Wt. class schedule for U.S. Olympic Team Trials: Iowa City, April 9-10, 2016

TomM
November 4, 2015 10:17

Wt. class schedule for U.S. Olympic Team Trials: Iowa City, April 9-10, 2016

Weight class schedule set for U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Wrestling in Iowa City, April 9-10, 2016

The weight class schedule has been set for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Wrestling, which will be held at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on the campus of the University of Iowa, April 9-10, 2016.

There will be two days of competition, with each day featuring all three Olympic styles of wrestling, men’s freestyle, women’s freestyle and Greco-Roman.

There are two sessions each day. The first session, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. feature the preliminaries through Challenge Tournament finals. The second session, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. features the best two of three Championship Series.

On Saturday, April 9, there will be four Greco-Roman weight classes (59 kg, 66 kg, 85 kg and 98 kg), three women’s freestyle weight classes (58 kg, 63 kg and 69 kg) and two men’s freestyle weight classes (65 kg and 125 kg).

Some of the star U.S. wrestlers who are expected to compete on Saturday, based upon their projected weight classes, include:

  • 2012 World champion and three-time World medalist Elena Pirozhkova at 63 kg in women’s freestyle
  • two-time World bronze medalist Tervel Dlagnev at 125 kg in men’s freestyle
  • two-time Olympian Spenser Mango at 59 kg in Greco-Roman
  • 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Randi Miller at 69 kg in women’s freestyle
  • 2015 World bronze medalist James Green at 65 kg in men’s freestyle.
  • 2015 World bronze medalist Leigh Jaynes-Provisor at 58 kg in women’s freestyle

Of local interest on Saturday, Brent Metcalf, a four-time World Team member and two-time NCAA champion for Iowa, comes into the season as the No. 1 ranked wrestler in the nation at 65 kg in men’s freestyle.

On Sunday, April 10, there will be four men’s freestyle weight classes (57 kg, 74 kg, 86 kg, 97 kg), three women’s freestyle weight classes (48 kg, 53 kg, 75 kg) and two Greco-Roman weight classes (75 kg and 130 kg).

 

Some of the most decorated U.S. wrestlers expected to compete on Sunday, based upon their projected weight classes include:

  • three-time World champion and 2012 Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs at 74 kg in men’s freestyle
  • three-time World champion and five-time World medalist Adeline Gray at 75 kg in women’s freestyle
  • 2012 Olympic champion Jake Varner at 97 kg in men’s freestyle
  • 2015 World champion Kyle Snyder at 97 kg in men’s freestyle
  • 2008 World champion and 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Clarissa Chun at 48 kg in women’s freestyle
  • 2005 World champion Iris Smith at 75 kg in women’s freestyle
  • two-time World bronze medalist Andy Bisek at 75 kg in Greco-Roman
  • 2015 World champion and three-time World medalist Helen Maroulis at 53 kg in women’s freestyle
  • 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Coleman Scott at 57 kg in men’s freestyle
  • Two-time World bronze medalist Justin Lester at 75 kg in Greco-Roman
  • 2009 World silver medalist Jake Herbert at 86 kg in men’s freestyle
  • Two-time World bronze medalist Alyssa Lampe at 48 kg in women’s freestyle

Of local interest on Sunday, two-time U.S. World Team member and NCAA champion from Iowa Tony Ramos, comes into the season as the No. 1 ranked wrestler in the nation at 57 kg in men’s freestyle.

All athletes that will compete at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Wrestling will need to qualify to participate. All of the athletes listed above have already qualified to compete.

All-session tickets to the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials are available for purchase. All-session options remaining include adult ($75), and youth (18 and younger, $50). VIP tickets are sold out. Fans can purchase tickets at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, over the phone at 1-800-IA-HAWKS, or online at iowacitytorio.com.

Single-day and single-session tickets go on sale April 4, 2016.

The U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Wrestling return to Iowa City, after the successful and sold-out U.S. Olympic Team Trials were held in the same location, April 21-22, 2012. The 2012 event smashed the attendance record for a U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Wrestling, with a two-day total of 54,766 inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The local organizing committee is led by the University of Iowa Athletics and the Iowa City/Coralville Area CVB and includes leaders from the City of Iowa City, City of Coralville and City of North Liberty.

 

WEIGHT CLASS SCHEDULE FOR U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS FOR WRESTLING

At Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa, April 9-10

Saturday, April 9

Greco-Roman (59 kg, 66 kg, 85 kg and 98 kg)

Women’s freestyle (58 kg, 63 kg and 69 kg)

Men’s freestyle weight (65 kg and 125 kg)

9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Preliminaries through Challenge Tournament finals

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Best two of three Championship Series

Sunday, April 10

Men’s freestyle (57 kg, 74 kg, 86 kg, 97 kg)

Women’s freestyle (48 kg, 53 kg, 75 kg)

Greco-Roman (75 kg and 130 kg)

9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Preliminaries through Challenge Tournament finals

TomM
November 4, 2015 10:17
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