The University of Iowa Associate Head Coach Terry Brands and Oklahoma State University Head Coach John Smith have been selected by the USA Wrestling Freestyle Coach Selection Committee to coach the 2010 U.S. Men’s Freestyle World Team. Brands and Smith will join USA Wrestling National Freestyle Coach Zeke Jones to guide the U.S. in the 2010 World Wrestling Championships in Moscow, Russia, September 6-12.
Oklahoma State University Head Wrestling Coach, John Smith, was named the 2009 Freestyle Coach of the Year by USA Wrestling. This is Smith’s third award as he was also presented with the award in 1998 and 2000. Smith guided the United States World Team to a seventh place finish at the 2009 World Championship in Herning, Denmark.
The University of Iowa wrestling program will attempt to win their third consecutive wrestling championship in 2009. The Hawkeyes open the season ranked #1 in the USA Today / NWCA / Intermat Division I Wrestling Poll. The preseason rankings include:
1. Iowa (Coached by Tom Brands and Terry Brands)
2. Iowa State (Coached by Kevin Jackson and Chris Bono)
3. Ohio State (Coached by Tom Ryan)
4. Cornell (Coached by Rob Koll)
5. Minnesota (Coached by J. Robinson)
6. Oklahoma State (Coached by John Smith and Eric Guerrero)
7. Nebraska (Coached by Mark Manning)
9. Boise State
10. Maryland (Coached by Kerry McCoy)
11. Wisconsin (Coached by Barry Davis)
13. Central Michigan
14. Penn State
15. Indiana (Coached by Duane Goldman)
16. American (Coached by Mark Cody
17. Arizona State (Coached by Ben Askren)
We have just released two new wrestling DVDs featuring John Smith! Smith is the head wrestling coach at Oklahoma State University (5X NCAA Championship Coach), 2X Olympic Gold Medalist, 6X World Champion, and 2X NCAA Champion. Smith’s chain wrestling and drill DVDs will create the instincts your wrestlers need to win more matches! Check out the new wrestling DVDs today:
We have recently released two new wrestling DVDs featuring John Smith. For the first time ever on DVD, Smith reveals the secrets of his devastating leg lace technique. This is the same technique Smith used to capture six consecutive international titles – four world championships and Olympic Gold in 1988 and ’92. Smith also reveals eight options to finish the high single.