Today in the capital of Kabardino-Balkaria, the Open Mas-Wrestling Tournament among student youth has ended in the framework of the III All-Russian Student Games of Martial Arts.

Tournament as a tournament, of which there were many, nothing unusual, just another local competition, you can tell. But no. So it could be said in the previous, pre-coronavirus times. Today every sporting event held is akin to almost a feat. The reasons, I think, everyone is clear. COVID situation is different in different regions. Sports facilities are just starting to open somewhere, and somewhere they close gyms again. The picture as a whole is depressing.

And the efforts of the president of the Mas-Wrestling Federation of Kabardino-Balkaria Betal Gubzhev to gather like-minded people in mas-wrestling in Nalchik at these starts look even more significant. Despite the difficult situation, there were many participants. Colleagues from the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania responded to his call, Krasnodar Territory and Moscow.

Not a secret, that sport in our country rests on the activities of public non-profit organizations, that is, on the shoulders of selfless enthusiasts. People, dedicated to sports. Those, who cares, how young people grow, what will her future reference points and values. Topics, who is not interested in building their lives without serving society.

The Gubzhev family became such passionate mas-wrestling enthusiasts in Kabardino-Balkaria.. The initiative of Betal's son to start developing a hitherto unknown sport "mas-wrestling" was supported by the whole family - his mother, father, brother and sister. Teamwork paid off. It was in this North Caucasian republic that the first masters of sports of Russia in mas-wrestling appeared: Timur Kardanov, Alim Bijoev, Christina Kochesokova, Alan Margushev, Zaurbi Argashokov. And this for some few years. Why not motivation for young athletes, who today took to the platform in the gym of the Kabardino-Balkarian State University.

The All-Russian Federation, in cooperation with the International Mas-Wrestling Federation, is doing everything to create conditions and conduct major international competitions with the involvement of a large number of participating countries, so that Russian athletes can fulfill the standards of masters of sports, as well as international masters of sports. So on the ground, coaches only need to look for talented youth to select them for the Russian national team., to defend her honor at international competitions.

This is exactly the kind of painstaking work Betal Gubzhev conducts in his republic.. His club "Legion" is full of students. And judging by his attitude, Mas-wrestling has taken root in the Caucasian land.

It is encouraging, that his students, have achieved some success, were near today, worked as judges of the youth tournament. Let's call them by name:

Zaurbi Argashokov – 1st category mas-wrestling judge, Master of Sports of Russia in Mas-Wrestling.

Astemir Nagoev – 1st category mas-wrestling judge, medalist of the Russian Mas-Wrestling Championship and Championship, silver medalist of the Mas-Wrestling World Cup stage. master of sports in deadlift.

Zalim Khamgokov – 1st category mas-wrestling judge, MSMK Powerlifting, KMS by mass wrestling.

All those who come to the competitions in Nalchik are greeted by our colleagues with Caucasian hospitality, with special sincerity. Therefore, everyone leaves here under a strong impression not only of local attractions, but also from the warmth of the hosts of the competition. Mas-wrestling gives each participant of the tournament held here a chance to see the greatest mountain peak here - Elbrus. It is the highest mountain in Europe. The cable car will take you 3,455 meters above sea level. Then you can climb the glacier on snowmobiles even higher – to a height of more 4000 m. It's about an opportunity for everyone, untrained climbers. There is no such thing anywhere in the world. For those, who doesn't know, inform, that from Moscow to Nalchik fly by plane for some two and a half hours. AND, if you care in advance, airfare is not critical. Life values ​​are changing so fast now, what is worth cherishing every day you live, every new meeting, every new discovery.

Autumn in the Caucasus is warm and these days the weather indulged in the sun and high temperatures. Our competitions were held to match this background.. The opening was colorful thanks to the students of the Institute of Art Culture.

We congratulated the winners among schoolchildren and students today:


to 55 kg:

Mafedzov Astemir

Tligachev Kantemir

Sabanov Alikhan

to 65 kg:

Karsanov Inalbek

Goguzokov Azret

Satrachev Ruslan

Ivanov Vladimir

to 75 kg:

Kuliev Aslan

Kushkhov Astemir

Kushkhov Kantemir

Afaunov Alikhan

to 85 kg:

Kardanov Inal

Bijoev Marat

Kodzokov Ilyas

Gongapshev Martin

to 85+ kg:

Alkhasov Islam

Thamokov Alimbek

Thamokov Nazir

to 60 kg girls:

Yukhnova Victoria

Guchaeva Samira

Aloeva Adalina

Hakonova Ariana

to 60+ kg girls:

Ivanova Taisiya

Kisheva Zaryana

Zhilyaeva Raksana

Shakhmurzaeva Mariam



to 60 kg:

Tedeev Alan

Beshtoev Romazan

to 70 kg:

Botoev Ahsar

Uzdenov Alim

Karsanov Inalbek

Lazovski Konstantin

to 80 kg:

Zakaunov Beslan

Hamikoev Akhsarbek

Thagalegov Indris

Ahobekov Emir

to 90 kg:

Zuev Andrey

Kuliev Biebert

Kardanov Astemir

Zakaryan Gayk

to 90+ kg:

Apajev Islam

Butaev Azamat

Kanteev Hetag

Abidov Nadar


to 60 kg:

Yukhnova Victoria

to 80 kg:

Yasakova Albina

Kazmakhova Inna

to 80+ kg:

Ilona's hat

Lena Tomsk