Schalles Wrestling Clinic Sept. 16

Sidney Wrestlers, you have a once in a life time opportunity to learn from an all-time greatest.

Wade Schalles will be putting on a clinic, Sept. 16 from 1-4 p.m. at the high school wrestling room.

The Schalles Award, presented annually by Cliff Keen Athletics and WIN magazine to the nation’s best college and high school pinners, is named after Schalles, who set the college pin record at Clarion (Pa.) State where he defeated 153 of 159 opponents and pinned 109.

Schalles wrestled at Clarion from 1970-1974. He was an NCAA Division I Champion and NCAA Division II champion in 1972 and 1973, winning the outstanding wrestler award in both divisions in 1972.

Overall, Schalles has won 15 national championships and been an All-American in five different combative disciplines: Judo, Sombo, Freestyle, Folkstyle and Greco Roman wrestling. He’s authored two bestselling books on the sport. “Jacobs Cradel” and “They Call it Wrestling”


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