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  • USA Wrestling National Championship Event Brings Millions to Northeast Ohio

    For the ninth consecutive year, USA Wrestling's ASICS UWW Cadet & University Nationals will bring $1 million of economic activity to Northeast Ohio.

    AKRON, Ohio - USA Wrestling and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission will host the ASICS UWW Cadet and University National Championships for the ninth consecutive year this weekend. The Championships take place at the Louis and Freda Stile Athletic Field House at The University of Akron from May 29 – 31, 2015 and will feature over 1,200 wrestlers from across the nation. The event will pump an estimated $1,000,000 in economic activity into the region.

    The 2015 Championships mark the ninth consecutive year the event has been hosted by the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission and The University of Akron – rare for an event of this size and importance. The event has shown continuous growth contributed nearly $9 million of economic activity to Northeast Ohio during that time.

    University athletes are 17 to 28 years of age and will include some of the nation’s top men’s wrestlers from college wrestling programs. The Cadet competition will feature many of the best high school wrestlers in the United States ages 15 to 17 years old. Both age divisions will compete in the Olympic wrestling styles of Greco-Roman and Freestyle.

    The champion in each Cadet division will represent the United States at August’s 2015 UWW Cadet World Championships in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The top four place winners will also qualify for their state’s Cadet national team.

    Athletes to watch
    Ian Miller, Kent State
    Entered in freestyle at 74 kg and is the defending champion in the event.
    2-time NCAA All-American
    NCAA runner-up in 2015

    Spencer Lee, Franklin Regional High School, Pennsylvania
    Expected to compete at 54 kg
    2014 Cadet World Champion

    Jordan Wood, Lehigh
    Expected to compete at 100 kg
    2014 Cadet World Silver Medalist

    Top Ohio Cadet athletes expected to compete:
    Drew Mattin, 50 kg, Delta
    Corey Shie, 63 kg, Cincinnati
    Jake Henderson, 69 kg, Toledo

    Ticket Information
    Tickets can be purchased on-site at the University of Akron Louis and Freda Stiles Athletic Field House.

    All-Session Passes:
    Adult (16 years of age and older) - $30
    Youth (15 years of age and under) - $15
    Child (3 and under) - Free           

    Individual Day Tickets:
    Adults (16 years of age and older) - $12 per day
    Youth (15 years of age and under) - $7 per day
    Child (3 and under) - Free

    The entire event will be streamed live on In order to watch, users must purchase a one month or year-long membership to’s “Flo Pro” premium service.

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