Category: High School Wrestling

How to Get the Most Out of Wrestling Camp

Summer wrestling camps all over the country will begin conducting their opening sessions in just a couple of months. If you haven’t decided which camp to attend or haven’t submitted your registration forms yet, now is the time to do so. Otherwise, you risk losing your spot and will have to spend the break training […]

Dealing with Concussions in Wrestling

As a body contact sport, there is a growing concern regarding concussions in wrestling. As a rule, head to head concussions are rare, but they do occur. Concussions can also occur from inadvertent blows from knees, elbows, and throws during a wrestling scramble. The truth of the matter, however, is that in wrestling, more abrasions […]

Activities to Help You Stay in Shape During the Offseason

After a long, tough season of competitive wrestling, getting some rest should be your first priority heading into the spring. This not only allows you to recover from all the minor injuries that have been nagging you throughout the season, but also gives you a chance to mentally recharge after so many months of intense […]

Common Wrestling Skin Lesions and How to Prevent Them

Like many other sports, skin-to-skin contact between participants in a wrestling match is completely unavoidable. But unlike football or basketball, for example, this close contact is far more frequent and sustained in wrestling, where opponents may grapple with each other for several minutes at a stretch without letting go. So when bodily fluids such as […]

Traveling Tips for Wrestling Tournaments

With all the state qualifying action going on right now at high schools across the country, prep wrestlers and their parents will be spending a lot of time at tournaments far away from home. Upperclassmen that have been down this road before know what to expect from the non-wrestling aspects of these events, and thus […]

40th Annual Dapper Dan Classic

The Dapper Dan Classic is the nation’s premier high school wrestling tournament. Dubbed the “Rose Bowl of Wrestling,” this annual exhibition features two exciting events: in one, top wrestlers from the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) square off against top wrestlers from a selected state; in the other, a roster of all-star wrestlers from […]

It’s Pressure Time…

For High School wrestlers it’s State Tournament time! Most states have their tournament scheduled for the last weekend in February, or the first two weekends in March. This time of year, teams are involved in District, Sub-Regionals, and Regional Tournaments. Usually, to qualify for the State Tournament, a wrestler must finish in at least one of the […]

Number of Female Wrestlers and Teams Continues to Grow

Did you know that percentage-wise, girls’ wrestling is the fastest growing high school sport in the country? It’s true. According to the 2010-2011 NFHS High School Athletics Participation survey, the number of female wrestlers jumped to a nationwide total of 7,351 — a 19.8 percent increase over the previous year’s results. This number still pales […]

Beat the Streets PSAL Thanksgiving Dual Meet Invitational

This year’s Grapple at the Garden wrestling showcase boasts a jam-packed lineup of great events that are sure to keep spectators entertained from beginning to end. The December 1 festivities will include a head-to-head matchup between former NCAA greats Kyle Dake and Bubba Jenkins and dual meet action involving some of the country’s top-ranked college […]

Crossfit for Wrestlers

The CrossFit strength and conditioning program consists of very short, intense daily workouts that target a variety of muscle groups while also improving endurance. The program gets such great results that in the 12 years since it was first introduced, it has become the preferred fitness tool of many law enforcement agencies, military and tactical […]