(PRESS RELEASE) -- Milwaukee, WI -- Agon Wrestling Championships (AWC) will hold a press conference Saturday, August 31, 2013 at the Marriott Milwaukee Downtown to announce the main event of Agon 1 - The Revolution, which will take place at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV on October 27, 2013. The main event will feature undefeated MMA champion, two time NCAA Champion and former US Olympian, Ben Askren, versus two time NCAA champion and four time NCAA All-American wrestler from Penn State, Quentin Wright.
"So excited to be the main event for @AgonWC," Askren tweeted this week. "So glad I get to help lead the revolution." CF Athletic President, Michael DiSabato, a presenting sponsor for Agon Wrestling Championships and consultant to the organization, will also announce other confirmed competitors for Agon 1, including Ohio State four time All-American and team Alpha Male MMA fighter, Lance Palmer and 3X NCAA Champion and Olympic Silver Medalist, Steven Abas. DiSabato and Agon Wrestling Championships associate director, Ernie Ciaccio, will also be available to answer questions regarding the AWC mission and goals.
In addition to Askren, current MMA stars Daniel Cormier and Urijah Faber will be in attendance. "As a former Olympic team captain, I am encouraged by Agon's efforts not only to keep wrestling alive and well, but also to provide a place for wrestlers to earn prize money at the elite level," said Cormier.
Agon 1 - The Revolution is will be streamed live on FloWrestling.org.
Agon 1 - The Revolution is presented by FloWrestling, CF Athletic, Titan Mercury Wrestling Club, and United Wrestling Group.
What: Agon Wrestling Championships Press Conference
When: Saturday August 31, 2013
Time: 2pm - 4pm CT
Where: Marriott Milwaukee Downtown, located at 323 East Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee WI 53020
Lunch and refreshments will be served. All members of the media are encouraged to attend.
Embrace The Grind!
About Agon Wrestling Championships: The AWC is the first domestic production to feature elite level athletes from both the mixed martial arts and Olympic wrestling communities on a professional platform competing for prize money in the world’s first sport – wrestling.
About United Wrestling Group: The United Wrestling Group is a consortium of Independent Investors who's primary purpose is to protect and preserve the Collegiate and Olympic dream through the formation of a professional wrestling league. By energizing the sports base at the grassroots level by creating a professional dream for wrestlers of all ages, the overall sport will prosper. It is our intent to protect and preserve wrestling at all levels. As a result of rebranding and restructuring the sport, it is our hope that wrestling will not only become a valuable enterprise, but also, self-sufficient.
About FloWrestling.org: Flowrestling travels around the US and the world covering some of the biggest events in wrestling along with smaller local events trying to bring wrestling lovers coverage that they normally wouldn't be able to get. We pride ourselves in our ability to seemingly be everywhere at once. We interview coaches and athletes and whenever possible, record all the matches and events for the wrestling community’s viewing pleasure.
About CF Athletic: An Authentic Athletic global sports brand developed by former collegiate wrestlers and worn by some of the finest athletes in combat sports. CF Athletic is the Official Authentic Athletic apparel sponsor for 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist, Jordan Burroughs, and four time NCAA Champion, Kyle Dake. CF Athletic is also the Official Authentic Athletic apparel supplier for undefeated MMA competitor, Daniel Cormier, and has been worn by some of the greatest champions in MMA including, Chuck Liddell, Urijah Faber, Mark Coleman, Forrest Griffin, Josh Thompson, Cung Le, B.J. Penn and more. Embrace The Grind.
About Titan Mercury Wrestling Club: The TMWC mission is simple: To assist the 2016 US Olympic Wrestling Teams to earn 18 Gold Medals in Rio! Beyond this, our goal is to better the wrestling skills and mindset of our kids, high school, college, senior level and international wrestlers by implementing support in all areas of the development concerning the characteristics of “What It Takes” to be successful on and off the mat: courage, commitment, enthusiasm, faith, discipline, preparation, belief, perseverance, love, confidence, experience and fortitude.