Sep 9, 2013
51st Midlands Individual Application
EVANSTON, Ill. – The 51st Ken Kraft Midlands Selection Committee has announced that they will be conducting a national search for the 15 best post-collegiate athletes.
The Midlands has a rich history of allowing post-collegiate athletes the opportunity to compete for a coveted Midlands title.
"The Midlands will once again represent some of the best talent in the nation,” Northwestern head coach Drew Pariano said. “We already have several world team members and past NCAA champions interested in competing at the 51st Ken Kraft Midlands. Restoring the tradition of having post-grads compete is a major focus of the event."
Northwestern’s own Tim Cysewski won five Midlands titles during his illustrious career and three of those titles came after Cysewski’s collegiate career had ended.
“Every accomplished wrestler wants to add a Midlands title to their resume. If you look into the history of Midlands, you will find that there were numerous Olympians and World Medalists who not only won our tournament, but went on the win multiple NCAA titles,” Cysewski said. “The Midlands Championship is a defining moment in a wrestler’s career.”
Northwestern hosts the 51st Ken Kraft Midlands Championships at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston from Sunday, Dec. 29 to Monday, Dec. 30. Tickets can be purchased here.
Each post-collegiate athlete should follow the instructions listed on the application form here.
Those individuals who are past Olympians, World Team Members and Midlands Champions will receive first consideration.
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