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Sept. 9, 2011
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State head wrestling coach Cael Sanderson and two other members of the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club will be representing the United States at the 2011 FILA World Wrestling Championships in Istanbul, Turkey. ESPN3 will cover the event in its entirety so Nittany Lion fans can watch as Sanderson and NLWC teammates Jake Varner and Teyon Ware represent nearly half of Team USA's starting line-up.
The seven-member contingent that comprises the USA's men's freestyle team will compete on Sept. 17-18 while both Greco-Roman and women's freestyle action takes place earlier in the week. Sanderson will be looking to claim the 84kg title while Varner will battle for the 96kg crown and Ware for the championship at 66kg.
ESPN3's full broadcast schedule of the event is as follows:
Mon, Sep 12, 2011 - 12:00 PM -- Greco Roman
Tue, Sep 13, 2011 - 12:00 PM - Greco Roman
Wed, Sep 14, 2011 - 12:00 PM - Greco Roman AND Women's Freestyle
Thu, Sep 15, 2011 - 12:00 PM - Women's Freestyle
Fri, Sep 16, 2011 - 12:00 PM - Men's Freestyle
Sat, Sep 17, 2011 - 12:00 PM - Men's Freestyle
Sun, Sep 18, 2011 - 12:00 PM - Men's Freestyle
Sanderson will return home after the championships to continue guiding the 2011-12 Nittany Lions through pre-season preparations for the upcoming season. Penn State, 2011 NCAA and Big Ten Champions, will host the Intrasquad Dual on Thursday, Nov. 3, in Rec Hall (it is free and open to the public). The regular season begins with a home dual against Bloomsburg on Sunday, Nov. 13. Match time in Rec Hall is set for 2 p.m. Season tickets have sold so well for the upcoming year fans wishing to become new season ticket holders must now place their names on a waiting list should addition season tickets become available. Fans can have their names added to the waiting list by calling Penn State ticket office customer service line at 814-867-2557. As more ticket information becomes available, it can be accessed easily online at is www.GoPSUsports.com/tickets/m-wrestl-tickets.html . Fans are encouraged to follow Penn State wrestling via twitter at www.twitter.com/pennstatepat and on Penn State Wrestling's facebook page at www.facebook.com/pennstatewrestling. The 2011-12 Penn State Wrestling season is presented by The Family Clothesline.