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|Junior Greco World Duals are underway in Concord, Calif., with live video stream available to enjoy|
By USA Wrestling
Young international Greco-Roman talents are on display as the 2013 Junior Greco-Roman World Duals have begun at the Community Youth Center in Concord, Calif., May 25-26.
The event is a showcase competition as part of World Wrestling Month, which was declared by the international wrestling federation (FILA).
A live stream has been set up for fans to enjoy at the link below:
Teams from Sweden, Norway, the Honduras and the United States are going head-to-head at this event, including a number of teams from the United States, including a USA All-Star Team, Oregon team and multiple teams from California.
The event is structured in a unique way. It starts with a round robin dual meet competition. After that, there is an individual tournament. The team champion is determined based upon a point system from both the dual meets and the tournament. Athletes who participate will get between 9-10 matches and 3-4 clinics at the event.
In addition to the competition, there have been clinics for interested wrestlers prior to the competition on May 23-24 as well as during the competition.
This will be the 14th year of this event .The first time an international team came for competition was in 2000, with a German Junior Team. Over the years, teams from Germany, Estonia, Norway, Sweden, Hungary, Mexico and Honduras have all participated in this event. It was developed as part of the legacy of a major Senior Greco-Roman event, the Concord Cup, which was held for 20 years in the community in the 1980’s and 1990’s.
Past athletes who have competed in Greco Junior World Duals and went to success in as NCAA champions and All-Americans included Chris Pendleton, Dylan Ness, Ethan Lofthouse, Alan Waters, Nico Triggas, Nahshon Garrett and Tyrell Fortune.
Admission for spectators is $10 for a 1-day pass or $15 for a 2-day pass and can be purchased at the door. Tickets for Sunday night’s dinner and banquet must be purchased by Friday, May 17 from Matt Martin. Wrestlers and coaches get in free and all other tickets cost $20.
For more information about this event, visit its Facebook page at:
As part of World Wrestling Month, a focus of the event is to bring wrestlers and fans together from around the world in a show of solidarity to support Olympic wrestling.
The Junior Greco-Roman World Duals is one of four major international wrestling competition announced by USA Wrestling as part of World Wrestling Month in May. The first to be hosted was the Curby Cup, a Greco-Roman dual meet competition between the United States, Hungary, Lithuania and Serbia in LaGrange, Ill. on May 11. Next was the Rumble on the Rails, an international competition between the USA, Iran and Russia in historic Grand Central Terminal in New York City on May 15. The United States also hosted “United 4 Wrestling,” with star athletes from the USA, Russia and Canada at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles, Calif. on May 19.
2013 JUNIOR GRECO WORLD DUALS SCHEDULE
At Community Youth Center, Concord, Calif., May 25-26
Saturday, May 25
8:30 a.m. – Dual Meet Tournament Competition Starts
12:30 p.m. – Clinic after 3rd Round
Sunday, May 26
8:30 a.m. – Dual Meet Competition Starts
12:30 p.m – Start of Individual Tournament
2 p.m. – Individual Tournament Finals
6 p.m. – Awards Banquet at Hilton Hotel