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|U.S. Beach Nationals & World Team Trials expected to grow in Rochester, N.Y., July 17-19|
By Megan Myers USA Wrestling
The 2009 U.S. Beach Nationals and World Team Trials plus the National High School Duals will be held July 17-19 at Ontario Beach Park in Rochester, N.Y. Organizers expect the cometition to grow.
Participants can register online for a discounted entry fee at www.trackwrestling.com
Entry fee for the Beach Nationals and World Team Trials is $20 if preregistered by 6:00 PM (EST), Tuesday, July 14th, or if registering onsite: $25 for Schoolboy/girl, Cadet, and Juniors; $30 for Seniors and Veterans. The deadline for discounted online registration is Tuesday, July 14, 11 p.m. CST.
The competition will feature five divisions: Cadet (Born 1993-1994), Schoolboy/girl (Born 1995-1996), Junior (Born September 1, 1989 & after, plus enrolled in grades 9-12), Senior (Men, born 1989 or before; 1990-1991 with medical certificate. Women, born 1989 or before; 1990-1992 with medical certificate), and Veterans (Born 1974 and before). All age-group weight classes to be determined after weigh-ins using the block system. International athletes (including Canadians) are eligible in all age group divisions, excluding the Senior age group divisions (Men and Women).
The Senior Beach World Team Trials will be held on Sunday, July 19. Participants must qualify for this event at the U.S. Beach Nationals by placing in the top three. The Senior Beach World Team Trials will determine the U.S. athletes who will compete in FILA World Beach Wrestling Championships August 29-30 in Bulgaria.
The National High School Beach Duals will also be held on Sunday, July 19. High school teams can enter the tournament to win team trophies and compete for bragging rights. The entry fee for the High School Beach Duals is $100 per team.
These events are being held in conjunction with the IJSBA/Jet-Ski Water Jam, the New York Beach Volleyball Championships, and the Ontario Beach Sports and Music Festival.
For more tournament information, visit www.themat.com/events
Beach Wrestling was added as a new style of international wrestling, starting in 2005. Athletes compete on sand, in a style that features takedowns within a ring. The sport has been growing in popularity across the nation.
USA Wrestling has sanctioned Beach events since 2005, and held its first U.S. Beach National Championships and World Team Trials in 2006. FILA hosted the first World Championships in 2006 in Antalya, Turkey.
To see the Beach Nationals promotional video, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TGNf9Z713E
To download a complete National High School Beach Duals registration packet, visit
To check out area attractions in Rochester, visit www.themat.com/events/RochesterPacket.pdf
2009 U.S. Beach Nationals and World Team Trials Schedule
Friday, July 17
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Early Beach Wrestling National Championship Registration: Optional for ALL DIVISIONS
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Early Medical Check & Weigh-ins: Optional for ALL DIVISIONS
Saturday, July 18
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Beach Wrestling National Championships Registration
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Medical Check and Weigh-ins
11:30 a.m. to conclusion - Beach Wrestling National Championships
Sunday July 19
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - National High School Beach Duals Registration, Medical Check and Weigh-ins
10:00 a.m. to conclusion - Beach Wrestling Senior World Team Trials
10:00 a.m. to conclusion - National High School Beach Duals
2008 U.S. BEACH NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
at Rochester, N.Y., July 6, 2008
Senior men's champions
139 - Christopher Nakis (Rush Henrietta)
158 - Kevin Sackett (Team Titan)
171 - Nate Patterson (Team Cook)
181 - David Bates (unattached)
187 - Jeff Funicello (American Pankration)
197 - Josh Patterson (Team Cook)
207 - Corey Waite (Team Cook)
302.8 - Carlos Dolmo (Blast Double)
Senior women's champions
102.1 - Anne Dinshah (Raging Raisins)
132.9 - Tanya Kusse (Team Titan)
129 - Adam Volo (Titan)
148 - Tim Coughlin (Team Titan)
161 - Josh Veltre (Team Titan)
168 - John Velieri (Chee Dynasty)
180 - Ethan Phillips (Team Titan)
199 - Zack Shotwell (Team Titan)
265 - Enzo Zagari (Spencerport)
95 - Benjamin Brooks (Team Titan)
103 - Nick Cegleski (Titan)
125 - Chester Demaychick (Gates Chili)
135 - Harlly Kusse (Webster)
140 - Joe Bonaldi (Team Titan)
140 - Josh Reed (Webster)
149 - Alec Panipinto (Apex)
156 - Craig Scott (Team Titan)
195 - Tim Jordan (unattached)
138 - Christopher Nakis (Rush Henrietta)
186 - Joe Morone (Team Titan)
252 - Jason Clarcq (Worldwide/Titan)
U.S. BEACH WORLD TEAM TRIALS FINALS
at Rochester N.Y., July 7
Above 85 kg - Carlos Dolmo (Blast Double of New York) dec. Michael Carroll (Avalanche), 2-0
Below 85 kg - Nate Patterson (Team Cook) dec. Jeff Funicello (American Pankration), 2-1