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Schedule Set for 2010 U.S. Open Wrestling Championships in Cleveland, Ohio, April 22-25

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From Gary Abbott, USAWrestling:
CLEVELAND , Ohio – The eventschedule has been finalized for the 2010 U.S. Open Wrestling Championships andthe Men’s FILA Junior National Championships, set for Cleveland , Ohio , April22-25.
This year’s event will be held at the Wolstein Center at Cleveland StateUniversity . The local host for the event is the Greater Cleveland SportsCommission.
The U.S. Open Wrestling Championships are the annual national championships forSenior-level athletes in the three Olympic styles of wrestling: men’sfreestyle, women’s freestyle and Greco-Roman. The nation’s best internationalwrestlers will be showcased.
USA Wrestling is once again calling the event by the name it has been commonlyreferred to for decades, the U.S. Open.
The Senior competition format has been changed, with all three styles competingover two days, Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24.
On Friday, the men’s freestyle Qualification Tournament will be held, alongwith the preliminaries in the U.S. Open in women’s freestyle and Greco-Roman.On Saturday morning, the U.S. Open for men’s freestyle will begin. All threestyles at the U.S. Open will be completed on Saturday.
The format has been changed so that all of the gold-medal championship matchesin all three styles will be held in one session, at 7:00 p.m. on Saturdayevening.
The Men’s FILA Junior National Championships feature the nation’s top 17-20year-old wrestlers competing in Greco-Roman and freestyle.
The FILA Junior Greco-Roman Championships will be held on Thursday, April 22.The FILA Junior Freestyle Championships will be held on Sunday, April 25.
The top seven athletes in each weight class at the U.S. Open WrestlingChampionships qualify to compete at the 2010 U.S. Senior World Team Trials inCouncil Bluffs , Iowa , June 10-12. The Men’s FILA Junior NationalChampionships is a qualifying event for the FILA Junior World Team Trials in ColoradoSprings , Colo. , May 21-22.
The Cleveland Local Organizing Committee will include the followingorganizations:
• USA Wrestling – Ohio
• Greater Cleveland Wrestling Coaches & Officials Association
• Cleveland State University
• Mid-American Conference
• City of Cleveland
• Greater Cleveland Sports Commission
• Convention & Visitors Bureau of Greater Cleveland
Information on purchasing tickets and hotel reservations will be announced inmid-February. Visit or for more details.
Click here for complete schedule for U.S. Open and FILA Junior Nationals

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