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RETURNING to WRESTLING: An Advocacy Guide for Coaches to Return to Wrestling During COVID-19

PDF DOWNLOAD BACKGROUND From January 21 through February 23, 2020, U.S. public health agencies detected 14 U.S. cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), all related to travel from China (CDC, MMWR June 5, 2020). The first nontravel–related U.S. case was confirmed on February 26 in a California resident who had...

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NWCA and SkyMD Join Forces to Help Protect Wrestlers

Manheim, PA - SkyMD Inc., an online national medical dermatology clinic that uses telemedicine applications to offer medical dermatology services to patients across the USA for skin conditions (including, but not limited to, rashes, eczema, herpes and psoriasis) from the privacy of a patient’s home, office or wherever they may...

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Common sense recommendations for preventing spread of infection

Avoid walking on mats in your street shoes Shoes pick up bacteria Bacteria would rather live on mats than shoes Bacteria would rather live on you than mats MRSA comes off of mats easily So if don’t want to rub your skin with whatever is on the bottom of your...

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NWCA to Launch Advanced Tech Solution for Weight Certification with InBody and Trackwrestling

The NWCA develops a technologically advanced solution with partners InBody and Trackwrestling that helps coaches, athletic trainers, and athletic administrators improve the efficiency of the weight certification program. Manheim, PA., December 11, 2019 - Wrestling weight certifications cost a lot of resources and time, and they are a significant source of...

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The NWCA Partners with EarSplintz to Combat Cauliflower Ear

Manheim, PA - The National Wrestling Coaches Association announced that EarSplintz would be their Official Cauliflower Ear Prevention Partner. "We are excited to work with EarSplintz to provide educational information to our member coaches and the greater wrestling community to help protect athletes across the country. This new partnership aligns with...

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NWCA announces Defense Soap partnership

Manheim, PA – The National Wrestling Coaches Association is announcing a terrific new multi-year partnership with Defense Soap® to fight skin infection and raise awareness through the dissemination of educational content via blogs and materials available on the NWCA website.  To heighten the awareness, Defense soap will be a presenting...

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Resilite’s Zip Mat Continues to Change the Sport and Receives U.S. Patent

Northumberland, PA:   Resilite, the industry leader in wrestling and athletic mats, is excited to announce the Zip Mat, using their innovative, Resi-Lock Connection System has been awarded a United States Patent, 10,081,952; for this unique mat connecting system. This patented connection technology is the first and only interlocking mat connection...

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National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Selects Theraworx® as its Infection Prevention Product Partner

Asheville, NC (October 6, 2016) – Avadim Technologies Inc. (“Avadim”), a life sciences company delivering Pathogenesis Based Therapies (“PBTs”), is pleased to announce that the NWCA has selected Theraworx® and its patented protocols as its infection prevention product partner. Previously, 2% and 4% Chlorhexidine Gluconate had been the associated partner for the...

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