RealJock woke up the first day of Gay Games and, scanning the list of events, thought, “Hmmm, where should we go first?” Bowling? Open water swim? Racquetball? Or how about…wrestling! Yes, wrestling! And not just wrestling, but wrestling clinic no less, where the coaches gave pointers and real jocks in wrestling singlets and mouth guards practiced their moves in the blistering heat of an old-school gym.
We rode the red line train out to Northwestern University’s sports center to meet and photograph these brave men as they got ready for Monday’s competition. Check out the slide show and meet some of the guys (like San Franciscan Ross, pictured smiling here) as they get down on all fours and prepare to pin their opponent.