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Excitement builds for Rally4Wrestling Atlanta at The Cooler in Alpharetta, August 30 – September 2


The wrestling community in the Southeast and around the nation is gearing up for a big celebration for our sport, Rally4Wrestling Atlanta in Alpharetta, Ga. over Labor Day Weekend, August 30 – September 2.

The rally is a celebration of wrestling, a Keep Olympic Wrestling event, and a send-off for the U.S. Men’s Freestyle World Team as it goes through final preparation for the 2013 Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 16-22.

The list of heroes who will be part of the weekend has grown and is amazingly impressive. Consider these amazing guests:

Saturday, August 31
• Brandon Slay – Olympic Champion
• Lee Kemp – 3x World Champion, 4x World Cup, 3x World Cup Champion, 3x NCAA Champion
• Nate Carr - Olympic Bronze, 3x NCAA Champion
• Sanshiro Abe – Olympian, 2x Japanese National Champion, NCAA Champion
• Bubba Jenkins – Junior World Champion, NCAA Champion, MMA Star
• Other Champions to be announced

Sunday, September 1
• John Azevedo – Olympian, NCAA Champion
• Wade Schalles – 2x NCAA Champion
• Bruce Baumgartner – 2x Olympic Champion, 4x Olympic Medalist, 3x World Champion; 9x World Medalist, NCAA Champion
• Tom Brands – Olympic Champion, World Champion, 3x NCAA Champion
• Other Champions to be announced

Monday, September 2
• Dan Gable – Olympic Champion, World Champion, 2x NCAA Champion
• John Smith – 2x Olympic Champion, 4x World Champion, 2x NCAA Champion
• Bruce Baumgartner – 2x Olympic Champion, 4x Olympic Medalist, 9x World Medalist, NCAA Champion
• Zeke Jones – Olympic Silver Medalist, World Champion, USA World Team Coach
• **World Team Workouts**
• Other Champions to be announced

Included are five Olympic Champions with seven Olympic Titles, and numerous World medals, NCAA titles and other major honors.

For information on the schedule and to register for R4W Training Camp, visit:

The Titan Mercury Club out of San Marino, Calif., and its founder Andy Barth have helped created the Rally4Wrestling event concept. Barth is the U.S. Men’s Freestyle World Team Leader.

The event is being co-sponsored by USA Wrestling, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, the National Wrestling Coaches Association, the Committee for the Preservation of Olympic Wrestling (CPOW) and Takedown Sportswear. USA Wrestling’s very successful state association in Georgia, Team Georgia, is also supporting the activity.

All events will be held at The Cooler, a popular sports complex in Alpharetta. John Bardis, the Director of Development and Finance for CPOW, owns the Cooler. It has become one of the finest family recreation centers in the nation, with established programs for figure skating, ice hockey, volleyball, roller hockey, martial arts, yoga and wrestling with internationally recognized coaches and trainers.

The weekend will be packed with events that are intended to continue the momentum for the USA World team and to bring more attention to the Keep Olympic Wrestling movement.

For those unable to attend, a special webcast is being organized for those who wish to be part of this historic event.

The live Broadcast of Rally4Wrestling Atlanta will be available August 31st starting at 10am EST. Shows will be broadcasting through Monday, September 2nd. New users will be required to create a username/password and provide a valid email address. Once an account has been created, users will be able to purchase the Rally4Wrestling Live in Atlanta PPV for $14.95. From technique sessions to live wrestling and insights from the greatest in the sport, we will bring the experience to you so that everyone can Rally4Wrestling

For the tentative webcast schedule, please visit

Additional information can be found at

Rally4Wrestling Facebook Page

Rally4Wrestling Website

TENTATIVE Schedule of Events

Friday August 30

6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. - Club Flash “Olympic Celebration Sock Hop” with DJ Kiddluke “Celebrate the Passion”, R4W Expo Opens

Saturday, August 31

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - R4W Live “Takedown Broadcast” with Scott Casber, Training Camp featuring NCAA National Champions, Olympic Champions & Olympic Medalist, R4W Wrestling Expo Open

3:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m. - All Division Duals” Elite Level Duals, Olympic Wrestling Olympic Belt Team Championships, R4W Wrestling Expo Open

Sunday, September 1

11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. - Fellowship service with Nate Carr, World Class Training Camp with World Team & Coaches (afternoon arrival), World Team practice (afternoon), R4W Wrestling Expo Open

5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. - $50 adults, $30 students - Red Carpet Outdoor Media Social, 5-6pm Indoor “Champions Social” 6-7pm, Dinner with the Champs & Recognition Awards, 7pm

Monday, September 2

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. - World Team Practice, Training Camp, Clinic and more

R4W Expo includes… Wrestling Memorabilia, Olympic Medalist & Champions Autograph Signings, National Wrestling Hall of Fame Exhibit, World Team Practice, $65 World Class Training Camps (All 3-days), Wrestling Vendors, Wrestling Movie Presentation, $50 adults & $30 students Dinner with Champions, USA Wrestling Display, “All Division Duals” and Concession Stand.

All Events will take place at
“The Cooler”
10800 Davis Drive, Alpharetta, GA 30009 770.649.6600

Homewood Suites
10775 Davis Dr., Alpharetta, GA 30004

R4W Olympic Wrestling Expo
Olympic Wrestling Memorabilia, Olympic Champions & Olympic Medalist Autograph Signings, National Wrestling Hall of Fame Display, World Team Workouts & Live World Team Exhibition Matches , World Class Training Camp with Olympians Open to all Wrestlers, Wrestling Vendors, Wrestling Movie Presentation, “Dinner with the Champs-Recognition Awards”, USA Wrestling Display, *All Division Duals* and Concession Stand.

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