The Titan Wrestling Club will hold its third annual "Match against Leukemia" in memory of Sol Kahn '06 on Memorial Day weekend, with proceeds benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
The "Match against Leukemia" is a wrestling event, which will be held at The Albany Academies Field House (located at 135 Academy Road in Albany, New York). The competition begins Saturday, May 26th at 9:30 a.m.
Solomon Jochnowitz-Kahn joined the Titan Wrestling Club as a 10th grader. He was one of six founding members of a fledging club in 2004. The club is now one of the premier travel teams in the Capital District.
Sol possessed more than a willingness to help others; it would be better described as a desire to help others. He helped his friends, family, teachers, and coaches whenever necessary, and also went out of his way to help people he did not know. He was committed to his community and his dream was to work in the field of Law Enforcement. He was accepted to attend the University of Rochester in the fall of 2006. Sol was diagnosed with Leukemia in January 2006, and had a very aggressive type, Philadelphia Chromosome.
The "Match against Leukemia" will feature local clubs battling travel teams located throughout the northeast region such as: Wadsworth Wrestling (Massachusetts), Ironman Wrestling (Dutchess County); Westchester Wrestling (Westchester County), Gate City Wrestling Club (New Hampshire); and Sayville Wrestling from Suffolk County, Long Island. Although fierce rivals on the mat, these clubs are working together off the mat to help defeat Leukemia. This is a great example of the local wrestling community coming together to support the fight against blood cancers while honoring and remembering one of their own.
The Titan Wrestling Club attends competitions in Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, as well as extensively within New York.