Olympic Level Wrestling on Display at the NYAC November 11th – 13th with USA vs. Russia Dual Meet and International Tournament

A weekend showcasing the talents of many of the best wrestlers in the world commences on Veteran’s Day at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan.

On Friday 11/11/11, the action kicks off at 7:30 PM with a men’s freestyle wrestling dual meet between Russia and the United States. Russia and the USA placed first and third, respectively, at the 2011 World Championships, and dual meets between the rival nations always promise a great deal of action.

The USA men’s line up for the dual includes NCAA Champion and 4x NCAA All-American Angel Escobedo at 55kg, 2011 World Team Member and 2x NCAA All-American Reece Humphrey at 60 kg, 2x NCAA Champion and 2010 World Team Member Brent Metcalf at 66 kg, NCAA Champion and 3x NCAA All-American Andrew Howe at 74kg, World Silver Medalist and 2x NCAA Champion Jake Herbert at 84kg, 2x NCAA Champion and 4x NCAA All-American Tommy Rowlands at 96kg, and US Olympian/2x NCAA Champion Steve Mocco at 120 kg.

The Russian team’s line up will be announced in the near future. Stay posted to www.nyacwrestlingopen.com or the NYAC Wrestling Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/nyacwrestlingclub for updates.

The wrestling continues on to Saturday 11/12/11 with international tournaments in women’s freestyle and men’s Greco-Roman wrestling beginning at 11 AM. Female wrestlers from the USA, Canada, Colombia, Mongolia, and Russia will participate in the women’s brackets. The men’s Greco-Roman division will feature athletes from the USA, Colombia, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, and Mongolia.

The action concludes on Sunday, 11/13/11 with the men’s freestyle tournament. Along with the aforementioned Russia and USA, other countries participating in men’s freestyle include Canada, Colombia, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, and Tajikistan.

For more information on the NYAC USA vs Russia Dual Meet and the Holiday International Open, visit http://www.nyacwrestlingopen.com or http://www.facebook.com/nyacwrestlingclub. You may also email sonnycoachescorner@gmail.com.

All events take place in the New York Athletic Club 6th floor gymnasium on 180 Central Park South, New York, NY.


2011 Russia vs USA Dual Meet:

  • Friday November 11, 2011 at 7:30 PM at the NYAC 6th Floor Gymnasium, 180 Central Park South, New York, NY. Admission: $20.

2011 Tournament Schedule:

Friday, November 11

  • Women’s Freestyle registration  3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Women’s Freestyle skin checks  4:15 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Women’s Freestyle weigh-ins  4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Greco-Roman registration    3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Greco-Roman skin checks   3:45 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Greco-Roman weigh-ins   4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Saturday, November 12

  • Greco-Roman & Women’s Freestyle  Session I (Preliminaries)    11:00  AM – 2:00 PM
  • Greco-Roman & Women’s Freestyle Session II (Preliminaries)    2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Greco-Roman & Women’s Freestyle Medal Matches      6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Men’s Freestyle registration  3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Men’s Freestyle skin checks  3:45 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Men’s Freestyle weigh-ins  4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Sunday, November 13

  • Men’s Freestyle Session I (Preliminaries)      9:00  AM – 2:00 PM
  • Men’s Freestyle Session II      2:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Men’s  Freestyle Medal Matches  7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Admission: $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12.