Jordan Burroughs Double Leg Who has a faster double leg? This dude just scored 2 takedowns in 15 seconds against David Taylor (also on our list) . With some of the best reflexes and fakes out there, Jordan Burroughs went 69-0 in senior level competition. An incredible athlete and probably one of the best of all time. Dan Hodge's Grip We've written about this extensively here at StrongerWrestler.com. Dan Hodge was a brutally strong guy and would often leave his opponents bruised and battered because of it. … [Read more...] about Building the Perfect Wrestler
*This is part #1 in a 3 part series on how I see the current state of "performance" or "strength and conditioning facilities". Check back for part 2. A week ago, I received an email from a parent interested in bringing his son to train at my facility, OA Athletics. He had a lot of questions on the methods I used, and what I do for my athletes. After communicating over a couple of emails, I realized that sadly, he knew more than about 80% of the strength coaches out there and is my inspiration for writing this article. Before we begin, let's get a few things out of the way. First, what is the definition of performance? per·for·mance 1 a : the execution of an action b : something accomplished : deed, feat 2 a : the execution or accomplishment of work, acts, feats, etc. Performance is execution or … [Read more...] about In Pursuit of Performance Part #1
In keeping with our "Interview Series", our next guest is my good friend, Steve Borja. A former National Qualifier at Virginia Tech, and current D1 coach at Franklin and Marshall, he has experience and wisdom to impart as both a high level competitor and coach. Here it is: SW: Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Accomplishments, current position, etc. Steve: I was a Pennsylvania AAA state runner-up in 2001, undefeated state champion in 2002. I was a multiple time high school all-american. I received a full scholarship to Virginia Tech. In college I was a 4 year letter winner with a 86 wins, 35 of them bonus point victories. I placed in the top 3 at the Southern Scuffle twice, won the West Virginia open, Kent State open, and North Carolina open. I was also 2x first team All-ACC and in 2005 qualified for the NCAA … [Read more...] about An interview with Steve Borja
It's finally wrestling season! I have been slacking on this website, and apologize for that. Time to get back on track and churn out some good content to make everyone out there a Stronger Wrestler! I've had a few questions from parents and athletes regarding in-season training and management so we'll to a brief Q&A today. This video gets me pumped! Question: How should I manage my strength and conditioning training this season? … [Read more...] about It’s Wrestling Season!!
HOPE WRESTLES On February 5th, 2013, Corey and Ryan Hope will embark on a 4 month journey across the world to Armenia. The brothers will be traveling there to train with some of the world's best Greco-Roman Wrestlers on their quest to become future Olympians. These two are clearly very passionate and driven and I am sure they will reach their goal. Corey and Ryan were gracious enough to make some time to give us an interview telling us a little bit about their trip, their desire to compete and train with the best, and how other countries around the world stack up to America in terms of Strength, Conditioning, and Power (Hint: American's are way behind). StrongerWrestler.com: Ryan and Corey, thank you so much for your time. For starters, tell us a little about yourselves, your careers so far, and what you're doing now. … [Read more...] about Interview series with Ryan and Corey Hope