China and USOEC Face Off

USOEC and Chinese Greco-Roman Wrestlers

Greco-Roman wrestlers Shen Zhixue of China and Chas Betts of the USOEC hit the mat at the China vs. USOEC competition Tuesday, Oct. 23, in NMU's Berry Events Center. Shen defeated Betts 3-1. Other events included boxing, women's freestyle wrestling and weightlifting. Competition results   Competition information

Meet the Athletes


Schedule of Events

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Window to China

Professor Zhuang-Zong Lehmberg, NMU English department, is a native of China. She is sharing the reading list she uses for the Chinese literature course she teaches to help community members learn more about China and Chinese culture.
Reading list   

Dragon head

Professor Rodney Clarken, NMU education department, spent time in China from 1995-96. He was on a one-year sabbatical to pursue professional development through interaction with Chinese culture. Clarken wrote a series of articles about his experiences abroad. Read articles

Chinese character

An important part of learning about Chinese culture is learning the Chinese language. A short list of English words and their Chinese translation has been developed to help people expand their vocabulary and interact with the Chinese athletes when they visit the Upper Peninsula. Chinese words 

Tickets and Merchandise

China vs. USOEC tickets and merchandise are on sale now. Click the links below to learn about prices and how to purchase them.

2008 Beijing Olympic Games

There are only 42 weeks until Beijing, China, hosts the world for the 2008 Olympic Games. Will any of the athletes competing in China vs. USOEC make the cut? Click on the links below to learn more about the upcoming Summer Games and the U.S. athletes who are in contention to earn positions on the Olympic Team.

Latest News

Local media are unlocking the door to China, giving Upper Peninsula residents a rare glimpse of Chinese culture and athleticism. Click on the links below to access local media coverage of the Chinese athletes' time in the community and their preparation for the China vs. USOEC competition.