Tag Archives: wrestling

  • Dave Miller's role in 'Foxcatcher' is multi-dimensional

    Foxcatcher has been celebrated as one of the great movies of 2014. See how our Wrestling head, Dave Miller contributed to the film and see those Dollamur mats!

    Check out the article below!

    Dave Miller's role in 'Foxcatcher' is multi-dimensional

    Mark Palmer, InterMat Senior Writer
    mark@intermatwrestle.com, Twitter: @MatWriter

    To say Dave Miller is involved in the movie "Foxcatcher" is an understatement.

    His company, Dollamur, participated in the filming of the story of gold-medal-winning wrestlers Mark and Dave Schultz and their involvement at the Foxcatcher Farms training facility owned by multi-millionaire John du Pont by providing singlets and warm-ups used in the movie. What's more, Miller himself has a role in the film, essentially playing himself as the then-executive director of USA Wrestling, negotiating with du Pont.

    Dollamur supplied custom mats for "Foxcatcher"

    From the perspectives as a supplier and actor, Miller is able to provide a behind-the-scenes look into the making of "Foxcatcher" which debuted in a total of six theaters in New York City and Los Angeles on November 14, and is slowly being rolled out in selected cities week-by-week for the next couple months ... a strategy often employed by studios that believe that a particular film could receive Oscar nominations. In the case of "Foxcatcher", that is not a far-fetched possibility. As of this writing, most reviews have been very positive, with speculation that principal actors Channing Tatum (who plays Mark Schultz), Mark Ruffalo (Dave Schultz) and Steve Carell (John du Pont) are in the running for best actor nominations, along with possible best director honors for Bennett Miller, and even possible consideration for best picture.

    Read the article Here!

  • Dollamur Featured in the Dallas Morning News.

    Dollamur has been featured in a piece by the Dallas Morning News. Take a look at an interview with our CEO  Don Ochsenreiter, about Dollamur's history and where we are going.

    Fort Worth company taking the competition to the mat

    Dollamur CEO Don Ochsenreiter FORT WORTH — Don Ochsenreiter is in the business of providing soft landings in a rough-and-tumble world.

    As CEO of Dollamur Sports Surfaces LP, Ochsenreiter oversees North America’s largest manufacturer and distributor of high-performance specialty mats that keep wrestlers, gymnasts, cheerleaders, martial artists, fitness enthusiasts, and military combatants from letting the hard floor defeat them.

    Dollamur’s headquarters and plant in what used to be the Ranch Style Beans factory will churn out more than 6.3 million square feet of foam mats this year — enough to cover AT&T Stadium’s football field 60 times.

    These specialty mats will be used everywhere from spare bedrooms to some of the most prestigious sporting events around the globe, including the Wrestling World Championship in Las Vegas next September.

    Even the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders have Dollamur underfoot.NB_29Dollamur7MA

    “We apply foam to vinyl or carpet — that’s all we do,” says Ochsenreiter. “And we’re very, very good at it. If you buy a mat for your son or your grandson to wrestle on in the garage, you’re getting the exact same quality as the U.S. Junior Olympic Trials.”

    Dollamur was formed in 1996 by Jeff Anderson, who set up shop in Fort Worth as an extension of the family business in Canada. The name is a mashing of his parents’ first names, Dolly and Murray.

    Nine years ago, Frist Capital LLC, a private investment firm in Nashville, bought Dollamur. Since 2005, the company has gone from $10 million in sales — primarily wrestling mats — to $25 million this year by adding sports such as martial arts and new-wave venues.

    See the full article here.

  • 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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