♥ Wrestling ♥

Posted by: Maximus

♥ Wrestling ♥ - 12/31/12 01:45 PM

Ryan Mango, from St. Louis, wrestling at Standford just won the Midlands Championship over a former Iowa wrestler Daniel Dennis at 133ibs. Ryan Mango is a Greco-Roman specialist and wrestles for Team USA.

I follow all the kids from MO or Kansas through their wrestling careers past high school so.

http://www.gostanford.com/sports/m-wrestl/mtt/mango_ryan00.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzd_2hmoU70

Posted by: badair

Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 12/31/12 02:37 PM

What's the word on Cornell's wrestling program?
Posted by: WisconsinJayhawk

Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 01/01/13 09:45 AM

I read somewhere that Mango is a native of Southeast Asia. Is that true, and how do these kids make it into American wrestling programs?
Posted by: Maximus

Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 01/07/13 11:47 AM

Quote:

What's the word on Cornell's wrestling program?




Been good for several years now. Mr. Kyle Dakes
Posted by: Maximus

Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 01/07/13 11:49 AM

Quote:

I read somewhere that Mango is a native of Southeast Asia. Is that true, and how do these kids make it into American wrestling programs?




They make it by eating papaya and mango fruits.
Posted by: Maximus

Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 01/18/13 05:35 PM

Posted by: WisconsinJayhawk

Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 01/21/13 09:44 AM

That's pathetic. Almost missed the target completely with that toss.
Posted by: Maximus

Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 01/22/13 06:44 AM

lol. Not a sniper's game but still a 3 point toss move inbounds for the win!
Posted by: Maximus

Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 01/22/13 06:51 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ6e9siQyrY

Posted by: Maximus

Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 01/29/13 01:52 PM

ALERT, WRESTLERS CAUGHT JUICING... and goofing around


http://www.flowrestling.org/speaker/216-...bert-and-Hrovat
Posted by: Maximus

Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 02/03/13 04:19 PM

Customary Sportsmanship displayed as Penn State is wrestling and working out on the same mat as Iowa an hour before their sold out meet at Iowa. I doubt that basketball team for Iowa sells out.

Cardinal rule, the more clothes on, the more weight you have to lose.

http://www.flowrestling.org/coverage/250...efore-weigh-ins
Posted by: Maximus

Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 02/03/13 04:23 PM

Photoshop humor with Tom Brands, Iowa Head Coach and former Olympic Gold Medalist.

http://www.blackshoediaries.com/2013/1/3...gam-style-video
Posted by: Maximus

Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 02/10/13 03:45 PM

"He has created a name for himself, and it's because of his performance." Been there, and done that. Good old hard working senior giving it all up for a chance at glory one last time. These are the best stories in the sport. I always viewed
88 Danny and the Miracles as this way.


http://www.hawkeyesports.com/sports/m-wrestl/spec-rel/021013aaa.html
Posted by: Maximus

Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 02/12/13 12:45 PM

Got the 60's or 70's porn thing going.

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Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 03/06/13 04:02 PM

Posted by: Maximus

Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 03/06/13 04:04 PM

An illegal move in all forms of wrestling.


Posted by: Maximus

Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 03/06/13 04:05 PM

Cool Move

Posted by: Maximus

Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 03/06/13 04:06 PM

I was there live to watch this. Great foot sweep in the 3rd to win it. A Senior vs an up and coming freshman from the wast coast.

Posted by: Maximus

Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 03/06/13 04:07 PM

A classic.

Posted by: Maximus

Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 03/06/13 04:12 PM

Its that time of year when crowd of the massive will try to see their high school wrestlers all participate in 1 building for numerous High School Classes.


Then you have the big daddy tournament for NCAA wrestling when dramatic and flare happen in numerous weight classes as the story favorite can come in unbeaten and leave without even placing as an All-American or the underdog 10 seed can become a Champion. No time to rest as if your cutting weight heavy, it will show on the mat and you will get tech by some freshman in your senior year.

WONDERFUL EVENT!




Posted by: Maximus

Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 03/06/13 04:14 PM

If you have a dream, even as a one legged wrestler, Anthony Robles showed you too can become an NCAA D-1 Champion. Hard work and dedication.

This is not Photoshopped.



Posted by: Maximus

Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 03/06/13 04:18 PM

This guy named Stephen Neal, was an multiple NCAA Champion, World Champion, and then later went and played for Bill Bilichek as a starting offensive lineman and won a Super Bowl.

Needless to say, the guy is a Champion.

Posted by: Maximus

Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 03/11/13 04:43 PM

Wrestle these anyone?

Posted by: Maximus

Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 03/21/13 02:35 PM

Can Kyle Dake win his 4th D-1 National Titlle... 3/24?
Posted by: Maximus

Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 03/23/13 01:56 PM

Just like in basketball, two Missouri #1 seeded wrestler upset in their respective bracket.


Wonder when KU will get asked to join the Big 10 so we are forced to have a varsity men's wrestling team.

Jayhawk Wrestling
Posted by: Maximus

Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 03/24/13 08:12 AM

Originally Posted By: Maximus
Can Kyle Dake win his 4th D-1 National Titlle... 3/24?


"Cornell senior Kyle Dake became the first wrestler in NCAA history to win four national titles at four weights Saturday night, and Penn State won the national team title for the third year in a row.

Dake had won titles at 141, 149 and 157 pounds. He boldly jumped up a class even though Taylor, the 2012 Hodge Trophy winner as the nation's best wrestler, stood in his way."

http://espn.go.com/college-sports/story/...es-four-weights

Posted by: Maximus

Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 03/24/13 08:22 AM

Helen Maroulis is a female wrestler for Team USA. Not bad looking. Anyone else want to watch her role around the mat and not feel like a pervert?

Posted by: Maximus

Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 03/27/13 08:00 PM

Posted by: RCJH5000

Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 03/27/13 10:15 PM

3-2-1A state tournament in Hays is one of my favorite sporting events. Those kids have balls.
Posted by: WisconsinJayhawk

Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 03/27/13 11:07 PM

Yeah, those unitards don't hide anything.
Posted by: badair

Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 04/07/13 09:40 AM

My grandson Will Geary is at Virginia Beach for the national high school wrestling tournament and has thus far won all of his matches and has won the right to be labeled "All American". Today he wrestles a young man from New York for the 285 lb championship. Yesterday he defeated the heavy weight champion of Texas to reach the finals. Good luck Will!
Posted by: ChalkRocker

Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 04/08/13 04:43 PM

Congratulations to you, your family and especially to Will -- I see he won a major decision for the Championship!
Posted by: DCHawk1

Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 04/08/13 06:08 PM

Excellent!
Posted by: badair

Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 04/09/13 10:30 AM

As you are no doubt aware by now Will Geary won the Virginia Beach heavy weight wrestling championship this week and is being hotly pursued by a number of D-1
schools, including Big 12s and Cornell.While he stll has a preferred walk on offer from KSU I would hope his wrestling success would reopen the possibilty of a full scholarship offer from a D-1 program who sees the potential of a 285 lb all American wrestler and a 6A all state defensive lineman. (ask the Texas and NYC wrestlers he beat at VB if he's too short at 6-1)
Posted by: Maximus

Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 04/19/13 11:06 AM

The coaching staff's emotions and passions are worth watching even if you don't like wrestling. Tom Brands is a heck of a coach that can translate to business or another sport.

http://www.hawkeyesports.com/allaccess/?media=384354
Posted by: badair

Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 05/08/13 10:10 AM

Following a trip to Ithaca NY my grandson (Will Geary) has decided that he'd rather be a KSU redshirt than a Cornell wrestler. It's his decision and we respect it. When I was his age I elected to enlist in the Army to qualify for the GI Bill. Different strokes folks!
Posted by: 1985hawk

Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 05/08/13 11:01 AM

What good are you for? You had no influence on your Grandson to get him to go to KU?
Posted by: badair

Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 05/08/13 05:26 PM

KU did not offer him. KState did. I place more confidence in his knowing what's best for him than me. Only time will tell if he made the right decision. I am more regretful that he passed on a full ride wrestling scholarship at an Ivy league school than the fact that he won't be playing football for KU. In any event he's still just an 18 year old kid with the whole world in front of him. The more I stay out of his way the better for both of us!
Posted by: Maximus

Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 05/08/13 07:55 PM

Vote for Dake.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/college-athlete-of-the-year/


http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/college.../?sct=uk_bf1_a6
Posted by: Enoch

Re: Wrestling- Ryan Mango - 07/25/13 10:04 PM

Hi Maximus,
Glad to found wrestling threat here and well carried by other members. I am a big fan of wrestling and Randy Orton and John Cena are my favorite wrestlers. Wrestling is great sport to tone body, makes body and mind active and keeps you physically fit.
Posted by: Maximus

Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 10/17/14 09:03 PM

Wrestling season is near and I'm excited.

You don't know, unless you have been a successful hardcore wrestler.

"The separation of talent and skill is one of the greatest misunderstood concepts for people who are trying to excel who are trying to do things. Talent you have naturally, skill is only develop by hour and hours of working on your craft. No matter how talented you are, your talent is going to fail you if your not skilled. Cause it not about where you come from, its about heart."
~Jordan Burroughs

Posted by: Maximus

Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 10/27/14 12:32 PM

Kansas and Missouri Cadets and Junior to watch before they graduate to college.

Connor Flynn (KS)
Ethan Karsten (MO)
Will Roark (MO)
Jaydin Clauton (MO)
Ke-Shawn Hayes (MO) Ohio State bound
Sean Deshazer (KS)
Matthew Schmitt (MO)
Colston DiBlasi (MO)
Posted by: Maximus

Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 10/27/14 12:33 PM

Ethan Karsten

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Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 10/27/14 12:34 PM

Matthew Schmitt
Posted by: redrover

Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 10/27/14 01:19 PM

man you really go to the mat for this wrestling stuff.
Posted by: redrover

Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 10/27/14 01:21 PM

fighting sports that dont involve punching or kicking are kind of boooring.
Posted by: redrover

Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 10/27/14 01:21 PM

frankly
Posted by: Maximus

Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 10/27/14 06:08 PM

Originally Posted By: redrover
man you really go to the mat for this wrestling stuff.


Yep. Big support and love the sport.
Posted by: redrover

Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 10/27/14 11:56 PM

does it bother you when sports headline writers call you matmen or grapplers? like "viking grapplers nip east" or "matmen down trojans" and stuff. that would bug me.
Posted by: Maximus

Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 10/29/14 11:52 AM

Matmen and grapplers are synonyms. It's no big deal if someone wants to be ignorant and call wrestlers "gay.'

It's the manliest sport out there, IMO. A contest where you can truly measure, in a pounds per pound division, who is the batter man the day 2 people battle on the mat for glory. The winner pins or scores more points and gets their hand raised. You cannot blame the coach, the ref, or a teammate if you lose!
Posted by: Maximus

Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 10/29/14 11:53 AM

Posted by: Maximus

Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 10/29/14 12:01 PM

Originally Posted By: Maximus
Matmen and grapplers are synonyms. It's no big deal if someone wants to be ignorant and call wrestlers "gay.'

It's the manliest sport out there, IMO. A contest where you can truly measure, in a pounds per pound division, who is the batter man the day 2 people battle on the mat for glory. The winner pins or scores more points and gets their hand raised. You cannot blame the coach, the ref, or a teammate if you lose!



Posted by: redrover

Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 10/29/14 04:33 PM

Originally Posted By: Maximus
Matmen and grapplers are synonyms. It's no big deal if someone wants to be ignorant and call wrestlers "gay.'

It's the manliest sport out there, IMO. A contest where you can truly measure, in a pounds per pound division, who is the batter man


i thought the proper baseball analogy was pitcher and catcher. oh well i guess i do not understand wrestling.
Posted by: Maximus

Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 10/30/14 05:14 PM

Leveling out the strong testosterone.

Posted by: redrover

Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 10/30/14 05:45 PM

she looks like she enjoys a ride in a big truck.
Posted by: Maximus

Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 10/31/14 01:25 PM

You got a big one available... Well of course you do.

smile
Posted by: redrover

Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 10/31/14 02:06 PM

I call it the cleveland steamer.
Posted by: Maximus

Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 11/16/14 09:44 AM

Do you look like a wrestler or have you ever looked like one?

Posted by: Maximus

Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 11/20/14 06:15 PM

Unbelievable special.

South Park. Wrestling

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xpht76_south-park-they-took-his-dog_fun

Posted by: Astronaut

Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 11/21/14 04:33 PM

Originally Posted By: redrover
fighting sports that dont involve punching or kicking are kind of boooring.
Isn't it weird how MMA fights almost always turn into wrestling matches?
Posted by: Maximus

Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 11/24/14 03:34 PM

Not really, it's only progressive in fighting. When two dummies outside MMA get into a bar fight or something, it doesn't take too many punched for a TKO, so best way to win is for the other guy not to be able to punch you, and a punch thrown from your back as little effect and power if you get hit.
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Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 11/24/14 03:34 PM

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Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 11/24/14 04:07 PM

Foxcatcher starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, and Mark Ruffalo.



Posted by: Maximus

Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 11/26/14 08:49 PM

Celebs always go over seas and perform for he troops, but have any of you former navy sailors every seen Team USA wrestle on the ship? This was on the U.S.S. INTREPID.
Spenser Mango is from Missouri and wrestled in the Olympics.

Beat the Streets Gala: Ellis Coleman vs. Spenser Mango

Posted by: Maximus

Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 11/30/14 10:13 AM

Two Roman wrestlers grapple for supremacy


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Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 12/08/14 01:51 PM

Kid Wrestling thread.

https://iowa.rivals.com/showmsg.asp?fid=...940&style=2
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Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 12/11/14 02:16 PM

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Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 12/17/14 07:07 PM

More kids stuff. The man is Tom Brands. 3x NCAA Wrestling Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist, Head Coach for Iowa Hawkeyes, has trained numerous NCAA National Champions and Olympians, and he makes more than $250,000 a year so he knows what he is talking about as a good old MidWestern boy from Iowa where you work harder till the getting is done.

Posted by: Maximus

Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 01/09/15 02:21 PM

Grandfather going to be sore the next day according to grandma, or did you mean something else mmmmmmmmmmmmmm? smile

Good fun.
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Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 01/09/15 05:41 PM

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Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 01/11/15 09:58 PM

Alan Water, a KC boy from Park Hill in his senior year in quest for a NCAA Wrestling National Championship.

If KU had a varsity program I have no doubt he would be at KU and bring home a Championship, but I'll root for him at MU.

http://www.mutigers.com/sports/m-wrestl/mtt/alan_waters_712190.html


Picture unrelated because to post a MU athlete is blasphemy.

Posted by: Maximus

Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 01/12/15 05:11 PM

This is just bad wrestling, and the move isn't even done properly, but when your coach tells you whats gong to happen, and you don't listen, you deserve to get pin.

Posted by: Maximus

Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 01/12/15 05:13 PM

This is how the move is done right and look how embarrassing it can be as your forced to view yourself with nothing left to the imagination to the wrestling crowd.

If you squeamish on how the body is not flexible, don't watch.

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Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 01/12/15 05:17 PM

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Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 01/12/15 05:46 PM

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Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 01/12/15 05:48 PM

Blue Laferrari

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Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 01/12/15 05:48 PM

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Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 01/12/15 05:50 PM

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Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 01/12/15 05:51 PM

Cristiano Ronaldo's La Ferrari car.

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Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 02/23/15 06:09 PM

FERRARI 458 Spider

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Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 02/23/15 06:10 PM

Ferrari 485 Italia

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Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 03/21/15 12:27 PM

Originally Posted By: Maximus
Alan Water, a KC boy from Park Hill in his senior year in quest for a NCAA Wrestling National Championship.

If KU had a varsity program I have no doubt he would be at KU and bring home a Championship, but I'll root for him at MU.

http://www.mutigers.com/sports/m-wrestl/mtt/alan_waters_712190.html


Picture unrelated because to post a MU athlete is blasphemy.





Alan Water has made the finals and fellow KC Metro wrestler Cody Brewer at Oklahoma also is in the finals.

Cody Brewer


2015 NCAA Division I Championships, MO
Posted by: Maximus

Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 03/22/15 11:25 AM

Are you a "Big Wrestling fan?"

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Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 04/25/15 10:22 PM

Reece Humphrey Retires Spoof Skit
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Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 04/25/15 10:23 PM

Ohio State Wrestling Team Wins Talent Show
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Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 06/07/15 11:29 AM


Cary Kolat

Someone asked Cary Kolat “How did you push yourself and achieve what you did, what was the one thing you did that set you apart?” Kolat responed, “There are many things that contribute to my success as a wrestler, but when I really thought about it I did something everyday that I believe is the one major contributing factor to my success in the sport! I had to go there every day in my mind”. When I was seven years old, I said I wanted to win the Olympics and when I was ten I began to train for it. There was not a day in my life all the way up to the 2000 Sydney Games that I did not think about winning a gold medal. Honestly, I think at the very least 5 minutes a day was dedicated to making this happen in my mind, so from ten years old until the Olympic Games I had over 31,000 minutes of my life spent visualizing winning that event by the time I finally got there and that is a conservative estimate. We hear all the time you have to visualize it and see it in your mind if you are going to make it happen. I never did anything in the sport that did not involve me running through situations in my head that involve the Olympic finals. Point to the above paragraph is this, and I try to put this in the mind of the kids that I coach. If you and I were in practice wrestling situations and I had lets say the offensive position on a high crotch and the coach yells out, “man with the high crotch is losing by 1 with 15 seconds left.” Now, when he blows that whistle I’m wrestling in the Olympic finals in my mind and I really believed it. To many of my partners over the years they were training, and training hard, but mentally and physically I was training in a different place than them during practice sessions. They were in a high school wrestling room and I was on a platform in front of thousands of American fans waiving our flag. Would you simply be defending my attempt to score or would you be wrestling somewhere in your mind? That was the difference between me and my competition in the practice room and on the mat. So, and like your statement, all humility aside I expected to win 4 state titles, I expected to win 4 NCAA titles, and I expected at some point be the best in world. I did not accomplish all my wrestling goals but I would have to say that what I did accomplish was because of the way I approached my training. When I trained I expected to win every takedown, scramble, situation, etc. because I was wrestling mentally in the Olympic finals and I had a higher training standard for myself than most of my training partners. Every good wrestler works hard and pays the price and every great wrestler is a little crazy in aspects of training. The guys I wrestled with on the Olympic team were mainly a little crazy, obsessive, compulsive, and tolerated nothing less than winning. If you tolerate losing one takedown in practice then in time you will slip when it counts. When I was wrestling I heard coaches and sport psychologists always talk about visualization. Truthfully, they bored me most times because I never gave it much credit but apparently I was always doing this in the practice room, during bike workouts, during matches, etc. I was always training in my mind and in my every day life.

My wife, Erin, always thought I was a little crazy with the way I did things until she really got to know me. When we would come to my apartment steps in college I would walk up them backwards. If you have never tried to walk up steps backwards give it a shot. I did this because I thought walking up normally was easy but backwards it increased my leg strength and gave me a different awareness. And I thought that a new awareness might be the small detail that saved me some day at the Olympics. When I would pump gas into my car on a cold day Erin would say, “use the switch to hold the pump in place and get back in the car until it is finished.” I wouldn’t do it because I would stand there squeezing the pump handle working on my grip and I might need that grip in the coming games. If I could avoid an elevator or escalator, I’d choose the stairs every time. . I never looked for the parking space closest to the store, I parked in the furthest spot possible. My point is I made the simple tasks in life as difficult as I could so I would have no guilt about being lazy. I tried to do those little things that my opponents would overlook which mentally made me feel tougher, better prepared and in my mind more deserving. I did things like this all my life because I was training for it every day until I got there. This might seem really strange to some people but not strange to the .005% that actually wrestle in the Olympics. Everybody has their way of doing things and my way might not be the answer for everyone or the answer you were looking for to the forum question, but I do believe it is what allowed me to accomplish what I did accomplish. When I was on my first World Team, Lincoln McIlravy and I were talking and I remember him telling me he worked out once a day sometimes twice a day and that made no sense to me because I worked out three times a day, how does he do it? The answer was Lincoln’s mind was in a different place than where I was during those days. I needed to punish myself with three workouts a day to have my mind ready going into events. Many of my training partners could not keep up with what I did and they were on the Olympic ladder themselves so when I saw them quit I drew more energy from that and mentally got better each workout. McIlravy at that time already was married with two kids (he had them in college) so he was more mature than me because he had priorities to his family and it gave him a balance that he needed. He only had enough time in the day for one workout because he had responsibilities that did not allow him to train like I did. Lincoln had to get everything he could out of one workout and mentally leave that practice feeling confident. Your approach mentally is the biggest part of your success in the sport along with the workload you put in. I won multiple medals on the world level punishing myself two to three times a day and Lincoln did the same with one workout a day. My mind needed different things to get there than his did, but we both mentally got there in our own way. Our mental approach to training was the edge over everyone else, and I went to the Olympics everyday mentally!
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Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 11/28/17 12:22 PM



Genesis 32:22-32
New International Version (NIV)
Jacob Wrestles With God

22 That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two female servants and his eleven sons and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. 23 After he had sent them across the stream, he sent over all his possessions. 24 So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. 25 When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. 26 Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.”

But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”

27 The man asked him, “What is your name?”

“Jacob,” he answered.

28 Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel,[a] because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”

29 Jacob said, “Please tell me your name.”

But he replied, “Why do you ask my name?” Then he blessed him there.

30 So Jacob called the place Peniel,[b] saying, “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared.”

31 The sun rose above him as he passed Peniel,[c] and he was limping because of his hip. 32 Therefore to this day the Israelites do not eat the tendon attached to the socket of the hip, because the socket of Jacob’s hip was touched near the tendon.
Posted by: Maximus

Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 12/06/17 09:33 AM

Team USA female wrestler Helen Maroulis at the 2017 USOC Team USA Awards.
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Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 12/06/17 09:33 AM

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Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 12/06/17 09:38 AM

Adeline Gray and Helen Maroulis

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Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 12/06/17 09:54 AM

She's also hotter than Ronda Rousey and has zero emotional baggage.

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Re: ♥ Wrestling ♥ - 12/06/17 10:06 AM

At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Helen Maroulis became the first ever American to win a gold medal in women's freestyle wrestling at the Olympic Games.

Why Girls Should Wrestle

I strongly believe all girls should wrestle, or at the very least give wrestling a try. I know what the sport did for me mentally, physically, and emotionally and I believe every girl can benefit from such experiences the sport gives you. However, I believe the biggest battle is not convincing girls why they should wrestle, but more so getting their parents on board. Almost all of my research papers in University were about women in sport or the Olympic movement. I've always been passionate about these topics. One semester I took class on marketing for social change. I chose to study girls in sports and the impact of role models.

Research taught me that from about 8-11 years old, a girl's main role model will be her parents. From 12-18 years of age it is generally her peers. With that said, for a girl to start wrestling it would be great for her mom and dad to support this. While I internally want to beg every mother and father to let their daughter experience wrestling, I understand there are still some arguments to be made. Yes, wrestling isn't a girls state-sanctioned sport in every state yet, but we're getting there. Yes, it's not offered in NCAA Division 1 Universities (yet), but there are still many University scholarships available and the opportunity to travel the world wrestling for Team USA (which is not an unrealistic dream for womens wrestling since much of the competition is abroad). Before you write off wrestling for your daughter please consider it again from the perspective of the benefits it can give your child in the form of mental, emotional and physical development and fortitude. My mom was once one of those parents who needed convincing. My deep love for the sport and the changes she could see it caused within me were the reasons she let me continue. So here is her reason why girls should wrestle.

"When Helen asked me to write about why girls should wrestle from a mother's perspective, I ultimately decided that I should write about why shouldn't girls wrestle?

Wrestling instills such tremendous qualities: self-discipline, self-control, confidence, perseverance, the willingness to work hard and sacrifice for what you want, and these are qualities we want all of our children to have. Wrestling gave my sons these qualities; why wouldn't I want my daughter to reap the same benefits? I was one of those parents who thought that my daughter might get hurt or that someone might be unkind because she was a girl wrestling in a primarily male sport. She didn't, and any obstacles in her way only made her that much more determined. Other parents might believe that perhaps girls shouldn't wrestle because they may not be strong or aggressive enough to compete. That is actually the opposite of what wrestling is all about; you don't have to be the strongest or the most aggressive person on the mat to win; sound fundamentals and technique will always prevail. Think of it as a chess game you're playing with your body. You don't have to be the most talented, or the fastest, or the most powerful. I can't imagine another sport that would have given my daughter so much confidence and mental toughness, and I believe that these are qualities we want all girls to develop."

After my first year of wrestling, my parents actually came to me and told me I had to quit because they didn't want me to get attached to a sport that would have no opportunities for me in the long run. Two months later in 2000, the IOC announced women's wrestling would be added to the summer Olympic Games in four years. My mom and dad came back to me and told I could continue since I now had a chance at a future in the sport. Had I never even made an Olympic team, neither of us would have regretted the decision to wrestle because of how much it helped mold me into a strong person. I understand firsthand that in many ways parents have the final say in what sport their child may participate in. Maybe, like my mom, you've never wrestled before, and don't understand fully how beneficial it can be for your daughter. I pray that also like my mom, you will give your daughters a chance to do the sport they love and watch how it helps shape them into a strong woman.

Helen