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  • Dollamur Sport Surfaces Announces UWW Approval

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

    Fila approved mats(FORT WORTH, TX) – Dollamur Sports Surfaces (Dollamur) – the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of high-performance sports surfaces for wrestling, martial arts, mixed martial arts, fitness, gymnastics, cheerleading and yoga – announces it has received the United World Wrestling (UWW) safety approval for wrestling mats used in high-level international competitions.

    Formerly known as FILA (International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles) certification, the approval comes as the result of extensive scientific evaluation and testing by the international governing body. With it, Dollamur becomes the only North American-based manufacturer of wrestling mats eligible for use in major events including the Olympic Games and World Championship competitions.

    “UWW approval will allow world class athletes to compete on the same Dollamur mats they train on including next year’s World Championships in Las Vegas. This is the second such approval Dollamur has received from UWW," says Gary MacDowell, Dollamur executive vice president of sales and business development. "Our surfaces are the safest, highest quality products available and we look forward to seeing them used in wrestling’s most important international events.”

    Dollamur’s mats feature convenient Flexi-Connect™ product innovation, a patented technology available only from Dollamur allowing the mat sections to be seamlessly connected without additional fasteners or tape saving the school or club thousands of dollars in on-going tape replacement.

    photo 5Available in a variety of sizes and thicknesses to meet the needs of individual sports and facilities, Dollamur’s vinyl sports mats have an anti-microbial feature and are easy-to-clean, move and store. The low-maintenance, durable surfaces do not require reconditioning and will not crack or peel. A closed cell, cross-linked polyethylene construction prevents shrinking and hardening, creating a safer mat that maintains maximum shock absorption and resiliency.
    The company has official wrestling partnerships with USA Wrestling, the Big 10 Conference, North American Grappling Association and 12 high school state wrestling championships, among others.

    Proudly made in the USA, Dollamur vinyl mats offer a five-year warranty. Designed to fit any athletic room, the products meet and exceed multiple impact tests, such as ASTM F1081 and F355.

    Dollamur mats are used in key wrestling events all over the world. Upcoming highlights include the Big 10 Conference Championships, US Open Wrestling Championships, and the World Championships.

  • Dollamur Sport Surfaces Plays Key Role in Critically-Acclaimed Foxcatcher Movie

    Brand Provides Custom Wrestling Mats, Technical Consultation for Film Starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum – Premiering Nov. 14

    foxcatcher_ver2(FORT WORTH, TX)Dollamur Sports Surfaces (Dollamur) – the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of high-performance sports surfaces for wrestling, martial arts, mixed martial arts, fitness, gymnastics, cheerleading and yoga – announces it supplied custom mats for the critically-acclaimed wrestling movie “Foxcatcher,” to premiere nationwide Nov. 14.

    Based on the true story, the film is a portrayal of Olympic gold-medal wrestling champion Mark Schultz (played by Channing Tatum) and his brother Dave and their tragic, psychological relationship with multi-millionaire John du Pont (Steve Carell).

    For on-screen accuracy, Dollamur created exact replicas of the original mats used at the Foxcatcher Farm wrestling facility where the story takes place. Period-correct wrestling uniforms and Foxcatcher logoed gear were recreated by All American Wrestling Supply – Dollamur’s apparel division. The brand’s innovative modern Flex-Connect™ mats were also used for extensive wrestling training undergone by many of the movie’s actors.

    "Wrestling mats have evolved significantly since the mid-1990s, so we knew only a custom product would deliver the correct authenticity that the producers desired," said Dollamur National Sales Manager Dave Miller, who also acted as a film consultant and even has a small on-screen role.. "Our extensive manufacturing experience and USA-based production facilities give us the expertise and flexibility to take on interesting and challenging projects of this nature.”

    The largest tournament mat supplier in North America, Dollamur is the preferred choice at hundreds of top-level sporting competitions, including many national championships and Olympic-qualifying tournaments. The company has official wrestling partnerships with USA Wrestling, NCAA, ACC, Big 10 Conference, North American Grappling Association and 12 high school state wrestling championships, among others.

    Foxcatcher wrestling movieAvailable in a variety of sizes and thicknesses to meet the needs of individual sports and facilities, Dollamur’s vinyl mats are anti-microbial and easy-to-clean. The low-maintenance, durable surfaces do not require reconditioning and will not crack or peel. A closed cell, cross-linked polyethylene construction prevents shrinking and hardening, creating a safer mat that maintains maximum shock absorption and resiliency.

    Proudly made in the USA, Dollamur vinyl mats offer a five-year warranty. Designed to fit any athletic room, the products meet and exceed multiple impact tests, such as ASTM F1081 and F355.

    Check out the trailer for Foxcatcher - HERE!

  • Dollamur's own, Mike Swain, shares a Halloween story with MMA Crossfire!

    Mike Swain, a Four time Olympian and World Champion Judo player, is Dollamur's VP of Martial arts mats. Halloween has become a special time in the Swain household and recently he talked to MMA crossfire about it. Check it out below!

    MMA CROSSFIRE – 4-TIMEMike Swain Dollamur Martial arts Mats VP OLYMPIAN AND JUDO WORLD CHAMPION MIKE SWAIN SHARES HIS HALLOWEEN STORY

    Many Crossfire readers will be trick-or-treating tonight in one form or another.

    So we just had to share a Halloween story, courtesy of martial arts pioneer, Mike Swain.

    Swain made history becoming the first American to win the Judo world championships in 1987. He also won the bronze medal in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.

    His wife Tania represented Brazil in the 1992 Olympic Games while his father-in-law Chiakii Ishii won the bronze medal in the 1972 Olympic summer games.

    Check out the rest of the story here!

  • Dollamur Flexi-Connect™ Mat Technology Boasts Efficient, Economical Set-up with Industry Exclusive Features

    FC-stuntpad.jpgPatented Hook and Loop System Simplifies Installation, Eliminates Mat Tape

    (FORT WORTH, TX)Dollamur Sport Surfaces (Dollamur) – the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of high-performance sports flooring for wrestling, martial arts, mixed martial arts (MMA), fitness, gymnastics, cheerleading and yoga – reports on Flexi-Connect™, a hassle-free integrated technology that connects mat sections without additional fasteners or mat tape.

    The patented system, which uses built-in hook and loop connections to join mat pieces, expedites event set-up and tear down while making mat tape and expensive fasteners irrelevant. This innovative feature is now available across Dollamur’s line of wrestling, mixed martial arts, gymnastics, cheerleading and fitness mats.

    “Innovation is always our top priority and, because of this, we have the lightest, safest and most durable mats in the market,” says Don Ochsenreiter, President and CEO of Dollamur. “The Flexi-Connect system adds an unprecedented level of convenience to an already superior product.”

    Marti Malloy Sets up her Flexi-Connect Mat by DollamurFlexi-Connect is found exclusively on the brand’s Flexi-Roll® mats – an ultra-portable collection designed for fast and easy set-up. One six-by-42 section of a Dollamur wrestling mat weighs just 120 pounds, meaning a team’s two smallest competitors can easily assemble it in a few minutes. Mats can also be customized to include organizations’ colors and team logos.

    Available in a variety of sizes and thicknesses to meet the needs of individual sports and facilities, Dollamur’s vinyl mats are anti-microbial and easy-to-clean. The low-maintenance, durable surfaces do not require reconditioning and will not crack or peel. A closed cell, cross-linked polyethylene construction prevents shrinking and hardening, creating a safer mat that maintains maximum shock absorption and resiliency.

    flexiconnectgo2The largest tournament mat supplier in North America, Dollamur is the preferred choice at hundreds of top-level sporting competitions, including many national championships and Olympic-qualifying tournaments. The company has official partnerships with USA Wrestling, USA Gymnastics, USA Judo, North American Grappling Association and 12 high school state wrestling championships, among others.

    Proudly made in the USA, Dollamur vinyl mats offer a five-year warranty. Designed to fit any athletic room, the products meet and exceed multiple impact tests, such as ASTM F1081 and F355.

    For more information: www.dollamur.com.

    About Dollamur

    Based in Fort Worth, Texas and established in 1996, Dollamur Sport Surfaces is the largest global manufacturer and distributor of high-performance competitive sports flooring for wrestling, martial arts, MMA, fitness, 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.

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  • DOLLAMUR SERVES AS OFFICIAL MAT FOR JUNIOR WORLD JUDO CHAMPIONSHIPS

    Judo IJF team USA Team USA ready to go at the IJF Junior Worlds in Florida.

    Dollamur Sports Surfaces – the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of high-performance sports flooring for wrestling, martial arts, mixed martial arts (MMA), fitness, gymnastics, cheerleading and yoga – is the official mat supplier for this week’s International Judo Federation Junior World Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

    “This tournament is truly a world championship, and one of the biggest judo events ever hosted in the United States,” said Swain, who is also a spokesman for Dollamur Sports Surfaces, the event’s official flooring provider.

    Athletes aged 21 and under from 75 countries are entered, and the U.S. roster includes four South Floridians: Adoniz Diaz of Hialeah and Gabriela Prado of Coral Springs, both of whom train in Coconut Creek at the Ki-Itsu-Sai Traning Center; and Lauren Baez and Brian Abreu of Miami, who train at the Budokan Judo Club in Hialeah.

    Read the article on miamiherald.com

  • Judo Foot Sweep Explanation by Dollamur VP of Martial arts, Mike Swain

    Dollamur truly is, made by athletes for athletes. That's why when Mike Swain, World Champion Judo player started doing video explanations of throws and technical advise. We at Dollamur were excited to share with our users!

    Check out Mike's video on throwing a lifting pulling sweep, and stay tuned, more technique videos and tutorials to come!

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