USA Wrestling announced today that two important national events will be held at the Reynolds Coliseum on the campus of North Carolina State University, May 17-19.
The World Team Trials Challenge Tournament will feature top Olympic hopefuls in the three Olympic disciplines of men’s freestyle, Greco-Roman and women’s freestyle. Winners in each of the 30 weight classes will advance to one of the two Final X events in June, either Final X: Rutgers on June 8 or Final X: Lincoln on June 15.
The nation’s best wrestlers who are age 17-20 in men’s freestyle will compete at the UWW Junior Freestyle World Team Trials, held alongside the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament. Champions in each of the 10 weight classes will represent the United States at the 2019 Junior World Championships in Tallinn, Estonia, August 12-18. Expected in the field are many of the nation’s top college underclassmen and high school wrestlers.
Fans will have the opportunity to witness many of the best Senior wrestlers in the nation, all striving to make the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team, during the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament. Many future Olympic contenders will be showcased in the UWW Junior Freestyle World Team Trials.
The local organizers for the event are North Carolina USA Wrestling and the Wolfpack Regional Training Center. The event is also supported by the Greater Raleigh Sports Commission. The event director is Kelli Shuffler, who is the Executive Director of North Carolina USA Wrestling.