The International Olympic Committee Is All Wrong

Michele Weldon | February 13, 2013

Click here to sign a petition from change.org to urge the IOC to keep wrestling beyond 2016.
Wrestling helped make my sons who they are. Help save the sport.

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  1. just read your article in the christian science monitor. I also, had 3 sons who wrestled. and agree completely. That wrestling from age 6 thru 18 helped make them the men they are today. I also whole heartedly agree with every word you said about the injustice of the IOC canceling the sport for the 2020 games. Hope that the world wide wrestling community can pin the IOC and keep them down.

  2. Both of my sons wrestled in high school. It’s a great sport that helps children become responsible, hardworking, disciplined young men.

    I was just shocked that the IOC was even considering removing wrestling from their list of events. Wrestling is one of the (if not the first) original sports in the games.

    Please tell us how we can help reverse this decision

  3. I agree with everything you’ve said in the CSM about what wrestling does for our youth. I have two children that wrestle right now: my son Aedan (6 1/2) is in his third season, and my daughter Sofia (9) is in her second. I can’t begin to tell you what wrestling has done for them already, at such a young age! They are learning what it means to work hard for something, and to be proud of their work even if it means taking a loss here and there. They are learning discipline, sportsmanship, and what it takes to accomplish dreams. Sofia took first place in the WI State Youth Tournament last year, and heads to regionals again next week for another shot at State. Aedan (being too young for State) is practicing for Nationals. They attend Askren Wrestling Academy, and are coached by some of the best wrestlers & coaches in the US (Ben and Max Askren, John Mesenbrink, Chris Borchardt) – and Ben is a 2008 US Freestyle Olympian! We are so proud of our children for their hard work and dedication, and feel it is absolutely awful that such an honorable, wonderful sport is even at risk for removal from the Olympic games. This wrestling family will do whatever we can to help make our voices heard, and keep the dreams of our youth alive!

  4. nice ! keep wrestling in the olympics

    let all stans united

    peter jensen
    denmark


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