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VICTORY TOUR & GALA

Presented By:

HELP RAISE AMERICA’S GREATEST GENERATION

 

Disciplined.  Courageous.  Hard working.

Rising to any challenge

Persevering in every circumstance

Fighting to the last whistle

Resilient in defeat

Humble in victory

Refined in the fire

Our next great leaders

Our titans of industry

Our mighty warriors

Our teachers

Our sons and daughters

Champions in life

 

THE Victory Tour

 

Join us for inspirational evenings with the toughest people on the planet - our Olympic and wrestling greats, heroes from the military, sports champions, stars from movies and entertainment, and some very special guests.

 

Help us grow the sport that turns young men and women into champions in life. With you on our team, we can't lose.

Speakers and Honored Guests

The Victory Tour features a star-studded line-up.  Guests vary by location

Randy Couture

THREE TIME UFC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION - American actor, retired mixed martial artist and former collegiate and Greco-Roman wrestler.

Gen. Robert B. Neller, USMC

37TH COMMANDANT OF THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS - Prior to his current assignment, he served as the Commander, Marine Forces Command and Commander, Marine Forces Central Command. He has served as an infantry officer at all levels, including during Operations JUST CAUSE, PROMOTE LIBERTY; RESTORE HOPE, and IRAQI FREEDOM.

Ben Jackson

INSPIRATIONAL WRESTER - Motivational speaker, college student, and athlete. Striving to change the world.

Congressman Markwayne Mullin

U.S. CONGRESSMAN - He serves Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District with his wrestling and MMA fighting spirit to bring common sense and self-reliance to our nation's capital.

Helen Maroulis

OLYMPIC & WORLD CHAMPION WRESTLER - Helen became the first ever American to win a gold medal in women's freestyle wrestling at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Kyle Snyder

OLYMPIC, WORLD & NCAA CHAMPION - Kyle is the youngest Olympic and World wrestling champion in U.S. history and is going for his second NCAA title for the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Adeline Gray

3X WORLD CHAMPION - Adeline is a dominant force in Women’s Freestyle wrestling and role model for our youth.

Dan Gable

AMERICAN WRESTLING LEGEND - Dan Gable achieved greatness at every level of competition – Olympic and World champion, 3x NCAA champion and 15x NCAA champion coach at Iowa University.

Kerry McCoy

HEAD COACH UNIVBERSITY OF MARYLAND - Kerry is a two-time Olympian, World Silver medalist and 3x NCAA All-American

Lloyd Keaser

WORLD CHAMPION & OLYMPIC SILVER MEDALIST- Lloyd competed for the Naval Academy and was a 2x All-American.

Dan Russell

FOUR-TIME NCAA ALL-AMERICAN - Dan is co-author of the book “Finish Strong” that is soon to be made into a Hollywood movie.

Chris Brown

MAJOR, USAF, RET. - Chris is America's first 2x Veteran World Greco-Roman wrestling champion and has won eight Veteran's World Championship medals.

Andy Matter

2X NCAA CHAMPION – Andy is one of the greatest wrestlers ever to wear a Penn State uniform. He was a 2x national champion, 3x EIWA champion and holds numerous Penn State records.

Robby Smith

OLYMPIC WRESTLER – Robbie electrified the crowd at the World Championships tossing heavyweights head over heels. He’s a 3x World Team Member and 2x US Open champion.

Charlie Brenneman

PROFESSIONAL FIGHTER, SPEAKER, MENTOR - Author of My Unlikely Journey from Classroom to Cage, Charlie went from high school Spanish teacher to being ranked #7 in the world in MMA.

Steve Fraser

OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST - Steve won America’s first Olympic medal in Greco-Roman wrestling and served as the Olympic Team coach when USA won the World Cup.

Bruce Baumgarter

2X OLYMPIC CHAMP, 3X WORLD CHAMP - The greatest freestyle heavyweight wrestler in US history. His career includes a NCAA championship and 13 World and Olympic medals.

Lt. Gen. John Sattler, USMC (Ret.)

DIRECTOR, U.S. JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF - Served in the United States Marine Corps as the Director of Strategic Plans and Policy, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff and concurrently as the US representative to the Military Staff Committee of the United Nations.

Logan Stieber

4X NCAA AND WORLD CHAMPION - After winning four high school state championships and four NCAA titles, Logan has started his run at the international level, with a World Championship in December in Budapest.

Jeff Prescott

2X NCAA CHAMPION - Jeff was a 3X NY state champion and won the NCAA Outstanding Wrestler award and two NCAA championships while at Penn State.

Billy Baldwin

ACTOR, PRODUCER, WRITER - Star of 40+ movies including Backdraft, Flatliners, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Maj. Gen. Paul Kennedy

COMMANDING GENERAL, MARINE CORPS RECRUITING COMMAND - Personal decorations include the Legion of Merit with two Combat “V” and two gold stars; Bronze Star Medal; Purple Heart; Combat Action Ribbon with Bronze Star; Presidential Unit Citation, and Navy Unit Commendation with Gold Star.

#EveryoneWrestles

 

LIFE IS HARD.  WRESTLING PREPARES YOU FOR THE CHALLENGE.

It’s a fact of life. Adversity is guaranteed. It’s how we respond to these challenges that makes the difference. Wrestling instills the values of courage, hard work, discipline, perseverance and humility. It forges character that lasts a lifetime and trains people to triumph over trials. This is the promise that wrestling delivers to our next generation.

eVENT cO-cHAIRS

Chuck Africano

Army Veteran

 

Bahman Baktiari

Executive Director at International Foundation for Civil Society

John Bardis

Founder, Med Assets and Founder & Chairman of Hire Heroes USA

Rich Bender

Executive Director, USA Wrestling

Randy Couture

UFC World Champion

Dr. David Curby

Executive Director, Beat the Streets-Chicago and Director of International Network of Wrestling Researchers

Steve Fraser

Olympic Champion, Chief of Alumni and Donor Relations, USA Wrestling

John Galt

Managing Principal, Whitehorse Technologies and Founding Board Member, Seal-NSW Family Foundation

Kevin Hummer

Vice Chairman, U.S. Wrestling Foundation, Air Force Veteran and CEO, RJ Promotions

 

Scott Haze
Actor, Writer, Director

 

Charles Poliquin

World Renowned Strength Coach

James Ravannack

President, USA Wrestling

Dan Russell

4x NCAA DII Champion
President, Battleground.TV

 

Chris Ursitti

Owner, LA Center Studios

Nancy Schultz Vitangeli

Partner, Rudis Sports Apparel

Jeff Waters

Chairman, U.S. Wrestling Foundation

Registration

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For more information contact:

 

Jack Clark

jack@uswrestlingfoundation.org

or call: 703-297-6351

Sponsorship

Check out the sponsorship opportunities to promote your business and show your support

 

 VIEW SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS

 

To sponsor an event contact:

Amanda Grech

Amanda@USWrestlingFoundation.com

or call: 724-814-0133

 

Gala Event Schedule

 

Meet the stars and enjoy the festivities. Business attire suggested.

Online Auction - Coming Soon

We’ll have a treasure trove of unique items from entertainment, sports and the wrestling world.

VIP Reception - 6:00-7:00

Table hosts and sponsors are invited to a private green room reception to meet our honored guests.

General Reception - 6:00-7:00

Join us for cocktails, appetizers and get photo opps with our honored guests.

Evening Program and Live Auction - 7:00-9:00

Enjoy dinner and entertainment with emcee Randy Couture and our keynote speakers, followed by a live auction for some of our most special items.

Tour Schedule

Nov. 9 - New York, NY -
Tour Kick-Off

To support Living the Dream Medal Fund

ACME-Downstairs

9 Great Jones Street
New York, NY

6-8pm

SOLD OUT

Nov. 17 - Washington, DC

To support Washington Area Beat the Streets

Top of the Hill

1 Constitution Ave. NE
Washington, DC

6-8pm

SOLD OUT

Jan. 6 - Lancaster, PA

To launch Beat the Streets - Lancaster

Hamilton Club,

106 East Orange Street

Lancaster, PA

7-9pm

SOLD OUT

Mar. 17 - St. Louis, MO
NCAA VIP Social - Invitation-only

1 S. Broadway
St. Louis, MO

 

BUY TICKETS

June 15 - Los Angeles, CA
Gala Celebration

450 S. Bixel Street
Los Angeles, CA

Reception – 6-7pm

Evening Program – 7-9pm

 

BUY TICKETS

35 Canoe Brook Rd

Short Hills, NJ 07078

703-297-6351

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