Must See Wrestling!

Wrestling Broadcast Schedule for the next two months.

Yeah it’s January, which means the season is heating up and there’s some sick NCAA Wrestling matches on TV.

So when you take a break from wrestling or training, here’s some of the matches you won’t want to miss. Get your DVR ready….

 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Rutgers vs. Penn State

7:00 p.m.

Big Ten Network

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Iowa vs. Oklahoma State

3:00 p.m.

Fox Sports Oklahoma

Friday, January 20, 2017

Penn State vs. Iowa

9:00 p.m.

Big Ten Network

Friday, February 3, 2017

Penn State vs. Ohio State

6:00 p.m.

Big Ten Network


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Pac-12 Championships

TBD

Pac-12 Network

Sunday, March 5, 2017

B1G Championships

3:00 p.m.

Big Ten Network

 

For complete list of wrestling broadcast and webcast head on over to TeamUSA



Team Stores now available on wwsport.com


Need to get your team some gear for this season but don’t have time for all the hassle of order forms and collecting money? Don’t worry, Worldwide Sport Supply recently launched Team Stores. This will allow you, the customer, to have a stress free season by letting our team sales representatives handle your custom gear for you. We make it easy for you by providing you with mock ups, build an online team store for your school/club, and provide you with marketing materials to promote your Team Store (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram images). We will also handle all the credit card processing so you don’t have to deal with collecting money for orders! All you have to do is, provide one point of contact, choose products from our list, and designate a timeframe. And, one of the best things about it, the store setup is FREE!  It’s as easy as that!

Want to get started with your Team Store? First fill out a questionnaire- visit wwsport.com/c/teamstores. Then, choose your package (bronze, silver, gold, platinum) and products from our recommended list. Choose your closing date and promote to your team, parents and fans with supplied artwork from our graphics department!

In addition to having your own Team Store, you have the option to fundraise through it! Here’s how having a team store can help with fundraising- we can bump up the price of each item by $2.00 or $3.00 (whatever price you choose) and you make the profit which you can turn around and purchase coaches gear from us, or other items such as team bags, team socks, team ¼ zips, etc. You decide the price and you keep the difference. Want to save your profits for next season? No problem, we can cut you a check of your fundraising earnings!

As always, feel free to reach out to our customer service specialists with any questions via phone at 800-756-3555 or via email at teamstores@wwsport.com

The Dave Schultz Way of Life

Few figures in the history of the sport of wrestling have left as meaningful a legacy as Dave Schultz. The NCAA, World Cup, World Championship, and Olympic Games gold medalist had a passion for the sport that extended well beyond the mat. In his efforts to connect wrestling cultures and communities around the world Dave Schultz became an iconic figure whose accolades and medals were matched, if not surpassed, by his iconic position as an ambassador for the sport to the rest of the world.

For Dave Schultz, “wrestling was a way of life,” states Tommy Rowlands, co-founder of one of our featured wrestling apparel brands, Rudis. Rudis, a favorite brand of ours whose commitment to the wrestling community draws parallels to that of Schultz, has partnered with the Schultz family to market and distribute an official Dave Schultz “Way of Life” t-shirt to commemorate the man’s stunning legacy.

The Dave Schultz “Way of Life” t-shirt, which can be purchased directly at Worldwide Sport Supply, is constructed from vintage thin fabric for circulation and to emulate the materials worn by Schultz himself. The multi-colored stencil rendering design includes small but noticeable Russian lettering that translates to “A Way of Life,” paying homage to Schultz’s affinity for Russian wrestling culture. Part of the proceeds for each shirt sold go directly to the Dave Schultz Foundation to fund amateur wrestling.

Dave’s son Xander, who’s excited about the partnership with Rudis, describes the ways in which his father’s life is evoked by the brand. “My father believed every individual carried wisdom that could better himself. So he spent his life learning from others, and his greatness can be attributed to the way in which he lived. Wrestling cultivated that philosophy. Wrestling was his way of life,” Xander said in a statement to Team USA Wrestling.

Mark Ruffalo recently portrayed Dave Schultz in the 2014 Oscar-nominated film Foxcatcher, which portrays the relationship between Dave, his brother Mark, and John du Pont, the billionaire who sponsored the US Wrestling team in 1988 and had Dave coach his “Team Foxcatcher” wrestling team. Dave’s untimely death at the hands of du Pont cut his life tragically short in 1996.

Dave's wife, Nancy Schultz, just recently finished up a documentary on the life of Dave Schultz and it released on Netflix on April 29th of this year.  It is a Netflix Original called "Team Foxcatcher". Make sure you check that out and see the "True Story" and life of the Schultz family.

Be sure to pick up a Dave Schultz “Way of Life” t-shirt to remember this towering icon in the world of wrestling.

From the mat to the ring

With the growing popularity of mixed martial arts, it’s no surprise that many young, up-and-coming fighters are choosing MMA over boxing and other “traditional” sports. MMA provides a unique opportunity for athletes with different fighting styles to compete against each other and lay claim to the title of Best Fighter in the World. The toughness and skill set required to succeed in MMA mirrors the qualities required to succeed in wrestling, which makes an MMA career the logical next step for many former wrestlers.

The following infographic highlights some of those wrestlers who have transitioned to MMA, examining how their physical attributes and wrestling background have translated to life in the MMA ring.