Tag Archives: college wrestling

  1. THE Winter Sport

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    October 17, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    When all the snow settles this winter, one sport will carry it’s athletes forward better than any other. Wrestling makes winners off the mat, and on.

  2. THE SPORTS LIFESTYLE

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    August 15, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    YOU KNOW IT WHEN YOU SEE IT Coming down from the London Olympics is like the day after the Super …
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  3. True To Your Sports School

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    July 4, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    Relationships with teams usually ebb and flow with success since no one likes a loser. But it’s different in a …
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  4. Wrestling, Fred Fozzard, and Me

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    June 28, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    (I invite wrestlers and former wrestlers to share their best stories with the greats of the sport. This is one …
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  5. Wrestling With The Devil

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    June 14, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    BOOK REVIEW All great stories are about journeys, either internally or externally. Wrestling With The Devil is both. From The …
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  6. Time Magazine Wrestles John Irving

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    June 12, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    Every sports fan has their special time, place, and people. From the Gipper to the Clipper, to the Flying Tomato …
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  7. Yard Wrestler Confession

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    June 11, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    Every wrestler has been on the grass. There’s always someone who needs to give it a try when they find …
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  8. In Memory, 2012

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    May 25, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    From the archive of Lauren Jessup Thank veterans for their service and take a knee on Memorial Day; before then, …
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  9. THE COMMITMENT

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    May 15, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    You’ll know when you make one. Better yet, you’ll know if others do too. A real commitment, THE commitment, is …
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  10. Fight Time, or Wrestling Time

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    May 2, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    You choose a sport, or the sport chooses you. Either way you’ll find out if it’s a good fit. After …
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  11. Why Greco And Freestyle? Why Not?

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    April 10, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    Calling Spring Season. When is the right time to leave your shoes on the mat and take the walk, the …
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  12. Beavers Crack The Top Ten, Aim For The Legends

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    March 21, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    (also posted on oregonsportsnews.com) Oregon State wrestling is the only men’s Pac-12 winter sport competing with the best of the …
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  13. Oregon Wrestlers vs Memorial Coliseum

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    March 1, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    (as seen on oregonsportsnews.com and oregonlive.com) The end of the Oregon wrestling season means camping for two days inside Portland’s …
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  14. Wrestling: How The CPR Of Sports Revives You

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    February 23, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    Like no other. (originally posted on oregonsportsnews.com) How do you tell a story too hard for words? When it’s your story, …
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  15. Extra Mat Credit

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    February 14, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    REFOCUS ON SHOULDERS A couple of local wrestlers popped their shoulders, one just before the regional, the other a few …
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  16. The Learning Habit

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    February 14, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    Memory Lane? You hear more about ‘the end’ than you do the beginning. The end of paper by e-book. The …
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  17. Cryptography, Competition, Wrestling

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    January 28, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    When a fastball is not so fast on purpose. Why do NFL coaches talk behind a clipboard on the sidelines? …
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  18. The Right Person, The Right Place

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    January 24, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    (originally posted on oregonsportsnews.com) Coaches come in all flavors, some sour, some sweet. If you’ve done anything in sports, you’ve …
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  19. The Friendship Hold,

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    January 16, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    or, Why wrestlers make the best friends. Take a closer look at the people around you. Can you count on …
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  20. Winter Sports Heroes

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    December 21, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    by David Gillaspie (written for http://www.oregonsportsnews.com/) A dark and cold winter makes warm well-lit indoor spaces all the more attractive. Instead …
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