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Ohio State to face Princeton alongside Beast of the East

Tervel Dlagnev and Tom Ryan coaching at the NCAAs (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com)

The Delaware Wrestling Alliance, DWA, in partnership with the National Wrestling Coaches Association, NWCA, is proud to announce the addition of a college wrestling match at the 25th anniversary of the Beast of the East Wrestling Tournament.

The Ohio State Buckeyes, ranked No. 2 in the country, will face off against the Princeton Tigers on Friday December 15, 2017 at the University of Delaware's Bob Carpenter Center with the match starting at 8 p.m.

There will also be (4) Preliminary matches, Beat the Streets, a women's match, Delaware Junior Dual vs S. Jersey & U of D Club team will wrestle UNBC.

Mike Moyer, Executive Director of the NWCA, commented "the NWCA is honored to be partnered with the DWA to showcase many of our nation's top High School & College wrestlers. Further the DWA should be commended for its extraordinary commitment to supporting wrestling at all levels in Delaware."

Mike and Vic Leonard, the founder of the Beast of the East, have been working behind the scenes for the past year in order to firm up this event.

Steve Lex, Beast Tournament Director, says "The Beast is honored to host this event and would like to thank both teams for participating. It is out of the box ideas like this as to what makes Mike and the NWCA so successful!"

"We are proud to be bringing a high level of wrestling to a community and an event that has had a great influence on the lives of a lot of young men through this great sport. Princeton is a great program filled with future leaders. We look forward to the event." Tom Ryan, Ohio State Head Coach Chris Ayers, Princeton Head Coach, "We are very excited to be a part of the Beast of the East and it is fitting to have two of the nation's premier Division I programs competing in conjunction with one of the premier tournaments in the country. My team will be ready and I can't wait for them to wrestle Ohio State as they look to have one of the best teams in the country. All in all should be an amazing weekend of wrestling."

"The work that has gone into growing this event into one of the top tournaments in the country by the Delaware Wrestling Alliance and their leadership is impressive. We are proud to once again serve as the host venue here at the Bob Carpenter Center and are especially excited to be a part of this year's expanded line-up when our own University of Delaware Club Wrestling team will take to the mats on Friday night." Chrissi Rawak Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation Services, University of Delaware

For tickets go to www.beastwrestling.com.

All proceeds from this event will go to the Delaware Wrestling Hall of Fame.

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