Support Pete Wirs and his USA Teammates at the World Beach Wrestling Championships
Pete Wirs has been on the front lines standing up for what's right. Starting, at age 18, reforming the New Britain Township (Bucks Co.) Board of Supervisors, to blowing the whistle against the corruption of now former Harrisburg, PA Mayor Steven Reed while trying to upgrade the ancient office of Constable - to resolving Pennsylvania's $57.2 billion fiscal crisis (which Wirs has resolved).
On June 3, 2016 the test results came in - Pete Wirs has Mitochondrial Disease, which is progressive and fatal. Suffering all his life from chronic fatigue, doctors merely thought it was Type II diabetes. But despite the severe difficulty of coping with the lack of energy, Wirs continues to right for your First Amendment rights, as the Trustee of the Lincoln Charitable Trust, established by the late Dr. John Templeton to protect civil rights secured by law.
The Trust not only protects grassroot politics from the dark money and Super PACs with the We the People TODAY app, but it also promulgates model codes and technical advisory opinions promoting government ethics, accountability and productivity, through the National Conference of Public Officials, a Federally registered Standard Development Body.
The Lincoln Charitable Trust also funds the Germantown Conservancy, a CDC dedicated to preserving historic Germantown section of Philadelphia by eradicating blight
Despite being terminally ill with Mitochondrial Disease throughout his life, but diagnosed only last year, Pete Wirs wanted to fulfill his "Bucket List." On April 17, 2014, Pete Wirs became the oldest person (at age 59) to have his very first Wrestling bout at the US Open. On April 27, 2017, Pete Wirs become the first American and the first male to complete in any non-Paralympic event suffering from Mito. And May 20, 2017, Wirs became the first non-Paralympic national champion suffering from Mito. Wirs retained his national championship May 19, 2018. On August 20, 2018, Wirs scored his first Fall victory at the Pin Cancer Nationals, Easton, PA, pinning a 20-year old Army sergeant from Ft. Campbell, KY.
On Oct 6-7, 2018 Pete Wirs joins USA Teammates Michael Peters and Austin Trotman at the World Beach Wrestling Championships, in Sarıgerme-Ortaca (Mugla), Turkey. Wirs becomes the first terminally ill athlete to compete in a non-Paralympic world championship.