2007 Midlands Wrestling Championships
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The 45th Annual Midlands Wrestling Tournament - a national invitational/open event for outstanding college teams, clubs and individuals. The Midlands is a premier wrestling tradition, attracting 350 of the country’s very best wrestlers.
December 29 & 30, 2007
Welsh-Ryan Arena, Northwestern University, 2705 Ashland Ave., Evanston, Illinois, 60208; directly north of Ryan Field
Angel Escobedo v Brandon Precin
Franklin Gomez v Joe Slaton
Dan LeClere v Zack Bailey
Jake Patacsil (Purdue) V Brent Metcalf (Iowa)
Mike Poeta v Matt Kocher
Jon Reader v Mark Perry
Keith Gavin v Jay Borschel
Jake Herbert v Jake Varner
Josh Glenn V Mike Tamillow
Dustin Fox v Mike Faust
Saturday, December 29: 1st session - 9:30am; 2nd session - 7:00pm
Sunday, December 30: 3rd session -12 noon; Final session - 7:00pm
Admission varies per session; contact the Northwestern ticket office 847-491-CATS or go to NUsports.com.
2007 is “Midlands 45” – a special anniversary year. In anticipation of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the tournament will be honoring all Midlands competitors who have represented their countries in past Olympic Games. Those Olympians in attendance will be honored on the evening of Sunday December 30th prior to the final session.
The Midlands Tournament officials together with World Sport Chicago are working to promote the 2016 Chicago Olympic bid. A part of this effort is to bring many international sporting events to the Chicagoland area.
The Big Ten Network will be covering the “Midlands 45” and will air the event on December 30, 2007 for the finals with the semifinals on tape delay. Launched in August, 2007 by the Big Ten Conference, the network promotes a wide array of Big Ten sports and academic programming.