How to watch Freestyle Wrestling World Cup on NBC Sports
Four members of the Rio Olympic team lead the U.S. in the Men’s Freestyle Wrestling World Cup against Iran, live on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET with further coverage of medal matches at midnight.
The competition, which includes eight nations total, is a chance for the U.S. men’s freestyle team to ready for the Rio Games, Aug. 5-21.
Olympic and World champion Jordan Burroughs will miss the event in Inglewood, Calif., as his wife, Lauren, had their second child, according to his social media.
Kyle Snyder, who became the youngest American to win a World Wrestling Championship on Sept. 11, is the biggest U.S. star in Burroughs’ absence.
Daniel Dennis, Frank Molinaro and J’Den Cox are also on the World Cup team and headed to Rio. London Olympic champion Jake Varner, who lost to Snyder in the Olympic Trials finals, is also on the World Cup roster.
The other nations competing are Azerbaijan, Georgia, India, Iran, Mongolia, Russia and Turkey.