2014 U. S. A. Beach National Wrestling Championships and the 6th Annual NCUSA Beach State Championships in Carolina Beach
- Published on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 22:32
- Written by Super User
North Carolina USA Wrestling is proud to be hosting the 2014 U. S. A. Beach National Wrestling Championships and the 6th Annual NCUSA Beach State Championships in Carolina Beach, NC on Saturday, May 31, 2014. The competition will be held on the beach at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk beginning at noon. Top placers in the men's and women's senior division will qualify for the US Beach World Team that will compete 2014 FILA World Beach Wrestling Championships in Katerini, Greece, July 4-6.
This tournament will feature competition in seven age groups: Schoolboy/girl, Cadet, Junior, Senior (Men and Women) and Veterans. There are four Senior international men’s beach wrestling weights: 70 kg/154 lbs., 80 kg/174 lbs., 90 kg/198 and over 90 kg/over 198 lbs. There are three Senior international women’s beach wrestling weights: 60 kg/ 130 lbs, -70 kg/154 lbs. and over 70 kg/over 154lbs. These weights will be used at the U.S. Beach Nationals. All other age groups will not have specific weight classes, but will be determined by a blocking system after the wrestlers go through weigh-ins.
Online registration via credit card is available until 6:00 PM (Eastern) Thursday, May 29. No pre-qualification is required. Entry fee for participants registering online is $20. On-site registration is available Saturday morning from 9:30-10:30 am with cash or check and costs $25 for Kids; $30 for Seniors and Veterans. Carolina Beach has been the site of the annual NCUSA Wrestling Beach State Wrestling Championships since 2008. This is the 2nd year it has been selected to host the Beach National Championships. Beach wrestling was introduced as an international style by FILA, the international governing body for wrestling, as another avenue for athletic competition. Beach Wrestling (or sand wrestling) has been a consistent style of wrestling internationally for centuries.