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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

Nine 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...


December 27, 2017

Football still far and away most popular sport among high school boys

More than one million American boys played high school football in 2016-17. While it is still the most played sport among boys, participation decreased by more than 23,000 players from the previous year. (See chart at bottom of page.) Data compile...


February 7, 2017

Colorado HS wrestling coach fired after hazing caught on film

A Denver-area high school wrestling coach has been fired over a hazing ritual that allegedly took place during one of the team's practices. Rocky Johnson, who according to The Denver Post was in his first year coaching at Chaparral High School, ...


February 2, 2017

Iowa lawmakers take aim at concussions in sports

Iowa legislators have introduced a bill that would require schools to have health care professionals on the sidelines during all contact sports. The bill is currently at the committee level, and it's unclear how much support it has within the legi...


February 10, 2016

Michigan prep wrestling team DQ’ed from postseason

One of Michigan's top high school wrestling programs has been barred from competing in the postseason after exceeding its competition limit during the regular season. [caption id="attachment_14871" align="alignright" width="300"] Grandville High ...


February 5, 2016

Nebraska legislator seeks to broaden state’s anti-hazing law

A Nebraska legislator this week introduced a bill that would broaden the definition of hazing to include acts that are sexual in nature. [caption id="attachment_14871" align="alignright" width="298"] A hazing incident within a Nebraska high schoo...


December 21, 2015

Iowa prep wrestler dies after collapsing during tournament

An Iowa high school wrestler died over the weekend after collapsing during a tournament, though officials have yet to determine exactly how it happened. [caption id="attachment_14871" align="alignright" width="315"] Iowa high school wrestler Austi...