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Ed Aliverti -- (Spell
the legends name right)
Posted by rals on 2/7/2008, 7:49 am, in
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Ed Alverti "
|Ed has more than
earned the right to run the tournament announcing anyway he sees fit. His
singing is tradition, and furthermore incredible.
He's recognized WORLD, that's right, WORLD wide for his contributions
announcing at the most elite wrestling events conducted around the globe.
Many here here in Washington (mostly youngsters) just have no idea the
talent caliber you have the pleasure being exposed to. Cherish it now,
because it will not be here for ever!!!
I'm confident that any long time attendees of Mat Classic felt his absence
last year. I, for one am very hopeful to hear the GREAT ED ALIVERTI at the
mic, announcing, singing, and orchestrating another fantastic Mat Classic!
My favorite about Ed.... he takes the time to ask questions and rarely
pronounces a name incorrectly. He genuinely cares about the wrestlers, and
the sport. He is a legend in our sport! THE WORLDS OLDEST AND GREATEST
Here is a little reading lesson to get some understanding about the great Ed
NCAA II WRESTING COACHES ASSOCIATION DIVISION II WRESTLING HALL OF FAME
Published on: 5/19/2004 ...
Ed Aliverti is considered the voice of Amateur Wrestling. He announced his
first wrestling meet in 1958 at Edmonds High School in Edmonds, Washington.
It all started when as the choral director at Edmonds H.S. he recruited six
wrestlers to sing in his choir. In turn, they asked him to be the public
address announcer for the team's first dual meet. Ed spent two weeks in the
wrestling room for practice to learn the sport and the rest is history.
Since that time, Ed and his wife Shirley, who shares the sport with him,
have announced wrestling meets at every level, including the past five
Olympic Games. He has been the announcer at 34 International Wrestling
Competitions and the past 28 NCAA I National Championships. Ed has announced
several of the NCAA II National Championships in the past fifteen years, as
well as NAIA and NCAA III Championships. Perhaps Ed's greatest challenge in
announcing is the Washington State High School Championships which he has
done since 1964. That tournament has four divisions which are wrestled
simultaneously on twenty-four mats.
Ed is considered one of the greatest ambassadors the sport of wrestling has.
His pet phrase "TheWorlds Oldest and Greatest Sport" is one in which he
truly believes. As an announcer he tries to inform, he tries to educate,
entertain occasionally and he will even sing a song or two if needed. He
always tries to present the sport and it's participants in a dignified and
He has received many honors and awards in his career. He is a distinguished
member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, the NAIA National Wrestling
Hall of Fame, and the Washington State Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of
Fame. He has also been awarded the Meritorious Award by the National
Wrestling Coaches Association and the Man of the Year Award for 1992 by the
WRESTLING USA MAGAZINE. Ed and his wife Shirley have both been awarded the
very prestigious Dr. William A. Tomaras Award for Merit for promotion of
wrestling in the State of Washington. In a recent poll conducted by
WRESTLING USA MAGAZINE Ed was listed as number four of Top Contributors to
Amateur Wrestling of All Time.
Ed Aliverti spent forty years in the field of education. He did his
Bachelor's and Graduate Studies at Washington State University. He taught
music and directed choirs at the high school level in Edmonds, Washington,
for twenty-five years. After earning his counseling credentials at Seattle
University he spent fifteen years as Dean of Student Services at Edmonds
Community College. As an educator he has received the Excellence in
Education Award as conferred by the Edmonds Community College Board of
Trustees, has been conferred the title DEAN EMERITUS of Edmonds Community
College and has received the Washington State Governor's Community Service
Ed and his wife Shirley have been married for 48 years. They have been
volunteers together for the sport of wrestling most of that time. They are
the parents of three daughters, all of which were wrestling statisticians
for the Edmonds High School Wrestling team. Ed and Shirley also have two
grandsons and two granddaughters.