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WASHINGTON D.C.- The 149 pound weight class bout at the 2012 NWCA All-Star Classic will feature All-American Nick Lester of the University of Oklahoma wrestling against Jason Chamberlain of Boise State University, a third place medalist at the 2011 NCAA National Championships.

For Lester, a redshirt junior, the 2011-2012 season was one of many firsts. He qualified for his first NCAA Championships with a third place finish at the Big 12 Championships. Lester then went on to earn his first All-American honors, with an eighth place finish in the 149 weight class. Lester also finished fourth in the prestigious Midlands.

Lester finished the 2011-2012 season 23-13 overall and 11-7 in duals. He led the Sooners in technical falls and had the third most wins of the season. He wrestles alongside his twin brother, Matt, who is also a redshirt junior for the Sooners.

Chamberlain, returns to the Boise State program after taking a redshirt last season. Chamberlain is a three-time NCAA Qualifier and a two-time Pac 12 Champion. The redshirt senior, had an outstanding 2010-2011 junior season where he finished third at the NCAA Championships earning his first All-American honors.

Chamberlain enters his senior season with a career record of 77-21. Chamberlain kicked off his 2012 season by representing the United States as a member of the World University Team at the World University Games in Finland earlier this month.

The All-Star Classic will mark the first time that Lester and Chamberlain have met each other in collegiate competition.

The NWCA All-Star Classic presented by the United States Marine Corps will occur on November 3, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in Bender Arena on the campus of American University in Washington D.C. The NWCA All-Star classic is hosted by the DC Athletic Club and Greater Washington Wrestling Business Network and is also sponsored by Balance Bar.

For more information on the event, visit the NWCA website and follow the NWCA Facebook and Twitter pages.

The NWCA Classic serves as a premier event to help grow the sport of wrestling. Proceeds from the event will go towards supporting the sport in the Washington DC area.

About the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA)
The National Wrestling Coaches Association, established in 1928, is a non-profit organization for the advancement of all levels of the sport of wrestling with primary emphasis on developing coaches who work in academic environments. The membership embraces all people interested in amateur wrestling. The three core competencies of the NWCA are: coaching development, student-athlete welfare, and promotion of wrestling.

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