The No. 8 American University wrestling team gave fans an inside look into the program's preparations for the 2011 NCAA Championships today with a live video stream from practice. Head Coach Mark Cody was mic'ed up for the entire practice while the broadcast also included interviews with all six of American's NCAA Qualifiers. The complete archive of the practice can now be found on Flowrestling.org by clicking here.
American's six NCAA Qualifiers include;
141 lbs. - No. 12 Matt Mariacher '12, SOC
149 lbs. - No. 8 Ganbayar Sanjaa '12, CAS
157 lbs. - No. 2 Steve Fittery '11, CAS
165 lbs. - Patrick Graham '13, SIS
197 lbs. - Daniel Mitchell '13, KSB
HWT - No. 3 Ryan Flores '12, CAS
"We are very excited about the opportunity that lies ahead of us in Philadelphia at the NCAA Championships," Cody stated. "I believe that giving wrestling fans this level of access to our preparations will allow them to see how hard we work to meet the high goals we have set for ourselves. I am very proud of what we have accomplished so far and I know that these six exceptional student-athletes will continue to represent American University well."
American, which has crowned one National Champion and 11 All-American's since 2005, placed 14th at last year's tournament and will be in search of its first top 10 finish this year.
The 2011 NCAA Championships will take place March 17-20 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa. A limited number of tickets are still available through the Eagles Club. For more information on how you can purchase your tickets please call the Eagles Club at (202) 885-3025 or e-mail EaglesClub@american.edu.