5 Ways self-talk will help you now!

“You should exercise unrelenting discipline over your thought patterns. Cultivate only productive attitudes… You are the product of everything you put into your body and mind.” -I Ching In my experience, it’s pretty safe to assume that everyone wants to be confident. No matter what you are doing: Playing a game, giving a speech, on [Read More]

Martinez, Hedrick, Beck, Laurent, Bullock receive draws for day one of women’s freestyle at Junior Worlds

TALLINN, Estonia – The first five U.S. women’s freestyle wrestlers have received their draws for the UWW Junior World Wrestling Championships, and will begin competition on Wednesday. Two-time age-group World medalist Alleida Martinez (Selma, Calif./Titan Mercury WC) at 50 kg/110 lbs. opens her competition against 2019 Pan American Junior champion and 2017 Cadet World bronze [Read More]

Carr, Davison, Parris reach Junior World freestyle finals; Tagg and Hidlay to go for bronze

TALLINN, Estonia – Three U.S. wrestlers won semifinal matches on Tuesday night, to qualify for the men’s freestyle gold-medal finals on Wednesday at the Junior World Championships. Advancing to the finals will be David Carr (Canton, Ohio/Titan Mercury WC/Cyclone WC) at 74 kg/163 lbs., Lucas Davison (Chesterton, Ind./Wildcat WC/Chicago RTC) at 92 kg/202 lbs., and [Read More]

Navigating Sports Specialization

You’re Not Creating the Next Tiger Woods or Christian Pulisic – How to Navigate the Perilous World of Sports Specialization We keep reading it. And we instinctively know it’s true. Expert after expert tells us sports specialization for young athletes–playing only one sport, year round–is dangerous. It can be physically, mentally and emotionally debilitating. In [Read More]

Dylan Peters hired as wrestling coach

INDIANOLA, Iowa — Dylan Peters has been hired to lead the Simpson wrestling program as its next head coach, Director of Athletics Bob Nutgrass announced. Peters arrives after serving as an assistant coach at Central Michigan University over the last two seasons. “The Simpson Athletic Department is excited to have Dylan Peters as our new [Read More]

Senior Spotlight: Keaton Wilson, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows

Do you have any family who wrestled before you? How did they do? Yes, my dad and uncle both did. Neither of them ever made it to state but my uncle wrestled in college. Was there ever a point in your career where you noticed yourself jumping levels and making huge strides? Yes there was. [Read More]

Winning and Losing

“Sometimes when you win, you actually lose, and sometimes when you lose, you really win, and sometimes when you win or lose, you actually tie, and sometimes when you tie, you actually win or lose. Winning or losing is all one organic mechanism, from which one extracts what one needs.” -Gloria Clemente, White Men Can’t [Read More]

Arujau, Thomas, Lee, Brooks, Sloan receive draws for day one of freestyle at Junior Worlds

TALLINN, Estonia – The first five U.S. men’s freestyle wrestlers have received their draws for the UWW Junior World Wrestling Championships, which begin on Monday. 2017 Cadet World champion and 2018 Junior World champion Aaron Brooks (Hagerstown, Md./Titan Mercury WC/EAP) leads off against 2018 Junior World silver medalist and 2016 Cadet World champion Abubakr Abakarov [Read More]

The Ride Home

One of the saddest things I had to do as a Director of Coaching for numerous soccer clubs was conduct exit interviews, meetings with players whom had decided to leave the club. Children quit sports for a litany of reasons, and my job was always to see what we could learn, so we could improve [Read More]