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Snake Pit World Championships 2023

Posted: 13th April 2023

VENUE Premier Suite – The University of Bolton Stadium, De Havilland Way, Bolton, BL6 6SF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS 2023 Female Bantam weight – 59KG winner: Nikki Hilton Feather weight – 63kg winner: Ewan Lister Light weight – 68kg winner: Jonathan Powell Welter weight – 74kg winner: Finlay Marshall Middle weight – 82kg winner: Thomas Higgins […]

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Catch Wrestling British Championships 2023

Posted: 22nd February 2023

Following the success of our World Championship events, this year we are running our FIRST British Championships! Entries for this event will only be open to those living within the British Isles: Saturday August 5th Arrival 12:30pm.  Wrestling starts at 1pm, followed by awards after the event. AddressRobin Park Leisure Centre,Loire Drive,Newtown,Wigan,WN5 0UL £40 entry […]

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Catch Wrestling World Championships 2022

Posted: 5th June 2022

VENUE Premier Suite – The University of Bolton Stadium, De Havilland Way, Bolton, BL6 6SF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS 2022 Lightweight – 68kg  Winner:  Brett Hawthorn   Welterweight – 74kg  Winner:  Tommy Hawthorn   Middleweight – 82kg  Winner:  John Hathaway   Light Heavyweight – 90kg  Winner: Bobby Warde   Heavyweight – 100kg  Winner: Owen Livesey   Super Heavyweight – 100kg+  Winner: Chris […]

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Interclub Results 2nd April 2022

Posted: 5th April 2022

  Bout 1 Robin Lynskey WIN Mark Ganenden PIN Bout 2 Ben Frost Craig Hartley WIN PIN Bout 3 Wei Tran WIN Jack Stevens J.S WITHDRAWAL Bout 4 Kenan Wall WIN Chris Peil TOE HOLD Bout 5 Shahean Mesdaghi John McGee WIN FACE CRANK Bout 6 Jimmy Durkin Rackan- Al – Moukhtar DOUBLE WRIST LOCK […]

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Inter-club Competition 5th February 2022 Results

Posted: 10th February 2022

Greg Crompton Steven Stokes Wil Mears Kev Lloyd PIN  – GREG SUBMISSION – STEVEN John Byrne Joe Emery WITHDRAWN Shahean Mesdaghi Mudasser Iqbal PIN – SHAHEAN Chris Peil Shahriar Mesdaghi PIN – CHRIS Mack Chambers Joe Emery WITHDRAWN Kev Lloyd Rikk Georgiades SUBMISSION – RIKK Shahean Mesdaghi Paul Topping PIN – PAUL Chris Peil Adam […]

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Inter-Club Competitions 2022

Posted: 19th January 2022

The inter-club competitions are a great way to test your Catch Wrestling skills at The Snake Pit in a friendly, hospitable environment with great people. COMPETITION INFO Start Time 11.00am – finish time depending on number of entries DATES Saturday 3rd September 2022 Saturday 5th November 2022 SP Rules and Regs Booklet COMPETITORS How to […]

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Inter-Club Competition December 2021 Results

Posted: 5th December 2021

Alex Haluszczak WIN Shahean Mesdaghi Marcus Whitehead Sol Simmons WIN Bobby Ward WIN Zeek Mahmoud      – PIN ONLY MATCH John McGuee Rackan Al Moukhtar WIN Jack Dugdale WIN Alex Haluszczak Marcus Whitehead Joe Emery WIN Huzifa At Fan WIN John McGuee Shahean Mesdaghi Chris Peil WIN Ben Frost Adam Berry WIN Kev Lloyd WIN PIN […]

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The 5 Day INTENSIVE INTERNATIONAL TRAINING WEEK 2021 Announced – Early Bird Tickets Available

Posted: 12th August 2021

The Snakepit Wigan is pleased and proud to announce the dates for the 5 Day INTENSIVE INTERNATIONAL TRAINING WEEK 2021 The event takes place from the 25th to 29th October 2021 and features HIGH INTENSITY, Wrestling Training by a ACCREDITED Snakepit Wrestling Coaches with ALL abilities Welcome. Early Bird Tickets are available NOW For Only […]

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We are Open!

Posted: 19th July 2021

We are so happy to announce the re opening of the Club and all sessions for both Snake Pit and Aspull Olympic Wrestling Club will be resuming from Monday 19th! With a new timetable, we have Kids class (7-15yrs): Monday & Wednesdays Freestyle / Olympic Wrestling: Monday & Wednesdays Catch Wrestling: Thursdays & Fridays We […]

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Buy 3 or 6 SnakePit Wrestling Manuals and Claim Your FREE Gift


Snake Pit Catch Wrestling Manuals CATCH UP… and Stay SHARP whilst your away from the SnakePit Wigan, our manuals make great reading. The manuals cover step by step techniques with text and colour visuals to take you through each part of your training.  They are also an ideal foundation for refreshing your memory and perfecting […]

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Posted: 17th June 2021

Unfortunately due to government covid restrictions we are now unable to go ahead with the seminar on Saturday 26th June 2021. The new date of Saturday 11th December has been added and people on the commitment program and those who have already paid for the June seminar will automatically be transferred to this date.   […]

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Catch Wrestling World Championships 2019

Posted: 30th July 2019

VENUE Premier Suite – The University of Bolton Stadium, De Havilland Way, Bolton, BL6 6SF World Championship Winners 2019 Female 63 kg  featherweight – Olga McGlinchey Male – 68 kg  lightweight –  Brett Hawthorn Male – 74 kg welterweight – Dinu Buchalet Male – 82 kg middleweight – John Hathaway Male – 100 kg heavy […]

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The Snakepit Celebrates 70 Years with Successful World Championships

Posted: 16th November 2018

The Wigan Snake Pit celebrated its 70th anniversary with the inaugural catch-wrestling world championships at the University of Bolton Stadium. Eight new world champions were crowned as the Aspull-based gymnasium lauded its milestone. Mixed martial artists flew to the event from America, Ireland, South Africa, Sweden, Lithuania and New Zealand. The aim of catch-wrestling is […]

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Catch Wrestling World Championships 2018

Posted: 3rd November 2018

2018 – World Championship Competition Winners Female 63kg winner Chareen Millward Female 74kg winner Sami Fletcher Male 68 kg lightweight – Jon Byrne Male 74 kg welterweight – Dominic Dillon Male – 82 kg middleweight – Greg Crompton Male – 90 kg – light heavy weight – John Hathaway Male – 100 kg – heavy […]

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Catch is back!

Posted: 26th September 2018

It is funny how things have a way of coming full circle! Roy has always had Catch wrestling as his number one sport but was forced to adapt and change towards freestyle wrestling to save the club. Roy thought that to revive Catch from it’s home in Wigan would be impossible and so he has […]

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