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Wrestlers WithOut Borders
(WWB): Promoting
inclusion and diversity
in the egalitarian sport
of wrestling...

        ... one match at a time ...

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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)  . and 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.

 

SinCityXII LasVegas

SoCal Wrestling (SCWC) & Wrestlers WithOut Borders (WWB) present Las Vegas SinCity XII
Martin Luther King (MLK) WeekEnd
17-20 January 2019 (click here)

Paris Lutte

Paris Gay Games X 5-8 August 2018 was AWESOME!
Start training for Hong Kong Gay Games XI 2022!

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 11 April 2016. Our condolences to his family and all whose lives he blessed. You can read more here and 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 was held in the beautiful city of Paris, with the freestyle wrestling and no-gi grappling tournaments occuring August 5 through 8 2018.

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

3. Registration opened in May 2016 with a special Early Bird Discount. The special early registration fee was available online from 13-31 May 2016; after that, fees
went up on a regular basis throughout the rest of the registration period.
100 wrestlers eventually registered.

4. WWB periodically made available to registrants the registration#s by
weight class and age so that wrestlers could plan for their personal best
competition slot.

5. WWB scoped out and made recommendations for the best inexpensive and convenient accomodations in Paris so the wrestlers could have the greatest team experience. Thank you Jeroen Tan!!!

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

SD Wrestling

San Diego BullDogs XII FreeStyle & Grappling WeekEnd 6-8 April 2018 (click here)   Watch for the 2019 iteration!

Berlin Einsteiger

Berlin Einsteiger XVII FreeStyle & Grappling WeekEnd 7-10 June 2019 (click here)

Golden Gate Wrestling

Don Jung Memorial XXXI FreeStyle & Grappling San Francisco Folsom WeekEnd
22-24 September 2017 (click here)   Watch for the 2019 iteration!

SoCal Wrestling

Sin City Classic XI FreeStyle & Grappling
Las Vegas Martin Luther King (MLK) WeekEnd
11-14 January 2018 (click here)   Watch for the 2019 iteration!

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 were bemoaning that there was not 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. The newly created   Melbourne Wranglers   joined   Wrestlers WithOut Borders (WWB).
How the Wranglers came into existence is a story of Australian determination. They were the 'Cinderella Team' of Paris 2018 Gay Games X. Read the full story here.

Wrestlers WithOut Borders

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

WWB is a bonafide IRS 501c(4) non-profit through 2018: (click here)          

WWB is a proud member of

Federation of Gay Games