WWB CUP
CHICAGO, 2009

he WWB Cup Championship was established in 2008 as the Wrestlers WithOut Borders world championship for non-Gay Games years. To celebrate the inaugural event, Golden Gate's Don Jung Memorial Tournament was moved for one year from San Francisco, site of the first Gay games, to Chicago, site of the last previous Gay Games, where it was hosted by Chicago Wrestling Club. Golden Gate was created in 1982 to host the first Gay Games; the Cyclones were created in 2005 to host the seventh Gay Games.

A total of 21 wrestlers from New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego competed in the 2008 WWB Cup Championship. Host Chicago won the team title, while the combined Guests narrowly defeated the Hosts in the overall standings. Weekend highlights included practice at Quads, a social mixer at a local bar and a BBQ hosted by James Michael and his family. WWB thanks go to all of the Cyclones with special thanks to Josh Watkins, James Michael and Howell Browne, without whom the weekend would not have been the success that it was.

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HOSTS VS. GUESTS CHALLENGE

Guests 21, Hosts 20

 

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

 

LIGHTWEIGHT

Elliot Saveeda def. Victor Illas
Gold - Saveeda |Silver - Illas

 

"GRAB BAG" WEIGHT

Gus Scheerbaum d. Roger Brigham*
Scheerbaum def. Karin
Roger Brigham def. Karin
Gold - Scheerbaum (Philadelphia) |Silver - Brigham (SF) |Bronze - Karin (Chicago)

 

LIGHT MIDDLEWEIGHT

Round I
Billy Parish wins def. over David Gallegos
Chad Capdeville def. Steve Pezzoli
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Round II
Capdeville def. Parish
Gallegos def. Pezzoli
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Round III
Parish def. Pezzoli
Capdeville def. Gallegos
Gold - Capdeville (SF) |Silver - Parish (Chicago) |Bronze - Gallegos (Chicago)

 

HEAVY MIDDLEWEIGHT

Coke Harrell def. Eddie Chen
Ken Peters def. Chen
Peters def. Harrell
Gold - Peters (Chicago) |Silver - Coke Harrell (Los Angeles) |Bronze - Chen (Los Angeles)

 

VETERAN MIDDLEWEIGHT

Gary Gerber def. Kevin Martin*
Martin def. Howell Browne
Gerber def. Browne
Gold - Gerber (San Diego) |Silver - Martin (Philadelphia) |Bronze - Browne (Chicago)

 

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

Mike Jasso def. Jim Pirigyi
Peter Haag def. Pirigyi
Haag def. Jasso
Gold - Haag (Chicago) |Silver - Jasso (Chicago) |Bronze - Pirigyi (Philadelphia)

 

HEAVYWEIGHT

Terry Harris def. Ed Wyngren
Greg Hunt def. Ed Wyngren
Greg Hunt def. Terry Harris
Gold - Hunt (Chicago) |Silver - Harris (Chicago) |Bronze - Wengryn (Philadelphia)

 

EXHIBITIONS

Pezzoli def. Scheerbaum; Saveeda def. Gallegos; Capdeville def. Scheerbaum; Haag def. Hunt.