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Jun 17 Hazewinkel and Howe preparing to make World Team

By Richard Immel USA Wrestling | June 17, 2013, 2:52 p.m. (ET)
University of Oklahoma standouts Andrew Howe and Sam Hazewinkel will both be competing at the 2013 World Team Trials in Stillwater, Okla. this weekend. Both men are top contenders to secure a spot on the world team.

Hazewinkel won the Olympic Trials a year ago earning a spot on the 2012 Olympic Team that competed in London. He defeated Nick Simmons two matches to one in the finals of The Trials last year.

Ready to prove he is back on track is Andrew Howe who was the 2012 Olympic Team Trials runner-up to eventual Olympic Champion Jordan Burroughs. Howe injured his ACL in the finals of The Trials last year and did not compete for over a year. Howe won the University National Championships at 79 kg last month in his first competition back from injury.

Themat.com made a trip to the campus of The University of Oklahoma to catch up with the Sooner wrestlers and get the inside scoop on their preparation before the World Team Trials.

Andrew Howe Interview

Sam Hazewinkel Interview

Themat.com will be bringing you coverage from Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma City University this week as both schools prepare their athletes for the 2013 World Team Trials.
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