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September 19, 2019

Referee who forced wrestler to cut dreadlocks banned 2 years

The referee who in 2018 forced a New Jersey high school wrestler to either cut his dreadlocks or forfeit a match has been suspended for two years, the state announced Wednesday. The decision concludes a near nine-month investigation by the state's...


March 20, 2019

N.J. referee who forced wrestler to cut dreadlocks plans lawsuit

The New Jersey referee who forced a high school wrestler to choose between cutting his dreadlocks or forfeiting plans to sue for defamation, according to reports. The Inquirer reports that referee Alan Maloney filed a legal claim alleging defamati...


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February 12, 2019

Parents fight at Wisconsin youth wrestling tournament

No arena is sacred to bad sports parents — not even youth wrestling tournaments. The video below, which has made the rounds on social media over the last couple of days, comes from a youth wrestling tournament in Kimberly, Wisconsin. In it, pare...


February 12, 2019

Wisconsin judge overrules referee’s call that DQ’ed wrestler

A Wisconsin judge last week made an unusual move when he issued an injunction that will allow a disqualified high school wrestler to compete at the state tournament. Waterford High School sophomore Hayden Halter picked up two unsportsmanlike penal...


December 31, 2018

School will no longer use ref who made wrestler cut dreadlocks

The referee who made national headlines by forcing a high school wrestler to cut his dreadlocks before competing will no longer be used by the athlete's school district. Buena Regional School District Superintendent David Cappuccio said in a lette...


September 20, 2018

Arena video boards benefit CCHS curriculum

[caption id="attachment_26938" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Teca Maxwell, Sportable Scoreboards’ marketing manager for Score Rewards, presents $1,000 check inside Rocket Arena to Crittenden County High School student Skyler James, and systems e...


April 18, 2018

UFC champion Daniel Cormier takes job as HS wrestling coach

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has accepted a job as the head wrestling coach at Gilroy High School in California, ESPN reports. [caption id="attachment_26123" align="alignleft" width="193"] Daniel Cormier | Photo: Wikimedia Common...


February 13, 2018

Oregon approves state tournament for girls wrestling

Oregon's activities association on Monday voted to sanction a state tournament for girls wrestling beginning with the 2018-19 school year. Oregon becomes the seventh state to launch such an event. Outside of lacrosse, girls wrestling has been amon...


February 12, 2018

Idaho holds first state-sanctioned all-girls wrestling tournament

Idaho made history over the weekend, hosting the state's first sanctioned all-girls high school wrestling tournament. It's a step fans of the sport hope eventually leads to an all-girls state championship event. The tournament comprised more than ...


January 8, 2018

9 effective teaching methods for coaches

Productive coaches spend 75 percent of their time teaching the sport to their players, and the other 25 percent of the time coaching. With younger athletes, this gap increases with teaching becoming more important. The problem is that many coaches...