Virginia Honored As One of NCAA’s Top Wrestling Academic Programs
May 24th, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia wrestling program once again has been honored as one of the top academic teams in college wrestling, as the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) has announced its annual Division I All-Academic Top 30 Teams and Individual All-Academic wrestling team for the 2012-13 wrestling season.
Virginia placed eight of its wrestlers on the 2012-13 NWCA All-Academic Team – twice as many as any other program in the nation. As a team, Virginia recorded the fifth-highest grade-point average of any Division I wrestling program, finishing with a cumulative team GPA of 3.239.
“We are so thrilled that our guys are being recognized for their hard work in the classroom,” Virginia head coachSteve Garland said. “Our team has been striving for academic excellence for a long time so to see it all come together like this is very rewarding. All of the guys on this list have given every bit of themselves for our University and our University should be proud. The mission when they got here was simple – to become a better version of yourself by the time you leave. Well, mission accomplished.” .. read more »
Kids, Cadet, and Junior Greco-Roman and Freestyle State Championship Results
May 20th, 2013
VAWA would like to congratulate the following clubs Kids Greco-Roman and Freestyle team champions Ranger W.C., Cadet Greco-Roman and Freestyle team champions Virginia Team Predator and Junior Greco-Roman and Freestyle team champions Gunston W.C.
Cadet Greco-Roman Outstanding Wrestler – Joey Prata (VA Team Predator)
Cadet Freestyle Outstanding Wrestler – Creed Lump (Virginia Elite WC)
Junior Greco-Roman Outstanding Wrestler – Coy Ozias (Virginia Elite WC)
Junior Freestyle Outstanding Wrestler – Jack Bass (Guston WC)
Cadet Greco-Roman “Joe Pyanoe” Sportsmanship Award – JD Gregory (VA Team Predator)
Cadet Freestyle “Joe Pyanoe” Sportsmanship Award – JD Gregory (VA Team Predator)
Junior Greco-Roman “Joe Pyanoe” Sportsmanship Award – Cam Timok (VA Team Predator)
Junior Freestyle “Joe Pyanoe” Sportsmanship Award – Zach Martinez (Forge Raptor)
Complete results can be found at TrackWrestling.com
Cadet and Junior Freestyle results can be found here.
Cadet and Junior Greco-Roman results can be found here.
Kids Freestyle results can be found here.
Kids Greco-Roman results can be found here.
GWWBN Happy Hour Mixer at Old Angler Inn in Potomac
May 16th, 2013
Come and join us for an after hours happy hour at the historic Old Angler Inn at 10801 Macarthur Blvd, In Potomac, Maryland 20854 on Wednesday, May 22nd starting at 6 PM.
Michael Lerner, former American University wrestler and Principal at custom builder Meridian Homes is the event sponsor.
We will have mixer food and a cash bar. All from the wrestling community are welcome. A $10 donation at the door to cover costs of the food. There may not be a better environment or place to meet up with friends.
Bring a good attitude , and plenty of business cards to network and expand your business network.
Please spread the good word to your network.
The Greater Washington Wrestling Business Network is a local chapter and now part of the newly created Wrestlers In Business Network. We have gone national!!!
Vote To Save Wrestling in the 2020 Olympics
May 3rd, 2013
By USA Wrestling
USA Wrestling and FILA are asking the wrestling community worldwide to assist in an important poll about which sport should be in the Olympic Games.
Inside the Rings, a leading Olympic website, is asking a simple question. Which sport do you think the IOC should vote to include on the Olympic programme for 2020?
Wrestling is up against the other seven sports who are seeking provisional Olympic status at the May International Olympic Committee meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia.
IT IS IMPORTANT FOR WRESTLING TO WIN THIS POLL. PLEASE TAKE TIME TO GO TO THIS WEBSITE AND VOTE!!!
Please go to this link to vote:
Please be patient if the website does not respond on your first try. There is a large volume of votes coming from all over the world. We ask that you make sure to vote TODAY.
Wrestling is currently leading but squash is catching up. PLEASE VOTE RIGHT NOW AND HELP WRESTLING REMAIN IN THE OLYMPICS.
Caroline Miller and Jarmere Jenkins UVa’s Top Athletes
May 1st, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Caroline Miller (women’s soccer) and Jarmere Jenkins(men’s tennis) were honored as Virginia’s top female and male athletes for the 2012-13 academic year at UVa’s annual awards dinner on Wednesday (May 1) at John Paul Jones Arena. Miller received the IMP Award as the top female athlete and Jenkins garnered the WINA Award as the top male athlete.
The 2012 ACC Offensive Player of the Year, Miller set single-season school records with 20 goals and 47 points this season. The conference leader in goals and points, Miller was a 2012 NSCAA first-team All-American and became the first Cavalier to be named a finalist for the Hermann Trophy, the nation’s top individual women’s soccer award.
The Rockville, Md., native ended her season on a school-record eight-game goal-scoring streak and was named first-team All-ACC for the second consecutive season as well as being selected to the ACC All-Tournament team when Virginia won the 2012 ACC Championship. Miller ended her career with 45 goals and 109 points, both ranking second in school history. She was selected 10th overall by the Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League and is currently playing her rookie season with the club. .. read more »
Wrestling Away From A Troubled Past
April 30th, 2013
From the April issue of NCAA magazine.
Carl Broghammer occasionally hears the stories from coaches and former wrestlers who spin wild yarns about their youth and the way wrestling used to be.
The tales are common in wrestling circles. They wax about losing a dozen or more pounds in the hours leading up to a match. The effort to qualify for their weight class could often be more challenging than the competition itself. That era’s sages taught that the secret to success lay in dropping to lower weight classes. So wrestlers often spent more time worrying about weight than wrestling. They avoided food and water in the hours leading up to a weigh-in and rode exercise bikes in heavy sweatsuits darkened by perspiration. If they really needed a push, they sought a sauna to sweat away additional pounds or worked out in plastic suits that resembled body-length trash bags that trapped their heat, wringing out additional moisture. Read the rest of the article.
George Mason’s Commitment To Wrestling
April 21st, 2013
At a time where wrestling is vulnerable at many Universities, we are fortunate that Mason has publicly re-stated it’s commitment to the Wrestling program. Actions speak louder than words. The list below summarizes a number of successes “off the mat” from a collaborative effort between Mason’s Athletic Department, Wrestling program and Alumni over the course of the past two seasons:
- Complete update of the Wrestling room to include new mat, wall mats and painting.
- Additional Assistant Wrestling Coach.
- Athletic Department support to host 2013 NWCA All Star Classic.
- Addition of Pre-Match fan and alumni socials. .. read more »