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|Deadline for discounted online registration for Grappling World Team Trials is Thursday at 2:00 p.m. CT|
By Gary Abbott USA Wrestling
Ben Askren battles Jacob Volkmann in No-Gi division at 2009 Grappling World Team Trials in Phoenix, Ariz.
The deadline for the discounted online registration for the 2011 U.S. Grappling World Team Trials in Las Vegas, Nev. is Thurday, August 4 at 2:00 p.m. Central.
Please note that the deadline has been extended from the previously published time.
Competitors may sign up online through TrackWrestling.com for $75 per style.
To register for the U.S. Grappling World Team Trials, click the following link
Register online for U.S. Grappling World Team Trials
On-site registration is also available at $85 per style. Onsite registration will be held at Xtreme Couture on Friday, August 5 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. This will be for both the No-Gi and Gi Grappling divisions.
The 2011 U.S. Grappling World Team Trials will be hosted at Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas, Nev., Aug. 5-7.
This event will serve as the qualifying event for the U.S. team which will compete in the FILA Grappling World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, Sept. 29 – Oct. 1.
Senior Grapplers are 20 years or older (Born 1991 or before). Participants must be USA Wrestling members to compete. Athlete membership is $35 for a full year membership or $10 for a one-weekend membership (valid for this event only).
To visit the website for the U.S. Grappling World Team Trials, click below:
U.S. Grappling World Team Trials website
Competition will be in No-Gi Grappling and Gi Grappling, under the current FILA Grappling rules. There will be competition for both men and women.
The weight classes for FILA Grappling are:
MEN’S WEIGHT DIVISIONS:
60 kg/132 lbs.
65 kg/143 lbs.
70 kg/154 lbs.
75 kg/165 lbs.
80 kg/176 lbs.
90 kg/198 lbs.
110 kg/242 lbs.
WOMEN’S WEIGHT DIVISIONS:
50 kg/110 lbs.
55 kg/121 lbs.
60 kg/132 lbs.
65 kg/143 lbs.
75 kg/165 lbs.
For the complete FILA Grappling rules, click below:
FILA Grappling Rules
Grappling, also known as submission wrestling, is growing in popularity in the United States and around the world.
The United States has established itself as a world power in Grappling. The United States won the No-Gi competition and placed second in the Gi competition at the 2010 FILA Grappling World Championships in Poland. The U.S. was the World champion in both No-Gi and Gi Grappling at the 2009 FILA Grappling World Championships held in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Xtreme Couture is owned by MMA superstar Randy Couture, who was a U.S. World Team member in Greco-Roman wrestling and NCAA runner-up for Oklahoma State in college wrestling. Couture is scheduled to attend the U.S. Grappling World Team Trials in person.
The last U.S. Grappling World Team Trials was hosted in Phoenix, Ariz. in October 2009. There was no U.S. Grappling World Team Trials in 2010 because the World Championships were just three months after the 2009 World competition. Please note that the weight classes in FILA Grappling have changed since 2009.
For more information, contact Gary Abbott of USA Wrestling at 719-659-9637 cell or via email at email@example.com.
U.S. GRAPPLING WORLD TEAM TRIALS
At Las Vegas, Nev., August 5-7
All activities at Xtreme Couture
Friday, August 5
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. - No-Gi and Gi Grappling Registration and medical check
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. - No-Gi and Gi Grappling Weigh-ins
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. - No-Gi and Gi Mat Officials Introductory Rules Clinic
7:00 p.m. - Seeding Meeting for both No-Gi and Gi Grappling
Saturday, August 6
8:30 a.m. – Conclusion - No-Gi Grappling (Men and Women) Tournament, Preliminaries through Finals
Approximately 3:00 p.m. to conclusion (if possible) - Gi Grappling (Men and Women) Tournament, Preliminaries through Finals
Note: Start of the Gi tournament will depend upon the timing of the completion of the No-Gi tournament
Sunday, August 7
8:30 AM to conclusion: (if necessary): Gi Grappling (Men and Women) tournament completion
4055 West Sunset
Las Vegas, NV 89118