USA Wrestling Cadet National Duals coming to York, PA
YORK -- York will soon be home to USA Wrestling's Cadet National Duals, the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau announced. The event features approximately 1,000 elite youth wrestlers and will be held in York for three years, beginning in the summer of 2015. The tournament, for 15-and-16-year olds, feeds wrestlers to USA Wrestling's annual Cadet National Championships. Former Penn State wrestler Quentin Wright attended the announcement on Wednesday. The Cadet National Duals features top state-level teams of wrestlers from across the country competing in the two Olympic styles: Greco-Roman and freestyle. The Pennsylvania Amateur Wrestling Federation will be the host organization for the event, which will take place in the York Expo Center's Utz Arena in 2015 and in the Expo Center's Memorial Hall in 2016 and 2017. "Pennsylvania and its neighbors are dominant states in amateur wrestling, so bringing the Cadet National Duals to this region for the first time expands the opportunity for top Cadet wrestlers to compete in this elite showcase," said Van Plocus, State Chairman of the Pennsylvania Amateur Wrestling Federation, in a statement. The York County CVB estimates the event will generate more than $5.5 million for the local economy.