Fighting Events - NYC Wrestlefest 2019

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Event Summary



Eagle2009 (I’m here for Wednesday and Thursday and firday only this year :()
kevinsantana (No matches yet if anyone is interested let me know.)
Lucaswrestlingbjj (I live in NJ more work in manhatham if someone wants a match let me know.)
Luitom (Jobber for heel, squash match, trampling group and wrestling, 2vs1,group vs1)
northjerseyjobber2 (Jobber looking for squash matches. Audience welcome)
wolfjobber (jobber for erotic/stakes. 24th-28th. looking for a room)
youngbuck05 (Around Monday and Wednesday evening for matches)


Waterpolo (Lookingto share a room.132 lbs 5'9" NJ USA)

Not attending

  • Waterpolo: Lookingto share a room.132 lbs 5'9" NJ USA
  • kevinsantana: No matches yet if anyone is interested let me know.
  • Luitom: Looking for a trampling group session and wrestling match
  • youngbuck05: Around Monday and Wednesday evening for matches
  • northjerseyjobber2: Jobber looking for squash matches. Audience welcome
  • Luitom: Jobber for heel, squash match, trampling group and wrestling, 2vs1,group vs1
  • Eagle2009: I’m here for Wednesday and Thursday and firday only this year :(
  • wolfjobber: jobber for erotic/stakes. 24th-28th. looking for a room
  • Lucaswrestlingbjj: I live in NJ more work in manhatham if someone wants a match let me know.
Date: 2/24/2019 6:00 PM
Deadline to apply: 2/23/2019
Number of participants: 151 people
State: Event completed
Event location: 480-484 8th Avenue, Manhattan Community Board 5, New York City, New York County, New York City, New York (NY), (10001), United States USA - New York

There are absolutely no fees to enter, for food and drink, extras, etc.

NYC Wrestlefest 2019

Event Description

The 15th NYC Wrestlefest, which will be 4 days/nights long, will be held in private hotel rooms near Madison Square Garden on beds. The rooms are usually rented by the out of towners. Make sure to check the OFFICIAL roster to see who has signed up. If you sign up but find out that you have to cancel, just let me know so that you don't become a NO-SHOW.

Comments (8)

volcano (18) 2/25/2019 11:37 AM

Meeting some great guys. Although the food at the deli welcome dinner was only so-so, the company (fellow wrestlers/boxers) was charming and was happy to meet and hob-knob with these guys. I can't believe that, after all of these years, this is my first Fest.

Thank you, Brawlmart, for arranging this - excellent job!



DenverWrestler (692 gold) 2/25/2019 8:14 PM

Is anyone else here wondering why this event is held in NYC? Very few NYC grapplers sign up, and most who don't sign up don't seem interested in meeting anyone who's in town. Of course there are exceptions, but overall, having the event here and paying outrageous NYC hotel prices just doesn't seem to make sense. What about trying Chicago or somewhere like that next year and seeing how it goes?


mikeswuk (237 platinum) 2/26/2019 8:10 PM

Thanks for organising


kevwrstlr (17 platinum) 3/01/2019 12:20 AM

I don't believe I will be showing up again. Others can speak for themselves if they want to agree publicly, instead of private comments about it. I felt from noticing the groups of people hanging out together that people were friends already, the had their plans to meet each other. Other newbies needed to figure out what the set up was how this group likes to run things and fast. You wouldn't know for sure who is around if you're in a public place if they were there to wrestle too. As I was told oh just go to the lobby and hang out, that was told 3 days in. That was kinda late knowing that tip bit. The best comment I've had was, oh you should have planned all your matches well in advance. Well I didn't read anywhere that's what the group tells you to do, and it was a regular to this whom said it. It is not helpful and dismissive when you're truly asking to meet. It was kinda late to learn out that I very sorely realized. I've mentioned it while I was there to learn, and no one had asked this first-time person about helping, just told well you should have known already this is how its done to have matches all day. Again that wasn't helpful and makes you never want to return. Hearing about the group matches from others while you can't find someone to get into one was hard too. It just wasn't cool.


Lookintowrestle (81 platinum) 3/06/2019 9:40 AM

I had an amazing time for my first time. I stead of being passive, I was proactive in getting the kind of experience I wanted. I made an effort to schedule matches. I unfortunately didn't realize the physical strain and exhaustion that I would have, so with regret I had to cancel a couple meet. Everyone that I've seen post their displeasure with the event is disheartening. I wasn't part of "the cool" crowd, but o did have a couple friends that were there as well, and we did have matches together, because we wanted to hang out. But I also made some new ones which I appreciate. I made myself available for matches with all types of guys. Not once was I contacted by any of the fighters voicing their displeasure.....
Apparently i wasn't "cool" or attractive enough for them.... I wouldn't have made a good enough bitch in their belt cuz I wasn't 25, or had the biggest body, or meet their standards. I would have at least respo def to messages. And I think all the great guys I met would describe me as warm, welcoming, and friendly upon our meeting.


kevwrstlr (17 platinum) 3/06/2019 2:52 PM

(In reply to this)

lookintowrestle Not once was I contacted by you too, and I'm guessing your time was different because you were with friends to begin with. Your contacts would of been a bit bigger with friends. Glad you made an effort to get matches and missed the point about others viewpoints who were alone trying to learn on their own. The ones I did meet were great, one even after he's full SCHEDULED matches met up. Can't say the same for others who wanted to meet but only if someone cancelled on them.

He also commented.


BoyToy Wunderkind (72 ) 3/15/2019 1:46 PM

(In reply to this)

Well, I’m glad I got to meet up with ya at the Fest for a proper match! Unfortunately, I had 5 out of 13 of my scheduled opponents cancel at the last possible second, or even worse, just completely fall off the face of the Earth.

But the ‘Fest is more of a vacation for me anyway so I just relaxed and explored the city in my free time.

The NYC Fest is actually my favorite wrestling event because it’s completely individualized, meaning like you said, the experience is what you make it. Guys who hated this event would probably have a blast at the PA Fest or The Clash, where there’s a lot of forced group interaction. 😬😬😬

I’m an introverted person, so I like having complete control of who I meet—I don’t even attend the Fest group dinner b/c I know I’ll be in the same room as a bunch of guys I’ve rejected (though I appreciate the invitation). That’s why I had my suite booked and small match schedule mapped out 7 months in advance.

So don’t feel bad about not meeting anyone. Personally, I have to travel to NYC & host every year I attend. If I’m gonna spend nearly a thousand bucks on a weekend trip, I’m only meeting up with guys I genuinely wanna see. No guilt whatsoever.


averagejoe (98 platinum) 3/06/2019 9:38 PM

Hi Brawl,
As usual, I had a blast at NYC. I am still limited by spine rebuild and most recent shoulder replacement, so had to be very careful about accepting matches (limiting myself to those who already know my injuries), but nonetheless I had an amazing time, as always. Got to spend some serious quality time with old friends I never get to catch up with outside of that venue, and got to meet a bunch of great new guys - many of whom are now future past opponents. ....:)
Only regret is work called me away early, and I never got a chance to say goodbye and thank you. So here it is: thank you Brawl, for all you do for our slice of the underground wrestling world. Hoping to see you again soon.


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