Posted May 11, 2023 in Press Releases
Top wrestlers in the nation compete for a spot to represent the U.S. at 2023 UWW World Championships
CLEVELAND – Greater Cleveland Sports Commission (GCSC) will welcome over 1,000 wrestlers from across the country to compete in Greco-Roman and Men’s Freestyle matches during USA Wrestling’s U23 Nationals and U20 World Team Trials presented by Wrestlers in Business Network on June 2-4, 2023 at SPIRE Academy in Geneva, OH.
The championship will feature U23 (ages 18-23) and U20 (Juniors, ages 18-20) weight classes who will compete for a spot to represent the United States at the 2023 UWW World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia this September. Additionally, the top 8 place winners in the U20 division, who are age and grade eligible will qualify for the Junior and 16U National Championships in Fargo, ND later in the summer.
Ticket prices range from $20 for single-day adult tickets ($10 for youth) to $50 for adult weekend passes ($25 for youth) and are available for purchase online. Children 5 and under are free. A full schedule of events is available here.
In partnership with USA Wrestling and SPIRE Academy, GCSC will once again host this three-day competition estimated to generate $1,500,000 in economic impact to Northeast Ohio. More event information is available at clevelandsports.org/usawrestling.
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About Greater Cleveland Sports Commission: Since 2000, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission (GCSC) is responsible for attracting over 210 sporting events which provide more than $860 million in economic activity to Northeast Ohio. GCSC serves to measurably improve the economy of Greater Cleveland and enrich the community by attracting, creating, managing and enhancing significant sporting and competitive events. For more information, visit clevelandsports.org.
About SPIRE: SPIRE Academy is a comprehensive academic, athletic, personal skills and career development experience located within a world class event and wellness complex. Constructed on more than 800 acres and 800,000 sq. ft. under roof, SPIRE (spireacademy.com) encompasses four divisions: SPIRE Academy, an accredited college preparatory international boarding school and multi-sport/specialty training and development academy for 9-12 graders and a post grad program; SPIRE Institute, the research and development arm studying performance improvement across multiple disciplines; SPIRE Events, a facility and team that hosts local, national and international tournaments and events with the NCAA, the Big East, Big Ten and Atlantic 10 conferences, Olympic trials and world championship qualifiers; and SPIRE Fit, a community membership-based fitness, swim and health center open to the public. Sports currently featured on campus include swimming, track and field, basketball, esports, drone racing, wrestling, soccer and lacrosse.