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Wrestling Festival 2014 Recap

Wrestling Festival 2014 Recap

On Saturday, April 26th almost 800 wrestlers from all over the Midwest came to Chicago to take part in World Sport Chicago’s 5th annual Wrestling Festival at Navy Pier. The event, presented in partnership with USA Wrestling, the Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation, Chicago Wrestling Club and Beat the Streets continues to grow each year and

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A Spectator’s Guide to Wrestling

A Spectator’s Guide to Wrestling

Wrestling is considered to be one of the world’s oldest sports, originating in Greece as a form of combat training. Now, as WSC Wrestling Festival 2014 (Saturday, April 26th) is fast approaching, we thought we’d prepare spectators by providing a beginner’s guide to wrestling. Match Format A wrestling meet or tournament consists of many matches

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Chicago Wrestling Festival for All Ages

Chicago Wrestling Festival for All Ages

Wrestling is an exciting sport for all ages, and with the Chicago Wrestling Festival just around the corner (Saturday April 26), we asked one of our wrestling coaches, Dave Burchett, to help explain why it is such a great sport for athletes of all ages to try. Why is wrestling a good sport for all ages? Wrestling

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And the winner is…

And the winner is…

Over the weekend, the International Olympic Committee voted on the host city for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the winner is – Tokyo! Japan is no stranger to the Olympic and Paralympic family. Tokyo has previously hosted the summer games (1964) and the northwestern city of Nagano played host for the 1998 Winter

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Wrestling Fest Returns

Wrestling Fest Returns

WSC is busy planning for the return of the Wrestling Festival to Chicago’s Navy Pier which will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013.  We are proud to host this event for the fourth consecutive year with our partners, which include USA Wrestling, IKWF, Chicago Wrestling Club and Beat the Streets. This open tournament, which is

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Intern Perspectives: Ebahi Ejerekhile (Programming)

World Sport Chicago interns come from all over the country to get real-life experience working at a non-profit organization committed to social change and providing opportunities for kids in under-served communities. Today’s blog introduces you to Ebahi Ejerekhile, who has joined WSC for the spring. Ebahi is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and

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Partner Spotlight: Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation

Partner Spotlight: Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation

World Sport Chicago has the unique opportunity to collaborate with some of the most incredible community organizations in our city – all working to improve the quality of life for the people of Chicago. In part two of the series, we had the opportunity to speak with Jim Considine, a wrestling coach for over 30 years, President

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Making Sport Available to Everyone

World Sport Chicago has been continually working to bring sports to communities throughout Chicago that lack adequate resources (three specific examples lie in our SportsLaunch programs in archery, track & field and wrestling).  In some cases it is economics that are the challenge. Sometimes its sports skills or transportation, and sometimes its simply awareness of

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With a Re-Launch Comes a Re-Commitment

With a Re-Launch Comes a Re-Commitment

Welcome to the new World Sport Chicago website.  With this new site we’re hoping that you’ll find it easier to learn about the many exciting programs and events we are creating for the youth of Chicago. While the site has changed, what remains unchanged is our commitment to building the capacity of sports programs in

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