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  • 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!

  • Cliff Keen preseason Nationals mat Set up!

    One of the largest Tournaments in Wrestling, the Cliff Keen Preseason nationals happened this past weekend. Dollamur was on the scene as the mat provider, and was excited to see the sport of wrestling being performed at the top level.

  • Great US OPEN Highlight by Geoffrey Riccio.

    Great U.S. Open Highlight by Geoffrey Riccio!

  • Ontario Provincial HS wrestling championships

    The Ontario Provincial High School Wrestling Championships proved to be a great weekend on the Mat! Congratulations to the athletes who competed and the coaches who got them ready!

    Wrestling Mats for the Ontario Provincial Wrestling Championships

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  • Wrestling mats by Dollamur @ Grapple in the Garden

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    Grapple in the Garden


    from teamusa.org

    Plenty of stars put on show at Grapple at the Garden

    The crowd of nearly 5,000 fans at the world’s most famous arena was treated to an amazing show.

    Stars like World champion Joe Warren, World silver medalist Helen Maroulis, UFC champion Frankie Edgar, and NCAA champions Bubba Jenkins and Jesse Delgado provided much of the entertainment.

    And a heavyweight from Cornell University delivered to lift his team to a dramatic win over Illinois in a battle of top-10 teams.

    The second Grapple at the Garden event offered a unique and action-packed smorgasbord program of wrestling and the supportive Madison Square Garden crowd had plenty to cheer about on Sunday.

    Jenkins won the main event in a battle of past NCAA champions at 163 pounds. Jenkins and former Penn State teammate Frank Molinaro were tied after regulation before Jenkins struck for the winning takedown to win 4-2 in overtime.

    Jenkins, a past Junior World champion in freestyle, is now competing in mixed martial arts.

    “It was a lot of fun because I got the win against a guy I don’t like that much,” Jenkins said. “I had more heart than he did. This is what I love to do and that’s what the crowd loves to see. It’s great to have a lot of MMA guys giving back to wrestling. It’s big for the sport.”

    Edgar, well-known for being hugely successful in MMA, looked dominant in recording a quick fall over Phillipe Nover. Edgar and Nover compete in the lightweight division as fighters.

    “It was great – it’s been eight years since I competed in wrestling,” Edgar said. “To be able to do this again, and my kids get to watch, it’s a blessing. Wrestling in the Garden, how can you say no to this? Wrestling is in my blood and it’s the best sport in the world. This is so cool that fans get to see a full array of wrestling out here. It’s the best of both worlds.”

    The charismatic, high-energy Warren, a World champion in Greco-Roman wrestling and a Bellator mixed martial arts champion, delivered perhaps the best show for the fans.

    Warren went for broke from start to finish, building a huge lead before body-locking and pinning Mike Torriero in his freestyle bout.

    Warren led a group of current MMA stars with wrestling ties who took part in a dual meet in freestyle wrestling. A pumped-up Warren executed a back flip in celebration of his win Sunday.

    “This was a lot of fun,” Warren said. “My first love is wrestling. We’ve got a huge Madison Square Garden full of people. This is my kind of place. Anything to help the kids and bring back wrestling, the baddest man on the planet will be there for. I was honored to be a part of this event.”

    Past World Team member Shawn Bunch, who qualified the U.S. for the Olympics in 2012 at 60 kg/132 lbs. in freestyle, earned a 2-1 win over three-time NCAA Division II champion Waylon Lowe. Bunch prevailed despite looking about 20 pounds lighter than the burly Lowe.



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