Team GGWC has always fielded a remarkably respectable FreeStyle team for EVERY Gay Games since 1982, and has
always adhered to the principles of the Tom Waddell's Gay Games by concentrating on those athletes who will benefit
the most from the experience:
Participation, Inclusion, and Personal Best . This means youth, women, and novices are the egalitarian priority
(as well as being the IRS 501c3 non-profit mission of Team GGWC!).
The coaches of Team GGWC have always taken the task of building the Tradition, Camaraderie, and Pride of its Gay Games
teams very seriously, and have built a family/community that is the envy of many other sports.
Elite wrestlers/grapplers will be required to coach and take leadership/mentoring roles within Team GGWC.
Team GGWC will once again work with WWB and host (Paris) to get inexpensive hostel/hotel housing as it always has in the past
so that all the wrestling/grappling team competitors will room together and be able to afford the experience.
Team GGWC will once again work to coordinate raising the funds for gear, flights, and rooms for those who will need it.
Your Premier Life Experience!
Talk to ANYONE who has ever competed at a Gay Games. It is the most exciting and life changing experience of their life.
Becoming a competitive wrestler/grappler with Team GGWC will give you better insight into your body as well enhance your
own self image and personality. Ask any wrestler/grappler how the sport has dramatically helped cope in their lives.
Being part of Team GGWC will the most intense, rewarding, and satisfying experience you will ever have.
Paris Gay Games X Costs ~$2.6k:
Team GGWC and WWB have had Gay Games experience with Vancouver'90, NYC'94, Amsterdam'98, Sydney'02,
Koeln'10, and Cleveland'14. The estimate at this time for the this Gay Games X Paris experience for
flights, registration, and sharing rooms for 7 nights would be ~$2.7k each .
We are expecting lower/better rates on the hostels/hotels to significantly reduce this cost.
Remember this is a Team GGWC endeavor, not open to non registrants / non members,
you must train with Team GGWC to be eligible.
Team GGWC Costs ~$360:
Annual CA-USAW/UWW medical/liability competitor membership Card $50/year (Due: August 2016, August 2017)
Annual Team GGWC Dues $80 (Due: August 2016, August 2017)
Gear (shoes singlet kneepads headgear etc... ) ~$100
Team GGWC Formal Practice Schedule:
Every Tuesday & Friday 6-9pm Saturday 3-5pm
Starting March 2017, Team GGWC will offer Fri/Sat training packages to anyone who wants to compete in Paris.
These weekend are open to anyone planning on competing in Paris 2018 regardless of whom they will be competing for.
The coaching syllabus will be focused on NOVICES.
GGWC will offer FREE hosted housing.
Gay Games X Unique Medal Events (UMEs):
Official RedBook v4.3 Separate Male and Female categories
per your UWW legal classification by country.
Official RedBook v4.3 Age Categories
(maximum 8 competitors/bracket): Open (<= 35)
Masters (36-49) Veterans (>=50) (Age as of date of weigh-in)