LAS VEGAS (May 15, 2008) - Single day tickets for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Wrestling and Judo went on sale on Monday, May 19. Tickets are available at www.unlvtickets.com, www.usawrestlinglasvegas.com, www.usajudolasvegas.com or by calling 866.388.FANS.
Single day tickets are priced at $60 for Gold/VIP seating, $30 for lower/plaza level and $15 for balcony level. Competition will be held on four mats simultaneously with wrestling taking place on three mats and judo on the fourth.
The Trials will be held June 13-15, 2008 at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and will feature contests in each of the 14 Olympic judo weight divisions as well as the 18 Olympic wrestling weight classes in the three Olympic styles (men's freestyle, men's Greco-Roman, women's freestyle) to be contested at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Judo will be contested on June 13-14 and wrestling will be contested all three days.
"Wrestling fans, and anybody interested in Olympic sports, are encouraged to join us at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Wrestling and Judo in Las Vegas," said Rich Bender, USA Wrestling Executive Director. "The competition will be outstanding as we select our 2008 U.S. Olympic Teams. Those who can't attend all three days of the Olympic Trials can still purchase individual session tickets and be part of this historic weekend."
With eight athletes expected to compete in the Trials for each weight division, as many as 112 judo players will be eligible for berths on the U.S. Olympic Team. USA Wrestling expects almost 200 wrestlers to participate in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
"We are pleased to see Las Vegas Events making single session tickets available to our members," said USA Judo CEO Jose H. Rodriguez. "The response for the all session tickets surpassed our expectations and now with the single ticket program I am sure we will once again hit record numbers. This is an event that any judo or grappling fan will not want to miss."
Each day will feature two sessions, with Finals being held each evening. The first day of competition will include Greco-Roman (55kg and 60kg) and women's freestyle wrestling (48kg, 55kg, 63kg and 72 kg) as well as four men's judo weight divisions (66kg, 90kg, 100kg and +100kg) and three women's weight divisions (52kg, 63kg and 70kg). The second day will feature another three men's weight divisions of judo (60kg, 73kg and 81kg) and four women's weight divisions of judo (48kg, 57kg, 78kg and +78kg) as well as the first day of men's freestyle wrestling (55kg, 60kg and 66kg) and additional Greco Roman wrestling (66kg, 74kg and 84kg).
The third day will be exclusively men's freestyle wrestling (74kg, 84kg, 96kg and 120 kg) and the final Greco Roman weight divisions (96kg and 120 kg).