete against wrestlers 5 or 10 pounds heavier than you. You will likely learn basic techniques like the double leg tackle, the stand up and the wrist and half nelson pinning maneuver. You will also get a primer on the rules and the basic skills of wrestling, which I have covered in previous posts on this page.
Another thing unique about the sport is that coaches don’t generally pick a line up, the athletes compete for the starting positions as the season goes on. If you can beat the other kid at your weight, you are the starter, it’s just that simple!
Learning How to Wrestle
If you are a sophomore or greater you can still go out for the team! While many wrestlers start in middle school or earlier you can make up for lost time by continuing your training after practice or in the summers! I suggest doing some running after or before school, getting involved in some weight training or plyometrics and learning as much as you can through books, DVD’s and other instructionals. There is a host of information available online about High School wrestling like on this site as well as through purchase on the internet that can help you learn how to wrestle. You can use these tools to perfect some techniques and get yourself in top shape. If you can do those things you will be cracking the starting lineup in no time!
Good Luck and train hard!
Colleges with Wrestling Programs-
Here is a listing of Colleges with Wrestling Programs in the United States, I will not say that it is 100% accurate but it gives you a good guide of all the schools offering Wrestling. In addition I have added the NCWA, for those of you that do not know about this program, it is essentially a Collegiate Club Program that allows for wrestlers who do not go to one of the other institutions to wrestle the opportunity to continue their wrestling training and competition. You may be surprised by the schools that offer College Wrestling!
If a School Needs to be added or removed please contact us via email email@example.com
NCAA Division I Wrestling Programs
Air Force Academy American University Appalachian State University Arizona State University Army Bloomsburg University Boise State University Boston College Boston University Brigham Young University Brown University Bucknell University University of Buffalo University of California-Davis Cal State Fullerton Cal Poly SLO California State University-Bakersfield Campbell University Central Michigan University Chicago State University Clarion University Cleveland State University Columbia University Coppin State College Cornell University Davidson College Delaware State College Drexel University Duke University Duquesne University East Stroudsburg University Eastern Illinois University Eastern Michigan University Edinboro University Franklin & Marshall College Fresno State University George Mason University Georgia State University Harvard University Hofstra University Howard University University of Illinois Indiana University University of Iowa Iowa State University, IA James Madison University Kent State University La Salle University Lehigh University Lock Haven University Marquette University University of Maryland Miami University University of Michigan Michigan State University Millersville University University of Minnesota University of Missouri U.S. Naval Academy University of Nebraska University of New Mexico North Carolina University of North Carolina at Greensboro North Carolina State University Northern Illinois University University of Northern Iowa Northwestern University Ohio State University Ohio University University of Oklahoma Oklahoma State University Old Dominion University University of Oregon Oregon State University, OR University of Pennsylvania Penn State University University of Pittsburgh Princeton University Purdue University Rider University Rutgers University Seton Hall University Slippery Rock University Stanford University Syracuse University University of Tennessee-Chattanooga The Citadel University of Virginia Virginia Military Institute Virginia Tech Wagner College West Virginia University Wilkes University University of Wisconsin University of Wyoming
NCAA Division II Wrestling Programs
Adams State College American International College Ashland University Augustana College (SD) Carson-Newman College Central Missouri State University University of Central Oklahoma Chadron State College Cheyney University Colorado School of Mines Fort Hays State University Gannon University Gardner-Webb University University of Indianapolis Kutztown University Longwood College Mankato State University Mansfield University University of Massachusetts-Lowell University of Minnesota-Duluth University of Minnesota-Morris Moorhead State University University of Nebraska-Kearney University of Nebraska-Omaha Norfolk State University University of North Dakota North Dakota State University Northeast Missouri State University University of Northern Colorado Northern State University Pembroke State University University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown Portland State University St. Cloud State University San Francisco State University Shippensburg University South Dakota State University Southern Connecticut State University University of Southern Colorado Southwest State University SIU - Edwardsville West Liberty State College Western State College of Colorado University of Wisconsin-Parkside
NCAA Division III Wrestling Programs
Albright College Augsburg College Augustana College (IL) Baldwin-Wallace College Binghamton University Bridgewater State College Brockport State Buena Vista College Capital University Carleton College Carroll College Case Western Reserve University Central College University of Chicago Coast Guard Academy Coe College Concordia University (MN) Concordia University (WI) Cornell College Cortland University Delaware Valley College University of Dubuque Elizabethtown College Elmhurst College Gallaudet University Gettysburg College Haverford College Heidelberg College Hunter College Illinois College Ithaca College John Carroll University Johns Hopkins University Kean College of New Jersey King's College Knox College Lakeland College Lawrence University Lebanon Valley College Loras College Luther College, IA Lycoming College Mac Murray College Manchester College Martin Luther College Massachusetts Institute of Technology Merchant Marine Academy Messiah College Millikin University Milwaukee School of Engineering Monmouth College Montclair State University Moravian College Mount Union College Muhlenberg College Muskingum College New York University North Central College Norwich University Ohio Northern University Olivet College Oneonta State University Oswego State University Plymouth State College Rhode Island College Ripon College Rochester Institute of Technology Roger Williams University Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Rutgers University-Camden University of Scranton Simpson College Springfield College St. John's University St. Lawrence University St. Olaf College University of St. Thomas Swarthmore College Thiel College Trenton State College Trinity College Upper Iowa University Ursinus College Wabash College Wartburg College Washington and Jefferson College Washington and Lee University Waynesburg College Wesleyan University Western Maryland College Western New England College Wheaton College William Penn College Williams College Wilmington College University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire University of Wisconsin-La Crosse University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh University of Wisconsin-Platteville University of Wisconsin-River Falls University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point University of Wisconsin-Stout University of Wisconsin-Whitewater WPI, MA School Site Yeshiva University York College of Pennsylvania
NJCAA Wrestling Programs
Alfred-New York Technical College Anoka-Ramsey Community College Bakersfield College Big Bend Community College Bismarck State College Cerritos College Chabot College Clackamas Community College Cobleskill-New York University Colby Community College College of Lake County Colorado Northwestern Community College Corning Community College Cuesta College Cuyahoga Community College Cypress College Diablo Valley College East Los Angeles Community College Ellsworth Community College Farmingdale University Fergus Falls Community College Fresno City College Gavilan College Gloucester County College Golden West College Granite City Campus of Belleville Area College Harper College Highline Community College Hudson Valley Community College Iowa Central Community College Itasca Community College Labette Community College Lassen College Lincoln College Madison Area Technical College Middlesex County College Modesto Junior College Mohawk Valley Community College Moorpark College Mt San Antonio College Muskegon Community College Nassua Community College University of New York State Niagara County Community College North Idaho College Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Northwest Community College Oakton Community College Palomar College Phoenix College Pima Community College Rancho Santiago Community College Ricks College Ridgewater College, MN Rochester Community College Sacramento City College San Bernardino Valley San Joaquin Delta College Santa Rosa Junior College Sierra College Skyline College Southwestern Michigan JC St. Louis Community College - Meramac State Community College Stevens State School of Technology SUNY Millersville The Apprentice School (Newport News, Virginia) Triton College Victor Valley Community College Waldorf College Waubonsee Community College West Valley College Western Wyoming Community College Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trade Worthington Community College Yakima Valley Community College
NAIA Wrestling Programs
Anderson College Central Washington University Concordia University Dakota Wesleyan University Dana College Dickinson State University Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University University of Findlay Jamestown College Lindenwood College University of Mary Missouri Valley College Mount St. Joseph Northern Montana Northwestern College Pacific Lutheran University Pacific University Simon Fraser University Southern Oregon State College Valley City State University Western Montana College Westmar University
NCCAA Wrestling Programs
Baptist Bible College of Pennsylvania Maranatha Baptist Bible College Northland Baptist Bible College Oklahoma Baptist College and Institute Pensacola Christian College
Division 1 Programs
|Blair Academy||New Jersey||Mid-East|
|California Baptist University||California||West Coast|
|Colorado State University – Ft. Collins||Colorado||Southwest|
|Douglas College||Canada||West Coast|
|East Tennessee State University||Tennessee||Mid-Atlantic|
|Florida A&M University||Florida||Southeast|
|Gallaudet University||District of Columbia||Mid-Atlantic|
|Grand Valley State University||Michigan||North Central|
|Lindenwood University – Belleville||Illinois||North Central|
|Lindenwood University – St. Charles||Missouri||North Central|
|Marion Military Institute||Alabama||Southeast|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Massachusetts||Northeast|
|McKendree University||Illinois||North Central|
|Middle Tennessee State University||Tennessee||Mid-Atlantic|
|Mott Community College||Michigan||North Central|
|Northland International University||Wisconsin||North Central|
|Notre Dame College||Ohio||North Central|
|Penn State – New Kensington||Pennsylvania||Mid-East|
|Penn State University – DuBois||Pennsylvania||Mid-East|
|Pennsylvania College of Technology||Pennsylvania||Mid-East|
|Phillips Exeter Academy||New Hampshire||Northeast|
|Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute||New York||Northeast|
|Saint Benedicts Prep||New Jersey||Mid-East|
|San Jose State University||California||West Coast|
|Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville||Illinois||North Central|
|Southern Virginia University||Virginia||Mid-Atlantic|
|The Apprentice School||Virginia||Mid-Atlantic|
|United States Air Force Academy Prep||Colorado||Southwest|
|United States Military Academy Prep||New Jersey||Mid-East|
|United States Naval Academy Prep||Rhode Island||Northeast|
|University of Central Florida||Florida||Southeast|
|University of Connecticut||Connecticut||Northeast|
|University of Dayton||Ohio||North Central|
|University of Georgia||Georgia||Southeast|
|University of Maryland / Baltimore County||Maryland||Mid-Atlantic|
|University of New Hampshire||New Hampshire||Northeast|
|University of Texas at Arlington||Texas||Southwest|
|Valley Forge Military College||Pennsylvania||Mid-East|
|Wayne State College||Nebraska||North Central|
|West Chester University||Pennsylvania||Mid-East|
|Williamson School of Mechanical Trades||Pennsylvania||Mid-East|
|Winona State University||Minnesota||North Central|
Division 2 Clubs
|Armstrong Atlantic State University||Georgia||Southeast|
|Austin Peay State University||Tennessee||Mid-Atlantic|
|Bowling Green State University||Ohio||North Central|
|Bradley University||Illinois||North Central|
|California State University – Sacramento||California||West Coast|
|Carroll University||Wisconsin||North Central|
|Castleton State College||Vermont||Northeast|
|Central Washington University||Washington||West Coast|
|Cincinnati State Technical and Community College||Ohio||North Central|
|Clemson University||South Carolina||Mid-Atlantic|
|College of William & Mary||Virginia||Mid-Atlantic|
|Colorado State University – Pueblo||Colorado||Southwest|
|Columbus State University||Georgia||Southeast|
|Dixie State College||Utah||West Coast|
|East Carolina University||North Carolina||Mid-Atlantic|
|Eastern Washington University||Washington||West Coast|
|Florida Atlantic University||Florida||Southeast|
|Florida Gulf Coast University||Florida||Southeast|
|Florida Institute of Technology||Florida||Southeast|
|Florida International University||Florida||Southeast|
|Florida State University||Florida||Southeast|
|Georgia Southern University||Georgia||Southeast|
|Hofstra University||New York||Northeast|
|Hudson Valley Community College||New York||Northeast|
|Idaho State University||Idaho||West Coast|
|Illinois State University||Illinois||North Central|
|Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne||Indiana||North Central|
|Iowa State University||Iowa||North Central|
|James Madison University||Virginia||Mid-Atlantic|
|Kansas State University||Kansas||Southwest|
|Kennesaw State University||Georgia||Southeast|
|Lake Superior State University||Michigan||North Central|
|Lansing Community College||Michigan||North Central|
|North Georgia College and State University||Georgia||Southeast|
|Northwest Missouri State University||Missouri||Southwest|
|Ohio University||Ohio||North Central|
|Pennsylvania State University||Pennsylvania||Mid-East|
|Rutgers – The State University of NJ||New Jersey||Mid-East|
|Saginaw Valley State University||Michigan||North Central|
|Sam Houston State University||Texas||Southwest|
|Santa Fe Community College||Florida||Southeast|
|Slippery Rock University||Pennsylvania||Mid-East|
|SUNY / Albany||New York||Northeast|
|SUNY / Buffalo||New York||Northeast|
|SUNY / Cobleskill||New York||Northeast|
|SUNY / Cortland||New York||Northeast|
|Syracuse University||New York||Northeast|
|Texas A&M University||Texas||Southwest|
|Texas State University||Texas||Southwest|
|Texas Tech University||Texas||Southwest|
|The Ohio State University||Ohio||North Central|
|Towson State University||Maryland||Mid-Atlantic|
|University of Alabama||Alabama||Southeast|
|University of California – Irvine||California||West Coast|
|University of California – San Diego||California||West Coast|
|University of California – Santa Barbara||California||West Coast|
|University of Cincinnati||Ohio||North Central|
|University of Colorado – Boulder||Colorado||Southwest|
|University of Delaware||Delaware||Mid-East|
|University of Florida||Florida||Southeast|
|University of Maryland / College Park||Maryland||Mid-Atlantic|
|University of Massachusetts / Amherst||Massachusetts||Northeast|
|University of Michigan||Michigan||North Central|
|University of Michigan – Dearborn||Michigan||North Central|
|University of Minnesota – Duluth||Minnesota||North Central|
|University of New Haven||Connecticut||Northeast|
|University of North Florida||Florida||Southeast|
|University of Pittsburgh||Pennsylvania||Mid-East|
|University of Rhode Island||Rhode Island||Northeast|
|University of South Carolina||South Carolina||Mid-Atlantic|
|University of South Florida||Florida||Southeast|
|University of Southern Indiana||Indiana||North Central|
|University of Tennessee at Knoxville||Tennessee||Mid-Atlantic|
|University of Texas – San Antonio||Texas||Southwest|
|University of Texas at Austin||Texas||Southwest|
|University of Toledo||Ohio||North Central|
|University of Vermont||Vermont||Northeast|
|University of West Florida||Florida||Southeast|
|University of Wisconsin – River Falls||Wisconsin||North Central|
|University of Wisconsin – Sheboygan||Wisconsin||North Central|
|Utah State University||Utah||West Coast|
|Valdosta State University||Georgia||South East|
|Virginia Military Institute||Virginia||Mid-Atlantic|
|Wagner College||New York||Northeast|
|Weber State University||Utah||West Coast|
|Wichita State University||Kansas||Southwest|
Fantastic video of some Russian Wrestling Scrambles during the 2011 Nationals!