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Defense Soap to Help Fight Funk

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Prevention is Key Fortunately when I wrestled in junior high and high school, I never had ringworm. I can't say that about college, but some of the things we did even back then will go a long way to help combating the funk.  First, make sure you take a shower as soon as you can after wrestling. That goes for practice or competition. We would even shower sometimes between matches at a long tournament and almost always showered at away matches before heading home on the bus. Many tournaments have long breaks where you can leave the tournament location to grab a bite to eat. Take a shower in between those long breaks. Keep your gear clean. This is our second...

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Nike Freek Wrestling Shoes - White and Black

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We grabbed our camera and some nice sunlight and took a few snap shots of the Nike Freek wrestling shoes. These shots are the ones in White and Black, but they also come in a variety of team colors as well including: Black/White, Navy Blue/White, Crimson Black, Grey/Black/Volt, and Red/Black.  At $125 these might seem like an expensive pair of wrestling shoes and there are to some extent, but when you consider these shoes sold for $400 on ebay just a few weeks before they were re-released, a $125 does not seem that expensive. The Nike Freek wrestling shoes were one of the most sought after wrestling shoes on the planet. Hence, the $400 price tag on a used pair...

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How to Buy Nike Wrestling Shoes

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Nike wrestling shoes have been a hot seller at WrestlingGear.Com for a number of years. Prior to a few years ago, we were one of the very few places you could find Nike wrestling shoes in stock and ready to ship to you.  Even today, Nike wrestling is still not easy to find and we are still one of it's biggest sellers of wrestling shoes in the United States. It is hard to imagine there was a year where Nike did not make the Inflict wrestling shoe and then brought it back the subsequent year.  And about that time, they announced they would not be making wrestling shoes any longer. Luckily for wrestlers world wide, Nike is still making wrestling...

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How to Buy Adidas Wrestling Shoes

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When you start to look for appear of shoes, most people have it narrowed down to a couple pair of shoes. And other times, they have it narrowed down to a particular brand. So if you have it narrowed down to adidas wrestling shoes, you have found the right place to find your next pair of wrestling shoes. Brief History ASICS, Nike and adidas are the top 3 brands for wrestling shoes. adidas wrestling shoes depending on the year compete for that top spot among the three top brands. Our owner, Jeff Pape, wrestled in the early 80’s to early 90’s and does not remember adidas wrestling shoes until the late 80’s. Before that, he remembers, ASICS, Converse and Nike...

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How to Buy ASICS Wrestling Shoes

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ASICS wrestling shoes are among what we call the top 3 for shoes. They may not be a household name for your family unless you are a runner or a volleyball player. Now that you are looking to buy a pair of wrestling shoes you can trust ASICS is a top brand for everything wrestling. They sell a variety of knee pads, headgear, singlets, and clothing. ASICS has a new headgear this year called the SnapDown Wrestling Headgear which is extremely easy to adjust and can be found on our website.  Brief ASICS Wrestling Shoes History The story of it's name is interesting. The founder was once told, "If you pray to God, you should pray for a Sound Mind...

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Jake Herbert Wrestling Technique Videos

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Below you will find some top technique from 2012 Olympian, Jake Herbert. If you are looking for some DVD's to buy - be sure to check out our Wrestling DVD's. We have a wide selection of wrestling videos covering a wide range of topics - including top position, bottom position, neutral and even some Freestyle and Greco Roman technique videos.  Man I wish I had an HD camera when I shot these videos - although to be fair I am not sure HD cameras were around when I shot these. Either way the content in these short clips is still great. Be sure to check out Jake's Facebook Fan Page.      

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USA Wrestling Broadcast Schedule

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 Here is the USA Wrestling Broadcast Schedule of the 2016 Olympic Games - See the full schedule including webcasts here. And here is the link to  see all of USA Wrestling's Special Section on the Olympics. Network Listings: Big Ten Network - Pac-12 Network - ESPN - Flowrestling*All times listed correspond to Eastern Time Zone*To add an event to this list please email details to rimmel@usawrestling.org Friday, August 5, 2016 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremonies 7:30 p.m. NBC Sunday, August 14, 2016 Olympic Games (Greco-Roman 59 kg, 75 kg) 11:00 a.m. USA Sunday, August 14, 2016 Olympic Games (Greco-Roman 59 kg, 75 kg) 5:00 p.m. NBCSN Monday, August 15, 2016 Olympic Games (Greco-Roman 85 kg, 130 kg) 1:00 p.m. NBCSN Monday,...

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New Nike Wrestling Shoes for 2016

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Every serious wrestler and definitely any shoe collector looks forward to the summer time. Not only is it a great time to take a break or to ramp up your training, but it's the time of year that new wrestling shoes come out. And Nike did not disappoint with their Nike wrestling shoes they are going to bring out shortly. Be sure you are on our text newsletter by texting WrestlingGear to 46786. You will be among the first to know what is going with these shoes.  You can also subscribe to our email newsletter to make sure you find out when these are up for ordering. These shoes can not be ordered at this time but stay tuned, we should...

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Find the Perfect Wrestling Shoes

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WrestlingGear.Com is a unique position in that we have wrestlers, coaches, parents, mma fighters and others come into our store looking for wrestling shoes. We are able to get a bunch of information from what our customers are looking for.  Almost always customers come in our store with something in mind. They have seen a cool pair of shoes somewhere on the web or in person at a practice or tournament.  There are several things to figure out when buying a pair of shoes. First since most of the time it's not the wrestler buying the pair of shoes, the parent's need to set the budget. A starting range for adult sized entry level wrestling shoes is $60 to $75....

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Adidas Wrestling Shoes Expected Sooner in 2016

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We are expecting our adidas wrestling shoes originally scheduled for late June in a little sooner than expected. We are now looking at mid June for some of the new adidas shoes which includes the Black and white Tech Falls, Pretereo III and the Combat Speed wrestling shoes. This may be up to two weeks sooner than anticipated. Competition for the Tech Fall Wrestling Shoes  The Tech Fall line is a line of shoes I almost call the "Ultra" Elite line of shoes. These are the super high end shoe breaking the $150 price point and blowing past even that number. The Tech Fall wrestling shoes line is likely going to be around the $180 to $200 price point. Expect Nike and...

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