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Vallejo CA to Host 2012 Olympian Marcie Van Dusen Wrestling Clinic

Olympic and World Champion Wrestler, Menlo College Coach to Lead Clinic Sponsored by Arno P. Niemand


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 that the popular Marcie Van Dusen Women’s Wrestling Technique Tour will be in Vallejo California on January 16.

Event Description: Marcie Van Dusen, 2008 Olympian and current head coach of the women’s wrestling program at Menlo College, will be holding a freestyle clinic followed by a meet-and-greet session for parents. The event is for girls and women who want to learn more about freestyle wrestling.

Event Open To: Clinic is targeted to high school and middle school female wrestlers, but is open to all wrestlers and coaches.

Date:  January 16, 2012

Time: 10 am – 2 pm

Location: Hogan Middle School, 850 Rosewood Avenue, Vallejo CA 94591

For more info: Jason A. Guiducci,, (707)704-7245, or log on to
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 ( The book is available at ( 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 and


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