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Wrestling fans will once again get a chance to visit with the sport’s biggest names — including World and Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs — and view the latest in wrestling merchandise when WIN Magazine plays host to its 26th annual Memorabilia Show before and between sessions at the 2016 NCAA Championships in New York City.
This year’s WIN Magazine Memorabilia Show, presented by Titan Mercury Wrestling Club, will be held this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 2 Penn Plaza, just 30 feet outside of the main east exit of Madison Square Garden as fans are walking towards 7th Ave.
The following are the times for the 2016 WIN Magazine Memorabilia Show:
Thursday — 10 a.m.-12 noon; 3:30-7 p.m. (Autographs: Dan Gable)
Friday — 9-11 a.m.; 2-8 p.m. (Autographs: Jordan Burroughs, Kyle Dake, Bob Backlund, Stephen Neal and Brent Metcalf)
Saturday — 9-11 a.m.; 2-7 p.m. (Jake Varner and David Taylor)
“WIN is extremely excited about this year’s WIN Magazine Memorabilia Show at the NCAAs,” said WIN publisher Bryan Van Kley. “We’re confident approximately one third of the fans at Madison Square Garden are newer fans to the NCAA Championships who don’t go every year like many of the fans do.
“It was a significant goal of ours to make sure they had the same Championships experience as fans have other years at the Nationals. We wanted fans from the Northeast to have the chance to meet well-known wrestling greats like Dan Gable, Jordan Burroughs, Bob Backlund and the list of accomplished past and current wrestlers and coaches we have signing autographs.
“It was also was extremely important that we have on-the-ground presence with the Exhibitors there too. There are some of the foremost “anchor” companies and organizations in our sport, and WIN wanted to showcase them to the local mainstream media who may be attending, as well as fans, as a significant statement that wrestling is alive and well across the U.S. There’s no greater event to showcase the scope of that than at the NCAA Championships.
“The WIN Show fan event is a key part of that. We’re confident people are going to greatly enjoy themselves, and enjoy the products and items for sale inside of the 30+ Exhibitor spots at our retail location.”