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  • Dollamur Sport Surfaces Announces United World Wrestling Mat Approval

    Industry Leader Becomes Only North American Wrestling Mat Manufacturer Approved for Olympic Games, World Championships Through 2020

    uww(FORT WORTH, Texas) – Dollamur Sport Surfaces (Dollamur) – the world's leading manufacturer of high-performance sports flooring for wrestling, mixed martial arts, martial arts, gymnastics, cheerleading and fitness – today announces it has received United World Wrestling (UWW) safety approval for wrestling mats used in high-level competitions.
    Dollamur is the only North American-based manufacturer, and one of only seven manufacturers worldwide with UWW-approved wrestling mats eligible for use in prestigious events including the World Championships, and the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. This is the third time the company has received UWW safety certification.

    “UWW’s approval of Dollamur mats is further validation about our organization’s commitment to providing the safest and highest quality products,” says, Jean Francois Court, Sales Manager, International Division of Dollamur. “We are looking forward to seeing our mats used in many of wrestling’s most important international events through 2020 and cherish the opportunity to partner with a world class organization like the UWW.”

    This sanction provides Dollamur with the opportunity to partner and sell its UWW mat throughout the international markets from now until December 31, 2020. Additionally, Dollamur will be eligible to provide mats for all international wrestling competitions held in the United States including the World Cup, World Team Trials, Pan American Championships and the US Olympic Trails.

    Dollamur has official partnerships with USA Wrestling, United World Wrestling, USA Judo, North American Grappling Association and 14 state high school wrestling championships, among others.

    For more information: www.dollamur.com/wrestling.

    About Dollamur Sport Surfaces

    Based in Fort Worth, Texas and established in 1996, Dollamur Sport Surfaces is the leading global manufacturer and distributor of high-performance competitive sports flooring for wrestling, martial arts, MMA, gymnastics, cheerleading, fitness and other activities. Dollamur mats are the preferred choice in hundreds of top-level sporting competitions each year throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, South America, Asia and the Middle East, including many national championships and Olympic-qualifying tournaments.

  • Dollamur's GymOTW - Telos Academy Wrestling Room

    Telos Academy, DollamurGym: Telos Academy

    Location: Orem, Utah

    Sport: Wrestling

    Dollamur Mats Used:  Dollamur UWW-Approved Mats and FLEXI-Roll® Wall Pads

    Gym Highlights/Accolades: The wrestling room at Telos Academy was designed as both a wrestling room for the private high school and a training center for Champions Wrestling Club.

    Telos Academy, Dollamur

    Endorsement: "I chose UWW mats because as a coach and the owner of the room, I want to show complete dedication to the Olympic spirit and grass roots development.    These mats are 2 inch mats because I care about safety and because we love GRECO in our club.

    The wall pads around this gym are also Dollamur mats, rolled out and glued to the walls.   A sharp look in my opinion.   I am very pleased with the outcome of this wrestling room and want to thank Vinny for working a great deal for me with a super fast turnaround time!   Thanks Vinny and thanks Dollamur."  -Coach Craig LaMont

    Telos Academy, Dollamur

    More information here.

  • Dollamur's Gym OTW - Thomas More Wrestling

    thomas more, wrestling, dollamurGym: Thomas More Wrestlingthomas more, wrestling, dollamur

    Location: Crestview Hills, KY

    Sport: Wrestling

    Dollamur Mats Used: FLEXI-Roll® Wrestling Mat and FLEXI-Roll® Wallpads

    Gym Highlights:  Thomas More College expanded their competitive athletics and co-curricular activities to include wrestling beginning in the Fall of 2016.  The Thomas More Wrestling team won its first ever dual meet on November 30th as it defeated NCAA Division II member Bellarmine University.  On December 3rd, the wrestling team defeated Washington & Jefferson College, 29-20, in its first-ever home match and first-ever Presidents' Athletic Conference match.  Coaches include Assistant Coach Richard Dowdley, Jr. and Assistant Coach Aaron Banko.  Dowdley, Jr. is a 2015 graduate of Heidelberg University and was a three year member of the Student Prince's Wrestling Program.  He was a two time NCAA Division III National Championship qualifier.  Banko was a four year member of the Student Prince's Wrestling Program and a NCAA Division III National Championship qualifier in 2016.

    thomas more, wrestling, dollamurMore information here.

  • Dollamur Sport Surfaces Partners with Mixed Martial Arts Champion Ben Askren

    Dollamur Sport Surfaces Partners with Mixed Martial Arts Champion Ben Askren

     

    Decorated MMA, Wrestling Olympian Latest to Join Athlete Advisory Council

    Ben Askren1 

    (FORT WORTH, Texas)Dollamur Sport Surfaces (Dollamur) – the world's leading manufacturer of high-performance sports flooring for mixed martial arts, martial arts, wrestling, gymnastics, cheerleading and yoga – today announces its partnership with American mixed martial artist (MMA) and current ONE Championship Welterweight Champion Ben Askren.

     

    A former Bellator Welterweight MMA Champion, he has a myriad of experience as both an MMA champion and decorated wrestler. Since making his professional MMA debut in 2009, he boasts a 15-0 record. Askren was a member of the 2008 USA Wrestling Olympic team, a four-time All-American at the University of Missouri and two-time NCAA wrestling champion (2006, 2007).

     

    As a member of Dollamur’s Athlete Advisory Council, Askren will provide product insight and work to increase wrestling awareness among youth athletes through camps and tournaments, among other initiaitves.

     

    “I’m excited to team up with Dollamur during its 20th anniversary celebration and join its prestigious Athlete Advisory Council," says Askren, a native of Hartland, Wis. "Dollamur is the industry leader in producing the highest quality, most durable mats and I’ve had the privilege of training and competing on their mats for most of my career.”

     

    Dollamur has made significant investments to feature athletes in its Athlete Advisory Council with a proficient background in wrestling since its announcement as official mat of USA Wrestling in May.

     

    “It is an honor to add Ben to our prestigious group of advisors.  Ben and The Askren Wrestling Academy are perfect to provide a great platform to continue work of growing the sport of wrestling.  Ben his a winner and has an electric personality.  He is a great leader and coach and is an inspiration to many you athletes.  That was the most exciting reason we wanted him on our team,” said Dave Rossi, Dollamur Sr. Vice President of Marketing.

     

    The Dollamur Advisory council provides product directions, product feedback, market insights, and helps increase the awareness of Wrestling, Martial Arts, Cheerleading, Gymnastics, and Fitness among youth athletes. Current members of the Dollamur advisory staff include, John Smith, Head Wrestling Coach of #1 ranked Oklahoma State University.  Mike Swain, four-time Olympian in Judo, Adeline Gray, three-time world champion and US Olympian wrestler, Marti Malloy, two-time Olympian in Judo, MMA fighter Anthony “Showtime” Pettis, Johny Hendricks was a four-time All American at Oklahoma State and national champion in wrestling and is currently a UFC fighter.

     

    More information: www.dollamur.com, 817-534-3344

  • Dollamur Launches #MatMakeover Campaign

    Dollamur and U.S. Olympian Adeline Gray to Reward 

    Most Deserving Wrestling Program with #MatMakeover  

    Launch Nationwide Contest, Winner to Receive up to $12,000 in New Wrestling Mats or Wall Pads

     

    (FORT WORTH, Tex.)Dollamur Sport Surfaces (Dollamur) – the world's leading manufacturer of high-performance sports flooring for martial arts, mixed martial arts, wrestling, gymnastics, cheerleading and yoga – have teamed up with three-time world champion and Olympic wrestler Adeline Gray to announce the  #MatMakeover Contest with the winning wrestling program receiving new wrestling mats or wall pads (up to $12,000 value).

     

    Social media users are asked a simple question: “Why Does Your Wrestling Program Deserve a #MatMakeover?” Contestants can enter by submitting a photo or video via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with a caption and #MatMakeover. Adeline Gray, U.S. Olympic wrestler and member of Dollamur’s Athlete Advisory Council, will be present during the event unveiling, taking place in early 2017.

     

    "Dollamur embodies the Olympic spirit and helps athletes across the globe train on the safest, most durable mats in the world," says Gray. "My hope is this commitment to serving local communities will inspire the next generation of athletes."

     

    To be considered, below are two easy ways to enter:

    • Visit "#MatMakeover" and upload a photo or video of your wrestling organization with a caption that describes why your program deserves a #MatMakeover
    • Post your photo or video on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with a caption and #MatMakeover

     

    The contest begins at 12 p.m. EDT on October 10, 2016 and ends at 12 p.m. EDT on October 30, 2016. There will be a voting period from October 31, 2016 to November 8, 2016, where contestants can share their submission and solicit votes. Full details can be found HERE.

     

    "We are thrilled to support our communities and give back to a deserving wrestling program," says Dave Rossi, Senior Vice President at Dollamur. "Dollamur’s 20th anniversary celebration is an opportunity for our company to increase awareness on the need for safe training facilities across the country, invest in our future Olympians and thank loyal customers from the past two decades.”

     

    Earlier this year, Dollamur was named official mat supplier of USA Wrestling, utilizing the exclusive Dollamur patented Flexi-Connect™ technology, a seamless and tape-less design that vastly reduces setup time. This hassle-free feature uses built-in hook and loop connections to join wrestling mat rolls, ensuring no seam separation and providing a “no slip, just grip” surface.

     

    For more information: https://www.dollamur.com/wrestling 800.886.0186

  • Dollamur Sport Surfaces Partners with Adeline Gray, No. 1 Wrestler in the World

    Dollamur Sport Surfaces Partners with Adeline Gray, No. 1 Wrestler in the World

    Three-time World Champion Joins Athlete Advisory Council 

    DI2A9681(FORT WORTH, Tex.)Dollamur Sport Surfaces (Dollamur) – the world's leading manufacturer of high-performance sports flooring for wrestling, mixed martial arts, martial arts, gymnastics, cheerleading and yoga – today announces its partnership with Adeline Gray, Team USA Olympic wrestler.

    Ranked No. 1 in the world for her weight class (75 kg), Gray is a three-time World Champion (2012, 2014, 2015), 2015 Pan American Games champion and two-time World bronze medalist (2011, 2013).

    She joins a prestigious list of athletes on Dollamur's Advisory Council, including USA Judo Olympian Marti Malloy, UFC superstar Anthony Pettis, CrossFit Games legend Jason Khalipa and three-time Olympian and former Olympic coach Mike Swain.

    "I am honored to join ‘Team Dollamur’ and its elite class of ambassadors who embody the Olympic spirit and athletic drive to inspire the next generation of athletes," says Gray, a native of Denver, Colo. "When deciding which mat to train on, I always choose Dollamur – it's a no-brainer."

    Earlier this year, Dollamur was named official mat supplier of USA Wrestling, utilizing the exclusive Dollamur patented Flexi-Connect™ technology, a seamless and tapeless design that vastly reduces setup time. This hassle-free feature uses built-in hook and loop connections to join wrestling mat rolls, ensuring no seam separation and providing a “no slip, just grip” surface.

    "Adeline is an excellent role-model and a world-class athlete and our team looks forward to working closely with her to continue growing the sport," says Chuck Thompson, Dollamur Vice President of Wrestling. "This partnership enables her to train on the safest, most durable mats in the world and fervently support her quest for winning a gold medal in Rio this summer."

    As a member of Dollamur's Athlete Advisory Council, Gray will test Dollamur products, serve as a brand ambassador and provide social media content periodically, among others.

    About Dollamur Sport Surfaces 

    Based in Fort Worth, Texas and established in 1996, Dollamur Sport Surfaces is the leading global manufacturer and distributor of high-performance competitive sports flooring for wrestling, martial arts, MMA, gymnastics, cheerleading and other activities. Dollamur mats are the preferred choice in hundreds of top-level sporting competitions each year throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, South America, Asia and the Middle East, including many national championships and Olympic-qualifying tournaments.

    For more information: www.dollamur.com/wrestling.

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