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|National Women’s Coaches release Spring/Summer schedule for women’s wrestling|
By Gary Abbott USA Wrestling
USA Wrestling National Women's coaching staff has released a schedule of events, training camps and other opportunities for women wrestlers of all ages to participate in during the spring and summer of 2006.
National Women's Coach Terry Steiner and National Women's Developmental and Resident Coach Vladislav "Coach Izzy" Izboinikov have put together a comprehensive schedule of activities for women wrestlers in the upcoming months.
The busy part of the schedule begins this week, with the third Olympic Developmental Camp, which is being held in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 30-May 4, featuring FILA Cadet and FILA Junior women wrestlers.
The Body Bar Women's Nationals, featuring age-group national tournaments on the FILA Cadet, FILA Junior and University levels, is set for Colorado Springs, Colo., May 5-7. There is also a girls national freestyle tournament at this championship event.
The U.S. Senior World Team will be determined at the Women's World Team Trials, set for the Colorado Springs Christian School in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 29-30.
The U.S. will compete in a number of major international events in the next few month. Included are the Women's World Cup, the Pan American Championships, the University World Championships, the Canada Cup, the FILA Junior World Championships and the Senior World Championships. Information on these events can be received by contacting Coach Steiner.
There will be a University World Team Camp held at the USOEC program at the Univ. of Northern Michigan in Marquette, Mich., June 1-9. Contact Coach Shannyn Gillespie for details.
There will be four All-American Wrestling Camps for young women wrestlers held during the month of July. The camps will be located in Marshall, Mo., Marquette, Mich., St. George, Utah and Minneapolis, Minn. Contact the camp director at each site for more details on the price and schedule of these camps.
There will be two major national events for Junior women wrestlers, athletes in grades 9-12, in at the Fargodome in Fargo, N.D. this summer. The ASICS/Vaughan Junior Women's National Championships will be held July 24-25, and the Women's Junior National Duals will be held July 25-26. These are state-level teams, and high school wrestlers should contact their state association for information on qualifying for their Junior teams.
Other training opportunities could be added, so athletes, coaches and parents are encouraged to visit TheMat.com for more information.
"We have many opportunities in place for women wrestlers of all ages," said National Women's Coach Terry Steiner. "In the past, there was a need for more opportunities for women wrestlers to develop. We now have a series of events and activities for young athletes. The athletes must now take advantage of these opportunities, and state directors and coaches should direct young women to get involved."
USA WRESTLING WOMEN'S PROGRAM
SPRING / SUMMER 2006 EVENT SCHEDULE
April 30 - May 4 - OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT CAMP #3 at Colorado Springs, Colo.; Contact Coach Izzy at 719-598-8181
May 5-7 - BODY BAR WOMEN'S NATIONALS at Colorado Springs, Colo.; Contact Coach Izzy at 719-598-8181
May 20 - 21 - WOMEN'S SENIOR WORLD CUP at Tokyo, Japan. Contact Terry Steiner at 719-598-8181
May 31- June 4 - PAN-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS at Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Contact Terry Steiner at 719-598-8181
June 1-9 - UNIVERSITY WORLD TEAM CAMP at Marquette, Mich. Contact Shannyn Gillespie at 906-227-1285
June 12-18 - UNIVERSITY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, at Ulan Ude, Mongolia. Contact Terry Steiner at 719-598-8181
June 29-30 - WOMEN'S WORLD TEAM TRIALS at Colorado Springs, Colo. Contact Terry Steiner at 719-598-8181
July 6-16 - CANADA CUP COMPETITION & CAMP (Senior and age-group levels), at Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Contact Terry Steiner at 719-598-8181.
July 9-13 - ALL - AMERICAN CAMP at Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Mo. Contact Carl Murphree at 660-831-4090
July 15-21 - ALL - AMERICAN CAMP at Univ. of Northern Michigan in Marquette, Mich. Contact Tony DeAnda at 906-227-1285
July 15-20 - ALL - AMERICAN CAMP in St. George, Utah. Contact Steve Glassey at 866-854-2560
July 16-21 - ALL - AMERICAN CAMP at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minn. Contact Larry Allen at 612-834-7325
July 24-25 - ASICS/VAUGHAN WOMEN'S JUNIOR NATIONALS at Fargo, N.D. Contact Coach Izzy at 719-598-8181
July 25-26 - WOMEN'S JUNIOR NATIONAL DUALS at Fargo, N.D. Contact Coach Izzy at 719-598-8181
August 3 -12 - FILA CADET / FILA JUNIOR TOUR to Germany and Austria. Contact Wade Genova at 719-265-6005
August 12-25 - FILA JUNIOR WORLD TEAM CAMP at site to be determined. Contact Coach Izzy at 719-598-8181
August 12-25 - SENIOR WORLD TEAM CAMP #1 at site to be determined. Contact Terry Steiner at 719-598-8181
August 30 - Sept. 1 - FILA JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS at Guatemala City, Guatemala. Contact Coach Izzy at 719-598-8181
September 2-13 - SENIOR WORLD TEAM CAMP #2 at Colorado Springs, Colo. Contact Terry Steiner at 719-598-8181
September 17-25 - SENIOR WORLD TEAM ACCLIMATION CAMP at site to be determined. Contact Terry Steiner at 719-598-8181
September 28- October 1 - SENIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS at Guangzhou, China. Contact Terry Steiner at 719-598-8181
Other activities may be added.