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ASICS University & FILA Cadet
When: May 31 – June 3
Where: University of Akron, OH
USA Wrestling and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission will host the ASICS University & FILA Cadet National Championships for the sixth consecutive year at the Louis and Freda Stile Athletic Field House at the University of Akron, May 31 – June 3, 2012. This tournament is estimated to bring over 1,100 athletes from across the nation. Both age divisions will compete in the Olympic-styles of Greco-Roman and Freestyle.
ASICS University athletes are 18 to 24 years of age (born 1988-1994) and will feature some of the nation’s top wrestlers from college wrestling programs and the U.S. Military teams. Traditionally, athletes who succeed at the University Nationals often go on later in their careers to make U.S. Senior World and Olympic teams.
The finalists at the seven Olympic weight classes only qualify for the 2012 University World Team Trials in Colorado Springs, Colo., on August 17-18.
The FILA Cadet Nationals will feature many of the best high school wrestlers in the United States ages 15 to 17 years old (born 1995-1996 and 1997 with a medical certificate).
The champion in each FILA Cadet weight class qualifies to represent the United States at the 2012 FILA Cadet World Championships August 21-27 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
In men’s freestyle, two members of the 2011 FILA Cadet World Team are eligible to return this year, both from Minnesota: Gannon Volk at 92 pounds and Tommy Thorn at 101 pounds. Both placed seventh in the FILA Cadet World Championships last year, and both were Cadet Nationals freestyle champions last year in Fargo, N.D.
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