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May 11, 2009
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ASU Wrestling Names Shawn Charles to Head Coaching Position
from ASU News
Shawn Charles, a four-time All-American and two-time national runner-up at Arizona State University, has been named the head coach of the Sun Devil wrestling program, Senior Associate Athletic Director Don Bocchi announced. Charles, an Arizona native and one of the more successful Sun Devils in the program’s history, will become only the sixth head coach in the program’s 47-year history. More    E-mail article

NCWA Wrestlers Named To VASID All-State Wrestling Team
from NCWA
More honors were announced for the Apprentice School and Southern Virginia wrestling teams after this years 2009 National Collegiate Wrestling Championships. Two Apprentice School and one Southern Virginia wrestlers were named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association All-State wrestling team. This is the only team produced by the state association that combines University Division (NCAA Division I) and all other College Division athletes. More    E-mail article

Former National Champion Sikora Named New UWEC Wrestling Coach
from WEAU
Former University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire wrestling national champion Derek Sikora has been selected as the program’s sixth head coach following the retirement of Don Parker, who led the Blugolds for 32 seasons, Director of Athletics Scott Kilgallon has announced. More    E-mail article

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Officials, Wrestlers, and Fans Gather for Charity
A special contribution to the NCWA Weekly Update
Sunday, May 17th, at St. John Arena on the Campus of Ohio State University, wrestling officials, OSU wrestlers and coaches, fans, and wrestlers from all over the state of Ohio will converge for the 2nd Annual Wrestle Against Autism tournament. Hosted by the Mad River Wrestling Officials Association and OSU wrestling the tournament brings together wrestling officials from all over the state volunteering their day, OSU wrestlers working the tables and signing autographs for the kids, OSU head coach Tom Ryan passing out awards. Tommy Rowlands will host a post tournament clinic, and Tom Ryan hosts a Saturday night clinic during the final part of weigh-ins. Last year’s tournament raised nearly $10,000 with almost 300 wrestlers. More    E-mail article

Sikora Wants to Build on Blugolds' Wrestling Success
from Leader-Telegram
Just three short years removed from his undergraduate days and barely older than his charges, the former UW-Eau Claire and Neillsville wrestling standout has his first head coaching gig. And its at his alma mater no less. Sikora officially was named the successor to coach Don Parker by UW-Eau Claire on Tuesday, becoming the Blugolds' sixth head coach and first other than Parker in 32 years. More    E-mail article

Hodge Has Lived the American Dream
from The Post & Courier
A serious car accident nearly 33 years ago ended one of the most heralded careers in wrestling history. But it didn’t come close to ending the still-unfolding legacy of Danny Hodge. Hodge, who suffered a broken neck but miraculously survived the near-death experience, notes that he can’t look backwards anymore due to the injuries. “I have to turn around to look back.” But that’s no problem, the easy-going Oklahoman explains. “I’ve already seen it.” More    E-mail article

Training to the Limit - Maximize Your Muscles with 'Overreaching'
from Fox News
When most people hear the word “overtraining,” they figure it’s something they should be avoiding at all costs. But there’s an important distinction to be made between overreaching and overtraining. Advanced trainees who push themselves to the verge of overreaching — without going so far as to become overtrained — can show significant benefits when the method is used wisely. More    E-mail article

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