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|May 18-19 will feature historic Iran vs. USA dual and 11 other events in California|
By Meagan Templeton-Lynch USA Wrestling
This weekend will feature a showcase competition, United 4 Wrestling, as part of World Wrestling Month, which was declared by the international wrestling federation (FILA), in an effort to promote Olympic wrestling.
This event is a historic dual meet between the U.S. and Iran freestyle teams taking place in Los Angeles, Calif. Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.
There are only six days left to purchase tickets for the this event. Tickets are only $10/person and can be purchased here. To purchase, click 'Register Now.' In order to purchase tickets, click 'Continue' after entering an email address and password. Do not click 'Add Wrestler.' Choose the number of tickets you would like to purchase. Enter name(s) of ticket pick-up contact(s). Click 'Continue.' Enter your billing information and submit payment.
Tickets are also available at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com, and by charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
To learn more about the Keep Wrestling in the Olympics effort, visit KeepWrestlingintheOlympics.com.
Other events happening around the state of California this Saturday, May 18 are:
In Northern California, May 18 will feature the Mount DiabloWrestling Association Championships at Liberty Heights High School in Brentwood, Calif., a North Area Wrestling Association tournament at Sutter Union High School in Sutter, Calif. and the Santa Clara Valley Wrestling Association Thunderbolt Freestyle/Greco-Roman tournament at Delmar High School in San Jose, Calif.
In Central California, the San Joaquin Wrestling Association Freestyle Championships at Central Valley High School in Ceres, Calif., the Central Valley Wrestling Association Dog Fight at Clovis East High School in Clovis, Calif., the Kern County Wrestling Association Championships at Tehachapi High School in Tehachapi, Calif., a Kings-Tulare Wrestling Association tournament (on Friday, May 17) at West Hills College in Lemoore, Calif., and another Kings-Tulare Wrestling Association tournament (on Saturday, May 18) at Golden West High School in Visalia, Calif.
In Southern California, there will be a Southern California Wrestling Association tournament at Canyon High School in Anaheim, Calif., a San Diego Wrestling Association open wrestling room at Rancho Buena Vista High School in Vista, Calif. and the Tri-Counties Wrestling Association Freestyle/Greco-Roman Championships at Camarrillo High School in Camarillo, Calif.
ABOUT USA WRESTLING
USA Wrestling is the National Governing Body for the Sport of Wrestling in the United States and, as such, is its representative to the United States Olympic Committee and the International Wrestling Federation FILA. Simply, USA Wrestling is the central organization that coordinates amateur wrestling programs in the nation and works to create interest and participation in these programs. Its president is James Ravannack, and its Executive Director is Rich Bender.
ABOUT KEEP OLYMPIC WRESTLING
In the United States, the official website is http://www.KeepWrestlingInTheOlympics.com, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/officialkeepwrestlingintheolympics, and on Twitter @wrestlingvision.
The international links for FILA are http://www.fila-official.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/fila.official and on Twitter @FILA_Official.
ABOUT BEAT THE STREETS–LOS ANGELES
Beat the Streets – Los Angeles cultivates youth development in underserved communities by encouraging a desire for excellence, respect, teamwork, leadership, integrity and perseverance through the instruction of quality wrestling programs. Together with public support, BTS-LA strives to enhance young men and women’s lives in school, sports and community. More information can be found at www.beatthestreets-la.org
ABOUT CALIFORNIA USA WRESTLING
California USA Wrestling is the national governing body for the sport of wrestling in the state of California and, as such, is its representative to USA Wrestling. Simply, California USA Wrestling is the central organization that coordinates amateur wrestling programs in the State of California, and works to create interest and participation in these programs. California USA Wrestling is a non for profit 501(c)3 corporation. California USA Wrestling has more than 19,000 members. These members include athletes of all ages, coaches, officials, parents and fans striving together to strengthen the sport. Each year, California USA Wrestling charters over 400 wrestling clubs and sanctions over 200 local, state, competitions.