BOULDER, CO – January 12, 2012 – Arno P. Niemand, longtime wrestling proponent, author, historian, and member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, today announced the 2012 schedule for the popular Marcie Van Dusen Women’s Wrestling Technique Tour.
“Over the past few years, Marcie has raised the bar on the level of education provided in a clinic environment,” commented Arno P. Niemand, sponsor, The Marcie Van Dusen Women’s Wresting Technique Tour 2011. “Students learn techniques that can be applied to improving their wresting immediately. We encourage all girls and young women interested in the burgeoning sport of women’s wrestling to sign up and learn from a champion in an encouraging, fun environment.”
Former World Champion Van Dusen was one of only four women to represent the USA in the Beijing Olympics in 2008. She is now the head coach of Menlo College women’s wrestling team in Atherton CA, the first intercollegiate wrestling program to have a female head coach.
Following is the 2012 schedule. For more information please visit http://www.themat.com/section.php?section_id=4
- January 16 - Vallejo, CA
- March 3 - Brooklyn, NY
- May 12 - Lakeland, FL
Additional dates for North Dakota and Texas will be announced when finalized.
About Arno Niemand
Mr. Niemand is a 1956 graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca NY, where he was on the wrestling team. He was later inducted into the Cornell Hall of Distinguished Wrestling Alumni. He went on to earn his MBA in 1958 from the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. Throughout his life, Mr. Niemand has continued to support the sport of wrestling, and in 2008 received the FILA Gold Star, which is the highest award given to an individual by the world governing body of wrestling. In 2009, he was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, earning the Order of Merit. In 2011 he was named Honorary Cornell College Alumnus.
Mr. Niemand’s book, “The Dream Team of 1947” chronicles the extraordinary story of the 1947 wrestling team of Cornell College. It is the true story of a dedicated and talented coach named Paul Scott, a nurturing small college and town, three young superstars fresh out of high school, and five service veterans who all bonded as a team to defeat all comers. The team was the first school outside the state of Oklahoma to win the NCAA team championship, and two weeks later went on to win the equally prestigious National AAU championship, winning the “grand slam” of amateur wrestling, something no other private school before or since has accomplished, The Great Depression, World War II, the GI Bill, struggles with scholastic achievement and a serious car crash all affect the team’s future in this real-life drama.
More details can be found at (http://dreamteam47.com). The book is available at (www.Amazon.com) and select book stores.
As previous owner and chairman of Body Bar Inc., Niemand has sponsored the USA Wrestling Women's National Team since 2003. Follow women’s wrestling activities on www.usawrestlingnation.com and www.themat.com.