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The 2000 Olympic Regional Trials qualifying event series has begun

USA Wrestling has announced the five sites for the 2000 Olympic Regional Trials in freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling.

USA Wrestling will be hold Regional Olympic Trials in five regions: West, East, South Central and North.

The winners in each weight class at the Regional Olympic Trials in both freestyle and Greco-Roman will qualify for the Final Olympic Team Trials in the respective style in Dallas, Texas.

The 2000 Final Greco-Roman Olympic Team Trials will be held June 22-24, and the 2000 Final Freestyle Olympic Team Trials will be held June 22-24, both in Reunion Arena in Dallas. All Olympic Regional champions will earn a position in the Challenge Tournament portion of the Olympic Trials.

Many of the best Olympic-style wrestlers in the nation will participate in these important events. It will also give the top wrestlers in each region of the nation a chance to earn the right to wrestle in the Final Olympic Trials.

The first qualifying event is the Armed Forces Championships, which will be held in Pensacola, Fla., March 16-18. The champions in the Greco-Roman division of the Armed Forces Championships will qualify for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials.

The West Regional Olympic Trials will be held in Corvallis, Ore., March 24-25. The competition will be held at Gill Coliseum at Oregon State Univ. For information contact Mike Corwin at 541-737-7371.

The East Regional Olympic Trials will be held in Brockport, N.Y., March 31-April 2. The competition will be held at Tuttle North Gym at SUNY-Brockport. For information, contact Don Murray at 716-395-5360.

The South Regional Olympic Trials will be held in Kenner, La., April 7-9, 2000. The competition will be held at Pontchartrain Center. For information, contact Jim Ravannack at 504-885-0051.

The Central Regional Olympic Trials are scheduled for Tulsa, Okla., April 27-29. The competition will be held at Union Intermediate School. For information, contact Archie Randall at 405-354-5417.

The "last chance" qualifying event is the North Regional Olympic Trials, set for Waterloo, Iowa, May 5-7. The competition will be held in Young Arena. For information contact Steve Wachal at 319-822-7748.

The 2000 U.S. National Wrestling Championships, scheduled for April 21-22 in Las Vegas, Nev., is also a qualifying event for the Final Olympic Team Trials in both styles. The top six freestyle placewinners and the top eight Greco-Roman placewinners in each weight class will qualify for the Olympic Trials in Dallas, Texas.

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