These two groups are quite the contrast. Golden Gate Wrestling has been around since the very early days of organized gay sports, since even before the Gay Games, and has been one of the driving forces behind worldwide expansion of gay wrestling. The group at Jimmy Evert Tennis Center is a loosely associated group that focuses on having fun in the sun. Both are dedicated to inclusion.
Golden Gate Wrestling
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
The group was started before GayGames 1980 at behest of Tom Waddell to Don Jung. The GGWC has competed every Gay Games and has done well every time. The group started the international organization Wrestlers WithOut Borders in 1992 to join all the clubs in a federation to cooperate with and control the Gay Games wrestling tournaments. They have also held three practices perweek since 1986, started SF Alliance Youth Wrestling program in San Francisco at the behest of high school coaches in 2007. Their coaching partnership with Mission HS wrestling that took them from the doormat to Cinderella in 2007.
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