Should Youth Wrestlers Go to Tournaments?

Should Youth Wrestlers Go to Tournaments?

Youth wrestling tournaments have become big business over the last decade, with multiple national-level events occurring every weekend for the entire calendar year. It is not uncommon to hear of parents taking their wrestler to a tournament on a Saturday, and then...
What Is The Suit Wrestlers Wear Called?

What Is The Suit Wrestlers Wear Called?

As a substitute teacher, I have dozens of students ask me about wrestling when they see my shirts. Many of the questions are centered around the wrestler’s “stretchy suit.”  What is the suit wrestlers wear called? The suit wrestlers wear is called a singlet. The...
Why I’m a Slow Driver

Why I’m a Slow Driver

A daily occurrence in Colorado Springs When I was 24 years old, I went to New York to visit my brother at Cornell. Upon arriving at his place, I was introduced to several of his friends. “So you’re Stryker’s brother?” they greeted me enthusiastically. “We hope you’ve...
The Great Ben Askren, Pt. 2

The Great Ben Askren, Pt. 2

The Great Ben Askren from his college days at Mizzou Anyone who has read my book Love in the Time of Likes knows about my unhealthy relationship with social media. I waste so much time browsing aimlessly and get so worried about things I see that I would be a much...