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Aug 2011

No Practice Sunday the 4th!

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Have a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend!  No practice Sunday the 4th!

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Aug 2011

New Practice Times!

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Attention AWA members:

New practice times have been posted!
Junior High and High School are as follows:
Sunday 7-8:15pm

Tuesday 5:30-6:45pm

Thursday (Fight Night) 5:30-6:45pm

Youth Practice is:
Monday and Wednesday 4-5:15pm

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Aug 2011

Focusing on Folkstyle

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Freestyle Wrestling Season has now ended and the AWA will once again be focusing on Folkstyle Wrestling.  I hope to see all of you back here on the mat tonight to start training for the 2011-2012 Folkstyle Wrestling Season! 

Coach Smith

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Jul 2011

Team Arkansas @ Junior Nationals in Fargo, ND! Check out the action!

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Go Team Arkansas!
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2011 Arkansas National Freestyle Competition Singlet
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2011 Arkansas National Freestyle Competition Singlet

2011 Arkansas National Freestyle Team Members

Coach Smith
Coach Carter
Barrett Olson
Cole Bundy
Conner Goshien
Doug Pehrson
Dylan Collins
Evan Daly
Jesse Johnson
John Lueken
Kyle Wheeler
Levi Brady
Luis Pena
Nathan Sheward
Nicholas Kurfess
O’dell Lee
Ryan Harrison
Sean Palmer
Ty Kirkland
Tyler Kurz
Tyler Mann
Zach Winston

Check back here for more action/results or visit for up to date information on Team Arkansas!!

Interested in competing at Fargo next year? Be sure to visit our website for information on the 2012 Arkansas Freestyle State Tournament (the qualifier for Junior nationals)!!

Barrett Olson, Coach Smith, Tyler Mann, Coach Carter, Conner Goshien


2011 Arkansas National Freestyle Team Camp & Pinnacle Mountain Climb

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Jul 2011

No Practice or Private Lessons Monday July 4th

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No Practice or Private Lessons this Monday. Have a safe and happy 4th of July & God Bless America!!

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Jun 2011

Attention: Coaches

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Whether you are new to coaching or a veteran of many years… this article gives valuable information on how to keep your players from experiencing burn-outs and gives advise on how to deal with the “reluctant athlete”.

Coaching Players Who Seem Like They Don’t Want to Be There

By David Jacobson
Positive Coaching Alliance

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Jun 2011

2012 Olympic Games Athlete Selection Procedures

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Whenever you are watching the Olympics on TV do you ever wonder “How do those athletes get there or what did they have to endure to become an Olympian”?   Click below to find out just how difficult it is to become an Olympian!  These documents provide complete information on the U.S. Olympic Team selection process, including eligibility and Olympic Trials qualification procedures as stated by the United States Olympic Committee.

Men’s Freestyle Selection Procedures

Men’s Greco Roman Selection Procedures


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Jun 2011

“Beyond the Walls”

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“Beyond the Walls, Reaching Tomorrow’s Wrestlers Today”….

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum has announced a new campaign to raise funds for key priorities now and into the future.

Click on the photo to learn more!


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Jun 2011

Did you know?

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  • Before point scoring was introduced, wrestling matches continued until one wrestler was finally forced to the ground.
  • Freestyle Wrestling developed in part from Catch as Catch Can, a variety of Wrestling that was popular in the 19th century and at fairs and festivals across the UK and the US.
  • The longest Wrestling contest in Olympic history occurred at Stockholm in 1912, when a middleweight match between Russia’s Martin Klein and Finland’s Alfred Asikainen went on for an amazing 11 hours.
  • At Tokyo 1964, Japan’s Osamu Watanabe ended his career undefeated by winning his 186th consecutive match to claim Olympic gold.
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Jun 2011

1st Annual Mighty Bluebird 5K Run!

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The 1st annual Mighty Bluebird 5K Run is this Saturday, June 11th!  See below to register.

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