USA Wrestling’s U23 World Team Trials set for Rochester, Minn., October 6-8

USA Wrestling will host the U23 World Team Trials at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minn., October 6-8. This will be the qualifying event in all three Olympic disciplines for the U23 World Championships, set for Bydgoszcz, Poland, November 21-26.

This is a new World Championships being hosted by United World Wrestling for the first time. Athletes who are between 19-23 years old can enter (Born 1994-1998), with 18-year-olds (Born 1999) able to compete with a medical and parental certificate.

This age group covers a variety of talented athletes, including wrestlers who are college graduates, others still competing in college and even some of the nation’s best high school upperclassmen.

The championship finals in all weight classes will be a best-of-three series between the winners of the semifinals.

Women’s freestyle and four Greco-Roman weights (66 kg, 75 kg, 85 kg and 98 kg) will be contested on Saturday, October 7. Men’s freestyle and four Greco-Roman weights (59 kg, 71 kg, 80 kg, & 130 kg) will be contested on Sunday, October 8

The entry fee for the U23 World Team Trials is $50 (a $20 discount) for those staying at one of the host hotels listed on the event website. The deadline for the discounted entry fee is Tuesday, October 3 at 10:00 p.m. MST. Online registration will begin on September 5. Those who book other hotel arrangements or register onsite will pay a $70 entry fee.

All participants must hold a 2017-18 USA Wrestling Open license, which can be purchased on-line at usawmembership.com

The event will feature the 2017 UWW weight classes contested on the Senior level which are:

Men’s freestyle: 57 kg, 61 kg, 65 kg, 70 kg, 74 kg, 86 kg, 97 kg, 125 kg

Greco-Roman: 59 kg, 66 kg, 71 kg, 75 kg, 80 kg, 85 kg, 98 kg, 130 kg

Women’s freestyle: 48 kg, 53 kg, 55 kg, 58 kg, 60 kg, 63 kg, 69 kg, 75 kg

In this World Team Trials, the competition will be single elimination, with a repechage for those who lose to a gold-medal finalists resulting in two bronze medals.

Click here for U23 World Team Trials website

http://usawevents.sportngin.com/u23

U23 WORLD TEAM TRIALS SCHEDULE

At Rochester, Minn., October 6-8

Friday, October 6

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Mandatory Check-in, Weigh-in Card Pickup, and Waiver Drop-off

  • Women’s Freestyle: All weights
  • Greco Roman: 66kg, 75kg, 85kg, & 98kg

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Medical Check & Weigh Ins

  • Women’s Freestyle: All weights
  • Greco Roman: 66kg, 75kg, 85kg, & 98kg

4:00p.m. – Women’s Freestyle (All Weights) Seeding Meeting

4:00p.m. – Greco-Roman (66kg, 75kg, 85kg, & 98kg) Seeding Meeting

Saturday, October 7

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Session I: Preliminaries, Quarterfinals, Semifinals

  • Women’s Freestyle: All weights
  • Greco Roman: 66kg, 75kg, 85kg, & 98kg

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Mandatory Check-in, Weigh-in Card Pickup, and Waiver Drop-off

  • Men’s Freestyle: All weights
  • Greco Roman: 59kg, 71kg, 80kg, & 130kg

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Medical Check & Weigh Ins

  • Men’s Freestyle: All weights
  • Greco Roman: 59kg, 71kg, 80kg, & 130kg

4:00p.m. – Men’s Freestyle (All Weights) Seeding Meeting

4:00p.m. – Greco-Roman (59kg, 71kg, 80kg, & 130kg) Seeding Meeting

3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Session II: Final Trials- Best of 3 Series: Match #1, Match #2 and Match #3 (if needed), & Repechage

  • Women’s Freestyle: All weights
  • Greco Roman: 66kg, 75kg, 85kg, & 98kg

Sunday, October 8

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Session III: Preliminaries, Quarterfinals, Semifinals

  • Men’s Freestyle: All weights*
  • Greco Roman: 59kg, 71kg, 80kg, & 130kg

3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Session IV: Final Trials – Best of 3 Series: Match #1, Match #2 and Match #3 (if needed), & Repechage

  • Men’s Freestyle: All weights
  • Greco Roman: 59kg, 71kg, 80kg, & 130kg
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