Wrestling during 1970’s was a unique period of time and will never be duplicated. The rules made technique and strategy an important part of wrestling. As an example: there were nine minute matches, with ten weight classes. A match in the Olympics and World Championships did not end because of being ahead by 10 points. Or the “tech fall” rule in high school wrestling. Longer matches and additional weight classes enabled more technique to being executed and learned. A learning attitude that made me into a successful wrestling coach and clinician. I used these videos as a teaching tool for my athletes. It gave my athletes great confidence in my coaching style and to know they were learning World Class Technique.
My 1970’s collection of wrestling videos are history. They will be a great addition for your personal wrestling library and coaching theory. Every videotape purchased will come with a detailed syllabus.
Dan Gable, motivates Donn's athlete and pays tribute to Donn at the Iowa Wrestling Camp.
OCT 25, 2009, DONN ATTENDING IOWA HAWKEYE WRESTLING CLUB FUND RAISER
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT... ASST. COACH TERRY BRANDS, DAN GABLE, DONN, HEAD COACH TOM BRANDS, AND STEVEN MOCCO. VISIT IOWA HAWKEYE'S WEB SITE (CLICK HERE) TO READ OF THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS. WHEN YOU ARE SURROUNDED BY EXCELLENT PEOPLE, IT BRINGS A STRONG SMILE TO YOUR FACE TO FORGET YOU ARE IN "REMISSION." THEY ALL HAVE A GREAT APPRECIATION AND RESPECT TOWARDS DONN'S HISTORIC 1970'S WRESTLING VIDEO COLLECTION. TERRY BRANDS COMMENTED, “AS ALWAYS WHEN I GET AROUND LEGENDS OF THE SPORT OF WRESTLING, IT INSPIRES ME TO CONTINUE TO BUILD TOWARD GREATER HEIGHTS. I THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR SPORT AND AM GLAD THAT YOU GRACED OUR WRESTLING ROOM WITH YOUR PRESENCE.” GABLE KEPT SAYING, “I CANT BELIEVE DONN ERNST CAME HERE! WE ARE ALL GLAD YOU DID AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN.”
Jimmy Carr, 1972 Olympian.
The youngest American freestyle wrestler to compete in the 1972 Olympics. On June 1, 1973, NYC USA vs URS dual meet, Jimmy defeated Roman Dmietriev, 1972 Olympic Champion. In tribute to Jimmy's passing Aug 16, 2013
Donn with Wade Schalles and Nate Carr. Standing in the middle of two GREAT legends; in friendship, contribution and God's Grace. Wade, 2x NCAA Champion, Clarion University. Dan Gable describes Wade, "The greatest pinner of all time." Junior World Champion, 2002 AAU Man of the Year. Nate, the brother of Jimmy Carr, is a part of the greatest wrestling family in the United States - Fletcher, Joe, Jimmy, and Nate. Nate, 3x NCAA Champion, Iowa State, 1988 Olympic Bronze Medalist.
CJA Wrestling Club Team Photo
On the far left is Gene Lezark, coach and owner CJA WRESTLING CLUB, in the center is Pavel Pinigin, USSR
and far right Donn, founder of CWWCF.
CJA Wrestling Club is a huge supporter of CWWCF.
On Nov 21, 2010, CWWCF sponsored PAVEL PINIGIN (USSR) 1976 Olympic Champion and 3X World Champion at CJA Wrestling Club. Mr. Campos, CWWCF attorney, spoke on the productivity of the cancer foundation progress.
The CJA family, parents and athletes made the day very special.
I sincerely applaud all of you.