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Wrestling: Match-ups for "Hollywood wrestles Bollywood" announced

Wrestling: Match-ups for Hollywood wrestles Bollywood announced

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Published: 21 March 2019 6:52 AM GMT
On Sunday, March 31, "Beat the Streets, Los Angeles" will host the 5th Annual Benefit and International Competition featuring a match between the India and U.S. women’s freestyle wrestling teams. While USA had announced their teams in the last week of February, India announced their team on March 5th and today, the official organisers of the event announced the line-up. The event is being termed as "Hollywood wrestles Bollywood". The event itself will serve as a fundraiser for a Los Angeles based not-for profit wrestling organisation. Indian wrestling has seen an upward curve recently especially among the female wrestlers and therefore, it comes as no surprise that the Wrestling Federation of India will be fielding one of its strongest line-ups. While the main intention of the event may be the fundraiser, one can also see it as a viable opportunity to play against strong USA wrestlers. The Indian line-up includes Olympic bronze medalist Sakshi Malik, Asian Indoor Games bronze medalist Pooja Dhanda, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games medalist and Olympian Vinesh Phogat, Asian Wrestling C'ship gold medalist Navjot Kaur, Sheetal Tomar, 2018 Yasar Dogu Champion Sarita, Pinki, Divya Kakran, Kiran and Sudesh. The USA line-up includes four-time world champion Adeline Gray competing in the 76 kg weight category, World silver medalist Sarah Hildebrandt at 53kg, and World bronze medalists Mallory Velte and Tamyra Mensah-Stock at 62kg and 68kg. The entire event definitely promises to be a proper treat. Hollywood Wrestles Bollywood matchups: 50 kg: Whitney Conder (USA) vs. Sheetal Tomar (IND) 53 kg: Sarah Hildebrandt (USA) vs. Vinesh (IND) 55 kg: Jacarra Winchester (USA) vs. Pinki (IND) 57 kg: Jenna Burkert (USA) vs. Pooja Dhanda (IND) 59 kg: Alli Ragan (USA) vs. Sarita (IND) 62 kg: Mallor Velte (USA) vs. Sakshi Malik (IND) 65 kg: Forrest Molinari (USA) vs. Navjot Kaur (IND) 68 kg: Tamyra Mensah-Stock (USA) vs. Divya Kakran (IND) 72 kg: Rachel Watters (USA) vs. Kiran (IND) 76 kg: Adeline Gray (USA) vs. Sudesh (IND)
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