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Aug. 18, 2008
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New Haven Chargers Launch Wrestling Program
from NCWA
With approval from school administration and the National Collegiate Wrestling Association, the University of New Haven Wrestlers has become one of the newest members to the NCWA. One of the first orders of business for the program is to grow their competition schedule for this year’s athletes. Alex Nagy, who is the founder and coach of the Chargers program, started the team last year. It took him the entire fall semester to gather together students, wrestlers and boosters to purchase a competition wrestling mat. Since then, the chargers have had and average of eight wrestlers at every practice. More

For Olympic Wrestlers, Weight Loss is a ‘Science’
from The Fox Valley Villages Sun
T.C. Dantzler had just spent 50 minutes on his stationary bicycle and was exhausted. He could barely talk, which is something for him. But 50 minutes on a bike shouldn't be that big of a deal for a Greco-Roman wrestler in Beijing for the Olympics. He should be in tip-top shape. Did I mention he had ridden the bike in the sauna? More

Stanford Names New Head Coach
from NCAA
Former Cardinal assistant coach Jason Borrelli has been named the new Stanford head wrestling coach, as announced by Jaquish & Kenninger Director of Athletics Bob Bowlsby. "Jason Borrelli is bright, hardworking and very enthusiastic about Stanford Wrestling," said Bowlsby. "We did a national search to find a successor for Kerry McCoy and ultimately one of Kerry's assistants demonstrated he was the right choice. I am looking forward to working with Jason to continue the growth of the Stanford program." More

NCWA All-American Represents Canada in Beijing
from NCWA
Two-time NCWA National Champion Travis Cross hits the mats in China as he represents Canada and his home town Port Alberni in a quest for Olympic Gold. More

Breaking the Steroid Stereotype
from Montreal Gazette
While high-level sports are back in the doping scandal spotlight just as the Olympic Games get underway, the leading users of anabolic steroids are quietly going about their business. Contrary to popular belief, athletes are not the most prevalent users of this muscle-building agent. According to a study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, the office, not the playing field, might be a better place to spot steroid users. More

Cheers Follow Former NCAA Heavyweight's New Calling
from Minneapolis Star Tribune
For years, Brock Lesnar, a cartoonishly large amateur wrestler turned mixed martial artist, has been viewed as a freak show. He was even dubbed "The Next Big Thing" during his career as a professional wrestler. But his victory over MMA veteran heavyweight Heath Herring in front of his hometown fans on Saturday night at Target Center helped Lesnar make a claim as a legitimate mixed martial artist in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the premier MMA organization in the world. More

ASU Wrestling New Assistant Coaching Staff for 208-09
from ASU News
Thom Ortiz, the head coach of the Arizona State University wrestling program, announced Thursday his coaching staff for the 2008-09 campaign with Al Fuentes, Brian Stith and Zach Roberson set to work with the Sun Devils as they prepare for their 47th varsity season. Both Fuentes and Stith will serve as assistant coaches while Roberson will continue on as a volunteer assistant coach. More



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