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Myth Busted

Ringworm- Staph infections—with proper hygiene and disinfection habits it is easily prevented.

Uniforms—Singlet’s are no longer a must. Approved shirt and shorts are now being allowed.

Cutting weight—Proper Diet and nutrition are now a main focus vs. just simply cutting weight.

Cauliflower Ear—with proper head gear and techniques taught in practice these can be prevented.

Saving Wrestling in the Olympics

The continuation of wrestling in the Olympics was “critically important” to the health of the sport at the grass-roots level in the United States, said Jim Scherr, a former chief executive of the United States Olympic Committee.

It took just one round of voting for wresting to gain the outright majority needed to return to the Olympic fold, 49 votes compared to 24 for baseball-softball and 22 for squash.

Changes made: Opened more weight classes for females

2-3 Minute matches vs. 3-2 Minute

Changed the scoring system to be better understood

Wrestling teaches discipline, direction, and focus. It helps to raise self-confidence and teaches personal responsibility. It helps to promote both mental and physical strength. It helps youth to learn to set and work to achieve goals. It promotes healthy nutrition habits. Wrestling is not just a sport it’s a life. As the popular quote by Dan Gable goes “once you’ve wrestled, everything else in life is easy!”

*youtube: Save Olympic Wrestling

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Rise of the Female Wrestler

Facts:

Since 1994 the number of female wrestlers has grown from 804 to 9,904

24 Colleges now offer a female Varsity Wrestling team

Women’s wrestling is now recognized as an Olympic sport

Nationwide female wrestling is the fastest- growing sport for high school girls (% wide)

There are 1,500 women’s high school wrestling teams in America

All women who compete under the state high athletic association umbrella compete in folk-style

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