For Immediate release, May 25, 2016:
Olympian and UFC champion Daniel Cormier named Honorary Chairman of Wrestling World Cup in Los Angeles, June 11-12
Daniel Cormier, a two-time Olympian in men’s freestyle wrestling and current UFC light heavyweight champion, will serve as the Honorary Chairman of the 2016 World Cup of Freestyle Wrestling, set for The Forum in Los Angeles, June 11-12.
Cormier will be supporting the promotional efforts for the World Cup and encouraging the public to come out to see the action, which will feature the top eight men’s freestyle nations in action.
The U.S. World Cup team will include all six of the 2016 U.S. Olympic freestyle wrestlers. Many of the other nations will also include their 2016 Olympic athletes on their rosters.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 18, 2016
Women’s National Wrestling Team training in Iowa City, Jan. 18-22, preparing for the Olympic year ahead
The U.S. Women’s National Wrestling Team is hosting a National Team training camp in Iowa City, Iowa from January 18-22. The team is training in the Dan Gable Wrestling Complex at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, and is guests of the University of Iowa wrestling team and Hawkeye Wrestling Club.
The camp is being conducted by National Women’s Coach Terry Steiner, and includes many of the top women’s freestyle wrestlers in the nation. These athletes are expected to be in the field at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Wrestling, which returns to Carver-Hawkeye Arena, April 9-10.
This is the second time that Coach Steiner has conducted a National Team training camp in Iowa City, as a similar camp was held in 2012, another Olympic year. Steiner was a 1993 NCAA champion for Iowa, where he wrestled for the legendary Dan Gable.
“There are a bunch of different purposes. We have to come back together as a national team at camp. This is first time we have all been together as a team since the World Championships and that’s always important. We have some technical and tactical areas we need to clean up as a team,” said Steiner.
“The Olympic Trials are in Iowa City. Being in that arena, feeling the energy in Carver-Hawkeye and the flow of it, I want the girls to be very comfortable when we go in there in April. To train here for a week, they will be a lot more comfortable. Then, just to be around the Iowa program, which is known for its tradition of excellence, is invaluable. Just being around Tom and Terry Brands, men’s stars Tony Ramos and Brent Metcalf, people like that, is very important for them to see the intensity and feel the energy,” he said.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 3, 2015
Weight Class Schedule Set For U.S. Olympic Team Trials For Wrestling in Iowa City, April 9-10, 2016
The weight class schedule has been set for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Wrestling, which will be held at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on the campus of the University of Iowa, April 9-10, 2016.
There will be two days of competition, with each day featuring all three Olympic styles of wrestling, men’s freestyle, women’s freestyle and Greco-Roman.
There are two sessions each day. The first session, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. feature the preliminaries through Challenge Tournament finals. The second session, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. features the best two of three Championship Series.
On Saturday, April 9, there will be four Greco-Roman weight classes (59 kg, 66 kg, 85 kg and 98 kg), three women’s freestyle weight classes (58 kg, 63 kg and 69 kg) and two men’s freestyle weight classes (65 kg and 125 kg).
Some of the star U.S. wrestlers who are expected to compete on Saturday, based upon their projected weight classes, include: