Call now for hotel discount for U S Beach and Sombo Nationals in Florida August 19 20

By Gary Abbott | July 18, 2006, 12:05 p.m. (ET)
Discounted hotel rooms at the host hotel are now available for participants at the U.S. Beach National Championships and U.S. Sombo National Championships, set for Palm Beach County, Fla., August 19-20.

The host hotel is the Hilton Singer Island Oceanfront Resort in Singer Island, Fla., which will also be the site for the U.S. Beach Nationals competition.

The Hilton Singer Island Oceanfront Resort is offering an exceptionally low rate of only $89.00 a night for those involved in the USA Wrestling events.

Call (561) 848-3888 for room reservations before August 8th to receive this discounted rate. MAKE SURE TO ASK FOR THE USA WRESTLING RATE.

The Hilton Singer Island Oceanfront Resort is located at 3700 N. Ocean Drive in Riviera Beach, Fla. The hotel is within walking distance of the beach which will host the U.S. Beach National Championships, and is just five miles away from the venue for the U.S. Sombo National Championships.

An official website for the events has been created with more information on the tournaments, as well as Palm Beach County at:

Athletes and coaches who need information on the events can download a PDF file for details on two national competitions.

These two events will serve as the qualifiers for the U.S. teams that will compete at the World Beach Wrestling Championships and the World Sombo Championships, set for Antalya, Turkey, Oct. 27-29.

There will also be age-group competitions provided in both tournaments.

At the U.S. Beach National Championships, competition will be held in five age divisions: Schoolboy (Born 1992-93), Cadet (Born 1990-91), Elite (Born 1988-89), Open (Born 1998 or before) and Veterans (Born 1996 or before). Weight classes will be determined after weighins.

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. Although there have been a number of beach wrestling events held in the USA, this will be the first official U.S. National Championships in the new sport.

The U.S. Sombo Nationals will begin on Sunday morning, August 20 at 9:30 a.m. at the North Palm Beach Community Center and will continue until conclusion. Weighins are held Saturday night, August 19, at 7:00 p.m. at the host hotel.

There are two age divisions in the tournament: High School (Born 1988-91) and Open (1988 or before). The weight classes will be the seven international divisions on the Senior level: 55 kg/121 lbs., 60 kg/132 lbs., 66 kg/145.5 lbs., 74 kg/163 lbs., 84 kg/185 lbs., 96 kg/211.5 lbs., 120 kg/264.5 lbs.

Sombo is a style of jacket wrestling with submission holds originally developed in the former Soviet Union as a form of unarmed self-defense. It has similarities to judo and wrestling, and has been reinstated as an international style of wrestling this year. Sombo was included in international wrestling until the mid-1980s, when the international wrestling federation no longer recognized the sport.