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[ 12 Apr 2013 | One Comment ]
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Women’s Senegalese Wrestling and the Real Victims of the IOC
T.R. Foley
For centuries female wrestlers in Senegal have competed in seasonal wrestling matches as a way to help create good fortune for the annual rice crop. However, with the expansion of Olympic opportunities for women in wrestling the nation’s most-talented female wrestlers have become accustomed to using the sport as a vessel for recognition on the international stage and fighting for equal rights at home. It’s an opportunity that gives Senegalese women hope for …

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[ 17 Oct 2011 | 3 Comments ]

You love wrestling and since this week’s news cycle re: traditional wrestling was a bit slower, I thought we could embed a few videos that have been forwarded to me over the past few months. Some are missing rules explanation, but they do a great job of showcasing the various styles from around the globe.
If you ever have personal videos, stories and trip summaries that relate to visiting with or participating in traditional wrestling, Wrestling Roots is always looking for …

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[ 10 Oct 2011 | 8 Comments ]
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The greatest wrestling coach in NCAA history is has been given the profile treatment by the Big Ten Network. Dan Gable, who was a coach for 17 NCAA championships and 21 straight Big Ten titles will be featured on the BTN program Big Ten Icons Tuesday at 8PM ET.
Here’s the tease.