Tickets are now available for a Big 12 Wrestling Conference dual between Air Force and the conference’s newest addition, Fresno State. The Falcons and Bulldogs will square off on the deck of the USS Midway in an unprecedented Division I wrestling event, Tuesday, Nov. 21. At 7:00 p.m. PT, San Diego, California.
“It will be an amazing event for the military and wrestling fans alike,” said head wrestling coach Sam Barber. “It’s a marquee event on our schedule and it goes to show what the Big 12 affiliate schools can bring to the conference. It’s also a great opportunity for our cadet athletes to do something special in a military environment.”
There will be pre and post event festivities on the Broadway Pier including food and drink, various vendors and music. Team USA international wrestling exhibitions will precede the event. The full schedule of events is expected to run from 6:00 p.m. PT to 10:00 p.m. PT.
Tickets to the event can be purchased at the Eventbrite website, here.
ABOUT THE USS MIDWAY
The USS Midway was America's longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century, from 1945 to 1992. Approximately 200,000 sailors served aboard the carrier, known for several naval aviation breakthroughs as well as several humanitarian missions. It was the only carrier to serve the entire length of the Cold War and beyond. It is now berthed in San Diego, the original home of the Navy's TOPGUN fighter school.
“This is a tremendous opportunity to take part in a joint operation with our brothers in the Navy and the USS Midway, who led from the front when taking the fight abroad,” continued Barber. “Air Force wrestling embraces the warrior ethos and we train to lead from the front, so we’re honored to be a part of such an amazing part of history, especially one in the profession of arms.”
Midway opened as a museum on 7 June 2004. By 2012 annual visitation exceeded 1 million visitors. As of 2015 Midway is the most popular naval warship museum in the United States. The museum has over 13,000 members, and hosts more than 700 events a year, including more than 400 active-duty Navy retirements, re-enlistments, and changes of command. The museum also hosts approximately 50,000 students on field trips and 5,000 children in its overnight program annually.
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