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World of Wrestling Partnership Renewed

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EZ Flex is proud to announce the extension of its partnership with World of Wrestling, promotor and director of some of the country's most prominant youth wrestling tournaments.

As the official mat of World of Wrestling, EZ Flex will provide its high-performance lightweight wrestling mats to upcoming WoW tournaments like the Tulsa Nationals and Reno World Championships. These mats, in 42’ x 40’ and 30’ x 30’ sizes, will be made available at a highly discounted rate to schools and clubs in the surrounding areas, helping support the growth of youth wrestling.

"Our first year working with World of Wrestling in the 2015-2016 season was a great experience." said Ben Anderson, President of EZ Flex. "We're excited to be continuing our partnership with Jack Roller and World of Wrestling into 2017 and look forward to having EZ Flex represented at the country's greatest kids wrestling tournaments."

World of Wrestling operates some of the top youth wrestling tournaments in the country, such as the Kickoff Classic, Tulsa Nationals, and the Reno Worlds, collectively known as the three legs of the “Trinity Award”. It was founded in 1998 by Jack Roller, a long-standing fixture in Oklahoma wrestling who is dedicated to “the Promotion of America’s Youth and the Great Sport of Wrestling." Visit their website at www.worldofwrestling-roller.com for tournament details, registration, and more.

EZ Flex Sport Mats (www.ezflexmats.com) is one of the country's leading manufacturers of mats for wrestling, cheerleading, gymnastics, fitness, martial arts, and more. Founded by industry veterans Jeff Anderson and and Gary Heartsfield in 2010, EZ Flex has experienced rapid growth and notoriety as a leader in quality, performance, and service. EZ Flex continues to strengthen its presence in the wrestling community each year, providing mats for 24 major tournaments and competitions in 17 states throughout the country for the 2016-2017 season.


The Best of Who's #1 2016

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FloWrestling's Who's #1

It was another undeniably memorable evening at Lehigh University for FloWrestling's 4th annual Who's #1, which took place on Sunday, October 2nd. The preseason wrestling competition brings some of the country's top high school wrestlers to the mat to battle for the coveted #1 spot. As the Official Mat of Who's #1, EZ Flex worked closely with Flo to co-design the custom mat for the event.

Check out Flo's video featuring some of the best moments from the event:

The Best of Who's #1


The Super 32 Challenge

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2016 Super 32 Challenge

For the third straight year, the top high school wrestlers in the U.S. will be competing on EZ Flex mats this October in the 2016 Super 32 Challenge, the country’s most elite pre-season tournament. As the Official Mat of Super 32, EZ Flex will be supplying 12 new lightweight wrestling mats for the competition. 

Run by tournament directors David Barker and Sara Koenig, Super 32 began as regional tournament to help raise money for a local high school wrestling program. The ‘Super 32’ name was adopted in 1999, after the North Carolina rankings that Barker publishes yearly. Super 32, now in its 18th year, is known for having the deepest and most diverse field of the pre-season wrestling tournaments. Eight of the 2016 NCAA Div I Wrestling Championships finalists had competed in Super 32 during their High School career, and nearly 250 wrestlers that participated in 2015’s Super 32 later won a state title.

Each year, EZ Flex makes the mats used in the tournament available for sale to local wrestling programs at a discounted price, with the ability to customize the mat with their own colors and artwork. Thanks to unprecedented demand, all 12 mats for this year’s tournament have been pre-sold in the months leading up to the event, at an average discount of more than $1,000. Orders are already being taken for tournaments later in the season, such as the NCWA Nationals, and numerous state high school championships.

The 2016 Super 32 Challenge, “Battle for the Belt”, takes place October 15-16, in Greensboro, North Carolina. For more information, visit super32.com.


Times Square Debut

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EZ Flex made our mat debut in Times Square recently with two major wrestling events, celebrating this year's upcoming Olympic Games in Rio and participating in Beat the Streets' annual gala.

Set among the storefronts and mega-billboards in the heart of New York City, the EZ Flex wrestling mat, custom-made for Beat the Streets NY, made its inaugural appearance during the Road to Rio "100 Day Countdown" event on April 27th. It was the fourth stop in a tour leading up to Rio Games in August, organized by the U.S. Olympic Committee, bringing the excitement of the Olympics to fans across the country. Wrestling was showcased in one of the event's athlete demonstrations, featuring Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs and three-time World Champion Adeline Gray in a series of exhibition matches.

Just three weeks later, EZ Flex was back for "United in the Square", the seventh annual Beat the Streets Gala. The yearly wrestling event features matches between some of the top wrestlers from the United States and around the world, raising money for the non-profit program which works to make wrestling more accessible to NYC's youth, providing opportunities for at-risk boy and girls and building lifelong skills. This year's gala on May 19th, featured five US Olympic qualifiers facing off against challengers from Iran, South Korea, and Canada.  In his match, Jordan Burroughs defeated Iran's Peyman Yarahmadi, remaining undefeated in his six consecutive BTS galas.

In all, the gala was a great success, raising over $1 million for Beat the Streets.

Read all about the 2016 Beat the Streets NY Gala here:
http://btsny.org/news/984-beat-the-streets-2016-gala-a-smashing-success-in-times-square
Or learn more about Beat the Streets at their website, http://btsny.org


A Big Week for EZ Flex

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EZ Flex at Big Ten and Big 12 Wrestling Championships

2016 marks EZ Flex's 6th wrestling tournament season, and we're having our biggest year ever as the exclusive mat supplier to more than 20 major events. We've added some great events to our lineup this year, like the WIAA Individual and Team Championships, LHSAA Championships, RIIL Championships, and World of Wrestling Tulsa Nationals. Most notably, perhaps, is our addition of both the Big Ten and Big 12 Wrestling Championships, significantly boosting our presence in the world of college wrestling.

The 2016 Big 12 Championship is taking place March 5th and 6th at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri, and marks the first time the event has been held at a neutral-site. The Championship will be broadcast live on FloWrestling, with the championship session broadcast on FSN. 

The 2016 Big Ten Championships, also on March 5th and 6th, are hosted this year by the University of Iowa. Catch all the action on BTN Plus, and the championship session on BTN2Go

EZ Flex is supplying 8 mats for each event.

We've assembled an incredible lineup of tournaments for 2016, and we're proud to have many of the country's best wrestlers competing on EZ Flex this year!


Grapple on the Gridiron

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This weekend, EZ Flex was honored to be a part of the record-breaking 'Grapple on the Gridiron' wrestling dual at the University of Iowa. More than 42,000 fans—a record for an NCAA collegiate dual meet—packed the Southern half of historic Kinnick stadium on Saturday to watch the Hawkeyes take on the top-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys in an epic outdoor matchup.

So how did EZ Flex become involved? During the planning stages, when it was discovered that their old mats turned rock-hard in cold weather, the university called on EZ Flex to create a massive 54' x 54' x 2" mat for the event, that would retain its performance in the cold. In the end, the weather proved to be perfect—in the mid-50s and clear—but we're proud to have had the chance to prove the quality of our mats and our service are second to none. 

For more on the behind-the-scenes work that made Grapple on the Gridiron a reality, check out the article How Iowa's 'Grapple on the Gridiron' came together at hawkcentral.com.

And don't miss this video recap, including a glimpse of the mat setup:


EZ Flex Partners with World of Wrestling

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Today we’re excited to announce a new partnership with World of Wrestling, further expanding our tournament lineup for 2015/2016, and bringing EZ Flex wrestling mats to a wider audience than ever before.

As the official mat of World of Wrestling, EZ Flex will be providing wrestling mats, in 42’ x 40’ and 30’ x 30’ sizes, to upcoming WoW tournaments like the Tulsa Nationals and Reno World Championships. These mats will be made available at a highly discounted rate to local schools and clubs, helping support the growth of youth wrestling.

The deal is EZ Flex’s first with a major youth wrestling organization, after years of working with state high school associations and the National Collegiate Wrestling Association.

World of Wrestling operates some of the top youth wrestling tournaments in the country, such as the Kickoff Classic, Tulsa Nationals, and the Reno Worlds, collectively known as the three legs of the “Trinity Award”. It was founded in 1998 by Jack Roller, a fixture in Oklahoma wrestling, and is dedicated to “the Promotion of America’s Youth and the Great Sport of Wrestling.” Visit their website at www.worldofwrestling-roller.com for tournament details, registration, and more.


EZ Flex at Who's #1 2015

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FloWrestling Who's #1

EZ Flex was once again the official mat of FloWrestling's epic preseason Who's #1 event, on October 17th. Back for its third year to rock the Snakepit at Lehigh University, it featured an incredible lineup of #1 vs #2 ranked wrestlers battling it out for the top spot. See high school wrestling at its best in this full event stream, and be sure not to miss the match between Super 32 champ Chad Red versus Fargo champ Taylor LaMont!

While you're watching, check out the custom EZ Flex mat, designed by Flo just for Who's #1. 

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EZ Flex is Tough Enough for the WWE

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World Wrestling Entertainment recently called on EZ Flex to help upgrade the WWE Performance Center’s training area with brand new mats. Nearly 6,000 sq feet of 1-5/8”-thick EZ Flex wrestling/martial arts mats were installed, using our permanent seam-free tape option. The Performance Center is the WWE’s world-class training facility, home to its professional wrestling school, where future WWE hopefuls are trained with the help of former wrestlers like Dusty Rhodes and Matt Bloom. 

Catch the mats in action on season six of WWE’s Tough Enough reality TV competition—airing Tuesdays right now on USA Network.


Greco-Roman World Team Trials

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2015 Greco-Roman World Team TrialsThe country's best greco-roman wrestlers clash June 4th on the custom-made EZ Flex finals mat at the 2015 Greco-Roman World Team Trials. There are eight spots up for grabs on the USA World Team at the event, taking place at Cornell University in Ithaca New York, with full coverage and live streaming on flowrestling.org.