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Barnett sponsors 2012 wrestling tournament

Barnett sponsors 2012 wrestling tournament

Casey Barnett, rector of CamEd Business School, has donated US$10,000 to the Cambodian Wrestling Federation to help them host the 2012 National Wrestling Championship Tournament.

The event, which is slated to run from January 6-8 and will feature competition in two age categories of U23 and U17, aims to develop the next generation of Cambodian grapplers, with the top performers earning selection to the national team.

According to national team coach Thin Vichet, Barnett also donated $10,000 towards the 2010 tournament, which included funds offered to presidents of clubs and associations to support training of the players before competition.

“I like wrestling and I used to train in the sport between the ages of six and 20 years old,” said Barnett.

“I have also trained with the Cambodia national wrestling team for three years and in 2008, I won the second place with Greco-Roman and third in freestyle wrestling.”

 In this year’s showcase to be held at the indoor hall at Olympic Stadium, around 200 wrestlers are expected to participate.

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