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Clinics from Dake, Gray, Ramos and Maroulis held alongside Bill Farrell International
From Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling
Clinics from some of the greatest wrestlers on earth will be included in the exciting program at the 2014 Bill Farrell International, held at Hofstra University’s Mack Arena in Hempstead, N.Y., November 8-9.
Featured clinicians will include four-time NCAA champion Kyle Dake, NCAA champion and World Team member Tony Ramos, two-time World champion Adeline Gray and two-time World medalist Helen Maroulis.
The longest running international tournament in the United States, the New York Athletic Club International changed its named to the Bill Farrell International this year, to honor the late NYAC Wrestling Chairman and 1972 Olympic Head Coach Bill Farrell. As part of this change, the event has been moved to Long Island and many new exciting activities have been added to the schedule.
The women’s freestyle clinic featuring Adeline Gray and Helen Maroulis will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 8, between sessions of the women’s freestyle and Greco-Roman divisions of the Bill Farrell International.
Adeline Gray is a two-time World champion in women’s freestyle, winning gold medals in 2012 and 2014. She boasts four career World medals, with bronze medals in 2011 and 2013 to go along with her golds. Gray has also won a University World gold medal and a Junior World gold medal.
Helen Maroulis has won a pair of World medals, a silver medal in 2012 and a bronze medal in 2014. She was a Pan American Games champion in 2011. Maroulis was a four-time WCWA women’s college national champion for Simon Fraser University. She boasts three Junior World medals, a silver and two bronzes.
The men’s freestyle clinic featuring Kyle Dake and Tony Ramos will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 9, between sessions of the men’s freestyle divisions at the Bill Farrell International.
Kyle Dake made history when he became the first wrestler to win four NCAA Div. I national titles in four different weight classes during his record-setting career at Cornell University. He joined Cael Sanderson and Pat Smith as the only four-time NCAA champions. Dake is also a top Olympic hopeful in freestyle wrestling at 74 kg, placing second at the 2013 World Team Trials and winning the 2014 Cerro Pelado Tournament in Cuba. He boasts a win over three-time World champion Denis Tsargush of Russia.
Tony Ramos was a 2014 NCAA Div. I champion for the University of Iowa. He quickly became No. 1 in the USA at 57 kg in men’s freestyle, winning the 2014 U.S. World Team Trials and competing at the 2014 World Championships. At Iowa, he was a three-time All-American, also placing second in 2013 and third in 2012 for the Hawkeyes.
Many international wrestling stars from the United States and a number of nations are expected to compete at the Bill Farrell International, including past World and Olympic medalists. This is a must-see event for wrestling fans and Olympic sports fans.
Ticket holders for the Bill Farrell International will be able to attend the clinics on both days of the competition. Tickets cost $20 for students and $30 for adults, with special VIP seating available for $100.
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The clinics are expected to be well attended, so those attending the clinic are asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to the clinics. The event will also feature the Hofstra University wrestling team.
For Senior athletes wishing to compete, online registration is available at www.trackwrestling.com. Deadline for online registration is 5:00 p.m. (MST), Wednesday, November 5, 2014.
Many other exciting wrestling events and activities will be included in the program at the Bill Farrell International. Watch for additional announcements shortly. For more information, visit the official website at:
BILL FARRELL INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
At Mack Arena, Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y.
Friday, November 7
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Greco-Roman and women’s freestyle registration
2:45 – 3:00 p.m. – Greco-Roman and women’s freestyle skin checks
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. – Greco-Roman and women’s freestyle weighins (+2kg)
Saturday, November 8
9:00 a.m. – Greco-Roman and Women’s freestyle Session I
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Men’s freestyle registration
2:45 – 3:00 p.m. – Men’s freestyle skin checks
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. – Men’s freestyle weighins (+2kg)
4:00 p.m. – Women’s freestyle clinic featuring Adeline Gray and Helen Maroulis
6:00 p.m. – Greco-Roman and Women’s freestyle Championships and Medal Matches
Sunday, November 9
9:00 a.m. – Men’s freestyle Session I
2:00 p.m. – Men’s freestyle clinic featuring Kyle Dake and Tony Ramos
4:00 p.m. – Section XI vs. Section VIII All-Star Classic
6:00 p.m. –Men’s freestyle Championships and Medal Matches
Note: Additional exciting activities to be added to the schedule. Visit TheMat.com for more details.