|Live Time Results will be provided at Kids/Cadet Folkstyle Nationals|
By Craig Sesker USA Wrestling
For the first time ever at a Kids wrestling event, Live Time Results will be provided at the 2006 USA Wrestling ASICS Kids/Cadet Folkstyle National Championships. The event will feature the nation's top young wrestlers at the UNI-Dome on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa, April 7-9.
Up-to-the-minute results will be provided on TheMat.com in the Special Section area for this event.
As in previous years, the USA Wrestling Veterans Folkstyle Nationals also will be held alongside the youth competition, allowing athletes 30 years and above to compete in four age-divisions for national folkstyle titles. The Veterans competition will be held April 8.
Results will be available on TheMat.com for the Kids, Cadets and Veterans competitors.
"We are trying to bring USA Wrestling events into the 21st Century, and one of the ways we are doing this is by providing results of matches right after they occur," said Pete Isais, USA Wrestling's Director of National Events. "It's an opportunity for grandparents to find out how their grandchildren did in a specific match, and a chance for family members, friends and fans to keep tabs on how the wrestlers are doing."
The USA Wrestling ASICS Kids/Cadet Folkstyle Nationals marks the conclusion of USA Wrestling's Ultimate Challenge Series of folkstyle wrestling. It is the final competition in an 11-event series of major youth tournaments, held all across the nation.
After the USA Wrestling ASICS Folkstyle Nationals, nine Dominator belts will be awarded, to the top three athletes in three different age divisions. In addition, the top point scorer in the entire series will be named Ultimate Dominator. In 2005, the Ultimate Dominator was Clark Glass of Florida, who is among the challengers again this year.
The event also begins the quest for USA Wrestling's prized Kids and Cadet Triple Crown awards. In its 10th year, the Triple Crown recognizes young wrestlers that accomplish the tremendous feat of winning USA Wrestling's national championships in all three styles of wrestling: folkstyle, freestyle and Greco-Roman.