Location: The Malkin Athletic Center at Harvard University – 3rd Floor Wrestling Room
39 Holyoke Street (Corner of Holyoke and Winthrop Streets in Harvard Square)
Cambridge, MA 02138
Map & Directions

Registration: Register by contacting Muzaffar via email at uzb157@hotmail.com.

Contact: Muzaffar Abdurakhmanov at uzb157@hotmail.com for details.

Dates and Times: 9/5/17 – 11/21/17, Tuesday’s and Thursday’s, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Cost: $350.00, or $20 per class

Description:

This is an intensive folkstyle wrestling session geared for the wrestler who wants to excel. Train with some of the elite wrestlers and coaches in New England!

Our goal is to make you a better wrestler! Our teaching philosophy includes all aspects of the sport. You will not only learn techniques from some of the world’s best, we also focus on goal setting and the elements needed to be successful at all levels in the sport of wrestling.

We will work on specific technique that will help you throughout your season (i.e. strength training, diet, technique, and strategy) with some focus on Freestyle and Greco Roman in hopes of preparing wrestlers for the U.S. Junior National freestyle tournament. “Train with the best to be the best!”

This club will be run by Harvard Assistant Coach, Muzaffar Abdurakhmanov and his brother Bekzod.  Bekzod placed 3rd in the NCAA Championships as a senior from Clarion University, won the Bronze Medal in the 2014 World Championships and most recently placed 5th in the 2016 Olympic Games for Uzbekistan.  Both brothers are World Class coaches and will definitely make an impact with your wrestling.

WHY WRESTLING?

1.  WRESTLING IS A GREAT WAY TO BUILD CONFIDENCE

The discipline of wrestling has given me the discipline I have to write.”

John Irving – Academy Award Winning Author

 2.  WRESTLING CAN DRAMATICALLY IMPROVE ONE’S ABILITY TO PERFORM IN OTHER SPORTS.

“My background as a high school wrestler gave me the mental toughness that soccer didn’t.”

Charlie Davies – US National Soccer Team

 3.  WRESTLING DEVELOPS AGILITY, BALANCE, REFLEXES AND STRENGTH IN EVERY MAJOR MUSCLE GROUP.

The intensity of being on the mat. The conditioning these guys go through. The one-on-one combat.

I wanted to see if I could integrate that intensity and focus into my game.”

Barry Zito – San Francisco Giants Pitcher, Former Cy Young Award Winner

 4.   WRESTLING BUILDS CHARACTER THAT CONTRIBUTES TO FUTURE SUCCESS.

‘Wrestling was the best thing I ever did to prepare me for this level of racing.” Kevin Harvick – NASCAR Race Car Driver and Winner of the Daytona 500

 5.  HELPS DEVELOP HEALTHY EATING HABITS THAT HELPS BENEFIT THE INDIVIDUAL THROUGHOUT LIFE.

No activity I know is more of a confidence builder and at the same time more humilitytrainingthan wrestling.

Congressman Jim Leach of Iowa

 6.  13 former wrestler’s were U.S. presidents.

 Wrestling makes you a better football player, you learn a lot about individual matchups,quickness, balance and getting away from guys. It helped me tremendously.

Roddy White Atlanta Falcons Receiver and 3X Pro Bowler

Club Clinicians:

  • Jay Weiss– Head Coach Harvard Wrestling
  • Granit Taropin– Former Coach of U.S.S.R. World Team, Coached 11 World Champs
  • Muzaffar Abdurakhmanov – two-time Junior College National Champion and NCAA All-American, three-time Uzbekistan National Champion and a Junior World runner-up.
  • Bekzod AbdurakhmonovBronze Medal in 2014 World Freestyle Championships; two-time Junior College National runner-up and NCAA All-American, 3rd place.  Second place in 2014 Dave Schultz International Tournament.  2014 Asian Games Champion.  2015 Asian Championships Gold Medal.  2015 Golden Grand Prix Champion.