Wrestlers grapple for charity

GROVER HILLS - Beware of the Young Guns.

For those who don't know, the Young Guns is a wrestling cowboy tag team composed of brothers Duke and Sugar Young - two of the stars of Mega Slam Revenge!

OK. Duke and Sugar Young don't really exist; they're real names are Mike and Justin Gaddor. But Mega Slam Revenge! is very real.

Mega Slam Revenge! is a wrestling program, patterned after television's pro wrestling, put on by a group of Moriah men.

"We've been doing it for the last 10 years," explained Mike Gaddor. "We were all in drama club in high school and love acting - and we love pro wrestling. It's just a lot of fun."

While the group has been "wrestling" for a decade, it made its public debut recently at a cystic fibrosis benefit held at the Grover Hills Deli. A ring was set up in the parking and more than 100 people turned out for the free show. More than $700 was donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

"It was really fun," said Jodi Sherman of Grover Hills Deli. "People came and they stayed. Everyone loved it."

Wrestlers included brothers Mike, Justin and Matt Gaddor, Caleb Irwin, Justin Cutting, Bill Welch, Nathan Miron, Andrew Breeyear and Cole Gaddor. Carl Woodard was the referee.

With ring names like Scrap Iron, $MillionDollarBody$, Skeletron, The Crusher and Justin Destructable, each wrestler/actor portrayed a primary character and a secondary character. Secondary characters wore masks.

"Everything was choreographed," Mike said. "We rehearsed the matches for months to be certain no one would get hurt.

"The matches were classic good guy versus bad guy," he added. "We set up a story line and the match follows it. People really seemed to enjoy it."

The Gaddor boys and their friends have long been interested in acting. Mike estimates they have made more than 75 videos and placed them on YouTube.

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