UFC light heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier has some strong wrestling credentials and he will be using his experience from his time with the USA Wrestling Olympic team to serve as an honorary captain for the USA National Wrestling Team at the 2014 Freestyle World Cup.
“It will be great to be part of the World Cup team. As an athlete, I wrestled on a few World Cup teams. To be welcomed by USA Wrestling, the coaches and the team means a lot to me,” said Cormier.
National Freestyle Coach Zeke Jones is pleased that Cormier will be in Los Angeles as part of the team.
“In team sports, a captain is a title that is given to an athlete on the team. A captain on the United States Wrestling Team is a person that represents honor and respect and Daniel epitomizes that. We know he’ll be there to help and support his USA Wrestling teammates, especially in the heat of the battle. We know Daniel will take the responsibility of helping the team when they step out on the mat and have them ready,” said Jones.
The World Cup will be held March 15 and 16 in Los Angeles.
It will feature the top finishing nations from last year’s World Championships in Budapest.
[H/T: Bloody Elbow]