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    Anybody know what's going on with the ISWA (International Submission wrestling association)? Are they still operating (i.e. events)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MatDaddy View Post
    Anybody know what's going on with the ISWA (International Submission wrestling association)? Are they still operating (i.e. events)?
    "Jason Townsend, Las Vegas, Nev.

    Townsend is a Wrestling/Grappling Coach at Xtreme Couture MMA in Las Vegas, Nev. working with Mixed Martial Arts legend Randy Couture, who was also a U.S. Greco-Roman wrestling World Team member.

    He serves as Head Wrestling Coach at Marc Laimon?s Cobra Kai jiu-jitsu in Las Vegas, Nev. Cobra Kai jiu-jitsu placed two athletes in the finals of USA Wrestling Grappling World TeamTrials, runners-up Jeff Glover and Simpson Go. Glover will compete at the Grappling World Championships in Turkey.

    ?I am honored to be able to represent the USA as a coach of the first-ever U.S. Grappling World Team. It will be nice to use my knowledge of the rules to develop strategies, techniques and training methods necessary to defeat our foreign competition and bring home gold medals for the United States,? said Townsend.

    Townsend serves as a member of the FILA World Grappling Committee, the group within international wrestling which manages Grappling worldwide. Within the committee, Townsend serves as Technical Director for coaches and officials education, as well as rules oversight. He is one of the authors of the FILA Grappling Rulebook.

    He was the founder and President of the International Submission Wrestling Association, a Grappling organization that hosted competitions, as well as trained officials, coaches and athletes. With the ISWA, Townsend developed the rules of Grappling which have been adopted by FILA. The ISWA ceased operation after FILA and USA Wrestling adopted Grappling as a style of wrestling.

    Townsend has been a key individual in putting together USA Wrestling?s existing Grappling program right from the start of organizational meetings this winter.

    Townsend served as an assistant wrestling coach at Cal-State Fullerton from 2000-2005. He was a varsity wrestler for Syracuse Univ. and Hofstra Univ. Townsend was a two-time Maryland state high school champion, and was an All-American in freestyle at the Junior Nationals and Espoir Nationals.

    ?This is huge for the development of Grappling as a legitimate international amateur sport,? said Townsend. ?USA Wrestling has become a leader in the Grappling movement and a model for the implementation of this style into existing national wrestling federations around the world."

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    Thanks for the reply. It's good to hear Townsend got to move forward with his dream. I wrestled for him at Cal State Fullerton at 133lbs. Knew he was in Vegas, but lost track of him and the ISWA. It seems like everything is going well. Thanks again!

    Can u PM me if you are in contact with him at all or just reply to this post. I want him to be involved in my site, and promoting his team members would be my privilege.
    Last edited by MatDaddy; 06-09-2008 at 01:37 AM.
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