Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Henry cejudo and Wrestling Freestyle Tickets

Henry Cejudo (born February 9, 1987 in South Central Los Angeles, California) is a freestyle wrestler, Olympic gold medalist, and author. Cejudo became an Olympic gold medalist at just 21 years old, the youngest American wrestler to win a gold medal. 

Henry Cejudo  Being the youngest Olympic Gold Medalist in USA Freestyle Wrestling History was quite the accomplishment.Henry came into the Olympics beginning 16th and even lost his first period of his opening match. In the sport of wrestling, especially at the elite level, losing the first period can sometimes mean losing the match. all over again in the quarterfinals and the semifinals Henry would go on to go down the first period and was forced to rally back to victory.Henry went on to win his gold medal match and the gold medal. Henry’s personal great effort and life story made this remarkable achievement even more amazing.

Henry was one of the country’s most decorated high school wrestlers. He won State Championships in two states (AZ and CO) and was the ASICS Wrestler Of The Year. Henry was also the first high-schooler to be successful U.S. Nationals since USA Wrestling‘s formation as the sport’s national sanctioning body in 1983.Henry’s youth was another tale of overcoming accomplishments.  He was born in the late 80’s in South Central Los Angeles, California.  His parents were undocumented Mexican immigrants.  Henry’s father was a frequent long-term visitor to many of the California Prisons.Henry’s mother did what she could to provide for her six children and worked numerous jobs to provide for her family.

Henry’s family eventually established in Phoenix, Arizona which was just a hotter version of the bad neighborhoods they had lived in the past.  This is the basis for a story that many lead to tell from behind the walls of America’s prisons.  Some could say he was destined for failure.  Henry found wrestling and began to dedicate himself to the sport.  Henry used the sport to build an chance for himself and his family.  Henry and his brother dominated the sport of high school wrestling.They were so endowed the national developmental freestyle coach for USA Wrestling invited both Angel and Henry to attend the resident freestyle program at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.The fact that Henry essentially raised himself while his mother worked and his father paid his debts to society lead to the fact that Henry’s education was nowhere near the college level.  Making it to the Olympics without college wrestling is the route less taken to say the least.  Had Henry’s chosen sport been Basketball or Football he would have been on a full ride to any NCAA Division I powerhouse and playing in the NBA or NFL today, he is simply that good.

Henry took second at World’s losing to Matt Azevedo but came back the next year and won the spot on the 2008 Olympic team. This is normally a spot reserved for NCAA All-American’s and Champions. Henry would secure the Gold Medal in storybook fashion.Henry was the poster child for the 2008 Olympics during his time in Beijing and when he came back to the US.  He appeared on The Today Show, The Tonight Show, CBS Early Morning Show, ABC’s Nightly News, Oprah, and many more. For a short period of time he was an International Star.I was sitting one row ahead of him when he and his posse rolled into a MMA fight in Phoenix. Most everyone knew who he was and a lot of kids were coming up asking for his autograph and he was even announced as being in attendance by the promotion.  He must have had 12 to 15 people with him, who all seemed to be catering to Henry.

Henry was living the life of a rock star. Everyone wanted a piece of him and “just a few minutes of his time”. It seemed like wrestling finally had a star.Now, beginning to approach the 2012 Olympic Wrestling Freestyle Games where Henry is again just one of many wrestlers in the 55 kg division competing for the one spot at the top. Wrestling Freestyle competitions will be started from 5 August to 12 August 2012 in London 2012 Olympics. Olympic Wrestling Freestyle Tickets are available at Sport Ticket Exchange. Sport Ticket Exchange is fast and secure source for buying and selling sport tickets especially Olympic Tickets.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Greco Roman wrestling Tickets

Greco Roman wrestling is approach of wrestling that is practiced worldwide. It was challenged at the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 and has been included in every edition of the summer Olympics held since 1908. Two wrestlers are keep count for their performance in three two-minute periods, which can be ended early by a pinfall. This style of wrestling forbids holds below the waist which is the main dissimilarity between Greco Roman wrestling and freestyle wrestling which is the other form of wrestling at the Olympics. This limitations results in an stress on throws, since a wrestler cannot use trips to obtain an opponent to the ground or shun throws by hooking or grabbing their challenger’s leg.

The name "Greco-Roman" was applied to this style of wrestling as a way of maintaining it to be similar to the wrestling formerly found in the ancient civilizations nearby the Mediterranean Sea. It is wonderd that many styles of European folk wrestling may have encouraged the origins of Greco-Roman wrestling. According to FILA, a Napoleonic soldier named Jean Exbrayat first developed the style. Exbrayat performed in fairs and called his style of wrestling "flat hand wrestling" to distinguish it from other forms of hand-to-hand combat that allowed striking.

In 1848, Exbrayat recognized the rule that no holds below the waist were to be allowed; neither were painful holds or torsions that would hurt the challenger. "Flat hand wrestling" or "French wrestling" developed all throughout Europe and became a popular sport. The Italian wrestler Basilio Bartoletti first coined the term "Greco-Roman" for the sport to underline the interest in "ancient values. Professional matches in Greco-Roman wrestling were known for their great viciousness. Body slams, choke-holds, and head-butting was allowed, and even caustic substances were used to weaken the opponent. By the end of the nineteenth century, gouging with the nails, punching, and violently slamming the arms together around the opponent's stomach were forbidden. Greco-Roman matches were also famous for their length.

In Olympic competition, countries of the former Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Turkey, South Korea, Romania, Japan, Sweden, and Finland have had great success. Carl Westergren of Sweden won three Greco Roman gold medals in 1920, 1924, and 1932, and was the first Greco-Roman wrestler to do so. Alexander Karelin did the same in 1988, 1992, and 1996. Ivar Johansson of Sweden won gold medals in Greco Roman in 1932 and 1936 and also a gold medal in freestyle in 1932.

The United States Olympic delegation first entered Greco-Roman wrestling in 1952 and has taken three gold medals, won by Steve Fraser and Jeffrey Blatnick in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, and by Rulon Gardner at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Wrestling Greco Roman competition can be watched at ExCel from 5 August to 12 August in London 2012 Olympics. 344 athletes will be taking part in the competition and 18 medal events are on the line. Olympic Wrestling Greco Roman Tickets are available at Sport Ticket Exchange at very reasonable price. Sport Ticket Exchange fast and secure source for buying and selling sport tickets especially Olympic Tickets.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Wrestling Introduction

Wrestling is a popular sport which is a form of struggling type practice such as clinch fighting, throws and take-downs, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds. The term wrestling is an Old English word still in use in the English language to describe hand-to-hand combat.

A wrestling bout is a physical contest, between two contestants or sparring partners, who attempt to achieve and sustain a finer position. There are a extensive variety of methods with changeable rules with both traditional historic and modern styles. Wrestling methods have been included into other martial arts as well as military hand-to-hand battle systems. Wrestling provides the benefits augmented self-responsibility, self-assurance and exposure to new erudition experience both on and off the mat. 
Wrestling is not a highly complex sport. But, due to bodily contact, rules do subsist to give a flaxen contest and to make sure the protection and health of the contestants. A moderator, timekeeper and scorekeeper are essential to conduct an official match. The match is divided into three periods. Matches begin with wrestlers on their feet, facing each other in a "neutral position"  with no advantage to either one. The second and third periods can start with a coin toss determines which wrestler gets his choice of position. Winners are determined by points accumulated during the entire match.

Wrestling Freestyle is a discipline of wrestling where the object is to hold the shoulder of one of the competitor  to the ground. Freestyle Wrestling is said to be originated from US and Great Britain by the name of "Catch-as-catch-can". Almost all holds and techniques are allowed in Freestyle Wrestling. Wrestling Freestyle was first introduced in 1904 Olympic Games. ExCel is going to host Olympic Wrestling  events including Wrestling Freestyle competition from 5 August to 12 August 2012 in London 2012 Olympics. 344 athletes will compete in the wrestling event for 18 medals. Olympic Wrestling Freestyle Tickets are available at Sport Ticket Exchange.