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Five Things to Watch at the 2017 Pan American Championships

2017 Pan Ams

The Pan American Championships begin Friday in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, and run through the weekend. Greco kicks off the competition on May 5th followed by women's freestyle on Saturday and men's freestyle bringing the competition to a close on Sunday. You can follow all the action through trackwrestling who will also have the live stream. Here are five things to keep an eye on across all three styles.

1) Seeding points are on the line

United World Wrestling (UWW) announced last month that the top four wrestlers, based on a point system, in each weight class would be seeded at this summer's World Championships. The points will be based on an individual wrestler's performance at last year's Olympics or World Championships and this year's continental championships. That makes the Pan American Championships an important event for those looking to earn their way into the top four.

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