Two members of the Martial Arts Center The Hague crowned Dutch Allround Olympic Wrestling Champions 2022-2023
The Hague – The Martial Arts Center The Hague is pleased and proud to announce that two of its members, Leendert Starink and Harrie Bracht, became Dutch Allround Olympic Wrestling Champions in their respective weight categories on Saturday, April 1. After six intensive competition days, in which both Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling were discussed, they are now officially Dutch Champion Allround Olympic Wrestler.
Leendert Starink won the title in the -90kg category, while Harrie Bracht was victorious in the -130kg category. Throughout the competition, both athletes have delivered outstanding performances in both Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling.
Freestyle wrestling is characterized by the use of the whole body and the use of various techniques, such as throws, locks and levers. Greco-Roman wrestling, on the other hand, emphasizes the upper body and prohibits attacking the legs. Both styles require different tactics and techniques, which makes it even more impressive that our champions have been successful in both styles.
This achievement is not only due to the determination and commitment of Leendert and Harrie, but also to the expertise and experience of their trainer Harry Steinmetz. Steinmetz, a former multi-title wrestling champion, has passed on his knowledge and passion for the sport to these athletes, resulting in this remarkable success.
The Martial Arts Center The Hague is incredibly proud of Leendert Starink, Harrie Bracht and Harry Steinmetz and would like to congratulate them on this great achievement. We look forward to their future successes and will continue to support them in their sporting ambitions.
For more information about the Martial Arts Center The Hague and our training programs, please visit our website: www.martialartscenter.nl