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U.S. wrestlers to face Cuba in ‘Beat the Streets’ in May on NBCSN

Jordan Burroughs

INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 15: Jordan Burroughs of the United States talks to his coaches in his match against Ezzatollah Akbari Zarinkolaei of Iran during the 2014 FILA Freestyle Wrestling World Cup at The Forum on March 15, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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The U.S. and Cuba will face off in a dual wrestling meet featuring top 2016 Olympic hopefuls in this year’s “Beat the Streets” event in New York on May 21.

U.S.-Cuba was announced as part of a five-event televised schedule of wrestling meets on NBCSN, NBC Sports Live Extra and Universal Sports this season.

The U.S. and Cuba were two of eight nations to win wrestling gold medals at the London 2012 Games. The two U.S. champions, Jordan Burroughs and Jake Varner, are still active.

The 2015 World Championships are in Las Vegas in September.

Here’s the wrestling broadcast schedule announced Thursday:

DateCoverageNetworkTime (ET)
Sunday, April 12Freestyle World Cup bronze medalUniversal Sports7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 12Freestyle World Cup gold medalNBCSN9 p.m.
Saturday, May 9U.S. Open FinalsUniversal Sports10 p.m.
Wednesday, May 13U.S. Open FinalsNBCSN11:30 p.m.*
Thursday, May 21Beat the StreetsNBCSNMidnight*
Wednesday, May 27Beat the StreetsUniversal Sports5 p.m.*
Friday, June 12Greco-Roman World Team Trials Wrestle-offUniversal Sports7 p.m.
Sunday, June 14U.S. World Team Trials FinalsNBCSN7 p.m.
Sunday, June 14U.S. World Team Trials FinalsUniversal Sports4 p.m.*

*tape delay

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