Tuesday, May 16, 2006

'OPEN MATS' video on WrestleMen TV

It's out now! Check out and watch the new "OPEN MATS" video on WrestleMen TV. Some of the best wrestlers and wrestling bodies in the country compete in a freestyle tournament. I especially like the slow-motion recaps of the hottest parts of each match set to music after each match. Click on comments below to tell me who is your favorite after you watch it. Woof! Enjoy!


Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Filming a Tournament

I just returned this past weekend from filming the Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Championships in Maryland. This is a regional freestyle tournament for every age group, including an open division for men 19-50 yo. My goal was to film lots of wrestling, and then pull three of the older guys out to interview them about where they practice, etc. I was surprised that the very first person I got was from my alma mater, a very small town in Western New York State. (Population: 1900) He walked by me and I saw his shirt. Wow! Turns out he is 24 AND the wrestling coach there. Great interview, and he won his match. I then found 3 other guys to interview. Ages of 19, 24, 26, and 27. Apparently there was a 72 year old competing the prior year. Over the two-day period 1400 wrestlers competed this year on a total of 15 mats.

I'll put up a clip or two on the site soon, but most of the footage is of course for the big movie.