Atleast 1,000 wrestlers will take part at the 2nd Governor Seriake Dickson Wrestling Classics, which
commence on Friday at the Indoor Hall of the Samson Siasia Sports complex, Yenegoa, Bayelsa State.
President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), Hon Daniel Igali in a press conference announced the competition on Thursday, said winners of the National Championship will represent Nigeria at the 2017 Africa Championship in Marrakech, Morocco in April.
The weigh in of the Greco-Roman started on Thursday and 10 weight categories will be competing on Friday, while the female and male category will hold on Saturday and Sunday respectively. And is one of the most important tournament, "whosoever wins in the various categories will be selected to represent Nigeria," the Olympic gold medalist said.
Report says, 15 states are in attendance including the Nigeria army, Star athletes like Odunayo Adekuoroye, Hannah Reuben, Tochukwu Okeke, Sinivie Boltic, Soso Tamara and a host of others.
"Two females, Aminat Adeniyi and Mercy Genesis are already in the country after participating in an international training tour," he added.