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    USA Wrestling Newsletter                                   February 28, 2008    

    Registration deadline for Texas Takedown is March 10
    The registration deadline for the final Folkstyle Tour of America event, the Texas Takedown, is March 12th at 11:59 p.m. The event, part of the popular  new USA Wrestling series, will be held March 15 in Fort Worth, Texas. >> Read More

    USA to have strong lineup for Pan American Championships, Feb. 29 – March 2
    For the first time since 1990, USA Wrestling will host the Pan American Championships, set for Colorado Springs, Colo., Feb. 29 – March 2. The U.S. will seek to qualify its remaining six weight classes for the Olympics. Top U.S. stars will be featured in all three styles. >> Read More

    Vote for Brad Vering and Kristie Marano for the Sullivan Award
    Two U.S. wrestling star, World silver medalists Brad Vering in Greco-Roman and Kristie Marano in freestyle, are among the 11 finalists for the James E. Sullivan Award, as the top amateur athletes in the USA. Fans can vote online or via text message for these athletes.  >> Read More

    CALL TO ACTION: Write letters to help save wrestling at the Univ. of Oregon
    Wrestling fans across the nation are asked to help with a letter writing campaign for the Save Oregon Wrestling group, which is striving to keep varsity wrestling at the Univ. of Oregon. The university has announced it will drop the program this year. >> Read More

    ASICS Ultimate Challenge Series announces leaders at its midway point of the season
    Max Darrah (WA), Dylan Meeks (FL), Ty Pelot (WI) and Lucas Lambrecht (WI) were the leaders of the 2007-08 ASICS Ultimate Challenge Series after the midway point. The series will host more events in March, ending with the ASICS Folkstyle Nationals in Cedar Falls, Iowa, April 4-6.  >> Read More

    More News Headlines
    •  ASICS University and Cadet Nationals return to Akron, Ohio, April 10-13
    •  Become a Partner Member and receive a great tumbler
    •  NWCA Scholastic Showcase moves to York, Pa., April 11-12
    •  USA Wrestling to host Girls Folkstyle Nationals in Oklahoma, March 14-16
    •  USA Wrestling seeks Spanish-speaking coach for Olympic Solidarity Program
    •  Wrestling Hall of Fame releases 2008 Test Your Collegiate Trivia Challenge
    •  Jamestown College to add women’s varsity wrestling team
    •  North Dakota coach is first winner of U.S. Olympic Trials prize drawing
    •  USA Wrestling Junior Regional schedule begins in March
    •  Big Brother/Future Freestyle Camp schedule announced

    Dear Wrestling Fan,
    USA Wrestling is excited to host the 2008 Pan American Championships at the U.S. Olympic Training Center , Feb. 29-March 2. The best wrestlers from North, South and Central America will be on display. Up for grabs are 18 spots in the 2008 Olympic Games.

    This Pan American Championships will webcast by Join us online and enjoy the action.

    With the high school and college season winding down, the full schedule of USA Wrestling local, state, regional and national events are gearing up. Make your plans to attend these outstanding events. You can download a schedule.

    Good luck to all wrestlers in their post-season scholastic and college competitions. See you at a USAW event soon.

    In the Olympic Spirit,
    USA Wrestling

    Pan American

    Feb 29 - March 2, 2008
    Colorado Springs, CO

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    2008 Sullivan Award Nominees

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