By Gary Abbott
The international wrestling federation FILA has awarded the 2014 Freestyle World Cup to USA Wrestling, which will host the event in Los Angeles, Calif., March 15-16. The World Cup is the annual international dual meet championships, and will feature the top 10 men’s freestyle wrestling teams in the world, based upon the team standings of the 2013 World Championships.
The local organizing committee will be structured, benefitting from the talent and membership of Beat the Streets Los Angeles, California USA Wrestling, the Titan Mercury Wrestling Club, the Semnani Family Foundation and other strong Los Angeles-based sports organizations.
The venue for the competition is currently being finalized and will be announced when available.
“This is exciting because we have a tremendous fan base in our area for the international teams that will be coming here to compete, as well as for the USA team. Our fans are knowledgeable and very passionate. We are looking forward to hosting a dynamic, exciting and successful event,” said USA Wrestling leader Andy Barth who is helping lead the local organizing committee.