Investors Clinic has recently made it to the headlines for being the new owner of UP Franchise in Pro Wrestling League, Season 2. The team is appropriately named as ‘UP Dangal’ and consists of a great mix of national and international wrestlers. It includes famous national players who have represented the country in Olympics and Commonwealth games as well as international Olympians and medalist from countries like Cuba and Belarus.
Pro Wrestling League is an initiative by the Wrestling Federation of India and ProSportify and was launched for the first time in 2015. PWL is a commendable step to give ‘Kushti’ the respect it deserves and to popularize it on a global level. After a rousing success of PWL Season 1, they have again come out with a new season full of a fresh vigor and glory.
In a press conference held in Delhi, UP Dangal unveiled its new logo and the ready-to-rumble squad. Investors Clinic CEO Mr Honey Katiyal and Director Mr Sunny Katyal also addressed the conference and proudly talked about being associated with such an experienced and passionate team of wrestlers.
Expressing his excitement, Honey Katiyal said, “I followed PWL in the first season and was very excited when I was offered to be one of the team owners. It’s a tough sport and am very proud to be part of the wrestling revolution through this league in the country.”
Team UP Dangal boasts of a great mix of national and international talent. Its Indian members include-
Geeta Phogat- She is one of the wrestlers who need no introduction. After winning a gold medal in Commonwealth Games, 2010, she became the first-ever Indian woman wrestler to be qualified for Olympics. She will fight in the 58 kg weight category.
Babita Kumari- Babita is Geeta’s sister and no less than her in the game. She won silver and gold medal in Commonwealth Games in years 2010 and 2014. She also won a bronze medal at the 2012 World Wrestling Championships. She will fight in the 53 kg weight category.
Amit Dhankar- Asian wrestling champion and two-time Commonwealth wrestling champion, Amit Dhankar is one of the most celebrated freestyle wrestlers of India. Also, his team won the title in PWL, Season 1. He will fight in men’s 70 kg weight category.
Amit Kumar Dahiya- He represented India in 2012 London Olympics and his known for being the youngest athlete of the 2012 Indian Olympic delegation. He will fight in men’s 57 kg category.
Mausam Khatri- Two-time Commonwealth Champion and a gold medalist in 2016 South Asian Games, he is known for representing India in the World Wrestling Championships. He will fight in 97 kg category.
International members of the team include-
Elitsa Yankova- She is a Bulgarian freestyle wrestler and won a bronze medal in 2016 Summer Olympics. She will fight in 48 kg category.
Livan Lopez Azcuy- Livan is a Cuban wrestler who will fight in the 74 kg weight category. He won a bronze medal at the 2011 World Wrestling Championships and a gold medal at the Pan American Games.
Maria Mamashuk- She is a Belarusian freestyle wrestler and won a silver medal in the 63 kg category at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. She will fight in 75 kg weight category.
Speaking about the vigorous team of wrestlers, Honey Katiyal said, “We have a talented team of young and experienced professionals and with their collective efforts we are sure of the best results. I am looking forward to a impressive performance from our team and urge all the fans to come out and support us.”
Pro Wrestling League, Season 2 starts on 2nd January 2017. Let’s cheer for UP Dangal!