Wrestling at the Chase in Washington

Live Wrestling moderated by Ed Wheatley
| 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Hotz & Brandt Law Office Parking Lot

For nearly three decades, our region was the professional wrestling capital of the United States thanks to Sam Muchnick and his iconic TV show Wrestling at the Chase. Muchnick’s famous production still resonates with fans across the Midwest, and new fans will get a taste of the excitement with a three-match wrestling exhibition presented by Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling and American Championship Wrestling. In addition to the high-flying action, award-winning author and film producer Ed Wheatley will provide a brief reflection on the show’s impact on Missouri and the rest of the country.

Ed Wheatley

Author and Filmmaker

Ed Wheatley

Ed Wheatley is an award winning author, film producer, and sports historian. His works have received numerous accolades and awards including Sports Collectors Digest selection as the best book published on baseball in 2017, a 2017 nomination for the Lawrence Ritter Award by the Society for American Baseball Research for the best book in baseball, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s selection as one of the top 25 books of 2020. He has produced two films shown on the PBS network that each received EMMY award nominations, as well as a win in 2020.
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by Ed Wheatley

Washington, MO, August 25–27

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