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Lehigh press release concerning Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational



Wrestling insiders know the prestige of the 19th Annual Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 1-2)--with many of its champions eventually reaching the NCAA finals the same year. With a 2-0 dual record, Lehigh will make its 1st visit to Nevada since Dec. '94 and its fifth-ever. One thing is certain: with 46 Top 10 wrestlers entered in 10 weights (a min. of 3 -- at 149-- and a max 6 at 125 and 197), every ranked entry is guaranteed at least one major test. Three former NCAA champs will wrestle-- Stephen Abas, 125, Fresno St; Kirk White, now at 157, Boise St; and Brad Vering, Nebraska, 197, plus two top-ranked wrestlers--Adam Tirapelle, 149, Illinois and Otto Olson, 174, Michigan. Top Teams entered: #5-Illinois; #7-Michigan; #8 LEHIGH; #9-Nebraska; #11-Arizona St; #13 Edinboro; #14 Boise St; #18 Ohio St; #19-Oregon St; #20-Pittsburgh. ----------Details---------- 19th Annual Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Wrestling Invitational Dec. 1-2, 2000 in Primm, Nevada (40 mi. S.of Las Vegas ) Tourney Location: on US Hwy 15; CA/Nev state line), in the Star of the Desert Arena, adj. to Buffalo Bills Hotel. Times: Fri, Dec. 1: 9:00 am (PST): Prelims, Rounds 1 & 2, Consolations; 7:00 pm-Quarterfinals & Cons. Rds. 2 & 3 Sat, Dec. 2: 9:00 am--Cons. rd. 4; 10:00 am--Semis, Cons & Cons. Finals 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th; 5:00 pm--Finals, plus Cons. for 3rd, 4th ----------------------------- While another 8th-ranked Lehigh team battles Delaware on Saturday in the Div. I-AA Football Championships, Lehigh Sports Communications will provide regular Las Vegas Tourney updates via traditional methods: LU Hot-Line (610-758-5858); LU Website (www.lehigh.edu; click "sports" then "SportsNews/Results") and at least 3 updates via direct email to our dedicated readers. ------------------------------ The Mountain Hawk goals: challenge for the team title and aim for individual wins over higher ranked wrestlers in each weight class. A look at the large list of tourney entries which represents nearly half of the Div. I programs in the country. NEXT LU HOME DATE: Sat. Dec. 9--Sheridan Duals. Rutgers (10 am); Ohio U (12:30); Boston U (3 pm)
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