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Jan 30 2011 Dave Schultz Memorial International coming Feb 2 5 to Colorado Springs Colo

By Jessica Cullen | Jan. 30, 2011, 1:31 a.m. (ET)
Some of the greatest wrestlers in the world will be participating in the 13th Dave Schultz Memorial International being held February 2-5 in Colorado Springs, Colo. The event takes place in Sports Center 1 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.

USA Wrestling, Nancy Schultz and Dave Schultz Wrestling Foundation created the tournament to honor the late Olympic and World champion Dave Schultz.

Top wrestlers from around the world will compete at the tournament. The event features top athletes from 23 countries: Argentina, Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Canada, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, Sweden, United States, Uzbekistan and Venezuela.

Numerous World and Olympic Champions have competed in this event, including 2008 Olympic champion Henry Cejudo of the USA, who wrestled in the tournament in 2005. Past Dave Schultz Memorial champions who have become Olympic champions include Brandon Slay and Rulon Gardner of the United States, Andrea Minguzzi of Itally, Carol Huynh of Canada and Armen Nazarian of Bulgaria.

Greco-Roman star Dremiel Byers (U.S. Army) and women's freestyler Patricia Miranda (DSWC/Sunkist Kids) are they only five-time champions of this tournament.

Among the United States wrestlers scheduled to compete are women's freestyle World Champions Clarissa Chun and Kristie Davis, Greco-Roman World Champions Dremiel Byers and Joe Warren.

There will be gold-medal finals all three nights of the championships. These are the weight classes that will be competing each day:

Thursday, Feb. 3: Greco-Roman (55 kg, 60 kg, 66 kg, 74 kg, 84 kg, 96 kg, 120 kg)

Friday, Feb. 4: Freestyle (55 kg, 60 kg, 66 kg, 74 kg, 84 kg, 96 kg, 120 kg)

Saturday, Feb. 5: Women's freestyle (48 kg, 51 kg, 55 kg, 59 kg, 63 kg, 67 kg, 72 kg)

The event is sponsored by Experience Colorado Springs (Convention and Visitors Bureau) and the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation.

Adult all-season pass for the three-day tournament are $15. An adult one day ticket is $10 per day and adult session tickets are $5 for Session I through Preliminaries and $8 for Session II through the Finals. Tickets for high school students (with I.D.) and senior citizens (62 and over) are $5 per day. Youth (5-14) tickets are $4 per day. Coaches are admitted free with five paid wrestlers.

There will be a live webcast on TheMat.com all three days of the tournament. Jason Bryant will call the action.

DAVE SCHULTZ MEMORIAL INTERNATIONAL EVENT SCHEDUALE

Wednesday, February 2
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Registration - Open to all competitors
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Weigh-ins - Greco-Roman (55 kg, 60 kg, 66 kg, 74 kg, 84 kg, 96 kg, 120 kg)

Thursday, February 3
9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Session 1 - Greco-Roman (55 kg, 60 kg, 66 kg, 74 kg, 84 kg, 96 kg, 120 kg)
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Registration - Open to all remaining competitors
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Weigh-ins - Freestyle (55 kg, 60 kg, 74 kg, 84 kg, 96 kg, 120 kg)
4:00 p.m. - Conclusion: Session 2 - Greco-Roman (55 kg, 60 kg, 66, 74 kg, 84 kg, 96 kg, 120 kg)

Friday, February 4
9:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.: Session 1 - Freestyle (55 kg, 60 kg, 66 kg, 74 kg, 84 kg, 96 kg, 120 kg)
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Registration - Open to all remaining competitors
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Weigh-ins - Women's Freestyle (48 kg, 51 kg, 55 kg, 59 kg, 63 kg, 67 kg, 72 kg)
4:00 p.m. - Conclusion: Session 2 - Freestyle (55 kg, 60 kg, 66 kg, 74 kg, 84 kg, 96 kg, 120 kg)

Saturday, February 5
9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Session 1 - Women's Freestyle (48 kg, 51 kg, 55 kg, 59 kg, 63 kg, 67 kg, 72 kg)
2:30 p.m. - Conclusion: Session 2 - Women's Freestyle (48 kg, 51 kg, 55 kg, 59 kg, 63 kg, 67 kg, 72 kg)
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