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2011 Olympian Marcie Van Dusen Wrestling Clinics Schedule Announced


Strong Attendance Prompts Additional Locations; Sponsored by Arno P. Niemand

BOULDER, CO – January 25, 2011 – Arno P. Niemand, longtime wrestling proponent, author, historian, and member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, today announced the 2011 schedule for the popular Marcie Van Dusen Women’s Wrestling Technique Tour 2011.
“Attendance in 2010 increased significantly, so we are pleased to be adding new locations this year,” commented Mr. Niemand, sponsor, The Marcie Van Dusen Women’s Wresting Technique Tour 2011. “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 2011 schedule and primary contact’s email address. For more information please visit
- March 5 – New York City, NY – Cheryl Wong,
- March 26 – Oklahoma City, OK – Archie Randall,
- April 17 – Frisco, TX – Monica Allen,
- May 14 – Kissimmee, FL – John Lawton,
- May 21 – West Covina, CA – Shirley Stephens,
- July 17 – Fargo, ND - Vladislav Izboinikov–

About Arno Niemand
Mr. Niemand is a 1956 graduate of Cornell, 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 inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, earning the Order of Merit.

As previous owner and chairman of Body Bar Inc., Niemand has sponsored the USA Wrestling Women’s National Team since 2003.

Niemand recently wrote and published, “The Dream Team of 1947,” a new book chronicling the extraordinary story of the 1947 wrestling team of Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, which is available at and select book stores. More details can be found at

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