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Marcie Van Dusen Women’s Wrestling Technique Tour 2011 Debuts in NYC


Olympic and World Champion Wrestler, Menlo College Coach to Lead Clinic in NYC

BOULDER, Colo. – February 23, 2011 – Arno P. Niemand, longtime wrestling proponent, author, historian, and member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, today announced that the popular Marcie Van Dusen Women’s Wrestling Technique Tour 2011 will launch on March 5, in New York City.

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, and will be held in conjunction with the Beat the Streets Girls Freestyle Tournament, which will serve as recruiting tool for the women’s wrestling program at Menlo College.

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

Where: Beat the Streets Wrestling, 145 Thompson Street, New York, NY, 10012

When: March 5, 2011. Registration and check-in begin at 9:30 am – 6 pm.

Cost: There is no charge for the clinic, but a USA Wrestling card is required for insurance purposes. Those may be purchased on the day of the event for $34. cash. If the wrestler is less than 18 years old, a parent or guardian must sign the registration form. USA Wrestling Cards are also available online at

Registration: Register by mailing or emailing the completed Entry Form/Permission Slip ( for each participant to coach Cheryl Wong, Beat the Streets Wrestling, 145 Thompson St, NY, NY 10012 or at
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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