SGB Weekly Magazine and the SportsOneSource Group has announced The 6th Annual “40 Under 40” honorees. Among this list of 40 outstanding honorees are TJ Ciaravino, VP of Sales and Marketing for Worldwide Sport Supply.
The “40 Under 40” contain an elite group of sporting goods industries best and brightest young professionals that are shaping the future of our market. Each year, 40 sporting goods industry individuals, under the age of 40, who demonstrate characteristics that allow our industry to continually progress with the following attributes: Leadership, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Energy are selected.
The 2013 “40 Under 40” list began with over 400 nominations that were submitted by people who work with and for them everyday. This list was then reviewed by editors and analysts from the SportsOneSource Group and finally voted on by a group of industry leaders and former honorees. Nominees of “40 Under 40” can only make the list once in their career and are members for life.
Individuals this year are from all corners of the sporting goods industry. Along with TJ, some of the honorees include: Aimee Arana, Action Sports, Nike Inc., Scott Daley, Head Of Classics, Reebok International, David Mosse, Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Joey Pointer, CFO, Fleet Feet Sports, LLC. To see the full list, check out this article online:
This is a huge honor for each individual, especially TJ because it is very rare that members from the “team business” are selected. This goes to show that his management, originality, and vigor are really making a presence in the industry.
Honorees will be celebrated in the May Issue – The Cover Story of SGB Magazine and also in the May 6th Issue with a picture and biography of each honoree. Please congratulate TJ as this is a remarkable honor that speaks volumes for Worldwide Sport Supply and its future.
Sorry for our short absence, exciting things have been happening here at Worldwide! Only a little over a month into the New Year and we have added four new sales guys to the Worldwide Team! If you see us at an event, make sure you stop in and meet the new guys!
Scott Fisher brings to the team an extensive sales background through his work with Coldwell Banker GTD Real Estate, where he spent 14 years as a Sales Representative and four years as Corporate Trainer and Manager. In years past, Scott has participated in many community service and volunteer projects through the Greater Binghamton Associations of Realtors. Scott also actively engages in sporting activities with his family.
Martin Dyson joins the team after 13 years with YMCA, of which he spent eight years serving as the Director of Health and Wellness. In his previous capacity, Martin helped to establish programs such as the YouthWellnessCenter, LIVESTRONG ®, and the Diabetes Prevention program. Martin also has a Sports Science Degree and has spent much of his life being an active athlete.
Kirk Hayes comes to the team with a strong sales background, having spent 16 years as Sales Manager for Penguin Group USA. In addition, he’s actively involved in his community as a youth softball coach, member of the Windsor Booster Club and former treasurer of the Bell School PTO. Sports have been a large part of his life, growing up in a family of eleven siblings.
Anwar Goeres brings to the team an extensive knowledge on wrestling, having been a former wrestling athlete. Anwar wrestled for BU and was a two-time Division I National Qualifier, as well as being a four year starter at the 141 weight class. Though his competitive career is over, he is still committed to the sport by serving as a NY State Official and Assistance Coach for Johnson City wrestling.
As the time comes for this season to slow down, you may think it is too early to be talking about what’s in store for next year’s wrestling gear. Worldwide Sport Supply says that it’s never too early! Especially when you have such great Asics wrestling shoes coming your way! Here’s what to expect in terms of wrestling shoes for next season.
First up, we have the Matflex wrestling shoes. Now entering its fourth season, this shoe is best known for its professional quality at an entry level price. A great choice for wrestlers of all ages, the Matflex 4 is now featured in solid black. There is also the Matflex kids wrestling shoes; the Matflex 4 GS Youth wrestling shoes, which features Velcro instead of laces.
Next we have the 2013 Asics Aggressor wrestling shoes. After its successful debut season, the Asics Aggressors are back and now available in a multitude of colors, including three limited editions styles! Although new, the Aggressor wrestling shoe quickly showed its staying power when it became one of the most sought after shoes of last season. The new Asics Aggressor wrestling shoes are known for their DuoSole Outsole, which provides unmatched traction from any position. Definitely a favorite among wrestlers!
Last but not least, we have the Dan Gable Ultimate 3. Back in July for its 3rd season, this shoe weighs in at 6.2 ounces, making them the lightest Dan Gable wrestling shoes yet! In this design, we have enhanced medial arch support which provides increased flexibility and lift around the foot. Plus you can’t forget the awesome new colors, making the Dan Gable Ultimate a no brainer for your wrestling shoe purchase.
Worldwide Sport Supply and ASICS are teaming up for a Golden Ticket Sweepstakes! Beginning on November 15th and running through February 1st, 2013, Worldwide will randomly place Golden Tickets inside orders of ASICS Aggressor Wrestling Shoes. There are only 30 Golden Tickets and each ticket holder is guaranteed to win a prize!
Make sure to check inside your order of Aggressor Wrestling Shoes to see if you’re a lucky Golden Ticket holder. If you are a winner, make sure to follow the instructions on your ticket to ensure eligibility. Now is the perfect time to order your seasons wrestling shoes, so why not order the ASICS Aggressor shoes and have the possibility of being a Golden Ticket Holder!?
Winners will be announced on February 4th, 2013.
Check out all the new Clinch Gear Products we have this fall! We have a new line of wrestling shoes, wrestling headgear, and t-shirts!
One of the newest Clinch Gear wrestling headgear is the Icon Wrestling Headgear. Choose from 5 different colors, with a classic look and balanced approach to light weight, durability and fit. The soft foam pads offer comfort with nylon straps that allow maximum adjustability that won’t absorb sweat!
Along with wrestling headgear, Clinch Gear has new apparel. The Clinch Gear wrestling hoodie features “Own The Mat“. on the center of the chest. Don’t forget the Clinch Gear “Machine”, “Sweat”, “Train”, “Mat”, and “Beast” wrestling t shirts to choose from as well.
In addition to wrestling headgear and wrestling tshirts, there is a new Clinch Gear Shoulder Strap Gear Bag. This heavy duty gear bag has several compartments to keep all of your gear in with padded shoulder straps.
Check out the new Clinch Gear Machine Wrestling Shoes. The Machine wrestling shoe offers serious functionality for wrestlers at any level. All Clinch Gear wrestling shoes feature a suede mesh upper for breathability and a lightweight fit.
Don’t miss out of the newest Clinch Gear wrestling gear we have in stock for fall! Check it out at here!
For the past four years, we have had the privilege of being part of Journeymen/ASICS Northeast Collegiate Wrestling Duals, one of the most successfully run college wrestling tournaments in the country. Each year we get to meet up with many Upstate New York and Northeastern U.S. wrestling fans of all ages that come out to watch some of the best wrestling in the country.
Journeymen/ASICS Northeast Collegiate Duals has taken the wrestling world by storm. It is widely recognized as one of the best early season collegiate wrestling events in the country. They help promote, showcase, and educate students and coaches about amateur wrestling throughout the region and beyond. Be sure to come meet the UFC Hall-of-Famer, Chuck Liddell on November 23rd.
Here is the schedule and matchups for the tournament on November 24!
Northeast Duals – 2012 Match Ups
See Oklahoma University, Cornell University, University of Illinois, Purdue University, Central Michigan University, University of Maryland, Hofstra University, Princeton University, Binghamton University, Army (West Point), Drexel University, Rutgers University, Columbia University, and Bloomsburg University compete on Nov 24th!
Show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by purchasing some of our pink wrestling gear! We have pink wrestling stuff for guys and girls in a variety of different products from pink socks, pink wrestling shoes, pink wrestling headgear, shirts, trainer’s tape, and even a pink bag!
From head-to-toe, we’ve got you covered. Check out the ASICS Split Second 9 Pink Wrestling Shoes and our exclusive Pink wrestling headgear by Cliff Keen. Limited Edition Bold Signature Wrestling Headgear can only be found at Worldwide Sport Supply and is sure to complete any Pink ensemble!
Purchase Twin City® Aware Crew Pink Ribbon Sock with hot pink ribbon, toes, and heel or the Ribbon Over-Calf Sock and Red Lion Cure Crew Sock! A portion of the proceeds from these socks go to http://ww5.komen.org/ toward finding a cure for breast cancer.
See Pink is not only for girls! Show support when you purchase any of the pink wrestling gear to contribute to Pink October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
Press Release – For Immediate Release
Worldwide Sport Supply Supports and Donates to the NYC Uniformed Firefighter’s Association Widow’s and Children’s Fund.
Vestal, NY, October, 2012: Worldwide Sport Supply would like to announce their donation of $630 to the NYC Uniformed Firefighter’s Association Widow’s and Children’s Fund.
Worldwide Sport Supply has been selling Brute NYPD/FDNY “Never Forget” Sublimated Reversible Singlets for the past year and are giving a percentage of the proceeds from each singlet sold to benefit families of 9/11 first responders: NYC Uniformed Firefighter’s Association Widow’s and Children’s Fund.
“We knew we wanted to somehow directly help the families of the first responders from 9/11 in anyway that we could. With these unique designs, the wrestling community has come together to support those who helped out on that tragic day. Here at Worldwide Sport Supply we will ‘Always Remember…Never Forget,’” says TJ Ciaravino, VP of Sales and Marketing.
If you would like to help support the Widows’ and Children’s Fund, please visit http://www.ufanyc.org/funds/widows_and_children.php to get more information about the Association and Fund.
Founded in 1981, Worldwide Sport Supply has become one of the largest Wrestling suppliers in the country. Visit them online at: www.WWSPORT.com or call 800-756-3555.
The 4th Annual Cliff Keen Wrestling Coaches’ Clinic presented by Worldwide Sport Supply and NYSPHSAA is coming up soon! Learn from the Top Names in wrestling here to help develop your program, learn engaging drills, and build your technique arsenal. Don’t forget to register here online! The event will be held on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28th in Vestal, NY. There is FREE admission to this event for all Coaches!! On Sunday it will open to all athletes and parents for a $25 admission fee. We have a great line up of speakers and plan on discussing athletes’ potential in practice, drills/situations for all aspects, different ways of fundraising money for the team, teaching at the youth level, and much, much more!
Here are all the great clinicians and speakers we have lined up for this event:
Head Coach – Drexel University
• Coached 16 all-Americans (Cornell & Cal Poly)
• 2008 US Open Champion/ 7x US Open place-winner
• 3x NCAA qualifier
Head Coach – SUNY Cortland
• 18 All-Americans/ One National Campion
• Six top-20 team finishes
• 140 wins over ten years
Head Coach – Blair Academy
• 2012 High School National Championship team
• Nine-time National Champions
• Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient - USA Wrestling
Head Assistant Coach - University at Buffalo
• NCAA Champion/ 3x All- American - University of Illinois
• Big 10 Male Athlete of the Year
• US Open place-winner
Head Coach - Ithaca College
• Coached 35 All- Americans/ 35 NWCA Scholar all-American
• Ten top-20 team finishes
• NCAA Finalist
Assistant Coach – University of Michigan
• 2x NCAA Chamption/ 4X All-American
• World Broze Medalist
3x NCAA Champion - Cornell
First Wrestler in history to win 3 NCAA titles in 3 different weight classes
4th Place 2012 Olympic Trials
There will also be a coach’s social on Saturday night. This is a chance for all of the coaches to hang out, mingle, meet one another, and get a tour of our facility!
Don’t forget to register online! You don’t want to miss out on this event!
Well, it’s that time of the year when all of you wrestling coaches are looking to get the team on the mats. Hitting the weight room, making sure all your weight classes are filled, recruiting from the football team, getting hydration levels all set, etc. One thing that may go missing from your plans is ordering singlets. Have you looked at last years singlets yet? Are they what you want to put on your wrestlers this season? If the answer is no, then you may want to start thinking about what you DO want your team to sport this season.
I have been taking sublimation and custom orders non stop for about a month now and I have to say that it’s getting closer and closer to the beginning of the season. If you want something special to wear, you had best get the ball rolling with me. As of today, here are the timeframes from each of the custom factories:
Brute Custom Wrestling Singlets: 4-5 weeks
Cliff Keen Custom Wrestling Singlets: 6-8 weeks
Alleson Custom Wrestling Singlets: 5-6 weeks
Adidas Custom Wrestling Singlets: 5-6 weeks
Clinch Gear Custom Wrestling Singlets: 5-6 weeks
Keep in mind that you can use our uniform builders (Click here to use them!) too to create your own custom designs. It’s very easy to do and can be a lot of fun for you and your wrestlers.
Thanks and let me know if you need anything! I’m always here to talk it out with you. Just email me or call my extension at 303!
Custom Clothing Specialist | Worldwide Sport Supply
1.800.756.3555 ext: 303