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Reminder - USA vs. Iran dual on ESPN2, Friday, April 7 and Monday, May 1



USA VS. IRAN DUAL MEET TO BE AIRED ON ESPN2, FRIDAY, APRIL 7 AND MONDAY, MAY 1

USA Wrestling wishes to remind wrestling and sports fans to mark their calendars to watch two airings of a USA vs. Iran World Dual meet in Tulsa, Okla. on ESPN2.

The event was produced on a taped-delayed basis by USA Sports Broadcasting, the broadcast division of USA Wrestling.

The USA vs. Iran World Dual meet will be aired on ESPN2 on Friday, April 7, from 4-5 p.m. EST. This is a new date and time from the previously released schedule information provided by ESPN.

A second airing of the USA vs. Iran Dual meet will be on ESPN2 on Monday, May 1, from 1:30-2:30 a.m. EST.

This dual meet between traditional world powers continues the exciting series of competition between the nations in recent years. It was orginally held at the Univ. of Tulsa in Tulsa, Okla., Feb. 8. The broadcast team for the event includes veteran athlete and coach Larry Nugent and 1996 Olympic champion Kendall Cross.

The U.S. team features a number of star athletes with connection to Oklahoma, including 1998 World Champion Sammie Henson (119) and 1999 World team member Eric Guerrero (127.75). The Iranian team is led by 1998 World Champion Ali Reza Dabir (127.75) and Ali Reza Heidari (213.75).

ESPN will also be airing the U.S. National Championships twice in May on ESPN2. The first airing is set for Monday, May 15 from 1:30-2:30 a.m. EST. The second airing is set for Tuesday, May 23 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST.

The U.S. National Championships feature the best wrestlers in the United States, competing for national titles in freestyle, Greco-Roman and women's wrestling. The 2000 U.S. Nationals has added significance, as is serves as the most important qualifying event for the 2000 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.

The event will initially be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev., April 21-22. The broadcast team for this event will include Nugent, USA Wrestling Excecutive Director Jim Scherr and 1984 Olympic champion Jeff Blatnick.

USA Sports Broadcasting is the broadcast division of USA Wrestling, which produces a variety of amateur sports events and video projects.

For more information on USA Sports Broadcasting's activities and an updated schedule of televised events, visit USA Sports Broadcasting web page at usasportsbroadcasting.com

USA WRESTLING EVENTS ON NATIONAL TELEVISION

Event/Network/Date/Time

USA vs. Iran World Dual Meet on ESPN2, Friday, April 7 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. EST

USA vs. Iran World Dual Meet on ESPN2, Monday, May 1 from 1:30-2:30 a.m. EST

U.S. National Championships on ESPN2, Monday, May 15 from 1:30-2:30 a.m. EST

U.S. National Championships on ESPN2, Tuesday, May 23 from 1:00- 2:00 p.m. EST

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