Detroit Sports Commission to Host “Wrestling Fan Jam”

Modified: July 08, 2022 | Story by Marty Dobek | Photos by Lambert


Detroit Sports Commission to Host “Wrestling Fan Jam” during the 2022 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships


DETROIT (March 17, 2022) — The Detroit Sports Commission (DSC) is hosting “Wrestling Fan Jam” on Saturday, March 19 from 2-5 p.m. at Cass Technical High School to celebrate the sport of wrestling, share the excitement of the 2022 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships with the Greater Detroit community and support youth wrestling in metro Detroit.


This new program is scheduled from 2-5 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Doors open at 1 p.m. The event is designed to showcase wrestling to the Detroit community, wrestling community, youth wrestling programs, schools and championships fans. “Wrestling Fan Jam” will provide attendees with a full schedule consisting of activities, exhibits, an autograph session, and sessions, including:


  • A conversation with high school and NCAA coaches, including R.J. Boudro, head coach of 9-time state champion Lowell High School, and 2004 Olympic silver medalist Jamill Kelly, as well as University of North Carolina’s assistant coach and others.
  • The opportunity to attend a USA Wrestling practice featuring women’s and men’s national team members
  • A panel titled “How to Start and Sustain a Successful Wrestling Program” featuring Executive Director of Beat the Streets Detroit Mindy Herrmann, National Wrestling Hall of Fame member and Founder/President of Inner City Wrestling in Miami Wilbert Johnson and others.
  • A youth wrestling demonstration on training techniques hosted by the Black Wrestling Association
  • Insight on Saturday night’s NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships match-ups provided by ESPN USA Takedown Analysts Caleb Nemmers and Steve Foster as well as National Wrestling Hall of Fame member Nate Carr.


“With the 2022 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships taking place in Detroit this year, we knew we had to plan something spectacular for the Detroit community to share in the excitement and buzz surrounding the tournament,” said Detroit Sports Commission Executive Director Dave Beachnau. “Detroit is known for many things, including our world-class venues and long history of hosting major sports events. Together, with DPSCD and supporting Detroit partners, we’re committed to adding wresting to the long list of what makes Detroit a prime location for athletics.”


The 2022 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships will take place from Thursday, March 17 to Saturday, March 19 at Little Caesars Arena. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit


For more information about “Wrestling Community Day,” please visit the Detroit Sports Commission’s website or follow the event on Facebook.



About the Detroit Sports Commission
The mission of the Detroit Sports Commission (DSC) is to market and sell metro Detroit as a premier destination for regional, national and international amateur sporting events. The DSC is a not-for-profit charitable organization, IRS 501 (C) (3), and a subsidiary of the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB). For more information, visit

Visit Detroit is a private, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to market and sell the metropolitan Detroit area on a worldwide basis as a destination for leisure and business travel including conventions, trade shows, corporate meetings, tours and incentive travel to maximize additional visitors, visitor expenditures, state and local tax revenues and job opportunities.

More than 700 businesses are represented in Visit Detroit’s membership. Visit Detroit was founded in 1896 as the world’s first convention and visitors bureau.


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