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    USA Wrestling Newsletter                                   May 5, 2008    

    WRESTLING NEWS
    ESPNU to air U.S. Greco Nationals May 14 and U.S. Freestyle Nationals May 15
    The U.S. Greco-Roman Nationals will be aired on ESPNU on Wednesday, May 14 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The U.S. Freestyle Nationals will be aired on ESPN on Thursday, May 15 at at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Four other rebroadcasts have been set. >> Read More

    “Last Chance” Olympic Regional Trials set for Iowa, May 8-10, and Colorado, May 15-17
    Only two events remain for athletes to qualify to compete in the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. The Northern Plains Olympic Regional Trials for men and women will be held in Waterloo, Iowa, May 8-10, and the Rocky Mountain Olympic Regional Trials for men will be in Pueblo, Colo., May 15-17.  >> Read More

    Grappling World Team Trials Qualifying Series released
    USA Wrestling has released its 2008 Grappling World Team Trials Qualifying Series, which consists of 12 events across the nation from May through August. These events will qualify athletes to compete in the Grappling World Team Trials in September. The first event is at No Limits MMA in Irvine, Calif, May 10. To register for a Grappling World Team Trials Qualifier, Click Here.  >> Read More

    USA Wrestling National Coach and Athlete of the Year awards announced
    Greco-Roman Coach of the Year Jay Antonelli
    Greco-Roman Wrestler of the Year Brad Vering
    Freestyle Coach of the Year Lou Rosselli
    Freestyle Wrestler of the Year Daniel Cormier
    Women’s Coach of the Year Troy Steiner
    Women’s Wrestler of the Year Kristie Marano


    More News Headlines
    •  Bruce Baumgartner inducted into U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame
    •  U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Wrestling to air on MSNBC, June 22
    •  Tricia Saunders to give free clinic at Body Bar Women’s Nationals, May 17
    •  Order rooms for Kids FS/GR Nationals in Utah right away due to Miley Cyrus concert
    •  Dates changed for 2012 Junior Olympic Training Program to June 22-29
    •  Lindenwood Univ. to add women’s varsity wrestling in 2008-09
    •  Chamberlain wins 2008 Dave Schultz High School Excellence National Award
    •  Silver Coaches College to be held in conjunction with U.S. Olympic Team Trials
    •  TheWomen’sMat, a complete source on women’s wrestling, available online
    •  ATHLETE PROFILE: Matt Azevedo hits jackpot at U.S. Nationals
    •  2008 Women’s Wrestling Summer Schedule
    •  All-American Women’s Freestyle camp set for Fargo, N.D., July 13-18

    Dear Wrestling Fan, ,
    The entire wrestling community is getting excited about the upcoming 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Wrestling and Judo, set for June 13-15 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

    With the completion of the exciting 2008 U.S. National Championships, as well as most of the Olympic Trials qualifying events, the field for the Olympic Team Trials is being set. The nationís best wrestlers are now going through their final preparation to pursue a lifelong dream to compete on the Olympic Team.

    There is still time for fans to make travel and hotel arrangements to join us in Las Vegas for the most exciting wrestling event held every four years. To order your event tickets, call 866-388-FANS or visit the official website.

    In addition to the outstanding wrestling action, there will be so many things to do during the weekend. The 1980 U.S. Olympic Team will be in attendance for a historic reunion. The Vendor Village will be held, where fans can mingle, meet the sportís legends and visit booths of wrestling merchants. Make plans today and join us in Las Vegas, June 13-15.

    In the Olympic Spirit,
    USA Wrestling


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    UPCOMING EVENTS
    Northern Plains Regionals May 8-10 Waterloo, IA
    Southern California Grappling Qualifier May 10 Irvine, CA
    Rocky Mountain Regionals May 15-17 Pueblo, CO
    Body Bar Women's Nationals May 16-17 Colorado Springs, CO
    Rocky Mountain Grappling Qualifier May 17 Pueblo, CO
    Central Regionals May 23-25 Columbus, OH
    Southest Regionals May 23-25 Duluth, GA
    Southern Plains Grappling Qualifier May 31 Fort Worth, TX
    Northeast Grappling Qualifier May 31 Phoenix, NY
    Southern Plains Regionals June 12-14 Hays, KS
    U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Wrestling June 13-15 Las Vegas, NV
    Schoolboy/girl National Duals June 18-22 Indianapolis, IN
    Cadet & Junior Nationals July 19-26 Fargo, ND

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