USA Wrestling will host three upcoming World Dual meets, as many of the nation's top international wrestlers take on foreign competitors from Germany and Belarus. On Wednesday, January 30, the USA women's freestyle team will compete against Germany in an event taking place at Doherty High School in Colorado Springs, Colo. Ticket prices for the event are $5 for adults, $2 for students with athletic passes, and $1 for senior citizens. The potential line-up for Germany includes: - Jessica Bechtel, 5th at 2006 Senior World Championships,
- Alexandra Engelhardt, 5th at 2007 Senior World Championships,
- Maria Mueller, 3rd at 2006 Senior World Championships, and
- Anita Schaetzle, 3rd at 2005 Senior World Championships. The schedule for the event includes the junior varsity match between Wasson and Doherty at 5:30 p.m., USA vs. Germany World Dual Meet at 6:30 p.m., and the varsity match between Doherty and Wasson at 7:30 p.m. The Doherty Stomp Team will also performing at 6:20 p.m. Next up, a men's freestyle team takes on Belarus Tuesday, February 12, in Albuquerque, N.M. The event will start at Cibola High School at 6 p.m., and costs $5 for the general public and $2 for any high school/middle school/youth wrestlers. Top wrestlers for Belarus include: - Risvan Gadshiev, 3rd at 2007 Senior World Championships,
- Albert Batyrov, 5th at 2006 Senior World Championships,
- Mourad Gaidarov, 5th at 2006 Senior World Championships,
- Maksim Mikhailevich, 2nd at 2006 World Military Games, and
- Rouslan Sheikov, 3rd at 2006 Senior World Championships. The last of three events will be in held in Washington D.C. on Thursday, February 14, as another U.S. men's freestyle squad will square off against Belarus. This competition will take place at 7 p.m. on the campus American University at Bender Arena. Ticket prices for the event are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, youth, or groups of 15 or more. The U.S. rosters for all the World Dual meets have not been set and will be announced shortly. Additional world dual meets against top international team may be announced later this season.