Titan Heavyweight Invited to All-Star Match

Wade Sauer to go up against defending national champion

November 13, 2007


Cal State Fullerton heavyweight Wade Sauer has been invited to compete in the 42nd annual NWCA All-Star Classic in Eugene, Oregon, on Monday night at 7:30 p.m. in McArthur Court. The event is sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps.

Sauer, a junior from Grass Valley, California, is replacing injured Dustin Fox of Northwestern, the No. 1-ranked heavyweight in Div. I. Sauer will face Tervel Dlagnev of Nebraska-Kearney, who is ranked No. 1 in the nation in Div. II and is the defending national champion. Sauer placed sixth in the NCAA Div. I championships last year and is ranked No. 3 beginning this season.

The 20 wrestlers participating comprise the strongest field of the NCAA regular season. The meet is being held in the Pacific Northwest for the first time in 17 years. Ironically, Oregon has announced it will drop wrestling after this season. A large crowd is expected for the All-Star match in part on its own merits and in an attempt to show support for the sport in the Oregon area.


Wade Sauer
Wade Sauer
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