Unlike other spots, once a wrestler walks off the high school mats, they don't often wrestle again. Sure, some get into college programs, or get the opportunity every now and then, but, for the most part, their wrestling career is over.
Wouldn't it be great if Minneapolis had an amateur wrestling club? Someplace where wrestlers of all ages could come and practice on open mats, learn the sport, and interact with other wrestlers?
Denver, San Diego, San Francisco, Philadelphia and Los Angeles have open wrestling clubs catering to adults who have an interest in learning and practicing the sport of amateur wrestling. Everyone is welcome to join and wrestle - irrespective of skill level, age, race, gender, sexual orientation, or physical disability. Beginners especially welcome!
Wouldn't that be great in Minneapolis? Or any metropolitan area for that matter?
With all the empty schools in the summer, you'd think that there'd be more wrestling clubs.
So what can we do to get something like this started? If you have access to a wrestling room, let us know. Maybe we can work together to make this a reality.