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Barrett Blizzard Brawl set to bring fun and funds for the WCA-A-E wrestling boosters

Published 10:49am Friday, January 10, 2014

Area wrestling fans are ready to rumble.

The American Wrestling Federation rolls into Barrett on Saturday night for the Barrett Blizzard Brawl presented the West Central Area High School.

The show will feature Johnny Parks, Ariya Daivari and former American Wrestling Association and World Wrestling Entertainment star Tony Denucci in five action-packed matches in the WCA gymnasium.

While the night is sure to be a thrill for professional wrestling enthusiasts, it will also support a good cause for area athletics.

Saturday night’s brawl will raise money the West Central Area-Ashby-Evansville wrestling boosters. All proceeds from the show got to the booster club to support the wrestling team.

Head wrestling coach Brandon Gruchow helped bring the idea to fruition after hearing that other high school wrestling boosters had used the promotion to raise funds.

Gruchow said it’s been a while since he’s watched professional wrestling on television, but he is excited to see what the night will bring for the team and the boosters.

“I have never been to one of these shows in my life,” Gruchow said. “But I hear it goes over well and people really have a good time.”

The AWF is a professional wrestling promotion out of the Twin Cities. The federation was re-opened by former AWF announcer Mick Karch and is broadcast Sunday mornings on the CW channel in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Saturday night’s show will also be taped and broadcast on Sunday morning, giving area fans the opportunity to participate in a state-wide promotion.

The show is also a fun family activity appropriate for all ages. Gruchow said he’s heard from other wrestling clubs that the professional wrestlers involved in the show work well with the crowd.

“The little kids just get into it, from what I hear,” Gruchow said. “It’s a fun time for everybody. It’s about as fun as the crowd makes it with how much they get into it.”

Besides the intense in-ring action, the boosters will provide some fun as well.

There will be door prizes and giveaways, along with food from the booster club.

Doors open for the event at 6 p.m. Bell time is 7 p.m.

Ticket prices at the door are 10 dollars fro ages 10 and up. Kids under 9 years old are just five bucks.

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