UWW announces 2018 host cities and dates including Freestyle World Cup in Iowa City, April 7-8

By United World Wrestling | Sept. 08, 2017, 6:24 p.m. (ET)
CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY (September 8) – United World Wrestling today announced the finalized list of host cities and dates for the 2018 season along with a handful of locations for 2019 championships in Europe and Africa.

As released during the world championship, the international calendar is highlighted by the Senior European Championships in wrestling-rich city of Kaspiisk, Russia and the fast-rising Nigerian Wrestling Federation hosting the Senior African Championships in Port Hartcourt.

Added to the calendar, Istanbul will host the popular U23 European Championships in mid-June and Zagreb was confirmed for the Cadet World Championships.

The 2019 calendar is also starting to take shape with the African Championships awarded to Tunis (TUN), the Senior European Championships to Bucharest (ROU), the Junior European Championships to Pontevedra (ESP) and the Cadet European Championships to Faenza (ITA).

The Greco-Roman World Cup, U23 World Championships and Junior Pan-American championships location and dates will be finalized soon.

World Cups
Women’s Wrestling World Cup Takasaki (JPN) // March 17-18
Freestyle World Cup Iowa City (USA) // April 7-8

African Championships
All Styles and Age Groups Port Harcourt (NGR) // February 7-11

Asian Championships
Senior Asian Championships Bishkek (KGZ) // February 28- March 4
Junior Asian Championships New Delhi (IND) // July 19-22
Cadet Asian Championships Tashkent (UZB) // May 3-6

European Championships
Senior European Championships Kaspiisk (RUS) // March 20-25
U23 European Championships Istanbul (TUR) // June 5-10
Junior European Championships Roma (ITA) // July 31- August 5
Cadet European Championships Kiev (UKR) // May 8-13

Oceania Championships
All Styles and Age Groups Yigo (GUM) // May 17-20

Pan American Championships
Senior Pan-American C’Ships Lima (PER) // April 27-29
Cadet Pan-American C’Ships Guatemala (GUA) // May 25-27

World Championships
Cadet World Championships Zagreb (CRO) // July 3-8
Junior World Championships Trnava (SVK) // September 18-23
Senior World Championships Budapest (HUN) // October 22-28
GR Veteran World Championships Perm (RUS) // TBD
FS Veteran World Championships Skopje (MKD) // TBD

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