Aug. 29, 2011
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- USA Wrestling has announced the athlete selection process for the 2012 London Olympic Games. All men's freestyle, women's freestyle, and Greco-Roman Olympic hopefuls will compete for a spot on Team USA at the 2012 Olympic Team Trials in Iowa City, Iowa, April 21-22. Tickets to the event at Carver-Hawkeye Arena are available online at iowacitytolondon.com.
Any past USA World or Olympic team member qualifies automatically to enter the 2012 Olympic Team Trials. All other athletes must compete in "preliminary or qualifying" events or procedures that are prerequisites to attend the trials in Iowa City. All potential participants must provide the minimum eligibility requirements - including, but not limited to, citizenship and age -- to be considered for nomination to Team USA.
The 2012 USA Wrestling Olympic Team Trials determine which U.S. athletes represent the United States at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England. The event is being hosted by an organizing committee that includes officials at the University of Iowa, Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, City of Coralville, and City of Iowa City.
All-Session tickets can be purchased in children (under 18, $40), adult ($70) or VIP ($175) packages. The VIP package includes preferred seating, parking pass, official program, limited edition Dan Gable bobblehead, t-shirt, and access to a concierge lounge (food/drink).
A special combined ticket package for UI Wrestling season ticket holders has also been approved by the United States Olympic Committee. Hawkeye fans who order All-Session tickets when purchasing 2011-12 Iowa Wrestling season tickets will receive the limited edition Dan Gable bobblehead and an exclusive USA/Hawkeye wrestling t-shirt. Call the UI Ticket Office at (319) 335-9323 or 800-IA-HAWKS for Iowa Wrestling season ticket information.
2012 Women's Freestyle Procedures
Pending Final USOC Approval