03/14/2016 Vawrestler

Wrestlers in Business Network

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Wrestlers in Business Network is an interesting group that advocates on behalf of wrestling in schools, colleges and universities, as well as providing a network for former wrestlers looking to advance in their professional careers.

The group’s website says:

Wrestlers in Business is a non-profit organization that strives to unite the thousands of wrestlers that have retired from the sport and are now in their respective careers.

It started as a networking group on LinkedIn. Since then, the group has evolved into a more prominent, member-focused organization that cares about supporting current & former wrestlers and the sport.

On March 20 to 22, the group is hosting University Freestyle and Greco Duals and Career Day.

The WIBN Washington D.C. Chapter, along with the U.S. Naval Academy, American University, University of Maryland and George Mason University are hosting the University Freestyle and Greco Duals and Career Day at the GMU Field House in Fairfax, Virginia on May 20 – May 22, 2016.

This one-of-a-kind event, supported by USA Wrestling, is a dual meet format and will give participating teams the opportunity to get five or more matches prior to the Nationals held in June.

The event, which will be live streamed, will provide a unique opportunity for student-athletes to participate in a Career Day, meeting with business leaders seeking future employment and intern opportunities. Local and nationwide corporations will participate on Friday, May 20 to meet with the wrestlers and discuss possible opportunities. Wrestlers will also have the opportunity to take part in a follow up career counseling session. On Saturday, May 21, coaches and businesses will enjoy a Business Social. This event is the first of its kind and has all the unique properties that one comes to expect from the Wrestlers in Business Network, as our mission is to support each other’s career aspirations.

WINB has chapters all over the U.S., including right here in the Washington, D.C., area.  The D.C. chapter was “organized with the objective of mobilizing the wrestling community for business, social, and personal purposes. Our goal is to have our members network and prosper together while positioning ourselves as an advocate for wrestling at all levels with in the Greater Washington Region.”