The Adidas Wrestling Nationals in Independence, MO is a huge wrestling event that turned into an anti-Brandon rally when a huge group of kids started chanting “Let’s go Brandon.” Watch that here:
JUST IN: Large group of children start LET’S GO BRANDON chant at Adidas Wrestling Nationals in Independence, MO..pic.twitter.com/rpk6iWATR3
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) April 9, 2023
The website for the tournament notes that “The Adidas Nationals is an event where Kindergarten through 12th graders can compete against their own grade level, in their weight class, to stake their claim as the best in the country in folkstyle wrestling. Kindergarten-age wrestlers can wrestle in the 1st-grade division.”
The tournament eventually narrows down where “One Wrestler from each Division in each weight class in each grade will be crowned National Champion” and “The top 8 place finishers from each division in each weight class will receive awards and Adidas All-American Certificates.”
This year’s tournament was the 20th annual tournament, as the tournament’s website also stated, saying, “The 20th Anniversary of the adidas Wrestling Nationals is April 6-8, 2023 in Independence, MO! Profits from this event are donated back to wrestling and have provided over $600,000 in assistance to wrestling programs through the REACHES Fund.”
It also provides that “R.E.A.C.H.E.S. (Rewarding Educational Athletic Choices Helping Each Sport) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2007 in an effort to promote, protect, and preserve amateur athletics in its truest form.? R.E.A.C.H.E.S. provides athletic opportunities to athletes of all ages and abilities in a unique environment with the profits of each event earmarked for a specific needs in that sport.?”
This wasn’t the only “Let’s go Brandon” chant at a wrestling tournament recently. UFC fighter Jorge Masvidal did as well, as we reported on The American Tribune, saying:
Even if everything else in the popular culture, from country music to Bud Light and Jack Daniels, has seemed to go woke, UFC apparently hasn’t. Such was seen last night when fighter Jorge Masvidal led the crowd in a “Let’s Go Brandon” chant at the fight Trump showed up to.
The 38-year-old UFC star fighter had lost the fight to Gilbert Burns, and speaking to UFC commenter and podcast host Joe Rogan after the fight, announced his retirement. Saying that he “just doesn’t feel the same” when he steps into the octagon now, he pulled the curtain on his career, which has spanned more than 50 fights (his record is 36-15).
So, it was an emotional moment for Masvidal, but he quickly shifted gears and went from reflecting on and ending his career to supporting President Trump and mocking Slow Joe Biden. He pointed out that the recently indicted former president was at the Saturday night fight and called him “the best president in the history of the world.” He then called on the fans to keep Florida a red state.
But that wasn’t on. Moving from supporting Trump to attacking the left, Masvidal yelled that that “Let’s Go Brandon (expletive)” needs to be removed from power. He then led the crowd in an epic “Let’s Go Brandon” chant. He repeated it twice on the mic before exiting the octagon for the final time. Watch him here:
Wow. Jorge Masvidal retires and leads a chant of “Let’s go Brandon!” pic.twitter.com/ftpeJ8IhTJ
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) April 9, 2023
Commenters on Twitter loved the chant, saying things like “That chant is music to my ears!” and “And he also thanked Donald Trump and said ‘let’s keep this state red and take back power’. What a dude!”
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