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

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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:

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Sunday, April 12 Freestyle World Cup bronze medal Universal Sports 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 12 Freestyle World Cup gold medal NBCSN 9 p.m.
Saturday, May 9 U.S. Open Finals Universal Sports 10 p.m.
Wednesday, May 13 U.S. Open Finals NBCSN 11:30 p.m.*
Thursday, May 21 Beat the Streets NBCSN Midnight*
Wednesday, May 27 Beat the Streets Universal Sports 5 p.m.*
Friday, June 12 Greco-Roman World Team Trials Wrestle-off Universal Sports 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 14 U.S. World Team Trials Finals NBCSN 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 14 U.S. World Team Trials Finals Universal Sports 4 p.m.*

*tape delay

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