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Pro wrestling in Athletics Center; 'College Fightfest Volume 2'

4/18/2011 —


7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, Athletics Center

Three Headline Matches
Tag Team
Founding Fathers vs
Jon Bloen, Simon Xion and C.A. Low (aka Joe Mandak)

Super Indy Championship
Azrieal goes for first title

Women's Bout
Mia Yim vs Lorelei Lee.

With former enemies joining forces, revenge is the main menu item for  "College Fightfest Volume 2", set for Wednesday, April 20, in the Penn State New Kensington Athletics Center. Bell time is 7:30 p.m.
The International Wrestling Cartel (IWC) show features a tag team match, a title match, and a women's match. The tag team match pits the Founding Fathers, a juggernaut of current and former IWC World heavyweight champions "Big League" John McChesney, Dennis Gregory and Jimmy Vegas against Jon Bolen, Simon Xion and a mystery guest, rumored to be C.A. Low. Vegas defeated his new partner McChesney and Bolen defeated his teammate Xion in September at the inaugural College Fightfest.

The title match gives Azrieal a shot at the Super Indy championship belt. He faces the winner of the April 16 bout between Matt Justice and Super Hentai. Azriel previously defeated three-time champion Super Hentia. The women's bout is rematch between Mia Yim and Lorelei Lee. Yim got the best of Lee in the first fightfest.

The card is highlighted by the campus debut of Joe Mandak, a junior communications major. The hard-nosed former basketball player, who goes by the wrestling moniker of C.A. Low (pronounced cielo, which is Spanish for sky), will take on an undisclosed foe.

The IWC stable of wrestlers includes the top talent in the tri-state area. Its shows are family-oriented and focus on athleticism and entertainment. Tickets for the show are $15 for ringside; $10 for general admission; $7 for kids under 12; and free for Penn State students with ID. There is a $5 upcharge for Penn State students sitting ringside. Tickets can be purchased online at http://iwcwrestling.com/tickets/apr202011.html.

Campus students can get tickets at the Student Activities Office. For more information, contact Vanessa Myers at 724-334-6063 or vsm10@psu.edu via e-mail.

"The event brings something new and exciting to the campus and free admission for students is an unbelievable offer," said Mandak, who serves as president of the Lion Ambassadors, the co-host. "With a good turnout, we can make this an annual event."

"It will be great to see students and the community enjoying a different type of athletic entertainment at the campus," said Vanessa Myers, assistant to the director of student affairs. "I expect a fantastic crowd, especially since Joe will be showing off his wrestling skills.”

The event is sponsored by the Office of Student Life and two student clubs, Campus Activities Board and Lion Ambassadors. The activities board assists the Student Life in planning events and activities.

Lion Ambassadors is a service organization found on every campus of Penn State. The program began in 1981 at University Park and reached the New Kensington campus in 1989. Since then more than 200 Penn State New Kensington students have come through the program. Membership involves an interview and maintenance of a minimum grade-point average. The mission of the Lion Ambassadors is to serve the University, the student body and alumni by acting as representatives of the University and the New Kensington campus. The club's primary responsibility is to assist the admissions office with the recruitment of new students. Lion Ambassadors provide tours to prospective students and their families on a regular basis, attend open houses and other admissions events, answer the questions of future students, promote the campus throughout the community and organize community service projects.

For more on IWC, visit http://iwcwrestling.com/liveevents/apr202011.html online

For more about the Lion Ambassadors, visit http://www.nk.psu.edu/Admissions/24119.htm?cn252

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