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Back on the Mat

By Andréa Maria Cecil

In Wrestling

September 09, 2013

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International Olympic Committee votes to reinstate wrestling for the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games. While wrestling officials celebrated the victory, they said the work has just begun.

Wrestling’s back in—at least for the next two Olympic Games.

After seven months of collectively holding its breath, the worldwide wrestling community can not only take a sigh of relief but also jump for joy.

At its 125th Session, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the International Olympic Committee… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 293

By Justin Judkins

In Radio, Wrestling

September 08, 2013

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On Sept. 8 in Buenos Aires, the International Olympic Committee voted to decide which of wrestling, squash or baseball/softball would be included in the 2020 Games. Wrestling won with 49 votes, while baseball/softball received 24 and squash 22. Before the vote, host Justin Judkins interviewed USA Softball president E.T. Colvin, Olympic gold medalist (wrestling) Mark Schultz, and Bill Zadick, the national… Continue Reading

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Choke Out?

By Chris Cooper

In Wrestling

September 06, 2013

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International Olympic Committee to decide fate of wrestling at the Games on Sept. 8 in Buenos Aires.

The announcement knocked the wind out of many wrestlers around the world.

In February, the International Olympic Committee, which organizes the Olympic Games, said wrestling would no longer be part of the international sporting event after 2016.

Three months later, though, the executive board of the IOC chose wrestling as one of three sports for… Continue Reading

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A little more than two weeks after he competes in the Canada West Regional as part of the team Pure Fitness Red Deer, Jason MacDonald will head to Virginia for a UFC fight.

The 36-year-old has been training as a mixed martial artist for 13 years.

“I fought a lot of tough guys, had a lot of fights,” MacDonald says. “Some of ’em went my way, some haven’t.”

Like CrossFit, MMA requires mental toughness… Continue Reading

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“So when I found CrossFit, it was the perfect fit,” says CrossFit Radio host Justin Judkins, who is also the coach of the Maple Mountain Golden Eagles high-school wrestling team. “It brought to the table exactly what it was that I was looking for to do with my athletes.”

Judkins uses CrossFit for training his athletes, and the gains they’ve made using the program are phenomenal. With more all-star wrestlers than any other high-school team and a second-place… Continue Reading

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Kyle Maynard on MMA

By Kyle Maynard

In MMA, Videos, Wrestling

October 17, 2009

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CrossFitter Kyle Maynard was born without hands and feet but has overcome all challenges to become one of CrossFit’s most inspirational athletes. In this video shot at Tony Blauer’s Tactical Training Center in Virginia, Maynard talks about his recent MMA debut on April 25, 2009.

Maynard has been wrestling for years, so he’s no stranger to one-on-one physical competition. Still, wrestling in high school and college is different from being locked in… Continue Reading

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The Jawbreaker

By Kyle Maynard

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On February 12-13, 2008, a CrossFit HQ staff went to Alamo CrossFit in San Antonio, TX for a special Level 1 certification seminar. Members of the Warrior Transition Battalion from the Brooke Army Medical Center gathered to learn the basics of functional movement and how to scale for any starting point.

In this video from CrossFit Again Faster, Kyle Maynard from No Excuses Athletics CrossFit demos some wrestling and… Continue Reading

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In Wrestling

July 01, 2008

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In my past four articles, I have talked about some of the basics of wrestling, such as stance, shots, takedowns, escapes, reversals, nearfalls, and pins. That was all information on performing quite specific wrestling moves. Now, the broader question is: How can and should wrestlers use CrossFit to complement our wrestling?

One of the useful things about CrossFit for wrestlers is the amount of mental toughness it… Continue Reading

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