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[ 14 Mar 2012 | 7 Comments ]

The title of this article could have also read “World’s Largest Traditional Wrestling League Holds National Tournament”
This week, the NCAA — the self-righteous governing body of amateur  collegiate sports in America — is hosting the 82nd Annual NCAA Wrestling Tournament in St. Louis Missouri. The tournament is being covered by all types of national media, including the worldwide leader in sports (ESPN) who will broadcast every round for the first time in tournament history.
Of course this is a significant traditional wrestling …

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[ 24 Aug 2011 | 3 Comments ]

Don’t look now, but the rule of skirts in girl’s sports might one day be replaced by battle-hardened female wrestlers. The ground swell of participation in wrestling by high school girls topped a recent survey conducted by the The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFSHA) in percentage increase of participation.
The number of girl wrestlers in high schools grew to 7,351 athletes, an increase of 1,217 wrestlers from the previous year (an impressive 19.8 percent increase). This made girls …

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[ 7 Jul 2011 | 10 Comments ]
Metcalf Push

American folkstyle wrestling is missing out on one of the most important aspects of traditional wrestling competitions – the victory dance.
I remember sitting in the University of Virginia Wrestling room in 1999 listening to then-captain, now-coach Steve Garland and a half-dozen other wrestlers fantasize about what they would do if they ever win the NCAA championship. Almost every celebration included some use of available props, in this case ankle bands. Guys floated the idea of using them as a grenade …