FILA rules to adopt to USA Nationals, Australian Open, & German Grand Prix

May 23rd, 2013

Support the upcoming wrestling events in the United States and overseas and promote wrestling around the world.  The upcoming events that will include use of the newly adopted FILA Wrestling rules include the UniversityCadet Nationals this weekend.  The top two placewinners at the University Nationals will qualify for the upcoming World Team Trials in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  The winner of the cadet nationals will qualify for the summer Cadet World Championships.   The new Fila rules will also be added to the international events held starting with the Australia Open May 31st and the 32nd German Grand Prix July 1st.

“With the new FILA rules there may be some confusion.  However, if the rules are to be implemented, it is helpful to do it now to prepare our athletes for future events including the Olympics.”  states Dennis Hall.   From the WWR staff point of view it will be interesting to see the results of the scoring results.  We would like to see more scoring due to these rules and we should see it in action this weekend in Akron Ohio at the University Nationals hosted by USA Wrestling.  Click here for the schedule for the University Nationals events and follow support USA Wrestling.

University Nationals Event Schedule Thursday, May 23rd to Saturday, May 26th 

Other Fila Wrestling events for the month of June include the Australia Open will begin on the 31st of May 2013 with weigh-ins for Cadets & Seniors and competition for Cadets on the 31st and the senior level competition begins on Saturday, June 1st.    The month of Fila Wrestling will concluded with the Germany Grand Prix from June 28 to July 1. This year will mark the 32 Edition of the Grand Prix in Greco-Roman style, and the 35th Edition in freestyle. .  

International Wrestling Events for the Month of June 

Save the date and support the Worlds best Wrestlers in Hungary for the World Championships coming this fall in Budapest.    From September 16-22nd in Budapest Hungary the first WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WRESTLING events with the new FILA Wrestling Rules will be utilized.  Let’s get us much support behind World Wrestling events.

 

 

Vote for Wrestling in the Olympics

May 23, 2011    Inside the Games there is a public opinion poll occuring.  As of Thursday, May 23rd, wrestling is leading in the Inside the Games polls with squash in a close second place.   It will help wrestling to dominate in the public polls this summer before Nenad and FILA meet with the IOC in September to give their presentation for wrestling in the Olympics.   "Currently FILA has changed international wrestling rules, which has increased action and promotes risk taking.  This will make it even more popular for the general public."  says Dennis Hall.    So,  where does wrestling stand to date with over 290,000 public opinion votes in relation to the other sports vying to be included in the 2020 Olympic Program?  Results as of today are below:

Baseball – 4% (12,152 votes) 

Karate – 17 % – (50,847 votes) 

Roller Sports – 1.8 % (5,314 votes) 

Sport Climbing – 2.2% ((6,542 votes) 

Squash – 33.7% (98,572 votes) 

Wakeboarding  – .3% (792 votes) 

Wrestling – 40% (117,110 votes) 

Wushu – .4% votes (1,286 votes) 

Click here to vote and save wrestling in the Olympics    Support Olympic Wrestling – make your voice be heard!

FILA Website and its leader up and running to Save Olympic Wrestling

WWR Release

May 22nd, 2013.   For a short time today the FILA Website was down, it is now back up and running.  The reason – changes are being made on the FILA Website and in their leadership.   The international wrestling federation, as part of the FILA extraordinary Congress voted 125 – 7, in favor to vote in Nenad Lalovic as the New President of Fila.   The vote was held on May 18th, 2013 in Moscow Russia.   Leland who was named FILA's acting president in February of 2013, challenged the national federation leaders to embrace the change in a united effort to keep wrestling in the Olympics.   Leland also gave a small gift to the FILA Congress Members stating that he person inside the gift envelope was the one resposibe for putting the changes in wrestling into effect.  Inside the envelope was a small mirror.    The FILA website is up and running this evening as it's its FILA leader and international wrestling federations to save Olympic Wrestling.

 

Burroughs (USA) wins 54th consecutive international match victory

 May 19th, 2013    The first event with the new wrestling rules proposed for Olympic Wrestling occured on Sunday, May 19th at the United 4 Wrestling Event. Billy Baldwin and several celebrities attended the event in support of saving Olympic Wrestling.   The United 4 Wrestling event included matches with several top level wrestlers from USA, Canada, & Russia.  Jordan Oliver posted two victories against Russia and Jordan Burroughs continued his unbeaten international win streak to 54 consecutive wins without a loss.   In a featured match at 60kg Coleman Scott (2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist) lost a 6-2 decison to Opan Sat (3X Gold Medalist at the European Championships from Russia).  Opan Sat won two matches on the evening beating John Pineda (Canada) 10-0.   Wrestlers from Russia and the USA were coming off their recent matches on the East Coast against Russia & Iran at the Rumble on the Rails Duals.   Matches can be found online @http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvhJEC6aZNY 

 

May 19, 2013 WWR Supports May Fila Wrestling Rule Changes


May 19th, 2013

Fila releases new rules which will take place immediately and apply to the United 4 Wrestling duals in LA this Sunday. Wiith the United States set to compete against Russia and potentially Canada (if they accept the invitation from the United States).   There are some differences between Greco-Roman and freestyle, but there were many specific rule changes which affect both styles.

May 2013 – Fila new rules include:
• Cumulative score for the entire bout
• The structure of the match is for two three-minute periods
• A takedown is worth two points, making it more valuable than a point for the pushout or a penalty point.
• There is a difference in what a technical fall will be. In freestyle, it will be a difference of 10 points, while in Greco-Roman, it will be a difference of seven points.
• There will be separation of returning athletes from the previous World Championships, although it has not yet been determined if it will be just the two top two athletes or as many as four athletes.

 "This make sense  going in the right direction.  However, I'll be curious how objective the officiating is with the new rules."  Said Coach Terry Brands.  "With the new rules changes wrestlers will be encouraged to wrestle harder and the value of takedowns will increase."  says WWR Coach Dennis Hall.   

"I think the new rules are bringing back the sport of wreslting, scoring is now important, conditioning is now a factor, I think this will be good for the United States."  says Dennis Hall (World Wrestling Resource Staff Member). "By going back to a cumulative scoring, it will make it easier for fans to understand and follow the competition.  This is a move in the right direction to grow our sport, it will also bring conditioning back into play.  Dan Gable grew a huge fan base from high paced action, domination & conditioning. Fans like to see domintation through conditioning, it will be more enjoyable for fans."  says WWR Coach Jon McGovern.
 

 

May 15th Japan shouts “Yo” to “Save Olympic Wrestling”

May 15, 2013  About 200 wrestlers from 16 universities participating in the Japanese league's University dual-meet championships took to the floor of Komazawa Gymnasium.Saori Yoshida, a 3X Olympic gold medalist, and Kazuhito Sakae, head of the Japanese women's national team were also present.  Sakae shouted "Save Olympic Wrestling" and the university wrestlers punched the air and responded with a hearty "Yo" in agreement and support.  The campaign to save Olympic wrestling has attracted the attention of the television networks and newspapers, who sent their reporters to cover the day's events.   Meanwhile, Japan's signature collection campaign, which stood at 821,342 on May 2, had reached 922,160 by noon on May 15.  The signatures are scheduled to be sent to the International Wrestling Federation (FILA) in the very near future.

"With the force of reaching 1 million signatures, I am convinced that wrestling is supported by many, many people.  I hope that from Japan, through wrestling, we will connect with the people of the world, and wrestling will remain a part of the Olympic Games," said Japanese Wrestling Federation president Tomiaki Fukuda.  Fukuda is headed to Moscow on May 16 in order to attend the extraordinary meeting of the FILA Bureau and Congress

Iran Wins Dual over USA in Rumble on the Rails

May 15, 2013

NEW YORK, N.Y. – It was a sellout crowd in historic Grand Central Terminal in New York City, to see two of the world’s best wrestling nations battle on national television provided by NBC Sports Channel.

When it was all over, the guests from Iran emerged with a 6-1 victory, edging Team USA on a number of very close matches.

The highlight for the USA was the debut of four-time NCAA champion Kyle Dake (Ithaca, N.Y./New York AC/Finger Lakes RTC) at 74 kg/163 lbs.

Competing in his first major international event on the Senior level, Dake defeated Hassan Tahmasebi, 2-0, 1-0. Both periods went to the clinch. Dake won the first period in the defensive position, getting a two-point crotch lift. In the second, he won the ball draw, and lifted up and took him down for the winning point.

The other matches went to Iran, which were cheered loudly by a small but vocal cheering section of Iranian wrestling fans.

The first match at 55 kg/121 lbs. was a very close battle, going three full periods between World bronze medalist Hassan Rahimi of Iran and U.S. Open champion Obe Blanc of the USA. Blanc won the first period on a pushout, but Rahimi took the second with a takedown.

In the third period, Rahimi got a takedown then tried a gut wrench, which Blanc blocked and they went out of bounds. The original call was two for each athlete. The USA challenged and won, giving two to Blanc on the counter and a point to Rahimi. Tied 2-2, Blanc was winning on criteria. However, a late two-point gutwrench went to Rahimi, and a U.S. challenge was denied, ending the period 5-2 for the Iranian.

Next up was Masoud Esmailpour Joybari of Iran) who stopped two-time U.S. Open champion Reece Humphrey of the USA, 1-0, 6-0 Joybari scored in the first period on a pushout. In the second, Joybari got a takedown, then ran a series of gutwrenches to get a technical fall.

At 66 kg/145.5 lbs., two-time World champion Mehdi Taghavi battled 2013 U.S. Open champion Kellen Russell. Taghavi jumped to a 2-0 lead, but Russell closed with a takedown. Another Taghavi takedown made it 3-0 after the first period. The second period went to Taghavi with two takedowns, 2-0.

After Dake’s win at 74 kg/163 lbs., Iran closed the dual with three more victories.

Olympic bronze medalist Ehsan Lashgari stopped U.S. Open champion Keith Gavin, 1-0, 1-0 with takedowns in both periods at 84 kg/185 lbs.

The match at 96 kg/211.5 lbs. went to Hamed Tatari, who beat U.S. Open champion J.D. Bergman, 3-1, 1-0. Tatari scored a key gutwrench to win the first period, then scored a counter takedown with only 12 seconds to go to capture the second period.

The event closed out with an epic battle at 120 kg/264.5 lbs., as Olympic bronze medalist Khomeil Ghasemi edged Olympian and 2009 World bronze medalist Tervel Dlagnev, 1-1, 1-0. Ghasemi won the first period after protesting an exchange in the closing seconds, receiving a takedown point after the review. In the second period, Ghasemi scored on a double leg takedown for the winning score.

When the match was over, the teams from Iran, the United States and Russia all posed together on the mat, in an act of solidarity and friendship, in their unified effort to help Keep Olympic Wrestling.

The USA and Iran will wrestle again at United 4 Wrestling, a dual meet in Los Angeles, Calif. on Sunday, May 19. Another big crowd is expected for this outstanding event at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.

ickets for “United 4 Wrestling” are available at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com, and by charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. The LA Sports Arena box office (3939 South Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90037) is open weekdays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and is located on the south side of the arena, adjacent to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Three levels of ticket pricing are offered and start as low as $13, to $23 for mid-level seating, to $63 for seats closest to the floor.

IRAN 6, USA 1
At Grand Central Terminal, New York, N.Y., May 15

55 kg/121 lbs. – Mehdi Taghavi (Iran) dec. Obe Blanc (USA), 0-1, 1-0, 5-2

60 kg/132 lbs. – Masoud Esmailpour Joybari (Iran) dec. Reece Humphrey (USA), 1-0, 6-0

66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Mehdi Taghavi (Iran) dec. Kellen Russell (USA), 3-1, 0-2

74 kg/163 lbs. – Kyle Dake (USA) dec. Hassan Tahmasebi (Iran), 2-0, 1-0

84 kg/185 lbs. – Ehsan Lashgari (Iran) dec. Keith Gavin (USA), 1-0, 1-0

96 kg/211.5 lbs. – Hamed Tatari (Iran) dec. J.D. Bergman (USA), 3-1, 1-0

120 kg/264.5 lbs. – Khomeil Ghasemi (Iran) dec. Tervel Dlagnev (USA), 1-1, 1-0
 

   

USA Beats Russia

May 15, 2013 World Wrestling Resource Coached Wrestlers post wins over Russia
WWR Coached wrestlers Ben Provisor and Brett Metcalf win against Russia at the Rumble on the Rails World Duals featuring the top 3 teams from the World Team Cup: Russia, USA, & Iran.   Dennis Hall has worked with Olympian Ben Provisor since he was a youth wrestler in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.  Terry Brands has worked with Brett Metcalf since he began his college career winning NCAA Titles at the University of Iowa.  Ben Provisor recently posted a win over Russia at the historic Rumble on the Rails event in New York held at the historic Grand Center Terminal.  Ben went 0-0 in first period in par terre position against the Russian and went down in the par terre position and scored point due to the Russian not scoring from the top position.  Ben went down and second period Russian went down and the Russian couldn't turn him.  In the third period Ben pushed the pace a little more the match went down to par terre in third period and Ben ended up winning the third period of the match with 5 seconds left in lift from par terre the match Ben scored on a lift to win his match.  The Russians challenged the match; but the officials gave Ben the call.   "He needs to attack more on his feet, be relentless and score more points on his feet."  said WWR Coach Dennis Hall.   Ben defeated Ambako Vachadze (Russia).  

Teams at the Rumble on the Rails duals included Iran, Russia, and USA.  Iran coming off the World Cup Duals as champions in Freestyle ended up beating both USA and Russia in total win counts.  At 145.5 lbs. – Brent Metcalf (USA) coached by WWR Coach Terry Brands dec. Soslan Ramanov (Russia), 0-2, 1-0, 7-0.  "I think Brent wrestled smart and hard, he needs to continue and back to doing what he needs to do."  said coach Brands.

Kyle Dake (4X NCAA Champion from Cornell College) made his opening debut and won the only American match against Iran.  USA Team Member Results from the Rumble on the Rails are below.

USA 8, RUSSIA 1
at Grand Central Terminal, New York City, May 15

Men’s freestyle
60 kg/132 lbs. – Coleman Scott (USA) dec. Artas Sanaa (Russia), 1-0, 0-1, 3-0
60 kg/132 lbs. – Logan Stieber (USA) dec. Opan Sat (Russia), 5-7, 6-0, 3-0
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Brent Metcalf (USA) dec. Soslan Ramanov (Russia), 0-2, 1-0, 7-0
74 kg/163 lbs. – David Taylor (USA) pin Magomed Kurbanaliev (Russia), 7-2, 0:16
74 kg/163 lbs. – Jordan Burroughs (USA) vs. Saba Khubezhty (Russia), 1-1, 5-0, 7-3
Women’s freestyle
55 kg/121 lbs. – Helen Maroulis (USA) pin Irina Kisel (Russia), 2-0, 0:35
Greco-Roman
66 kg/145,5 lbs. – Kendrick Sanders (USA) dec. Asker Orshokdugov (Russia), 1-0, 1-0
74 kg/163 lbs. – Ben Provisor (USA) dec. Ambako Vachadze (Russia), 1-0, 0-1, 1-0
84 kg/185 lbs. –Evgeni Saleev (Russia) dec. Jordan Holm (USA), 0-1, 1-0, 1-0
 

IRAN 6, USA 1
At Grand Central Terminal, New York, N.Y., May 15

55 kg/121 lbs. – Mehdi Taghavi (Iran) dec. Obe Blanc (USA), 0-1, 1-0, 5-2

60 kg/132 lbs. – Masoud Esmailpour Joybari (Iran) dec. Reece Humphrey (USA), 1-0, 6-0

66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Mehdi Taghavi (Iran) dec. Kellen Russell (USA), 3-1, 0-2

74 kg/163 lbs. – Kyle Dake (USA) dec. Hassan Tahmasebi (Iran), 2-0, 1-0

84 kg/185 lbs. – Ehsan Lashgari (Iran) dec. Keith Gavin (USA), 1-0, 1-0

96 kg/211.5 lbs. – Hamed Tatari (Iran) dec. J.D. Bergman (USA), 3-1, 1-0

120 kg/264.5 lbs. – Khomeil Ghasemi (Iran) dec. Tervel Dlagnev (USA), 1-1, 1-0
 

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WWR Nutrition

What To Eat And When To Eat For Elite Wrestlers 

Most fitness civilians can recover at their own pace from workouts because they don’t deplete themselves of their carbohydrate stores in a typical workout like wrestlers. However, for elite athletes like wrestlers paying attention to pre-workout and post work-out carbohydrate ingestion is essential to optimal training and performance. Here are some suggestions for using food to your advantage before, during, and after competition. The pre-competition meals should be monitored closely during the 24-48 hours prior to competition. Often the more intense the competition the higher the anxiety level. If you are too nervous to consume a lot of food before competition eat frequent smaller snacks with easily digested foods like bananas or a sports nutrition shake. In general, it is best to start building your carbohydrate stores in the blood for competition by eating high-fiber, low- glycemic index foods like apples two to three days before competition. Do not experiment with new foods or supplements during this the time period, save that for the off-season. Build into the quick release good carbohydrates such as single ingredient whole foods like raisins and potatoes. Remember when you eat a regular meal it takes about three hours to digest before your competition. Avoid a meal that is too heavy for example a steak or hamburger. Eat a light snack apple, banana, yogurt, about one hour prior to competing. Make your pre-competition meals about two-thirds easily digested carbs, and only about one-sixth protein and one- sixth fats. Fats and proteins take longer to digest and can make you feel bloated prior to competition. Do not avoid protein and fats altogether, just make them lighter on the digestive track. Instead of hamburger or steak go for chicken soup, turkey, tuna, or a protein drink. You want the blood ready to pump in the muscles and not in the stomach kicking in enzymes to digest the proteins from steak during your match. If you take liquid nutritional supplements or energy bars make sure they are cleared by your coaching staff and/or athletic trainer. Many substances once thought of as harmless are now banned by the NCAA and many high school associations. When deciding whether to eat or how much to eat before a wrestling workout or competition, make the decision based on your energy level during your workouts or competitions and adjust accordingly. If you find yourself sluggish or running out of steam during your workouts, then you may need to take in more carbohydrates. If your last meal was three to four hours before your workout, then you should eat a snack high in quick energy carbohydrates. Foods like whole bagels,crackers, fig bars, juice, granola, or carbohydrate drinks or a even small meal within the 30-90 minutes before your workout would help keep your energy and bloods sugar levels stable. After making weight, focus on foods and fluids that will help you recover and won’t negatively affect performance. The best choices for replacing sweat losses include: juices, which supply water, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals (electrolytes). Watery foods such as watermelon, grapes, and soups that supply fluid, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, high crab sports drinks, and water are excellent choices. Good competition day snacks include: bagels,
bananas, apples, fig bars, cereals, applesauce, granola bars, sports drinks, and grapes, whole grain bread, brown rice, pancakes, fish, fresh fruit, beans, peas, and lentils. Avoid bulky, fatty or seedy foods. Again choose foods high in carbohydrates and moderate in protein and fats. If you become dehydrated during an unusually long and strenuous bout of exercise, you should drink frequently for the next day or two. Your body may take up to 48 hours to replace the sweat losses. That is why in wrestling you should never lose more than 2% of your body weight in practice (for example 3 lbs for a 150 lb person). You should always drink water throughout the practice. On day of weigh-ins if you need to lose more than three pounds make sure that you keep the water intake high and do your sweating no more than four to five hours prior to weigh-ins. Studies have shown that being deprived of water for longer periods of five hours or more and your body starts to turn cannibalize muscle protein for energy. If you start losing the water weight more than five hours prior to weighins, you have just cost your muscles some serious protein and in the end you will be a weaker competitor for it. If you do need to lose a few pounds for a match, don’t stop liquid intake until two hours before weigh-ins then rehydrate immediately after weigh-in. To properly recover from making weight a wrestler needs water. Water and electrolytes are needed to replenish glycogen stores, reduce muscle and oxidative stress and rebuild muscle protein. The role of hydration can not be overstated. Fluid and electrolyte replenishment is crucial in maintaining cardiac output and regulating body temperature during exercise. Water is important but it is not the only component. Electrolytes must be replaced as well and this cannot be accomplished by water alone. Supplements that could be considered for post weigh-ins are a carbohydrate/protein mix or fluid replacement drink, vitamins c & e, glutamine, and branch chained amino acids. After your workout eat carbs and a moderate amount of proteins in your meal within thirty minutes of your workout. Then eat a main meal about sixty to ninety minutes after your workout. Good examples would be: fresh fruits, bagels, raisins, yogurt, tuna, pretzels, granola bars, fruit juices and sports drinks. Ideally, you should consume carbohydrate rich foods and beverages within fifteen minutes of making weight. That is when the enzymes responsible for making glycogen are most active and will most rapidly replace the depleted glycogen stores. You’ll need about 75 grams of carbohydrates or 300 calories within the first thirty minutes to aid your recovery. Two hours later you should eat another 300 calories of high carbohydrate and high protein foods. Some examples might be an eight ounce glass of orange juice and a peanut butter covered bagel, twelve ounces of cranberry juice and an eight ounce cup of yogurt, or one bowl of corn flakes with a milk and a banana. Don’t avoid protein in your recovery. Protein, like carbohydrate can stimulate the action of insulin, the hormone that transports glucose from the blood into the muscles. Eat protein rich foods with carbohydrate rich foods. Combinations such as protein rich milk with cereal, turkey on a bagel, protein rich yogurt with juice are good examples. Remember if you decide you must experiment with your diet, do so in the off-season. This will give you an idea of what sits best with your digestive tract. Focus more on healthy eating than dieting in the off-season. The best approach to take for healthy eating and nutrition is a year round approach. When choosing your meals and snacks base your nutrition game plan on variety, moderation, and wholesomeness. Each food offers special and unique combinations of nutrients in their most bio-available form. Oranges may offer vitamin c and carbohydrates but no iron or protein. A slice of roast beef offers iron and protein but no vitamin c or carbohydrates. There is no one magic food. Remember you’ll do best eating a variety of fresh foods that are low in processing.

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www.newadvocare.com – Many top Olympic Wrestlers including Dennis Hall use advocare products in season to meet their wrestling energy needs.

http://myvega.com/ – Founded by an athlete, many health experts now believe the solution is to consume primarily plant-based, whole foods—pure and simple as nature intended. Whole foods support all the requirements of a healthy body system, from absorption to elimination.  Vega nutrition applies this approach to nutrition for your wrestling nutrition.

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