|IT’S NATIONAL WRESTLING DAY! Enjoy some wrestling today as the season heats up|
Three-time NCAA champion Kyle Dake of Cornell will compete at the NWCA All-Star Classic tonight, facing NCAA champion David Taylor of Penn State. Larry Slater photo
A number of national wrestling organizations, led by Joe Baranik of Pennsylvania Wrestling Newsmagazine, declared today, November 3, as National Wrestling Day.
This is the unofficial start of competition for the college wrestling season in America, along with some major USA Wrestling and international wrestling events all across the continent.
The Cliff Keen USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals started today in Cedar Falls, Iowa. This major early season folkstyle event continues to grow in size and prestige. Today is the high school division, with 1,047 entries starting the day.
Click here to follow the brackets at the Cliff Keen USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals
TheMat.tv will have a live webcast of the high school finals, expected to start at approximately 7:00 p.m. Central Time. Shane Sparks of Badger State Wrestling will make the call.
Click here to see the webcast of the Cliff Keen USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals
The NWCA All-Star Classic will be held in Washington, D.C. Many of the nation’s best college stars will battle in challenge matches at this annual showcase event. A featured match will pit 2012 NCAA champions Kyle Dake of Cornell against David Taylor of Penn State. The event is sold out and will begin at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time in Bender Arena on the campus of American University
Fans can still see this amazing event webcast live via pay-per-view on FloWrestling. For information, visit:
U.S. men’s freestyle wrestlers are competing today at the Hargobind International at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby Mountain, Canada.
A live webcast is being provided at the following link:
There is a full schedule of college wrestling events going on today as well. Below is a list of competitions for those looking for some action in their area.
Click here for tournament schedule and results, provided by Amateur Wrestling News
Click here for college dual meet schedule and results, provided by Amateur Wrestling News
USA Wrestling is one of the organizations which have supported National Wrestling Day.
Other organizations who have joined USA Wrestling in this project are: The National Wrestling Coaches Association, Beat the Streets USA, Pennsylvania Wrestling NewsMagazine, Takedown Wrestling Media, Wrestling USA Magazine, The National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum, Wrestlers in Business, MatTown USA, Amateur Wrestling News, Riot Sports Marketing, Greater Washington Wrestling Business Network, W.I.N. Magazine, Nittany Lion Wrestling Club