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LAS VEGAS - A pair of top-seeded competitors are among the wrestlers who will not be taking part in the U.S. National Championships on Saturday at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

2000 Olympic freestyle silver medalist Sammie Henson of the Sunkist Kids (55 kg/121 lbs.) and 2005 World Team Greco-Roman member Harry Lester of the Gator Wrestling Club (66 kg/145.5 lbs.) did not enter the event. Both wrestlers have already qualified for the World Team Trials next month in Sioux City, Iowa.

The tournament field is now set for men's and women's freestyle, and Greco-Roman. Wrestling starts at 9 a.m. Saturday in all three styles with the finals set for 6 p.m.

Matt Azevedo of the Sunkist Kids moves up to the No. 1 seed in freestyle at 55 kg while Glenn Garrison of the U.S. Army ascends to the top seed in Greco-Roman at 66 kg.

Willie Madison (USOEC/Gator WC), the No. 3 seed in Greco-Roman at 60 kg/132 lbs., also will not compete Saturday.

In the women's division, Malinda Ripley of the Sunkist Kids moved up from 51 kg/112 lbs. to 55 kg/121 lbs. Ripley had been the No. 3 seed at 51 kg. Maria Dunn, the fourth seed at 63 kg/138.5 lbs., did not enter the meet.

Seventh seed Mike Faust also did not enter in freestyle at 120 kg/264.5 lbs.

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