Zoltan organizes Deaf WrestleFest


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In a different, more exotic part of his life, he is known as Lord Zoltan, professional wrestler. Lord of the ring.

But mostly he is known as Ken Jugan, Glassport resident, father and school fund-raising organizer.

Mr. Jugan, 51, is the force behind Deaf WrestleFest 2009, which will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday in the gym at Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, 300 E. Swissvale Ave., Edgewood.

Proving that he still knows the ropes about wrestling, Mr. Jugan has put together an attractive card for the extravaganza at the school from which son Adam graduated and where son Blaise, 16, is a sophomore. Both are deaf, and Adam is now pursuing a career in heating and air conditioning at Triangle Tech.

Mr. Jugan helped entice J.J. Dillon to step into the ring for the first time since 1989. Mr. Dillon's lengthy wrestling career began with a 1968 match on "Studio Wrestling" in the WPXI studios.

J.J. Dillon, Handsome Frank Staletto and Beef Stew Lou Marconi will team up in a six-man tag match against Dominic DeNucci, Cody Michaels and Shane Douglas.

Brutus the Barber Beefcake, Missy Hyatt and B-94 radio's Bubba the Bulldog are among the others who will appear.

This once-annual event returns after a seven-year hiatus and is sponsored by the WPSD Parent-Staff Organization.

Some front-row seats remain at $25. General admission tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. To reserve tickets or for more information, send an e-mail to naw75lins@yahoo.com.


Rick Shrum can be reached in care of rshrum@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1911.


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