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  • Getting an upgrade: School board approves new wrestling mats

    By Jordan Morey - 1/7/19 10:21 PM
    The Tribune

    The Seymour wrestling program received some big news prior to the turn of the new year.

    In 2019, the high school and middle school program will each get new mats.

    On Dec. 11, the school board unanimously approved the purchase of four new wrestling mats that will be divided up evenly between the two schools.

    Seymour varsity head coach Todd Weaver presented to the board. The mats were requested by high school Athletic Director Kirk Manns.

    The programs will be getting four 42-by-42-foot Dollamur-brand wrestling mats, which will replace the old Resilite mats the teams currently share.

    “The school board not only agreed to buy mats, they said it’s a necessity so let’s do it now,” Weaver said. “I believe they are going to be ordered in January. We couldn’t be more pleased with how they handled it. I think they’re going to order them soon. They won’t be in time for this season, but we will hopefully have them around summertime. It takes a while to make mats.”

    Currently, two mats are transported back and forth between the middle and high school.

    “We move these mats so often, maybe 15 or 20 times this year, because we are trying to use Continue reading

  • Dollamur Sport Surfaces Named Official Mat Supplier of Final X

    Dollamur Sport Surfaces Named Official Mat Supplier of Final X
    Wrestling Industry Leaders Partner with New Championship Series

     (FORT WORTH, Texas)Dollamur Sport Surfaces (Dollamur) – the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance sport surfaces for wrestling, martial arts, gymnastics, cheerleading, and fitness – was selected and served as the Official Mat supplier to USA Wrestling’s new championship series, Final X.

    During Final X, the top men’s and women’s freestyle wrestlers competed in a best-of-three series, earning spots on the U.S. Senior World roster and the opportunity to compete at the 2018 World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Oct. 20-28. The event was held over three weekends in three different cities: Lincoln, Neb., State College and Lehigh, Pa.

     “We are proud of Dollamur’s ongoing partnership with USA Wrestling and the opportunity it affords us to grow the sport and be a part of prestigious wrestling events, such as Final X,” says Chuck Thompson, Vice President of Dollamur Wrestling Division

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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

    TM Wrestling_5Gym: 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

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