Interview w/ True Wrestling Insider, Website, High School & More! : Rob's Wrestling Rant
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Interview w/ True Wrestling Insider, Website, High School & More!

by Rob Teet on 08/24/14

Yes, I know. It has been quite some time since there has been a fresh blog post on Don't freak out, I've just been a bit preoccupied promoting this amazing style of international wrestling in other ways. Ways that include...

This interview with True Wrestling Insider. If you are looking for an entertaining (and perhaps, simultaneously informative), I would strongly recommend it. It's as easy as clicking on the following link:

With summer just about ready to wind down, news concerning sand wrestling/ beach wrestling will understandably slow down in many areas, but that doesn't mean that our season is over. There are sure to be developments in addition to the warmer parts of the world competing in beaches and parks year-round. If there are any updates to the developments of FILA proposing this style to the IOC as an official Olympic style, a new contest to look forward to, or just a fresh batch of pictures or videos, this website will be periodically updated, so check back with us every so often. In fact, with the growing number of competitions this year and the potential amount of tournaments next summer (based off of feedback and inquiries from athletic clubs and individuals), this website is going to need to be revamped a bit (especially a new 'calendar' for the "Upcoming Events" page). If you have a suggestion, please let us know.

I'll end the post with something new that we are attempting. Some of you may have heard that we have contacted a high school athletic association, about sanctioning Sand Wrestling as an official spring sport, and yes that is true. The initial feedback was so positive that we went ahead and contacted 45 other high school athletic associations here in the United States. By all means, we don't want to get too excited just yet because nothing is certain. But you can help! Tell your athletic director that you would be interested in a high school sand wrestling team. Recruit your friends too! After all, one wrestler doesn't make up a team. ;)

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Quick Glance Profile: Rob Teet
Age: 36
Currently Resides: New Haven, MI, USA
Occupation: Certified Personal Trainer, Author

Beach Wrestling Resume:
-2011 U.S. Team Memeber (4th place FILA Worlds, 70kg)
-2x U.S. Team Alternate (2007, 2010)
-3x USA Wrestling All-American (2007, 2008, 2010)
-VAWA (Virginia USA Wrestling Chapter) Beach Wrestling Director
-Director of 2011 AAU World Championships
-2015 Michigan USA Wrestling State Champion

Other Major Wrestling Accomplishements:
-2x MI AAU Scholastic State Champion (2007, 2008)
-2008 Florida Ironman Champion
-Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Association Southern Regional (Salibury, Maryland) Qualifier (2010)
-Wrote the proposal for the AAU to sanction the sport of Beach Wrestling
-2010 Smart Mark Radio "Interview of the Year"
​-Author of "Hosting Beach Wrestling Events" (All 3 Editions)
-Contributing member of The Wrestling Insider community, Sand Wrestling expert
Teet (left) ties-up with fellow U.S. Teammate Donovan DePatto in the silver medal bout at the 2011 FILA/UWW World Championships. DePatto won 2-0, while Teet finished 4th at 70kg. Batumi, Republic of Georgia.
Teet (left) spars with co-webmaster Dwight Ashby on the sands of Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Teet Scores a takedown at the 2013 Beast of the Beach Championships in Port Huron, Michigan
Rob's Wrestling Blog
Rob Teet is a longtime wrestling veteran, who has dedicated his training and learning efforts to the international style of Beach Wrestling (Sand Wrestling) for the past 10 years. His experience in the Beach Wrestling style incudes being an athlete, a coach, a referee, and tournament director. On this blog page, Teet discusses all aspects of competitive wrestling, with emphasis on the Beach/Sand style.

Teet has been featured in numerous media outlets, such as television, radio, and newspapers promoting this style, and a huge advocate of getting Beach Wresting included in the Olympic Games.

If you have any questions to ask this Beach Wrestling expert, feel free to ask within the comments, or send him an e-mail at
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