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    Default Is there any School Sponsored Wrestling in Israel?

    Hello All, I'm a Junior Next Year in the US and my family is moving to Israel in a month for my dad's work. I've wrestled for about four years and really enjoy it, it sucks to leave my team and all that but I really want to continue the sport if possible.

    Does anyone know if there is any School Sponsored Wrestling in Israel, in the Tel Aviv Area to be exact?

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    You will not find any folkstyle there that is for sure. Nothing to prepare you for NCAA wrestling if you intend to attend a college in America.

    They have freestyle and Greco clubs there. I am sure you will find some info when you get there. You can probably contact USA wrestling guys and get a phone number from them for coaches in Israel. Israeli Greco team came this year to compete in New York at the NYAC tourney.

    Wrestling in Israel is much less popular than in America but I am sure you can get some training done there if you really want.

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    Apparently, there is a Tel Aviv Sports Club that might have wrestling there:

    Maccabi Tel Aviv Sports Club, which has been active in many other sports like Soccer (17 league title), Handball, Volleyball, Tennis, Table Tennis, Track & Field, Swimming, Wrestling, Weight Lifting & Judo (1992 Olympic silver medallist Yael Arad was a member of the club).

    http://www.maccabi.co.il/MaccabiHist...nguage=english

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    Thanks alot, I haven't done much Greco or Freestyle but I am thankful that I can still do some type of wrestling

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    Good luck, keep in touch with us and let us know how the move goes!

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    ThunderCatHo,

    Avi Shmuely is a former wrestler from Israel (as well as my dentist -- best dentist ever since he tells wrestling stories the whole time).

    Avi knows everyone there, and all the clubs there you can train with (but as mentioned, it's just freestyle and greco). They have also just started a sister program to NYC's Beat the Streets Wrestling Program in Israel.

    Dr. Shmuely just brought a team of NYAC wrestlers to Tel Aviv in June for a tournament, including Jesse and Corey Jantzen, and they had a fabulous time. Contact Avi at ashmuely@verizon.net and I'm sure he can get you some info of where to train.

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