No Holds Barred: Dan Kanagie on 2016 Liberty Bell Challenge

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No Holds Barred: Dan Kanagie on 2016 Liberty Bell Challenge

Post by nhbnews on Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:47 am





On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with Dan Kanagie of the North American Catch Wrestling Association.

Continuing their tradition of annual events, their next one will be the 2016 Liberty Bell Challenge and Pennsylvania/New Jersey State King of Catch Tournament.

It will take place Saturday, August 27, at New World Mixed Martial Arts/NFF Boxing at 8801 Torresdale Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19136.  

We spoke with Dan Kanagie by phone Monday.

"This will be our fourth year holding this event here in the Philadelphia area, actually our first year in the city of Philadelphia. So we have a new location," he said.

While the location is new, the basics of this event are the same as before.

There will be catch wrestling in six men's weight classes, a men's open weight division, and a women's division using the Madison System of pairing up the competitors. The open weight division winner will qualify for the national King of Catch championship.

Matches can only be won by pin or submission, with all submissions allowed, except moves considered unsportsmanlike such as eye-gouging, attacking the groin, etc. No striking is permitted. The matches have a win-lose-draw format, with each match consisting of the best of three falls with each fall having a 12-minute time limit. There can be an overtime if there is no winner after three complete periods, but after that the match will be declared a draw, with no one advancing in the tournaments in the case of a draw.

This event will be followed by an East Coast championship in November and the national championship in December, with details yet to be finalized. The national championship will likely feature two past King of Catch champions, Luis Ojeda and Thomas Velasquez.

We also discussed the importance of conditioning, how grapplers and wrestlers of all styles and rulesets are welcome at these events, how this revived catch wrestling is still in its infancy, the need to provide care for the athletes, how catch wrestling must use the latest technology and means of communication, why "there's a reason wrestling has lasted longer than anything," and much more.

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