2015 Junior World Championships – Brazil

2015 Junior World Championships - Brazil  Five of our top Juniors will be participating at the Wold Championships in Brazil this week. Our campaign starts off with KleinJan Combrinck wrestling in the 55-60kg Greco Roman division on the 11th of August. Patricia Theledi will wrestle on the 13th of August in the 44-48kg Woman’s division. Lucius van Rensburg (Cadet Word Championships Bronze Medallist) will wrestle on the 15th of August in the 66-74kg Freestyle division. Martin Erasmus (2015 African Champion) will wrestle on the 16th of August in the 84-96kg Freestyle division. Michael Gaitskill will be closing our campaign when he wrestles on the 17th of August in the 74-74kg Freestyle division. Good luck to all our wrestlers! #SAWrestling...

SA Team to Compete in Spain

SA Team to Compete in Spain A group of Senior and Junior wrestlers are off to Spain to compete in the XV "Gran Premio de España". The Championship will be broadcast via live streaming – click on the below to view our wrestlers in action. MAT 1 MAT 2 MAT 3 MAT 4 With almost 400 GR, FS and FW entries this promises to be a great tournament for our wrestlers. They will then stay on to take part in an international training camp in preparation for the upcoming Junior and Senior World Championships. This year's Senior World Championsips in Las Vegas is also the first round of Qulifying for Rio 2016! The Team – Marco Coetzee, Marno Plaaitjies, KleinJan Combrinck, WV Meyer, Dean Van Zyl, Terry van Rensburg, Michael Gaitskill, Martin Erasmus, Tiaan van Der Merwe, Duane van Zyl and Mpho Madi. Thet are accompanied by head...

SA Wrestlers bring back a bag of Medals from Continental Championships

SA Wrestlers bring back a bag of Medals from Continental Championships The South African Wrestling Federation sent a Cadet, Junior and Senior team to Alexandria, Egypt, to participate in the continental championships hosted by the Egyptian Wrestling Federation. Wrestling in Egypt is always a difficult task, with sixteen countries from all over Africa participating with every country sending their very best to qualify for the All African Games that will take place later this year. Our cadet team done extremely well, not only placing second as a team in the Cadet Team category, but also producing two of the three gold medals won by South Africa for the tournament. Marie Oosthuizen won gold in the 65-70kg Cadet Ladies division. Nico van Den Berg won gold in the 46-50kg Freestyle Cadet division.   Other results for the Cadet team are: Jacques Ludik U/42kg Greco Roman – Silver. Johny Smit 42-46kg Greco Roman –...

Charles Villet apointed Neutral Referee – 11th All African Games

Charles Villet apointed Neutral Referee - 11th All African Games Officiating in South Africa is no easy task let alone on the world stage but with hard work, dedication and sacrifice Charles Villet has been ranked amongst the top 40 Category IS referees in the world by United World Wrestling. Having made the grade to IS Charles’ accolades have included many firsts…..first Olympic Category Referee from South Africa, first South African Referee to be put in Charge of a World Championship and now to add to that list the first South African Referee to be put in charge of the Wrestling event at a games level event. All these milestones putting him ever closer to his goal and dream of yet another first… officiating at RIO 2016! Charles has been appointed as the Neutral Referee in charge at the 11th African Games to be held in Brazzaville Congo in September this year. This is an opportunity very few international referees...

United World Wrestling Modifies Greco-Roman Rules, Reinstates the Five-Point Throw

United World Wrestling Modifies Greco-Roman Rules, Reinstates the Five-Point Throw CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (April 30) – United World Wrestling has announced several rule modifications for Greco-Roman wrestling. The decision to implement the reforms comes after several months of testing at the international level. The changes will take effect immediately. The recent rule revisions are highlighted by increased penalties for illegal actions, clarifications on awarding of points for “push-outs,” the elimination of one-point exposure, and the return of the popular five-point throw. “These are productive rules alterations and reinforcements,” said United World Wresting president Nenad Lalovic. “We are confident they will create a more technical and beautiful form of the sport. Our Coaches Commission, Referee Commission and Sport department worked well together in overseeing this...

ican-SA

ican-SA Anything is possible if you put your mind to it – Johannes Witbooi This is Johannes’s motto in life. He believes in making the best out of every situation even through hardship, and he has already been tested on countless occasions throughout his young life. He does not give up easily. His journey has been hard but he has managed to live by the life lessons his mother instilled in him. His mother taught him to always be respectful, live his life in the right manner and always aim for the best. Although his mom is no longer with us he still sings about her. He performed a very inspirational song that he himself wrote and dedicated it to his mother at the Valentine’s Day talent show held at I Can! Johannes is a song writer, rapper and Eastern Province (EP) wrestling instructor/coach amongst many other talents. He is part of a gospel group...

Welcome to Durban 2022

Welcome to Durban 2022 With its world-class facilities, beautiful sunshine and surf, and outstanding accommodation and venues Durban is the ideal city to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The bid is a fully integrated part of Durban’s strategic intention to build the profile of the city as a world-class sports destination and to generate significant economic benefits for the region. 2022 is a perfect fit and we are therefore dedicated to making this the most successful Commonwealth Games to...

Queen Of The Ring

Queen Of The Ring "Mpho Madi faced many battles as a child but her fighting spirit has ensured she's become one of our top woman sporting heroes with an eye on the Olympics." Two page article in today's Drum Magazine, read the full article…   Queen of the...

Call for The Inaugural Ubuntu Awards

Call for The Inaugural Ubuntu Awards   The Inaugural Ubuntu Awards  “Forging smart partnerships through Diplomacy” In order to recognise South African industry leaders and eminent persons for their contribution to promoting South Africa’s national interests and values across the world, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) will be launching the Inaugural Ubuntu Awards at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 14 February 2015. 1. THE AWARDS Awards will be presented to organisations/individuals who have, through excellence, innovation, creativity, social responsibility and patriotism, distinguished themselves as true South African ambassadors. The categories that will be recognised are: 1.1 Ubuntu Economic Diplomacy Award A business/brand which has contributed to South Africa’s reputation as a positive business...

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Dear Wrestling Family and Friends, Wishing you peace, joy, and all the best the holiday has to offer. May this incredible time of giving and spending time with family bring you joy that lasts throughout the year. Best Whishes South African...
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