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University of Puget Sound Hosts Third Annual Lucha Libre Show Fundraiser
Show brings popular Mexican masked wrestling to the Puget Sound Area
Tacoma, WA March 29, 2014: The University of Puget Sound will be hosting its 3rd annual lucha libre show on March 29th, 2014 in the Memorial Field House. The show, titled Lucha de Sound, will be 2 hours of lucha libre featuring the luchadors of Lucha Libre Volcánica, which is the only troupe in the Pacific Northwest that performs authentic Mexican lucha libre.
Lucha libre is a highly acrobatic form of professional wrestling that started in Mexico in the early 1900. Its performers are often noted for wearing fantastical costumes, colorful masks, and performing daring highflying attacks on each other. Although relatively new to the US, in Mexico lucha libre’s popularity is second only to soccer.
Lucha Libre Volcánica was started in 2010 by coach José Luis Gómez. Gómez performed in Mexico for over 20 years, and after moving to the US, decided to start a school to teach lucha libre. The show is comprised of Gómez’s advanced students and other professional luchadors, many of which have been performing for several years. Gómez operates a School of Lucha Libre in Renton, Washington. In addition to Lucha de Sound, Lucha Libre Volcánica has an annual summer show in South Park Seattle.
The annual show at the University of Puget Sound is a fundraiser for the Community for Hispanic Awareness’ (CHispA) Leadership Scholarship fund, which will provide financial assistance for a Latino student who has demonstrated need. Entry is free, with a $5 suggested donation. More information can be found on Lucha Libre Volcánica’s website: www.luchavolcanica.com. They can also be found on Facebook: www.facebook.com/LuchaVolcanica.