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Match of the Day: Pat Downey and Joe Rau trade bouts at the 2018 World Team Trials Challenge Tournament

By USA Wrestling | June 28, 2020, 2:32 p.m. (ET)

One of the co-main events at tonight’s Rumble on the Rooftop will feature 2019 Men’s Freestyle World Team member Pat Downey vs 2019 Greco-Roman World Team member Joe Rau.

Given that the match is a freestyle bout, Downey should have the edge. That being said, Rau should not be overlooked. He is a 2018 Bill Farrell International champion in freestyle and placed fourth at the 2018 World Team Trials Challenge Tournament.

During that tournament, Downey and Rau wrestled twice, splitting matches. Therefore, tonight’s bout is the rubber match in their series.

The event will take place at 6:00 pm CST, and a stream can be purchased for $19.99 on Fite.Tv, with the proceeds going towards the athletes, their RTCs and Beat the Streets Chicago.

Watch Downey and Rau wrestle at the 2018 World Team Trials Challenge tournament below: