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ASICS University & FILA Cadet Nationals set for May 23-26 in Akron, Ohio

The University of Akron in Akron, Ohio will be hosting the 2013 ASICS University Nationals and FILA Cadet Nationals May 23-26 for men’s freestyle and Greco-Roman competition.

This event serves as the World Team Trials for the men’s freestyle and Greco-Roman University World Teams. The top place winner in the University division in each weight class will qualify for the University World Team in the style they compete in.

The first place winner in each weight class in the Cadet division will qualify for the men’s freestyle or Greco-Roman Cadet World Team.

Online registration (credit card only) is available until 9:00 p.m. CST on Tuesday, May 21. The entry fee for participants registering online is $40. To register online, click here. On-site registration will be available prior to the event for a fee of $50, cash or check only.

This event will be webcast live by a joint effort with USA Wrestling and Flowrestling, similar to the coverage at the U.S. Open in April.

In addition, the new rules implemented by FILA (see this article on for more information) will be used at these tournaments.

In preparation for the 2013 Summer Universiade, or World University Games, USA Wrestling has changed the age requirements for the 2013 University National Championships. The reason for this change is to allow all wrestlers who are eligible to compete internationally into the University Nationals, as this tournament is serving as the University World Team Trials as well.

To qualify in the University division, wrestlers must be currently enrolled in a degree or diploma seeking program at a university or similar institute or received their degree in the last year. All competitors must be U.S. citizens and must be at least 17 and no older than 28 on January 1, 2013. Athletes must have graduated from high school in 2012 or before.

The FILA Cadet National Championships will also serve as a qualifier for the ASICS/Vaughan Cadet National Championships in Fargo, N.D., with top three place winners qualifying for their state’s National Team.

To be eligible to compete, FILA Cadet wrestlers must have been born 1996-1998. Only wrestlers born 1997-1998 will be able to qualify for their National Team, however.

Tickets to this event may be purchased on site for a cost of $25 for adults 16 and older or $12 for youth 15 and under for all sessions. Individual day tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for youth. Children three and under get in free.

At Akron, Ohio, May 23-26

Thursday, May 23
6:00-8:00 p.m. – University Greco-Roman & FILA Cadet Greco-Roman Registration
8:00-8:30 p.m. – University Greco-Roman & FILA Cadet Greco-Roman Medical Check/Weigh-ins

Friday, May 24
9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – University Greco-Roman & FILA Cadet Greco-Roman Preliminaries
3:00 p.m. to Conclusion – University Greco-Roman & FILA Cadet Greco-Roman Preliminaries through Finals
6:00-8:00 p.m. – University Men’s Freestyle & FILA Cadet Freestyle Registration
8:00-8:30 p.m. – University Men’s Freestyle & FILA Cadet Freestyle Medical Check/Weigh-ins

Saturday, May 25
9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – University Men’s Freestyle & FILA Cadet Freestyle Preliminaries
3:00-8:30 p.m. – University Men’s Freestyle & FILA Cadet Freestyle Preliminaries

Sunday, May 26
9:00 a.m. to Conclusion – University Men’s Freestyle & FILA Cadet Freestyle to Completion


University Men’s Freestyle

55 kg - Evan Silver of Cardinal Wrestling Club
60 kg - Chris Dardanes of Minnesota Storm
63 kg - Nathan McCormick of Missouri Wrestling Foundation
66 kg - Jason Chamberlain of Broncs Wrestling Club
70 kg - Ian Miller of Golden Pride Wrestling Club
74 kg - Jake Salazar of Cliff keen wrestling club
79 kg - Josh Asper of Terrapin Wrestling Club
84 kg - Michael Letts of Navy Mat Club
96 kg - Dustin Kilgore of OTC
120 kg - Tony Nelson of Minnesota Storm

University Greco-Roman

55 kg - Max Nowry of NYAC/USOEC
60 kg - Paul Tellgren of Minnesota Storm
63 kg - Eric Chandler of YES Wrestling
66 kg - Nick Alvarez of USOEC
70 kg - Bryce Saddoris of Marines
74 kg - Tanner Andrews of USOEC
79 kg - Kendrick Sanders of NYAC
84 kg - Mark Stenberg of NYAC
96 kg - Caylor Williams of YES Wrestling
120 kg - Toby Erickson of NYAC

FILA Cadet Men’s Freestyle

39-42 kg - Andrew Nieman of Oklahoma
46 kg - Jordan Kutler of New Jersey
50 kg - Tommy Thorn of Minnesota
54 kg - Joseph McKenna of New Jersey
58 kg - Seth Gross of Minnesota
63 kg - Zain Retherford of Pennsylvania
69 kg - Jack Bass of Texas
76 kg - Chance Marsteller of Pennsylvania
85 kg - Mitch Sliga of Indiana
85-100 kg - Garrett Ryan of Arizona
125 kg - Nathan Butler of Kansas

FILA Cadet Greco-Roman

39-42 kg - Dalton Roberts of Michigan
46 kg - Danny Boychuck of New Jersey
50 kg - Kyle Norstrem of Florida
54 kg - James Flint of Florida
58 kg - Dylan Lucas of Florida
63kg - Hayden Tuma of Idaho
69 kg - Grant LaMont of Utah
76 kg - Chandler Rogers of Washington
85 kg - Raymond ODonnell Iii of Pennsylvania
85-100 kg - Garrett Ryan of Arizona
125 kg - Michael Johnson Jr. of Pennsylvania
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