Team USA Needs Your Help to go to the World Beach Wrestling Championships Oct 6-7

Please Support Team USA

Help Michael Peters, Pete Wirs and Austin Trotman Get USA out of Last Place at the 2018 World Beach Wrestling Championships

It's Our Turn to Support Team USA

Need to Get USA Out of Last Place

USA fell to last place at the 2017 World Beach Wrestling Championships. Michael Peters returns to revenge his medal loss to Turkey, while Wirs and Trotman prepare to go up against tough Iran and Russia opponents.  Your contribution to PA Wrestling Club makes sure USA climbs out of the cellar.

While History Will be Made in 2018

Pete Wirs will become the first terminally ill athlete to compete in any non-Paralympic World Championship. Pope Francis has acknowledged this history-making event. Your contribution makes sure history is made October 6-7 in Turkey.

Team USA

Michael Peters

Club - PA Wrestling

Home - Quincy, IL

Age - 20

Weight - 70 kg (154.3 lbs)

College - Maryville Univ

W-L Record - 194-34

Ranking - None

2018 - 2nd US Beach

2017 - 6th World Beach

2017 - 1st US Beach

Years competing - 11.

Austin L. Trotman

Club - PA Wrestling

Home Wilmington NC

Age - 30

Weight - 90 kg (198.5 lbs)

College - Appalachian State

W-L Record - 252-13

Ranking - 4th Seniors 2016

2018 - 1st US Beach

2017 - 2nd US Beach

2017 - Dave Schultz Memrl

2016 - 1st NYAC Farrell

2016 - Dave Schultz Memrl

2015 - 1st NYAC Farell

2012 NCAA All-American

2012-2017 World Team trial qualifier

Years competing - 21

Hon. Peter J. Wirs

Club - PA Wrestling

Home Philadelphia PA

Age - 63

Weight - 80 kg (176.4 lbs)

College - Temple, Thos Edison

W-L Record - 4-8

Ranking - 10th Veterans 2018

2018 - 1st US Beach

2017 - 1st US Beach

2017 - 4th US Freestyle

Years competing - 4

It's Pennsylvania's Turn to Support Team USA

Are You Supporting Team USA

Without getting into a primer on Olympic Sport financing, it is Pennsylvania’s turn to raise the funds for Team USA to compete in Wrestling’s World Championships - specifically the

2018 World Beach Wrestling Championships in Sarigime-Ortaca, Turkey, October 6-.7.


While this is the smallest of the Teams USA competing in World Championships, it is also the

most historic. This is because our favorite son, Peter J. Wirs, becomes the first terminally-ill

athlete to compete in any world championship.


Join Pope Francis in supporting Pete Wirs

His Holiness is drawing attention to Pete Wirs competing in a world wrestling championship while suffering from Mitochondrial Disease. Francis hopes everyone will be encouraged watching Pete Wirs go mano a mano against his opponent and his terminal disease.


Help Get USA Out of Last Place

In 2017, USA came in last. To get out of the cellar, all three Team USA Members - Michael Peters, Austin Trotman and Pete Wirs must win medals. They have their work cut out going up against opponents from Iran, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine among other wrestling power-houses. Each bout is going to be a drawn-out, down and dirty dog fight.


Your Financial Support is Absolutely Critical

We ask Gold Medal sponsors give $5,000, Silver Medal sponsors $2,500, Bronze $1,000. Sponsorship entitles your logo or name on the Official Team USA T-Shirt.

Your support pays for all Team USA expenses so that Peters, Trotman and Wirs

will get USA out of last place and bring home the Gold.

Learn More

Call the PA Wrestling Club President
Pete Wirs at 717-584-1776, Vice President Jon Banko at 412-400-0527 or Head Coach Donnie Peters at  217-242-8501 , or donate online

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