USA, Iran and Russia to compete in New York City on May 15

By Gary Abbott USA Wrestling

The Rumble on the Rails will be a historic competition featuring top powers in international wrestling

NEW YORK, N.Y. – USA Wrestling and Beat the Streets Wrestling, Inc. has announced that three of the world’s wrestling superpowers, the United States, Russia and Iran, will come together in solidarity to compete in a unique wrestling event in Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal in New York City on Wednesday, May 15. Continue reading

Minnesota Golden Gophers Wrestling Banquet Scheduled for May 5

The Minnesota Golden Gophers will celebrate the success of the 2012-13 wrestling season on Sunday, May 5, with the annual Wrestling Awards Banquet.

The social event will be held at the Ramada Hotel (1330 Industrial Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55413), beginning with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m. with the awards presentation slated to get underway at 7:30 p.m. Cost of the event is $35 per person.

Parties interested in attending the banquet should contact Mary Christensen-White in the wrestling office by calling 612-625-1013 or sending an email at wrestle@umn.edu. RSVPs must be submitted before April 26, 2012.

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Iran to wrestle in U.S. for first time in decade

A U.S. wrestling official said the Iranian national team will compete on American soil for the first time in a decade next month as part of an effort to impact upcoming votes on the sport’s Olympic future.

Rich Bender, the executive director of USA Wrestling, confirmed today that teams from Iran and Russia will meet May 15 at New York’s iconic Grand Central Station. Officials also are close to finalizing an event four days later in Los Angeles, Bender said. Continue reading at www.desmoinesregister.com