Category: Wrestling

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 […]

Where Are They Now? Brandon Slay, Penn

Note: This post is the sixth in a series of retrospectives that will examine the career highlights of some of the greatest college and Olympic wrestlers in recent history and tell you where they are now.

Where Are They Now? John Smith, Oklahoma State University

Note: This post is the fifth in a series of retrospectives that will examine the career highlights of some of the greatest college and Olympic wrestlers in recent history and tell you where they are now.

Where Are They Now? Dan Gable, Iowa State University

Note: This post is the fourth in a series of retrospectives that will examine the career highlights of some of the greatest college and Olympic wrestlers in recent history and tell you where they are now.

Where are they now? Brent Metcalf, University of Iowa

Note: This post is the third in a series of retrospectives that will examine the career highlights of some of the greatest college wrestlers in recent history and tell you where they are now. No conversation about past University of Iowa wrestling legends would be complete without a mention of Brent Metcalf — but it […]

Where are they now? Lincoln McIlravy, University of Iowa

Note: This post is the second in a series of retrospectives that will examine the career highlights of some of the greatest college wrestlers in recent history and tell you where they are now. Lincoln McIlravy is another Hawkeye wrestler that enjoyed an outstanding college career under the tutelage of head coach Dan Gable. Like […]

Where are they now? Ed Banach, University of Iowa

Note: This post is the first in a series of retrospectives that will examine the career highlights of some of the greatest college wrestlers in recent history and tell you where they are now. Being a wrestling fan in the early ’80s meant being a fan of Ed Banach. Nicknamed “The Horse” because of his […]

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 […]