NCWA National Champion on Spike TV's "The Ultimate Fighter"|
Former University of Central Florida three-time NCWA National Champion Tom Lawlor will compete this Wednesday (Sept. 24 - 10pm EST) for his spot on in the "Ultimate Fighter" house. Lawlor, a 2003, 2004, & 2005 NCWA National Champion, fights out of Orlando for American Top Team in light heavy-weight division. While in the NCWA, Lawlor wrestled in the 235 lbs. weight class. Lawlor's record going into the show is 6-2-0. Make sure to watch the show and support the NCWA's first three-time National Champion!
Auburn University Joins Increasing Number of Major NCAA Institutions in the Fight Against MRSA
from Mass Media Distribution Newswire
Auburn University, with the purchase of the Sports-O-Zone machine, joins the growing ranks of NCAA Division I institutions to take steps to proactively protect its athletes from the deadly MRSA bacteria. After reports last fall of high school and college athletes infected by the MRSA bacteria, the school administration moved quickly to insure that all precautions were being taken. More
Former Iowa All-American Named Cornell Assistant Wrestling Coach
from Mount Vernon – Libson Sun
Ty Eustice, a four-year NCAA Div. I national qualifier and two-time All-American at the University of Iowa, has been named assistant wrestling coach at Cornell College. Eustice joins the Rams’ program after working the past two years as a graduate assistant at Minnesota State University in Mankato.
UNLV Study Finds Evidence Against Pre-exercise Stretches
from The Rebel Yell
A new study by UNLV kinesiology researchers found that certain pre-exercise stretches can cause reduced performance by limiting leg power.
Cal State Fullerton: Former NCAA Champ Joins CSF Wrestling Staff
Two-time All-American and 2001 NCAA Champion Mark Munoz has joined the Cal State Fullerton wrestling program. He will be an assistant coach for the intercollegiate team and will be co-head coach of the Titan Wrestling Club. Munoz captured two Big 12 titles at Oklahoma State at 197 pounds in 2000and 2001. He also earned NWCA all-academic squad honors for four seasons.
Germs at the Gym: A Few Precautions Will Keep You Safe
from Austin American-Statesman
Not to be gross, but have you thought much about the microbial zoo lurking in your gym?
A world of fungus, germs and bacteria hangs out in locker rooms and shower stalls, thrives in sweaty clothes and lives on exercise equipment. Such invisible creepy crawlies love warm, moist places. And no, we're not telling you this to give you an excuse to quit exercising. But you should take precautions to fend off everything from itchy, annoying athlete's foot to more serious staph infections. More
Wrestling Announces Hiring of Nate Ackerman as Assistant Coach at Penn
The University of Pennsylvania’s wrestling head coach Zeke Jones announced the hiring of volunteer assistant coach Nate Ackerman to his staff on Monday. Ackerman, a lecturer in Penn’s mathematics department, will join current assistant coaches Rob Eiter and Josh Henson in guiding the Quakers in the 2008-09 season.