Members of college pro-wrestling clubs from all across Japan gathered to compete in their final graduation fight night held at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. Japanese universities do not offer professional wrestling as a sport, forcing interested students from all across japan to form college pro-wrestling clubs. The students are self-taught and rely heavily on YouTube videos to learn moves and techniques. Pro-wrestling became popular in Japan in the 1970’s as American pro-wrestling peaked.
In the past year, Howard County Times Sports has profiled four high school teams in an all-access documentary series. And this winter, River Hill’s wrestling team — helmed by alumnus coach Brandon Lauer, who was undefeated through 111 matches and three state championships in high school — was the focus of the latest piece.
We followed the team through a practice and preparations for one of their biggest matches of the year, a rivalry dual bout with Glenelg. More on the production below.
Napoleon’s army fights again, the bloody Hungarian wrestling championships and the Pope in Turkey | Nov. 29
Big waves, Napoleon’s battle of Austerlitz is reenacted and the hardcore, bloody wrestling championships in Hungary and more in the daily brief.
Ceremonial Sumo Tournament or Honozumo took place at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Japan. Sumo is a full contact form of wrestling in which the purpose is to force your opponent out a circular ring. Sumo is considered a form of martial arts in Japan. Sumo is a professional sports in Japan.
With the winter high school 2013-14 sports season wrapping up this weekend, The Darkroom is taking a look back at some of the best photographs from the season. These images demonstrate the fierce competitive nature of these young athletes as they battle it out in basketball, track and wrestling.
The winter sports season came to a close for many high school teams in the Baltimore area over the weekend. For a few, there was excitement; for many, disappointment. See it all in this week’s edition of the best in high school sports photography, brought to you by Baltimore Sun Media Group photographers.
Baltimore Sun Media Group photographers saw action from many sporting events from the surrounding counties last week, including state playoff basketball, regional wrestling tournaments and state semifinal ice hockey action. The latest edition of the best of high school sports.