Boston, MA — For the second consecutive year, over 100 wrestlers from across Boston came together in fellowship to practice and scrimmage with each other as part of the 2018-2019 wrestling season kick off. The event was a celebration of the growth of the sport of wrestling in the city and an opportunity to receive technical instruction from a variety of coaches. The event was sponsored by KIND Snacks, who provided healthy snacks for our wrestlers at the conclusion of the practice. Special thanks to Boston Latin School for hosting the kick off for the second year in a row.

Nikan Hodjat, a teacher and coach at John D. O’Bryant, though the event was part of something bigger than just a practice. ”Lots of things make wrestling unlike any other sport, but one of the most important is community. When my students joined a community of over 100 wrestlers to drill, to practice and to scrimmage, they were hard-pressed not to feel like they were part of a movement. Wrestling has a foothold in the City of Boston and it is here to stay.”

The wrestlers represented a variety of schools and teams including: Boston Latin School, Josiah Quincy Upper School, John D. O’Bryant, Excel Academy Charter High School, Boston Latin Academy, and Parkway Youth Wrestling Club.