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Van Dusen Women’s Wrestling Technique Tour Comes to North

Olympic and World Champion Wrestler, Menlo College Coach to Lead Clinic in Fargo

Boulder, Colo. – July 5, 2011 – 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 2011 will be in Fargo on July 17 during the Cadet & ASICS/Vaughan Junior National Championships.

Event Description: Marcie Van Dusen, 2008 Olympian and current head coach of the women’s wrestling program at Menlo College, will be holding a freestyle clinic followed by a meet-and-greet session for parents. The event is for girls and women who want to learn more about freestyle wrestling.

Event Open To: Clinic is targeted to high school and middle school female wrestlers, but is open to all wrestlers and coaches.

When: July 17, 2011, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Location: Fargo Dome, 1800 University Dr N, Fargo, ND‎ – (701) 241-9100.

For more info: Vladislav “Coach Izzy” Izboinikov, or log on to

About Arno Niemand
Mr. Niemand is a 1956 graduate of Cornell, 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 inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, earning the Order of Merit.

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

Niemand recently wrote and published, “The Dream Team of 1947,” a new book chronicling the extraordinary story of the 1947 wrestling team of Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, which is available at and select book stores. More details can be found at

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