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ODU COACHES LEAD NATIONAL TEAMS

Old Dominion Wrestling Head Coach Steve Martin and assistant coach Lee Pritts head to Fargo, North Dakota this week to coach prospective future Olympians in the cadet and junior brackets at the USA Wrestling Cadet and Junior Nationals.

The Nationals, which features Greco-Roman and freestyle brackets for both Juniors and Cadets, started last Saturday at the spacious Fargodome on the campus of North Dakota State University and ends Saturday. USA Wrestling, the national governing body for wrestling in the United States, organized the event.

Among those competing in the junior bracket at the Nationals are Old Dominion recruits Cam Watkins of Mcgruder High School in Maryland, who is currently competing for fifth or sixth place in the finals for the 135 weight class, and Kevin Harrington from Columbia High School in New York, competing for third or fourth place in the finals for the 189 weight class.

"The Nationals is the toughest high school tournament in the world, and it's impressive to see two of our incoming student athletes place high in this tournament," Martin said. "The guys they'll be wrestling they'll see later in future NCAA tournaments."

For more information, including match updates and USA Nationals news visit http://www.intermatwrestle.com/intl/fargo05/fargohome.aspx

This article was posted on: July 27, 2005

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