Interesting Articles from Around the Web

By Matthew Wernikoff

Work’s been crazy lately and I’m training for next months Grapplers Quest National Championships, so I haven’t been able to finish my next article, “Why Winning make you a winner: the physiological response to winning.”  So while I keep working on that I thought I would share some of the articles from around the web that I found interesting.  Below are the top 5 things in the world of wrestling I found interesting this week:

“All the Motivation and Inspiration in the World”: Vinny Vespa Update and Upcoming Events and Fundraisers”

Vinny Vespa wasn’t at the Beat the Streets event in New York City last Thursday, but he was on the minds of those in attendance.

“When people found out I was Vinny’s brother, they approached me and asked about him,” said Michael Vespa, Vinny’s older sibling, mentioning conversations with some well known names in wrestling including Kyle Dake, Dan Gable, Jake Herbert and Logan Steiber…

To continue reading this story from New York Wrestling News click here.

“A Sleeping Giant is Awakening”: Beat the Streets Continues to Build in New York City”

“I enjoy doing big things,” said Al Bevilacqua before the Beat the Streets (BTS) 2012 Gala and Benefit last week.  “That’s been my body of work for over 47 years – doing big things.  Fortunately, we found Mike Novogratz who really loves to do big things.”

The last few weeks fit the bill as “big” for Bevilacqua, beginning with over 80 hours of train rides to Oklahoma where he was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, receiving the Order of Merit…

To continue reading this story from New York Wrestling News click here.

4th Annual Adam Frey Classic

On June 24, 2012 a very special event will take place at Grace Hall on the Lehigh campus. The event is the Adam Frey Classic and it is in its fourth year. Not only does this event honor the memory of Adam it also raises money for the Adam Frey Foundation…

To read more about the Adam Frey Classic and this years line-up click here.

NBC Sports Network to air 60-kilo wrestle-off Thursday

Fans can see a nationally televised broadcast of “The Grapple in the Big Apple” from historic Times Square on NBC Sports Network on Thursday, June 21 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
The two-hour show will feature highlights of the Beat the Streets Gala competition including the ASICS USA vs. Russia freestyle dual meet, the U.S. Olympic Team Wrestle-off for the 60 kg/132 lbs. position on the U.S. Olympic Team in men’s freestyle wrestling, along with an exhibition match…

To read more from this Intermat article click here.

Missouri hires Henson

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Mizzou wrestling program has filled out their coaching staff with the addition of Sammie Henson, announced today by head coach Brian Smith. Henson was born in St. Charles, Mo., and wrestled for Missouri in 1991…

To read more about Henson’s hiring check out this Intermat article by clicking here.

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