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Marcie Van Dusen Wrestling Clinic Coming to Florida

Olympic and World Champion Wrestler to Lead Clinic Sponsored by Arno P. Niemand

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BOULDER, CO – May 2, 2012 – Arno P. Niemand, longtime wrestling proponent, author, historian, and member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, today announced that the popular Marcie Van Dusen Women’s Wrestling Technique Tour will be in in Lakeland, Florida on May 12.

Event Description: World Champion and Olympian Marcie Van Dusen will be holding a freestyle clinic. The event is primarily for girls and women who want to learn more about freestyle wrestling, a style of amateur wrestling that is practiced by women at the high school, college, open circuit, and Olympic level. The clinic is sponsored by USA Wrestling’s Women’s National Team sponsor Arno P. Niemand, a proud sponsor for nine years.

The first 200 to sign up will receive a Limited Edition 2012 Clinic tee shirt.

Event Open To: High school, middle school, and elementary school wrestlers and coaches are welcome to participate. A USA Wrestling athlete card is required.

Date: May 12, 2012

Time: 8 am – 9 am

Location: The Lakeland Center, Lakeland, FL

For More Information: Contact Stuart Mahler for more info about the clinic, and to learn how your club/school can host its own Marcie Van Dusen Women’s Wrestling Technique clinic, 305-964-9805,

About Arno Niemand
Mr. Niemand is a 1956 graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca NY, where he was on the wrestling team. He was later inducted into the Cornell Hall of Distinguished Wrestling Alumni. He went on to earn his MBA in 1958 from the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. Throughout his life, Mr. Niemand has continued to support the sport of wrestling, and in 2008 received the FILA Gold Star, which is the highest award given to an individual by the world governing body of wrestling. In 2009, he was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, earning the Order of Merit. In 2011 he was named Honorary Cornell College Alumnus.

Mr. Niemand’s book, “The Dream Team of 1947” chronicles the extraordinary story of the 1947 wrestling team of Cornell College. It is the true story of a dedicated and talented coach named Paul Scott, a nurturing small college and town, three young superstars fresh out of high school, and five service veterans who all bonded as a team to defeat all comers. The team was the first school outside the state of Oklahoma to win the NCAA team championship, and two weeks later went on to win the equally prestigious National AAU championship, winning the “grand slam” of amateur wrestling, something no other private school before or since has accomplished, The Great Depression, World War II, the GI Bill, struggles with scholastic achievement and a serious car crash all affect the team’s future in this real-life drama. More details can be found at ( The book is available at ( and select book stores.

As previous owner and chairman of Body Bar Inc., Niemand has sponsored the USA Wrestling Women’s National Team since 2003. Follow women’s wrestling activities on ( and (