David CURBY, Ed.D.
UWW Scientific Commission-Secretary
Chair of USA Wrestling Sport Science Committee
Director of the International Network of Wrestling Researchers
Editor of the International Journal of Wrestling Science
Director of the Jacob Curby Foundation and the Curby Cup
USA Wrestling Gold Level Coach
Named James “Doc” Councilman Award winner for USA Wrestling by the US Olympic Committee 2011
Winner of 2017 Rayko Petrov Award
Inducted to USA National Wrestling Hall of Fame 2019
Current area of interest: testing of elite wrestlers, wrestling pedagogy
Completed wrestling research:
Rate of CO2 Production (RaCO2) and Estimate of Energy Demands During Wrestling Practice. Paper at ACSM, May 1996.
Effect of carbohydrate intake during wrestling practice on upper body work. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 31(5): s123, 1999.
Presenter at USA Wrestling Coaches College: 1998, 2001, 2003, 2005
IAHPERD Presentation-Physiology of Amateur Wrestling, November 2002.
Performance of High-School Students on the Wingate Anaerobic Test. Med Sci Sports Exer, vol. 21-2, 1989.
An Analysis of the Physical Self-Perception Profile When Administered to HS Students. Med Sci Sports Exer, vol. 26-2.1995.
Presented a keynote lecture at the National Sports Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria, Wrestling Sport Science Research, November 18, 2006
Horswill CA, D. G. Curby, Effect of Carbohydrate Intake During Wrestling Practice, Ped Ex Science 18 (4):470-482, 2006.
Authored two chapters in the USA Wrestling-Coaches Guide to Excellence-Contagious and Infectious Skin Diseases and Principles for Training Your Wrestlers; “Science of Wrestling” Columnist for WIN Magazine 2005-2006. Editor-Wrestling Sport Science Annual Review, 2005; 2006; 2007; 2008.
ANALYSIS OF THE 2008 OLYMPIC GRECO-ROMAN WRESTLING COMPETITION (2009) DG CURBY, DZIEDZIC, S & FRASER, S. Paper presented at the Symposium: The sport of wrestling today and its development in the future. Komotini, Greece
Mirzaei B, Curby DG, Rahmani-Nia F, Moghadasi M. Physiological profile of elite Iranian junior freestyle wrestlers. J Strength Cond Res. (2009) 23(8):2339-44.
A Review of the Current Research in Wrestling: Application of findings for the development of our athletes and the promotion of our sport. FILA Advanced School of Coaches, Yerevan, Armenia. October 2009.
Fédération Internationale des Luttes Associées (FILA) Proceedings of the FILA Scientific Conference, Curby D. A Vision of What Sport Science Research can do to Advance the Status of Wrestling, Moscow, 08 September, 2010
Development Of A Testing Program For Maximum Wrestling Performance Fila Advanced School For Coaches In Greco-Roman Wrestling. Lecture at the FILA Advanced School for Coaches, 16-19 December 2010 Lahti, Finland .
Curby, DG. What Have State Associations Developed To Address NFHS Mandate To Implement Wrestling Weight Control Programs? Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 43(5):875, May 2011
B. Farzad, R. Gharakhanlou, H. Agha-Alinejad, D. G. Curby, M. Bayati, M. Bahraminejad, and J. Maestu. Physiological and performance changes from the addition of a sprint interval program to wrestling training. J. Strength. Cond. Res. 25 (9):2392-2399, 2011.
Barbas I., Kouli O., Bebetsos E., Mirzaei B., Curby D.G. The Relationship Between Emotions And Confidence Among Wrestling Athletes In Greece. International Journal of Wrestling Science 2011; 1(1):33-36
P. Sofokleous, A. Gioftsidou, P. Malliou, I. Barbas, Ch. Kollias, B. Mirzaei, D.G. Curby – Evaluation And Rehabilitation Of Functional Ankle Instability In Wrestlers. International Journal of Wrestling Science 2011; 1(2):26-31.
Curby, DG A Review Of The Minimum Wrestling Weight Procedures Used In American Scholastic Wrestling.
International Journal of Wrestling Science 2012; 2 (1) 26-30
GROWTH AND MATURATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS IN THE LONG-TERM DEVELOPMENT OF WRESTLERS-A Description of the Lifespan of an Elite Wrestler. Paper delivered at the 2nd INTERNATIONAL TRADITIONAL AND OLYMPIC WRESTLING SYMPOSIUM, Kahramanmaras, TURKEY, 14-15 September 2012.