Bydgoszcz is ready!

There is couples days to the beginning of the Senior U-23 World Championships in wrestling, the first such competition in history. From 21th to 26th November w in the Artego Arena Hall the best wrestlers until age 23 will be competing.

The Polish Wrestling Federation is an originator

Just like two years ago, when European Youth Championships were held for the first time in our country (in Wałbrzych city), at present the first Youth World Championships will take place in Poland too, precisely in Bydgoszcz. More than 1000 wrestlers from nearly 55 countries will compete in the Artego Arena beggining from 21th to 26th of November. The Polish Wrestling Federation as an originator is also an organiser.

Bydgoszcz – the city of sport

Why Bydgoszcz was chosen? Because this city focuses on sport! This won’t be the first major sports championships organized in Bydgoszcz. The city has great conditions, good sports facility, perfect hotel base and airport. I’m sure that Bydgoszcz will be able to handle it well. What’s more is that, this year the European  Athletics Senior U-23 Championships also took place in Bydgoszcz.

The competition will take place in the Artego Arena. The basketball players from Bydgoszcz’s sports clubs participate here everyday. The Hall, which is being used starting from year 2014, can hold up to 1476 spectators.. Rentatives of the Federation hope it will be full of spectators. The championships coincide with the celebration of the 95th anniversary of the existence of the Polish Wrestling Federation so many attractions were prepared for the spectators.

Rafał Brzozowski on opening

The Polish Wrestling Federation is also preparing many additional attractions to attract spectators.  Notably exhibitions in glass and wood, painting works or Rafał Brzozowski‘s short concert for the opening of the championship.. Rafał Brzozowski was a wrestler and master of Polish juniors and cadets. At the concert we will be able to listen to such songs as “Tak blisko (So close)” or “Już wiem (I know now)”.

We are looking forward  too see you at Artego Arena on 21th-26th November!

We’ve met the Polish Youth Champions

The last two weekends are the rivalry of wrestlers for a title of the Polish U-23 Champion. Freestyle and women’s wrestling competition took place in Osielsko. The classic style wrestlers competed one week later in Poznań.

Pacurkowski – the star.

A year ago Roman Pacurkowski won a title of the European Youth Champion. This year he defended the title of the Polish Youth Champion and now he is preparing for the World Youth Championship, which will be played in November  in Bydgoszcz (21th-26th November 2017). This year, mentioned 22-years-old man defeated Dawid Kareciński in the National Wrestling League, who repeatedly represented Poland on international events. In Poznań, Pacurkowski competed in the category up to 75kg, where he deafeted thee rivals – Grzegorz Matysek, former medalist of the European Cadet Championships – Dawid Klimek, and in the final – Michał Tomaszewski.  Pacurkowski is our ticket to the World Youth Championship, where, like in the European Youth Championship, he will want to win the gold medal – this time in front of his own audience!

Also the wrestlers from RCSZ Olimpijczyk Radom and SSA Legia 1926 Warszawa clubs, presented strong preformance. The wrestlers from Radom won three gold medals, the medalists were: Krystian Szymczyk (59kg), Mateusz Nowak (66kg) and Rafał Płowiec (130kg).The categories to 85kg and 98kg were triumphed by players of the SSA Legia. Patryk Boniecki won his three fights and he stood first on podium, Rafał Krajewski (98kg) won with Aleksander Kroczak in the first round by knockout. The other highly pointed were Jędrzej Wiśniewski and Dawid Dryja.

Kroczak’s two medals

One week ago Aleksander Kroczak, the wrestler from RCSZ Olimpijczyk Radom, won a title of master of Poland in freestyle! It rarely happens that a wrestler wins two medals in two styles. Aleksander Wojtachnio won a title of Polish Youth Master in weight category to 97kg  in a very convincing manner and without a loss of technical points. Krzysztof Sadowik lost just one point in the fight for the gold medal. The wrestler from WKS Śląsk Wrocław was the best in rivalry/competition to 86kg. Mateusz Antoniak (57kg), Dawid Romanowicz (65kg) and Marcin Majka (74kg) fought for gold medals too.

Kozłow, Mądrowska and Nogaj without point loss

In women’s wrestling, the wrestlers didn’t even lose a single point on the way for the title of Polish Youth Champion. Paula Kozłow (53kg) finished all her fights before time finish (by knockout or technical advantage), Katarzyna Mądrowska (58kg) won two fights, and at the last round she won thanks to the forfeit. Her opponent – Daria Szymeczko didn’t show up. Karolina Nogaj had  similar situation. The wrestler from KS Sobieski Poznań won with Zuzanna Dworzyńska 5:0 (4-2), she also won with Anna Urbanowicz by knockout. She won the final fight because her rival, Patrycja Sperka, didn’t show up similar to Daria Szymeczko.

Moreover gold medals won Anna Król (48kg), Agnieszka Król (63kg) oraz Beata Federowicz (69kg).

Championship is a ticket to Bydgoszcz?

Polish Youth Championship was the final exam and a ticket for the first in history the World Youth  Championship in wrestling at the same time. Championship will be played on 21th to 26th November in Bydgoszcz in the Artego Arena Hall. Will all the masters be able to compete in Bydgoszcz? We will find it out soon enough, when trainers of our representation annouce the squad and The Polish Wrestling Federation will approve it.

Wrestling’s U-23 World Championships Announced for November in Poland

United World Wrestling has announced the addition of the U-23 World Championships to its official 2017 competition calendar. The event is scheduled to take place November 21-26 in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

The U-23 World Championships follow on the success of the U-23 European Championships in 2016 where more than 400 wrestlers from 34 nations competed for the continental gold. The turnout was attributed to a desire by many national federations to give their top prospects a chance to compete in a meaningful federation-based championship. Wrestling success tends to favor the young, with the average age of 2016 Olympic champion clocking in at just 23.1 years old for freestyle wrestling, 24.6 years in women’s wrestling and 27.5 years old in Greco-Roman.

“We want to meet the needs of our athletes and our National Federations have asked us for this U-23 competition to aid in the development of their young wrestlers,” said United World Wrestling president Nenad Lalovic. “We are thankful to the Polish Wrestling Federation for their leadership and look forward to an excellent World Championships in November.”

United World Wrestling’s Continental Championship series returns March 10th with the Oceania Championships in Pirae, French Polynesia, followed on March 16th and 17th by the Greco-Roman World Cup in Abadan City, Iran.

The Asian, European and Pan-American Continental Championships will be competed in May and will anchor “World Wrestling Month,” which aims to help promote the sport of wrestling around the world.