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Aug. 6, 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Former Ohio State national champion and current OSU wrestling volunteer assistant coach Tommy Rowlands will compete in the 2005 World University Games in Izmir Turkey, Aug. 12-16. Rowlands will wrestle in the 211.5-pound (96kg) freestyle weight class. The games will mark Rowland’s fourth appearance for Team USA in the last two years.

After capping his collegiate career in 2004 as the most decorated wrestler in OSU history, which included two NCAA heavyweight championships (2002 and 2004), Rowlands went on to compete in the 2004 Pan American Games in the 211-pound division. The Hilliard, Ohio native scored a silver medal in the event before falling short of an Olympic bid at the 2004 U.S. team trials. In 2005, Rowlands earned a silver medal at the Yarygin Memorial tournament in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, and followed his second-place performance with a bronze medal showing at the Cerro Pelado tournament in Cuba.

TheMat.com will provide complete coverage of the 2005 World University Games. The official event web site, www.universiadeizmir.org/en/, also will provide results.

2005 World University Games
At Izmir, Turkey, August 12-16
U.S. Rosters
Men’s Freestyle
Weight – Name, Hometown (College/Club)

55 kg/121 lbs. – Nick Simmons, Williamston, Mich. (Michigan State/Michigan WC)
60 kg/132 lbs. – Nate Gallick, Tucson, Ariz. (Iowa State/Sunkist Kids)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Jesse Jantzen, Cambridge, Mass. (Harvard/New York AC)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Tyrone Lewis, Stillwater, Okla. (Oklahoma State/Gator WC)
84 kg/185 lbs. – Chris Pendleton, Stillwater, Okla. (Oklahoma State/Gator WC)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. – Tommy Rowlands, Columbus, Ohio (Ohio State/Sunkist Kids)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. – Steve Mocco, N. Bergen, N.J. (Oklahoma State/New York AC)
Coaches: Bruce Burnett, Annapolis, Md. and Lou Rosselli, Edinboro, Pa.

Wrestling Schedule
Friday, August 12

6:00 p.m. – Men’s Freestyle Weigh-Ins (55 kg, 66 kg, 84 kg, 120 kg)

Saturday, August 13
10:00 a.m. – Men’s Freestyle Competition (55 kg, 66 kg, 84 kg, 120 kg)
4:00 p.m. – Men’s Freestyle Weigh-Ins (60 kg, 74 kg, 96 kg)
5:00 p.m. – Men’s Freestyle Repechage and Medal Matches (55 kg, 66 kg, 84 kg, 120 kg)

Sunday, August 14
10:00 a.m. – Men’s Freestyle Competition (60 kg, 74 kg, 96 kg)
5:00 p.m. – Men’s Freestyle Repechage and Medal Matches (60 kg, 74 kg, 96 kg)
6:00 p.m. – Women’s Freestyle Weigh-Ins (All weights)

Monday, August 15
10:00 a.m. – Women’s Freestyle Competition (All weights)
5:00 p.m. – Women’s Freestyle Repechage and Medal Matches (All weights)
6:00 p.m. – Greco-Roman Weigh-Ins (55 kg, 66 kg, 84 kg, 120 kg)

Tuesday, August 16
10:00 a.m. – Greco-Roman Competition (55 kg, 66 kg, 84 kg, 120 kg)
4:00 p.m. – Greco-Roman Weigh-Ins (60 kg, 74 kg, 96 kg)
5:00 p.m. – Greco-Roman Repechage and Medal Matches (55 kg, 66 kg, 84 kg, 120 kg)