As the 55 kg ladder continues to shift, you may need a refresher course on some of the newer names on the list, as well as your older favorites. Here’s a rundown of the top seven American freestyle wrestlers in the 55 kg division.
Aaron Pico likes boxing and enjoys grappling. He’s talented and one day, he’d like nothing more than to be a professional mixed-martial artist. But right now, he’s the high school sophomore who has gone pro in wrestling. “A lot of stuff has been said about MMA,” says Aaron. “But I am focused on international Read More…
Terry Brands is the Associate Head Wrestling Coach for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes and co-founder of World Wrestling Resource. He is an American Olympic wrestler who won a bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics and is a two-time NCAA champion. In the following article coach Brands demonstrates five crucial wrestling techniques.
In the cutting edge BJJ Lifestyle program Rolled Up, Martial Arts Renaissance Man Budo Jake travels around the world to meet the top Brazilian Jiu JItsu players and explore what keeps them at the top of their game. Here are his three favorite episodes.
College wrestling’s premier in-season tournament is bigger than ever in 2014 as 34 teams converge in Chattanooga, TN, on January 1–2 for the Southern Scuffle.
Will Ben Askren stay in MMA or follow his heart? Eddie Goldman thinks he has the answer.
” You can watch videos for days on end but you still have to go out on the mat and beat your opponent. With all this technology and everything that’s on the websites, you can call up video on anyone at any time and sit down and watch for hours to come up with a strategy, but the bottom line is that you still have go on the mat and physically do it.” University of Illinois Head Coach Jim Heffernan
“I think it’s a fallacy that the instructor should always be stronger than a student. I think that it should be the other way around. You should be developing students that some day get better than you and therefore the art evolves and doesn’t die out.” Budo Jake
Here’s the list of the most brutal rivalries in NCAA wrestling.
From a teaching standpoint you should really stick to the basics. Rather than doing a thousand things a few times, do a few things a thousand times.