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Wrestling fans invited to participate in research project on Wrestling and Body Image Is there a Lasting Relationship

By Dalton Mitzel | April 14, 2010, 3:02 p.m. (ET)

This ethnographic research project explores the relationship between wrestling, dieting, exercise habits, and the overall effect that wrestling has on body image perceptions and behaviors among athletes who competed in high school and university wrestling. We surveyed and interviewed former and current wrestlers, coaches, and officials to determine how their participation in the sport of wrestling impacts their daily life and perceptions of their own body. We hope that this research can be helpful as an educational resource for coaches and wrestlers to better understand the positive and potentially harmful consequences of wrestling in terms of behaviors and attitudes relating to weight, nutrition, appearance, fitness, and exercise.

We are students, currently enrolled at Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA, conducting this survey for our Field Methods class project.

Participation should take about 5 minutes for the survey. We hope our research will contribute to a better understanding of this topic.

Please use the link to access the survey

The deadline for completion is April 20, 2010. Thank you for your time and cooperation.

Dalton Mitzel
* Anthropology Major
* Red Lion Area High School, PA Wrestler

Noah Jones
* Anthropology Major
* Bloomsburg High School, PA Wrestler