Doug Zapf

The chain is stronger than ever with Doug Zapf as our newest Legacy Athlete! We're honored to team up with the 2023 US U23 National Freestyle champ and 3-time NCAA qualifier on his exclusive collection - only from Chain Wrestling.

The 2017 Pennsylvania AAA state champ built an impressive career at the University of Pennsylvania in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA). As a freshman, he started for the Quakers and quickly made a name for himself - selected unanimously for first-team All-Ivy, as well as locking in third place at the 2023 EIWA championships and posting big victories over top ranked wrestlers. 

Doug graduated from Penn in the spring of 2023 and wasted no time continuing his wrestling journey as a resident athlete at the elite Pennsylvania Regional Training Center (PRTC). He's made major strides in a breakout summer - clinching the U23 National Freestyle title at 70kg. In July at the Waclaw Ziolkowski Memorial in Warsaw, Poland, Doug stepped onto the world stage and made an impressive run - winning decisively over opponents - including the U23 European Champion - to claim his stake at the top of the podium. 

With dreams of world championships in sight, Doug is sure to continue to make big waves in his post-collegiate career. Show your support and gear up now with official Doug Zapf fan merch! And don't forget to follow his journey on Instagram!