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California to host first State Grappling Championships in San Jose, June 6-8



California USA Wrestling is excited to host it first ever State Grappling Championships in San Jose, June 6-8.

It will be held at the San Jose McErney Convention Center, which is located between Almaden Blvd. and Market Street.

The tournament will be held alongside the Dave Schultz Kids/Cadet Freestyle State Championship, as well as the FILA Junior Women's Freestyle State Championships.

The State Grappling Championships will include division for both men and women, and will include competion for FILA Juniors (ages 17-20) and Seniors (18 and older).

California has taken a leadership role in the development of Grappling as an international wrestling style.

California USA Wrestling has named its Kids/Cadet State meet in memory of the late Dave Schultz. Dollamur is the Official Sponsor of the events.

EVENT INFORMATION

June 6-8, 2008
The San Jose McEnery Convention Center
150 W. San Carlos St.
San Jose, CA 95113
Between Almaden Blvd. and Market St.

Why You Should Pre-register
Earlier registration, 4:00 to 5:00 PM. (Doors will NOT OPEN for walk in until all pre-registers are done!)
All pre-entries will have their own line.
All pre-entries' weigh in cards will be printed & alphabetized for easy pick up. Example: Line one for Bantams A-M, line two for Bantams N-R, line three for Bantams S-Z.
Cost is $26.00 if you pre-register at TrackWrestling.com
All results will be posted at TrackWrestling.com

Event Director:
Roberto Dixon 831-524-4017 or CAUSAW 559-275-9478

Registration and Weigh-ins
Pre Register for the Kids/Cadet/Fila Junior State

The cost for pre-registration is $26.00. Only pre-registered athletes will be allowed to weigh in from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (You don't have to pre-register; you may register on-site on Friday evening.)

For Kids/Cadet/13-14, 11-12, 9-10, 7-8 Boys & Girls, Junior FILA Men Greco only
Registration and weigh-ins
Friday, June 6th 5:00 p.m.to 8:00p.m
(Men wrestling both styles must wrestle two Greco matches in order for the Greco weigh-in to count for Freestyle.)
For Junior FILA Men Freestyle and Junior FILA Women Only
Registration/Weigh-ins:
Sunday, June 8th 7:00 a.m. on site

The contestants will be weighed with their singlet on without shoes after having been examined by qualified Medical trainers who are obliged to eliminate any wrestler who presents any danger of contagious disease. No weight tolerance for the singlet. Athletes shall have two attempts to make weight: the initial attempt when called to the scale, and an immediate challenge of another scale located in close proximity to the initial weigh-in scale(s). Athletes may not leave the weigh-in area or initiate any activity for means of weight reduction. Wrestlers who fail to make weight will be allowed to move up to the next weight class.

Eligibility:
All athletes who meet the age requirements and who are a current member in good standing of USA Wrestling. Must have Current USA Card, available at tournaments for $30.00.

Proof of Age:
Must Show proof of age (Example: Birth Certificate, Driver's Lic/ School Doc./Passport or other government document)

Entry Fee: $30.00

Wrestling Starts:
Saturday and Sunday June 7th & 8th - 8:00 a.m

Awards:
Trophy for 1st; Medals for 2nd, 3rd & 4th (Kids & Cadets)
Trophy for 1st; Medals for 2nd & 3rd (Junior FILA)
Must be a California resident
Special note: Headgear required at all State Events.

National Team Information
The top three Cadet winners per weight class (boys) qualify for the Nationals.

You will receive information & financial details about the Camp and National Trip at the tournament.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact National Team Director, Greg Chappel 925-634-5659 e-mail chappel@jps.net

Regional Team Information
USA Regionals will be held in Pocatello, ID. Not a girls regional qualifier. Girls may petition for the kids team. For further information contact the California USAW Kids Director, Bruce Shelton 209-627-6726 sheltonb@esuhsd.org.

Getting to the Venue & Parking
The venue is between Almaden Boulevard and Market Street. The South Hall is right behind San Jose McEnery Convention Center. Parking garage entrances are located on Almaden Boulevard and Market Street. There are more than 21,000 parking spaces in downtown San Jose; parking locations are subject to change due to downtown development. For the most up-to-date information on downtown parking including free parking and validation programs, public transportation and the DASH shuttle, visit www.sjdowntownparking.com

280 Southbound (from San Francisco, Half Moon Bay, Palo Alto)
Take 280 South to the Vine Street/Almaden Boulevard exit. Turn left on Almaden Boulevard. Turn right on San Carlos Street. Convention Center front entrance will be on the right before Market Street.

680 Southbound (from Sacramento, Walnut Creek, Livermore, Milpitas)
Take 680 South until it becomes 280 North at the 101 interchange, Take the Bird Avenue exit, turn right. Turn right on San Carlos Street Convention Centerfront entrance will be on the right before Market Street.

101 Southbound (from San Francisco, Burlingame, Palo Alto)
Take 101 South to the Guadalupe Parkway 87 exit. Continue on Guadalupe Parkway (Hwy 87). Take Park Avenue/San Carlos Street exit, turn left. Turn right on Almaden Boulevard. Turn left on San Carlos Street. Convention Center front entrance will be on the right before Market Street.

101 Northbound (from Gilroy, Los Angeles)
Take 101 North towards San Francisco. Take the 85 North exit. Take Guadalupe Parkway (Hwy 87) North exit towards downtown San Jose. Take the San Carlos Street/Auzerais Avenue exit. Turn left on Woz Way. Turn right on San Carlos Street. Convention Center front entrance will be on the right before Market Street.

17/880 Southbound (from Berkeley, Oakland, Hayward, Fremont)
Take 17/880 South to the Coleman Avenue exit. Turn left on Coleman Avenue and continue on Coleman Avenue. Coleman Avenue becomes Market Street after Hwy 87. Turn right on San Carlos Street. Convention Center front entrance will be on the left before Almaden Boulevard.

17 Northbound (from Santa Cruz, Los Gatos, Campbell)
Take 17 North to Downtown San Josť/280 South exit. Take 280 South to the Vine Street/Almaden Boulevard exit. Turn left on Almaden Boulevard. Turn right on San Carlos Street. Convention Center front entrance will be on the right before Market Street.

Guadalupe Parkway 87 Southbound (from the San Josť International Airport, 101 Southbound)
Take Park Avenue/San Carlos Street exit, turn left. Turn right on Almaden Boulevard. Turn left on San Carlos Street. Convention Center front entrance will be on the right before Market Street.

Guadalupe Parkway 87 Northbound (from 85 Northbound)
Take Guadalupe Parkway 87 North exit towards downtown San Josť. Take the San Carlos Street/Auzerais Avenue exit. Turn left on Woz Way. Turn right on San Carlos Street. Convention Center front entrance will be on the right before Market Street.

Hotels
** When booking a room, please ask for the California USA Wrestling rate **
This will help keep the San Jose Convention Center "the home of California USA Wrestling"

Hotels
Hilton San Jose & Towers (Host Hotel)
SAN JOSE/Down Town (attached to venue)
300 Almaden Blvd.
San Jose, CA 95120
Tel-1-408-287-2100
Room Rate $109.00

San Jose Marriott
SAN JOSE/Down Town (attached to venue)
301 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 1-408-280-1300
Room Rate $129.00

Crowne Plaza Hotel
SAN JOSE/Down Town (across the street from venue)
282 Almaden Blvd
San Jose, CA 95113
Tel: 1-408-998-0400
Room Rate $99.00

Fairmont Hotel
170 South Market Street
SAN JOSE/Downtown (across the street from venue)
San Jose, CA 95113
408-998-1900
Room Rate $109.00
Code GRYSW1

Holiday Inn
(Airport Location; Adjacent to Light Rail)
1740 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95122
408-993-1234
Rate $79.00

Wyndham San Jose
Adjacent to Light Rail
1350 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95112
408-453-6200
Room Rate $89.00
Free Parking, breakfast for 1-2 people
Reserve online; group code 060FSJUS

Sainte Claire
302 South Market Street (across street from venue)
San Jose, CA 95113
408-885-1234
Room Rate $109.00

Clarion Hotel San Jose Airport
Adjacent to Light Rail
1355 North 4th Street
San Jose, CA 95112
800-453-5340 option 2
Free Hot Breakfast Buffet
Rate: $89.00 1-2 ppl.

Santa Clara Marriott
7.89 miles/11 minutes from The San Jose McEnery Convention Center
2700 Mission College Blvd
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Phone: 1-408-988-1500
Room Rate $99.00
Reservations







Robert Valerio
5325 W. Clinton
Fresno,Ca. 93722






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