Audio Interview: Bill Crum

Takedown Radio

Bill Crum

December 16th 2012 college wrestling will invade Madison Square Garden for the first time in its illustrious 133 year history. "Grapple at the Garden," will include a robust field of fourteen top wrestling teams from around the country. Scheduled to compete: Bloomsburg, Bucknell, Chattanooga, Cornell, Drexel, Hofstra, George Mason, Iowa, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Ohio State, and Rutgers. This event will consist of dual meets at 10:30am and 12:30pm.

The event, designed to promote the sport will benefit wrestling at all levels. New York's Beat the Streets program will be the primary recipient of proceeds. Many people will be a part of this presentation including Beat the Streets senior consultant Bill Crum. An original board member of USA Wrestling, Crum has been involved in the sport for over 40 years serving as Assistant Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hudson County and Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Essex County.
Crum successfully organized 225 individuals to form the Competition Management Staff for the 2003 World Championships of Freestyle Wrestling in Madison Square Garden. Bill served as a consultant to "NYC2012," the group formed to bring the Olympic Games to the New York Area in the year 2012. Bill has served as the Event Director for many Local, State, National and International Events, including the U.S. Open Grand Prix. He served as Assistant Competition Manager for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and Competition Manager for the 2003 World Championships.

Bill was named national "State Chairman of the Year" in 1984 and "Junior World Division Leader of the Year" in 1994.

Madison Square Garden has made arrangements with its Signature Airline partner, Delta Airlines, to offer Grapple at the Garden attendees additional discounts from all DL routes to New York.

Reservations and ticketing are available via When booking online, select "Meeting Event Code", and enter meeting code NMEW8 in the box provided on the Search Flight page. Reservations may also be made by calling our Delta Meeting reservations at 800-328-1111* Mon-Fri 7am-7pm CDT.