by Eddie Goldman
More matches from the 2014 Catch Wrestling Championship, presented by the Snake Pit U.S.A. at the MMA World Expo at Jacob Javits Center in New York on July 27, 2014, are being shown on New York television and online.
The latest are two matches from that event’s light heavyweight tournament. In a match from the opening round, Sherwin Severin, a Greco-Roman wrestler on the U.S. All-Air Force Wrestling Team, faced Thomas Doyle of New York Combat Sambo. The format was you can only win by pin or submission, with two out of three falls needed for victory, and Sherwin Severin scored two pins, along with one fall which went a draw, to advance to the finals.
There he faced veteran wrestler, coach, and Shingitai Jujitsu black belt David Elias of Shingitai NJ Stratford. Again it took three falls for Sherwin Severin to score two pins, along with getting a draw in one of them. That gave him the light heavyweight championship.
By winning this tournament, Sherwin Severin is believed to be the only American at present to hold titles in both Greco-Roman and catch wrestling.
These matches are being shown on the Tuesday, February 24, edition of The Kristal Hart Show. This show airs in Manhattan on Time Warner Cable channel 56, RCN Channel 83, and Verizon FiOS Channel 34 at 9:00 PM EST.
The Kristal Hart Show can be seen online at: http://www.mnn.org/live/2-lifestyle-channel.
In addition, this episode can be seen on YouTube at:
For a longer discussion about catch wrestling between Eddie Goldman and Kristal Hart on No Holds Barred, listen here:
(Eddie Goldman is host and producer of the No Holds Barred podcast, at EddieGoldman.com.)