PM Magazine Special on Mark Hawald Sr. from 1983

In 1983, Mark Hawald Sr. quit his job and dedicated himself full-time to train for the 1984 Olympics. PM Magazine, a Cleveland based news program, did a special about the … Continue Reading →

The Off Season – Time to Make Excuses!

Does this sound familiar… Wrestler fails to achieve goals this season Shortly after season, wrestler asks coach what he needs to do in order to achieve goals next season Coach … Continue Reading →


2016 Summer Camps

    We have three great summer camp options for the summer of 2016!   Commuter Training and Competition Camp June 6-9, Jackson MS (Massillon) Three days of technique, drilling, and … Continue Reading →

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Ten Ohio Schools that should add Wrestling – part 2

Part 2 of 2 Cuyahoga Community College and Lakeland College These two colleges are listed together because the reasons for adding a wrestling program and challenges in doing so are … Continue Reading →



“Unless you continually work, evolve, and innovate, you’ll learn a quick and painful lesson from someone who has.” – Cael Sanderson   “It never gets easier.  I’ll tell you that … Continue Reading →


Ten Ohio Schools that should add Wrestling

Part 1 of 2 Fans of wrestling in Ohio and across the country were excited to hear the news this summer when Otterbein University announced it was adding a wrestling … Continue Reading →


The Dirty Truck

When I was young, I had to borrow a truck to haul a few things.  I had it at my house and my dad said, “Make sure you take the … Continue Reading →



“If more people valued home above gold, this world would be a merrier place.” –Thorin Oakenshield, Dwarf King            


Tradition, Class, and Pride…

…These are three words I would use to describe John Carroll Wrestling.  As the new Head Wrestling Coach, I will carry on the tradition, do so with class, and make … Continue Reading →

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“Not everything is as seem”

Athletes may question their coaches motives, abilities, and tactics.  This may cause a lack of confidence in the coach and can result in stubbornness or even disobedience which may be the … Continue Reading →