Glen R. Smith

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

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Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School

Physical Education


Wrestling is a sport which involves the use of one’s strength, as well as the use of the body in many different positions. Previous research has shown that wrestling has been found to aid in the improvement of body balance. The question is often asked,” Does a good wrestler have quick reaction and performance time?” The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between reaction time, performance time, and balance among wrestlers and physical education students at South Dakota State College. Sub-problems: to administer the bass stepping stone fest for dynamic balance and the bass lengthwise and crosswise stick tests for static balance, to test the reaction time and the performance time of the right arm and leg using visual, tactile, and auditory stimuli, to compare the reaction time and the performance time of the right arm and leg, using visual, tactile and auditory stimuli. This study was limited to 26 wrestlers and 85 physical education students. Only one initial test was given to each subject. The age, height, and weight were not limited.

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South Dakota State University