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Wrestling schedule set for 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Las Vegas, Nev., June 13-15
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The wrestling schedule has been set for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Wrestling and Judo, which will be held June 13-15, 2008 at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
There will be three days of competition, with U.S. Olympic Team berths determined in each of the 18 Olympic wrestling weight classes in the three Olympic styles (men's freestyle, men's Greco-Roman, women's freestyle).
Tickets are available now by calling 866.388.FANS or online at www.unlvtickets.com.
Click here to order U.S. Olympic Team Trials tickets online
The best seating locations are going fast, so wrestling fans should secure their tickets right away.
The Trials will also feature action in as many as 14 Olympic judo weight classes, held over two days, June 13-14. The final judo schedule is not yet announced.
During all three days, the preliminary session will be held at 10:00 a.m., with the U.S. Olympic Team Trials finals series and third place matches set for 5:00 p.m. There will be six weight classes contested each day, with the U.S. Olympic Team position determined in each division in a one-day competition format.
"We are excited to have a U.S. Olympic Team Trials event where fans can enjoy a schedule with room to watch great wrestling action in short sessions, and allows time for everybody to enjoy what Las Vegas has to offer," said Pete Isais, USA Wrestling National Events Director. "Fans will see our entire U.S. Olympic Team in action, many who will win Olympic medals for the United States in Beijing, China. With the addition of the judo competition, it will be an action-packed weekend."
Friday, June 13 will feature competition in all four women's freestyle Olympic weight classes (48 kg/105.5 lbs., 55 kg/121 lbs., 63 kg/138.75 lbs., 72 kg/158.5 lbs.), as well as the first two men's Greco-Roman weight classes (55 kg/121 lbs. and 60 kg/132 lbs.)
Saturday June 14 will include both men's freestyle and men's Greco-Roman action. There will be three men's Greco-Roman weight classes (66 kg/145.5 lbs., 74 kg/163 lbs., 84 kg/185 lbs.) as well as the first three men's freestyle weight classes (55 kg/121 lbs., 60 kg/132 lbs. and 66 kg/145.5 lbs.)
Sunday, June 15 is the final day, with two men's Greco-Roman weight classes (96 kg/211.5 lbs. and 120 kg/286.5 lbs.) and four men's freestyle weight classes (74 kg/163 lbs., 84 kg/185 lbs., 96 kg/211.5 lbs. and 120 kg/286.5 lbs.)
All-session tickets are priced $150 for VIP seating, $75 for lower level and $40 for upper level. Competition will be held on four mats simultaneously with wrestling taking place on three mats and judo on the fourth.
The Thomas & Mack Center has a seating capacity of 12,500. Tickets have been made available equally to both Wrestling as well as Judo fans on a first come, first serve basis. This major sports arena provides outstanding seating locations where fans can truly enjoy watching all of the Olympic-caliber action.
For a seating chart for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the Thomas & Mack Center, visit:
2008 U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS FOR WRESTLING
At the Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nev.
Friday, June 13
10:00 a.m. - Preliminaries in women's freestyle (48 kg, 55 kg, 63 kg, 72 kg) and men's Greco-Roman (55 kg, 60 kg)
5:00 p.m. - Final U.S. Olympic Team Trials series and third place matches in women's freestyle (48 kg, 55 kg, 63 kg, 72 kg) and men's Greco-Roman (55 kg, 60 kg)
Saturday, June 14
10:00 a.m. - Preliminaries in men's freestyle (55 kg, 60 kg, 66 kg) and men's Greco-Roman (66 kg, 74 kg, 84 kg)
5:00 p.m. - Final U.S. Olympic Team Trials series and third place matches in men's freestyle (55 kg, 60 kg, 66 kg) and men's Greco-Roman (66 kg, 74 kg, 84 kg)
Sunday, June 15
10:00 a.m. - Preliminaries in men's freestyle (74 kg, 84 kg, 96 kg, 120 kg) and men's Greco-Roman (96 kg, 120 kg)
5:00 p.m. - Final U.S. Olympic Team Trials series and third place matches in men's freestyle (74 kg, 84 kg, 96 kg, 120 kg) and men's Greco-Roman (96 kg, 120 kg)