Matt Gentry Heads to Canadian Olympic Trials
Dec. 13, 2007
Stanford, Calif. - Matt Gentry, Stanford Wrestling's only NCAA Champion and current Volunteer Assistant Coach, will look to qualify for the Canadian Olympic Team this weekend at the Canadian Olympic Trials in Etobicoke, Ontario.
Gentry, a dual citizen of the United States and Canada, won his second consecutive Canadian Senior National Championship at 74 kg in April to earn his spot atop the Olympic Qualifying ladder this weekend. The event runs Friday and Saturday, with the Finals for the Freestyle portion set for Saturday afternoon, but, as the top qualifier, Gentry will sit out until Saturday's finals. He will then wrestle in a best of three match series, for a spot on the Canadian Olympic Team.
The Canadian Olympic Team member will then look to qualify for next summer's Olympics, with the first opportunity being at the Pan Am Championships in February in Colorado Springs, Colo. Gentry won his first major international medal, a bronze, at the Pan Am Games in July.
The event will be held at Etobicoke Olympium in Etobicoke, Ontario. The finals will take place beginning at noon on Saturday and will be webcast live at www.splitdraw.com.