By Gazette News Services
Great Falls native Mike Zadick has committed to taking part in season two of Real Pro Wrestling.
Last year, Real Pro Wrestling debuted on PAX and Fox Sports Network and Sidney native Brandon Eggum competed at 184 pounds. Eggum was ranked third and won one contest and lost in the semifinals to finish 1-1. It was a single-elimination tournament.
According to the Real Pro Wrestling Internet site, Zadick, Travis Lee, Nate Gallick, Matt Gentry and Greg Jones have committed to competing at a regional qualifier to earn a chance to be a part of season two.
Zadick's father, Bob, said his son Bill Zadick, a 1996 NCAA champion at Iowa, is also interested in Real Pro Wrestling.
The basic purpose and plan of Real Pro Wrestling is to showcase freestyle wrestling in a way to where a sports fan will turn it on, view it, enjoy the sport and be entertained. The goal is to gather more momentum for the sport and find more fans and potential wrestlers for the future.
The first regional qualifier is in San Jose, Calif., Oct. 28. Other regional qualifiers include Iowa, Pennsylvania and Oklahoma. Any wrestler interested in being part of the second season can fill out an application online in the events section at www.realprowrestling.com. Or call, Dean Morrison at 615-234-1358.
Registering for an event does not guarantee entry into the tourney and all wrestlers will be notified if their application is accepted.
The Zadick brothers recently competed in the FILA World Wrestling Championships in China, where Bill won a gold medal and Mike won a silver.