UWW unveils Freestyle World Cup event schedule, Team USA start times

By Chris Brewer, University of Iowa Athletic Communications | Feb. 12, 2018, 3:08 p.m. (ET)
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- United World Wrestling has announced the event schedule and Team USA start times for the 2018 UWW World Cup hosted by the University of Iowa on April 7-8.

The two-day dual tournament -- featuring the top teams from eight countries around the world -- is broken into three pool-play sessions and a medal round.

· Session I begins Saturday, April 7 at 10 a.m. (CT), and Session II begins Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

· Session III begins Sunday at 10 a.m., followed by the medal round at 12:30 p.m. The gold medal dual is at 4 p.m.

All eight countries will compete in each session.

WHEN TO WATCH TEAM USA
Team USA, the host team for this never-before-seen event at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, competes Saturday at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., and Sunday at 10 a.m. and a medal round time to be determined.

The other seven countries -- Iran, Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Japan, Cuba, and Kazakhstan -- will receive their pool assignments and competition schedule on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

FOR THE FANS
The opening ceremonies recognizing each participating country begins Saturday at 2 p.m., just prior to the start of Session II.

In addition to a weekend of international freestyle wrestling, fans can enjoy a Carver-Hawkeye Arena experience that includes an outdoor plaza featuring food, beverage, and entertainment on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

EXPERIENCE THE WORLD CUP
Ticket opportunities for the World Cup include a Gold all-session package ($225), a Black all-session package ($150), and standard all-session tickets ($75/$50). Visit worldcupiowacity.com for more information.

TICKET OPTIONS
Gold Package - $225 (preferred seating)
· 2018 UWW World Cup all-session preferred seating ticket within 10 rows of the competition mats. (Please note there is no public access to the floor, elevator, or tunnel.)
· One (1) parking pass in a reserved lot (per 4 tickets ordered - no option to select the lot)
· UWW World Cup souvenir program (one per ticket ordered)
· Souvenir UWW World Cup ticket and lanyard (one per ticket ordered)
Black Package - $150
· 2018 UWW World Cup all-session ticket.
· One (1) parking pass in a reserved lot (per 4 tickets ordered - no option to select the lot)
· UWW World Cup souvenir program (one per ticket ordered)
· Souvenir UWW World Cup ticket and lanyard (one per ticket ordered)
UWW World Cup All-Session Tickets - Adult - $75, Youth - $50
· All-Session Ticket Only