Phase II World Team Trials freestyle wild card application deadline is June 20

By Craig Sesker USA Wrestling | June 05, 2014, 12:16 p.m. (ET)
Senior freestyle athletes who are interested in applying for wild card positions for the Phase II U.S. World Team Trials events must get their petition information submitted by Friday, June 20, 2014 at 5 p.m. Mountain time.

These wild cards will be for the two non-Olympic weight classes in freestyle. Those classes are 61 kg/134 lbs. and 70 kg/154 lbs.

Submit the following information to Cody Bickley at
• Name
• Weight class
• Major accomplishments that have been included in previous years
• Wins against nationally ranked opponents
• Reason why they should be considered and why they have not yet qualified.

These wild cards are for positions in the Phase II U.S. World Team Trials, scheduled for Thursday, July 24 in Fargo, N,D.

Champions in those weight classes in Fargo qualify for September’s World Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

The selections of wild cards will be made by the National Coach, with approval from the wild card committee in each style.

The announcement of the wild cards for Phase II World Team Trials will be made on Wednesday, June 25, 2014.