Wrestling Assistant to Compete in USA vs. World Dual Meet at NCAAs

Muzaffar Abdurakhmanov (middle) will compete in historic event (photo courtesy of Gil Tablot).

Assistant coach Muzaffar Abdurakhmanov will represent Uzbekistan in the USA Wrestling National Team All-Star Dual Meet that will be held as part of the festivities at the 2011 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.

The event is set for Thursday, March 17, between the first and second sessions of the NCAA Championships, on the competition mats in the Wells Fargo Center. It is free of charge and NCAA fans will not have to leave their seats to enjoy the action.

There are seven matches as part of the All-Star Dual Meet. It opens with an exhibition bout between two of the United States top freestyle wrestlers, followed by a six-match USA vs. The World Dual Meet.

The 74 kg/163 lbs. freestyle bout will feature Ryan Morningstar of the United States against Muzaffar Abdurakhmanov of Uzbekistan. Morningstar was a two-time All-American for Iowa and Abdurakhmanov was an All-American for American in 2006.