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inclusion and diversity
in the egalitarian sport
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» 11th annual San Diego BullDogs Tournament REGISTRATION & SCHEDULE (click here) Saturday 24 June 2017 San Diego

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» 31st annual Don Jung Memorial/Folsom WeekEnd Tournament REGISTRATION & SCHEDULE (click here) Saturday 23 September 2017 San Francisco hosted by Golden Gate Wrestling Club (click here) GGWC Events on FaceBook (click here)

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» Sin City Classic XI Freestyle/Grappling Event (click here) MLK WeekEnd 11-14 January 2018 Las Vegas hosted by Southern California Wrestling Club (click here) Official Sin City Classic XI Registration WebPage (click here) Linq Hotel

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As an all-volunteer organization, we have members and friends throughout North America, Australia, and Europe who can assist you in locating wrestling resources in your area
(click here). Feel free to contact any of the clubs listed here for information about their practice times and events. We are happy to answer your questions or to assist you in forming a wrestling club of your own.


 

Paris Lutte

Join us in Paris in 2018!

Abram 'Alex' Ostrovskiy, 1932-2016

Coach Abram 'Alex'
    width=WWB Hall of Merit member Abram 'Alex' Ostrovskiy, an internationally noted CCCP competitor, coach, and official, who during the 2002 Gay Games in Sydney officiated and coached Golden Gate WC, died in his sleep in mid-April 2016. Our condolences to his family and all whose lives he blessed. You can read more here.

Know your history

Do you know when Wrestlers WithOut Borders was founded — or why? Do you know who were the LGBT pioneers who brought wrestling to the Gay Games? The answers are in WWB's publication, "Pride on the Mat." You can read it here.

1. Gay Games X in 2018 will be in the beautiful city of Paris, with the freestyle wrestling and no-gi grappling tournaments occuring August 5 through 7.

2. Wrestling is the only sport to be officially sanctioned in every Gay Games since 1982 by UWW/FILA. WWB member club Paris-Lutte will be the host for the 2018 quadrennial tournament. Opening day clinics will be followed by tournament events in freestyle and no-gi grappling.

3. Registration is expected to open in May 2016 with a special Early Bird Discount. The special early registration fee is expected to be available online from May 13-31 2016; after that, fees will go up on a regular basis throughout the rest of the registration period.

4. WWB will periodically make available to registrants the registration#s by weight class and age so that they can plan for their personal best competition slot.

5. WWB will scope out and make recommendations for the best inexpensive and convenient accomodations in Paris so the wrestlers can have the greatest team experience.

For information on the event, visit the Paris Gay Games X website. (click here)

Wrestlers WithOut Borders

Press Release 20 June 2017 Wrestlers WithOut Borders reconfirms past position after recent GLISA/Miami World OutGames Fiasco: Caveat Emptor! (click here)

SoCal Wrestling

Sin City Classic XI FreeStyle & Grappling
Las Vegas MLK WeekEnd
11-14 January 2018 (click here)

Wrestlers WithOut Borders

Melbourne Wranglers

Melbourne Wranglers join WWB

Sydney’s Harbour City Silverbacks were feeling very energized by their experiences wrestling in recent Gay Games and tournaments in San Francisco. But they also were feeling very isolated and regretting that there wasn’t another LGBT wrestling club in Australia with who they could share the joys and challenges of training and competing.

So, being wrestlers, they set out to change all of that.

This month, the newly created Melbourne Wranglers joined Wrestlers WithOut Borders. How the Wranglers came into existence is a story of Australian determination.

Read the full story here.

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