Archive for October, 2011

How to Avoid the Dreaded Cauliflower Ear

Cauliflower ear is a common problem in full-contact sports such as wrestling, boxing, and martial arts. This condition arises when the outer ear suffers hard or repeated blows that cause a big blood clot to form under the skin or when the skin around the cartilage somehow gets torn off. After blood flow to the […]

Tips for Attending Youth Wrestling Tournaments

Youth wrestling tournaments are a fantastic way for young wrestlers to get a feel for real matches and tough competition at a young age. The events themselves can typically last between 4 to 6 hours depending on how many participants there are, and the athletes can expect to wrestle anywhere from 2 to 4 times […]

Wrestling Risks and Injuries

Wrestling is a high-intensity sport that involves lots of rough physical contact. But unlike other full-contact sports, wrestlers don’t strap on bulky shoulder pads, a big helmet, padded pants, gloves, and a mouth guard to keep them safe. Instead, they rely solely on their shoes, wrestling headgear, and wrestling knee pads for protection. Although this […]

High School Wrestling 101

Although the number of middle school wrestling teams and clubs continues to grow, most wrestlers get their first taste of the sport in high school. Some choose to wrestle because that’s what their friends are doing, while others wish to find an alternative to the usual basketball, hockey, and swimming options. ┬áNo matter how a […]

Dazzling Asics Wrestling Singlets

You don’t need a lot of wrestling gear to participate in the sport, but that just makes the equipment you DO use all the more important to your success. For example, wearing flexible, lightweight shoes with gripper soles will allow you to gain traction on the mat while grappling with your opponent. If you wear […]