Featured events

7-9 September 2012
Brussels Games

Brussels Gay Sports will offer a weekend of fun and fairplay in the capital of Europe, with volleyball, swimming, badminton, and tennis, as well as fitness and hiking.

Learn more HERE.
26-28 October 2012
Bern, Switzerland

The success of the first edition of the QueergamesBern proved the need for an LGBT multisport event in Switzerland. This year will be even bigger, with badminton, bowling, running, walking, floorball.

Learn more HERE.
17-20 January 2013
Sin City Shootout
Las Vegas
The 7th Sin City Shootout will feature softball, ice hockey, tennis, wrestling, basketball, dodgeball, bodybuilding and basketball.

Learn more HERE.

13-16 June 2013
IGLFA Euro Cup
After this year's edition in Budapest at the EuroGames, the IGLFA Euro Cup heads to Dublin for 2013, hosted by the Dublin Devils and the Dublin Phoenix Tigers.

Learn more HERE.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Carlin Yetts reports from San Francisco's WWB III wrestling tournament: part 3

You may remember Carlin Yetts as our 700th Facebook fan. Carlin is a wrestler from Columbus, Ohio, and in part to prepare for Gay Games 9 in nearby Cleveland+Akron, he has launched a new LGBT wrestling club in his town. 

He's now in San Francisco for the third WWB wrestling tournament hosted by Golden Gate Wrestling Club, and will be reporting on his experiences there for the Gay Games blog. 

Here's his third installment:

Breakfast took me back to my college days in Honolulu, with fresh pineapple, something I just never get in Columbus. I joined Eddie at the dog park, where I enjoyed a fabulous view overlooking the Bay. On one side you could see the Oakland Bay Bridge, and on the other the the Golden Gate Bridge covered in fog. Then it was off to the Castro for lunch at The Cove, then to the hardware store. Yes, there's a genuine hardware store, right in the middle of the Castro. It was hilarious.

Then it was off to Gene's house, a shrine to so much history from the Gay Games. One thing in particular that had me awestruck was seeing his medals from every single edition of the Gay Games, from Gay Games I in 1982 through Gay Games VIII in 2010.

Next was pratice at Ross's place. He took us into some intense training and moves I had never seen before. I guess I'm more used to wrestling "East Coast style", and more basic moves. After that intense workout I decided to head back to Roger and Eddie's place to recover and get ready for tomorrow's pratice. One more day until WWB III! I can't wait!

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