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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

Six former Hawkeye wrestlers, who are current members of the Hawkeye Wrestling Club, are heading to Las Vegas to compete at the U.S. Senior Open this weekend.

Daniel Dennis (61 kg), Phil Keddy (86 kg), Matt McDonough (57 kg), Brent Metcalf (65 kg), Tony Ramos (57 kg), and Derek St. John (70 kg) will all compete in the men's freestyle tournament which begins at 11 a.m. Central Time on Friday. The consolation round begins Saturday at 11 a.m., and the championships are Saturday at 9 p.m.

In the 2014 U.S. Senior Open, Metcalf won, outscoring his opponents 39-0, McDonough placed fourth and Keddy placed sixth. Ramos and St. John will make their U.S. Senior Open debuts.

The top five wrestlers in each weight class move on to the U.S. Freestyle World Team Trials in Madison, Wisconsin. Those will be held June 12-14. The winner of each weight class then moves to the finals at the World Team Trials.

Universal Sports Network is televising the finals of the U.S. Senior Open on Saturday at 9 p.m. Central Time. NBC Sports Network will replay the finals on Wednesday, May 13 at 10:30 p.m. Central Time.

The entire Open Wrestling Championships will be webcast live by FloWrestling.

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