December 6, 2014
Thanks to my broski JP for sharing this. I truly believe this is THE year for OSU wrestling.
The plan was to make a run for a National Championships in 2014-15. Well, whatta ya know? It's 2014-15, and the Ohio State Buckeyes have never been more primed for a team title. A brilliant coach: Tom Ryan. 3 blue chip freshman: Tomasello, Jordan, Snyder. One of the greatest wrestling brother combos ever: the Stiebers. Can this juggernaut team be stopped come NCAA tournament time?
November 15, 2014
St. John's Arena is a beautiful building that my father and grandfather used to take me to as a kid to watch OSU basketball, and is actually perfect for wrestling. Not a bad seat in the house and the home team had a solid showing though Kent St. is not necessarily a powerhouse. The evening started with the presentation of Logan Stieber's national championship banner (3 years running, looking for his fourth this season). The championship banners lined the north and south upper bowl and included some familiar names to fans of MMA; Mark Coleman & Kevin Randleman, as well as champions going back to 1940. Just a wonderful atmosphere to watch NCAA Collegiate wrestling.
- 179-0 in three years of HS wrestling
- Was taken down once in that span. (No, that is not a typo!! Has only been taken down one time in 179 matches!!!)
- Youngest Junior World Champion in 2013
- Returned in 2014 to bronze
- Undefeated in what is considered the top three toughest HS wrestling tournaments in the US.
|Wrestling champs before they "bulked up"|
October 22, 2014
October 12, 2014
Antonio Graceffo over at Wrestling Roots has just written a comprehensive and impressive chronological overview of the development of wrestling in the west. Accompanied by a great bibliography make sure to check this out and spread word to any students, scholars, or other interested historians.
Click here for the entire article.
|1848,||Greco-Roman wrestling was born in France. The Greco Roman style is unique in that it forbids attacks to the legs. The wrestlers must possess powerful upper bodies and have the ability to lift and throw their opponents. (Sparta Club, history of the Greco)|
|1870’s||Catch-as-catch-can, or Lancashire wrestling, or just “Catch wrestling” was invented in Lancashire, England. Catch wrestling matches can be won by pin, choke, or submission. They had no time limit. And a title fight once lasted for over 11 hours. (Launchpad)|
|1896||Greco-Roman wrestling was included in the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 and has been included in every summer Olympics held since 1908. (Olympic.org,WRESTLING GRECO-ROMAN)|
|1904||Catch wrestling was included in the St.
Louis Olympics. All of the competitors were Americans. And consequently,
the US won all of the medals. It was also included in the 1908 London
Games and the 1920 Antwerp Games. (Nash Aug. 2012)|
June 19, 2014