Dickies Arena to host Olympic wrestling team trials in April

Published on February 11, 2021

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USA Wrestling and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee announced that the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials will be held at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth April 2-3.

The champion wrestlers from the U.S. Olympic Team Trials will become eligible to represent the United States at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Aug. 1-7, 2021.

 “USA Wrestling is extremely grateful to the Fort Worth Sports Authority, the incredible Dickies Arena and Texas USA Wrestling for their tireless efforts to host one of the most important wrestling events in the history of American wrestling,” said Rich Bender, USA Wrestling executive director.

This will be the fifth straight U.S. Olympic Team Trials in which all three Olympic wrestling teams were determined at the same time, with men’s freestyle, women’s freestyle and Greco-Roman all featured in the event. The previous U.S. Olympic Team Trials with all three teams determined were in Indianapolis (2004), Las Vegas (2008) and Iowa City (2012, 2016).

“We take great pride in hosting world-class sporting events at Dickies Arena,” said Matt Homan, president and general manager of Trail Drive Management Corp., the not-for-profit operating entity of Dickies Arena. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to safely welcome USA Wrestling and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee as they host the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials this April.”

A limited number of spectators will be permitted. Ticket information will be available soon.