Jordan Oliver before his Senior Nationals finals match (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com)
NEW YORK -- FITE will showcase the world's best freestyle wrestlers in a once-in-a-lifetime event at an undisclosed location to be streamed live on pay-per-view. The unparalleled matchups include 10 matches featuring the main event, two-time national champ Jordan Oliver wrestling three-time national champ Jason Nolf. Other matches include two wrestlers who finished the year ranked No. 1 in the nation, Pat Lugo and Luke Pletcher, and current world team member Pat Downey versus World Greco team member Joe Rau.
This event will be streamed live on FITE, the global digital platform known for its combat sport expertise. We encourage the wrestling community to get behind these guys as they continue to chase down their dreams of Olympic Gold. With all proceeds going to the athletes, the RTCs, and Chicago Beat the Streets, this won't just be a great night of wrestling but also a great cause.
"I am starved," said Dan Gable, the world and Olympic gold medalist who coached the University of Iowa to 15 NCAA national championships. "I missed a couple of tournaments that I love. I have heard a lot about this event, and I think it could be huge. There is a lot of talk going on, but I think we need to make it a reality and get wrestling. This will be a great start to get us going again."
FITE will provide these athletes a platform to not only support themselves but the Regional Training Centers that have become the lifeblood of USA Wrestling. This is the first of many events that will help the wrestling community build on what is an already strong, loyal foundation.
The event will be live streamed on FITE.TV on June 28 at 6 p.m. CT.
Jordan Oliver (Tarheel WC) vs. Jason Nolf (Nittany Lion WC)
Luke Pletcher (Pitt WC) vs. Pat Lugo (Hawkeye WC)
Pat Downey (New Jersey RTC) vs. Joe Rau (Illinois RTC)
Dylan Palacio vs. Dylan Ness (Minnesota TCS)
Zane Richards (Illinois RTC) vs. Zac Sanders (Minnesota TCS)
Brett Pfarr (Minnesota TCS) vs. Zach Braunagel (Illinois RTC)
Nazar Kulchytskyy (Titan Mercury WC) vs. Danny Braunagel (Illinois RTC)
Nick Dardanes (Illinois RTC) vs. Mitch McKee (MTCS)
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