Colorado University Wrestling Has New Start|
There are new faces on the Colorado University wrestling team. Half of the 2008-2009 squad is made up of freshman. The team not only has new wrestlers but they now have a new head coach, Osiris Stevens who hails from Boulder, Colo. More
Cleveland State Mourns the Loss of a Wrestling Hall of Famer
Former Cleveland State All-American Frank J. Yoo Jr., age 58, died Sept. 19, 2008 at Wickliffe Country Place in Wickliffe, Ohio. During the 1969-70 season, Yoo along with teammate Lee Barylski became Cleveland State's first All-American wrestlers. More
UT-Arlington: Maverick Men’s Wrestling Team Announces 2008-09 Schedule
The UT-Arlington Maverick wrestling team, under the direction of second year head coach Jeff McCall, has announced its 2008-09 schedule. “We have a good, competitive schedule,” said McCall. “We have some tough opponents lined up and some outstanding events that we will compete in. We’re excited to compete in the Lone Star Duals and hoping for an invitation to the first ever NCWA National Duals. “This schedule should give our team enough competition to get us ready for March, and that will always be our main goal. We want to be at our best in the post season and will focus on getting ready for Conference and Nationals.
Pittsburgh: Panthers Rank Among Nation's Best in Latest NCWA Academic Poll
The University of Pittsburgh wrestling team recently was highlighted as one of the top teams in the country according to the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association Academic Progress Ratings.
Texas State Wrestling on Newsstreamz TV
Texas State wrestling team, under the direction of new coach Philip Muzzy, hits the mats for Newsstreamz TV. Texas State will field both a men's and a women's team in 2008. Coach Muzzy, a European Jr National Champion while stationed in Holland with the U.S. Army, is excited about TSU's potential to shake up the Southwest Conference and to make a name for the school nationally.
Athletes: Be Careful with Weight Training
from The Observer Dispatch
A couple of decades ago, coaches mistakenly advised athletes to perform very fast repetitions in order to become faster on the field or on the court. There are several reasons why this type of training will not work. In order to become faster in a particular sport, you must practice the very same movements that are done during competition. Neuromuscular pathways must be developed, stimulating muscle fibers in as similar a fashion as during a game. Performing rapid movements with weights will do little to improve an athlete’s skills in a particular sport. Conditioning specialists, at times, attempt to re-create sports movements against resistance, and for the most part, fail to generate any significant improvements in sport skill development. More
Sports Injuries are Inevitable
from Ayrshire Post
Sports seasons have started and injuries are unfortunately inevitable. Achilles injuries are the most common and usually occur in racquet sports, track and field and football and rugby. The Achilles tendon is part of the bottom leg and is made up of two muscle groups, the gastroscemius and the soleus – also known as the calf muscles. As the muscles contract they pull on the Achilles to produce a downward movement of the foot.