Kohima, December 2: The 13th International Hornbill Naga Wrestling Championship under the aegis Nagaland Wrestling Association (NWA) will take place on December 4 at Amphitheatre, Naga Heritage Village, Kisama at 10 a.m.
Chairman of Nagaland Khadi & Village Industries Board, Neiprezo Keditsu will grace the occasion as the special guest.
The inaugural function will be chaired by NWA treasurer Dr. Hiabe Zelaing.
Presidential address will be delivered by NWA president Neivikuolie Khatsu while oath will be administered by NWA joint secretary Petekhriezo Dzuvichü.
The champion will receive a cash prize of Rs. 1.20 lakh while the runner- up will receive Rs. 80,000.
Losing semi finalist will get Rs. 30,000 each.
10 best wrestlers each from Angami Sports Association (ASA), Chakhesang Wrestling Association (CWA), Zeliang Wrestling Association (ZWA) with other participants from Uzbekistan, Australia, Delhi and Manipur will vie for the title.
ASA wrestlers: Kezhavizo Thevo, Mhiesilhousie Nagi, Rovilhoulie Pier, Vizhakietuo Suohu, Neithongulie Kuotsu, Seyiekhrietuo Yiese, Menuosetuo Yiese, Kekhrie Yhoshu, Khrietsonyii Whuorie, Seyiesalie Nakhro.`
CWA wrestlers: Vetuzo Dawhuo, Mudotso Thira, Venuzo Dawhuo, Venuo Medeo, Wekhroto Mero, Chekhro Kapfo, Kuchohu Curha, Vekutho Soho, Suhrhovoyi Nienu, Vevohu Swuro.
ZWA wrestlers: Penamhung, Lungemsing, Railong, Machi, Wilungkhangbo, Iculeung, Ireusape, Ilamdi, Haiswadi, Itingchi.
Other wrestlers: Dushyant Kumar (Delhi), Sanju Kumar (Delhi), Sudhir Kumar (Delhi), Ankit Singh (Delhi), Sanju Gautam (Delhi), Conor Murphy (Australia), Tsuknungakum Ao (Mokokchung).
Meanwhile, registration for other communities is still open.
(Page News Service)