By Gary Abbott
USA Wrestling will be hosting an international dual meet between the United States and India in men’s freestyle wrestling as part of the NCAA Fan Festival on Thursday, March 20. The dual meet will start at approximately 3:00 p.m. after Session I of the NCAA Div. I Wrestling Championships.
The match will be part of the NCAA Fan Festival, and will held at the Cox Convention Center, which is adjacent to the Chesapeake Energy Center. As always, the USA Wrestling exhibition featuring the USA vs. India will be provided free of charge to wrestling fans who are attending the championships.
Team USA will be led by seven different former college wrestling stars, all which are pursuing their Olympic dreams in men’s freestyle wrestling.
Past NCAA champions on the U.S. team are Jon Reader at 86 kg/189 lbs., who won an NCAA title for Iowa State, Dustin Kilgore at 97 kg/213 lbs., who was Kent State’s first NCAA champion, and Tyrell Fortune at 125 kg/275 lbs., who won an NCAA Div. II national title for