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    USA Wrestling Newsletter                                   March 12, 2008    

    WRESTLING NEWS
    Summary of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials qualifying process
    USA Wrestling has provided a summary of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials qualification process. Each of the Olympic styles of wrestling has its own procedures, so all athletes who wish to try out for the U.S. Olympic Team should carefully read this information. >> Read More

    Vote for Blatnick, Baumgartner, Smith, Mastro for Olympic Hall of Fame
    Olympic champion wrestlers Jeff Blatnick, Bruce Baumgartner and John Smith are finalists for the U.S. Olympic Committee Hall of Fame. Wrestler Jim Mastro is a finalist for the Paralympian award. Support these wrestlers by voting for the award online. Voting ends March 28. >> Read More

    Ultimate Challenge Series finishes with four quality events
    Three Ultimate Challenge Series event will be held this weekend in Virginia, Texas and Idaho, followed by the ASICS USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals in Cedar Falls, Iowa, April 4-6.  >> Read More

    Olympic Trials qualifiers begin this weekend
    The first two qualifying events for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials begins this weekend, with the Armed Forces Greco-Roman Championships in New Orleans, La. and the Women’s Collegiate National Championships in  Oklahoma City, Okla.
     >> Read More


    Online registration deadline for ASICS Folkstyle Nationals is April 2
    The deadline for discounted online registration for the ASICS Folkstyle Nationals in Cedar Falls, Iowa is April 2. Online registrants pay $35, while onsite registrants pay $50. Sign up today!  >> Read More

    More News Headlines
    •  USA Wrestling membership setting records in major categories
    •  Registration deadline for Texas Takedown is Friday, March 14
    •  New Girls Folkstyle Nationals offers chance to be a double champion
    •  Texas fan is second winner of U.S. Olympic Trials prize drawing
    •  USA Wrestling releases pre-season Grappling rankings
    •  Tricia Saunders to provide free clinic at Girls Folkstyle Nationals in Oklahoma
    •  ASICS University & Cadet Nationals return to Akron, Ohio, April 10-13
    •  2012 Junior Olympic Training Program application
    •  Niemand, Feldman, Blasingame receive FILA Stars
    •  Missouri Baptist to add women’s varsity wrestling in 2008-09
    •  ATHLETE PROFILE: Tommy Rowlands trains for wrestling success

    Dear Wrestling Fan,

    The college season is coming to an end, with the major championship events, capped off by the NCAA Div. I National Championships in St. Louis, Mo., March 20-22 . Follow the action online through TheMat.com's College Post Season Special Section.

    USA Wrestling’s schedule of national and regional competition get underway in March. Athletes of all ages can compete in these popular and competitive events. To download USA Wrestling event fliers, Click Here.

    The qualifying process for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials begins this weekend. In upcoming weeks, USA Wrestling will host events which qualify athletes for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Las Vegas, Nev., June 13-15. Watch America’s best wrestlers in action at these events.

    See you at a USA Wrestling event soon!!

    In the Olympic Spirit,
    USA Wrestling


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    UPCOMING EVENTS
    Girls Folkstyle Nationals March 14-16 Oklahoma City, OK
    Intermountain Warriors Ultimate Challenge March 14-15 Pocatello, ID
    Wrestle-FEST National Open March 15-16 Virginia Beach, VA
    Texas Takedown March 15 Dallas, TX
    Middle School Folkstyle National Duals March 28-30 Danville, IL
    Northwest Regionals March 28-30 Battleground, WA
    Northeast Regionals April 4-6 Brockport, NY
    ASICS Folkstyle Nationals April 4-6 Cedar Falls, IA
    University/FILA Cadet Nationals April 10-13 Akron, OH
    US Senior Nationals April 22-26 Las Vegas, NV
    Northern Plains Regionals May 8-10 Waterloo, IA
    Rocky Mountain Regionals May 15-17 Pueblo, CO
    Central Regionals May 23-25 Columbus, OH
    Southest Regionals May 23-25 Duluth, GA
    Southern Plains Regionals June 12-14 Hays, KS
    Olympic Teams Trials 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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