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Marcie Van Dusen Wrestling Clinic Coming to New York

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

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BOULDER, CO – February 21, 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 Brooklyn, New York on March 3.

Event Description: 2008 Olympian Marcie Van Dusen, 2008 will be holding two freestyle clinic sessions. 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.

Following the clinic, representatives and recruiting coaches from several colleges and universities will participate in a college fair targeting local male and female wrestlers.

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

Date: March 3, 2012

Time: 9 am – 5 pm

Location: Beat the Streets, Wingate Educational Campus, 600 Kingston Avenue, Brooklyn, New York.

Fee: Admission is free to those with a USA Wrestling card, and participants who register online will get a free t-shirt. Entry fee for the Tournament is $15 for online registration, $35 for those who register at the Clinic on March 3nd.

Beat the Streets will also be holding a girls Wrestling Tournament on March 4 at 9 am. All three events will take place at Wingate Educational Campus, located at 600 Kingston Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. Winners of this tournament will be eligible to earn a subsidized flight to the Body Bar® National Tournament in Lakeland, FL on May 11 – 14. Winners from other programs are invited to travel with the Beat the Streets New York team at a discounted rate for flights, hotels, and transportation.

To register for the Clinic and College Fair: /
To register for the Girls Wrestling Tournament :

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