Beach Wrestling continues in August with four more exciting events

By Gary Abbott | Aug. 06, 2007, 4:56 p.m. (ET)
Summer is winding down and the USA Wrestling National Beach Championships has been held, but USA Wrestling's Beach Wrestling schedule continues with plenty of action in August.

There will be more exciting sanctioned Beach Wrestling events held across the nation this month, offering wrestlers of all ages a chance for top quality competition, as well as the fun and excitement that comes with a day at the beach.

August events will be held in New Hampshire, New Jersey and New York, giving wrestlers another opportunity for a great competition and some special activities and attractions.

Two of the events will be held this weekend.

For the second straight year, the New Hampshire Beach Wrestling Tournament will be held on the popular beach community in Hampton, N.H. on Saturday, August 4. The event is expected to grow in size this year, offering New England athletes a great weekend. For information, contact Jaime Sullivan at (603)926-8492 or via e-mail at

A new beach wrestling event, the Mid Atlantic Beach Wrestling Championships, will be held at Morrie's Pier in the vacation community of Wildwood, N.J., Saturday August 4 and Sunday, August 5. Organized by respected promoter Frank Lipoli, the event features an individual tournament on Saturday and dual meets on Sunday, using the popular "Virginia-style" beach rules. For information, contact Lipoli at 757-652-7861 or download the flier:
Click here for event flier

A pair of well-established Beach Wrestling events in New York will be hosted in the middle of the month.

On Saturday, August 11, the TNT Northeast National Beach Wrestling Championships will be held at Pine Lake Park in upstate New York. This tournament was a big success last year and is expected to attract athletes from across the region. For information, contact Tom Bergami at 518-346-1130 or visit the website at:

For the third straight summer, the ASICS East Coast National Beach Wrestling Championships will be held in Long Beach, N.Y. on Saturday, August 18. This popular event has had the largest fields among beach competitions, and was the first major Beach event hosted in the USA. This year, the event is being promoted by 2006 World Beach bronze medalist Ray Downey, who can be reached at 631-871-9676. For more information, visit

If you will be hosting a USA Wrestling-sanctioned Beach Wrestling event and wish to be included in this schedule, send complete information to Gary Abbott of USA Wrestling at or via phone at 719-598-8181.

All wrestlers are encouraged to attend Beach Wrestling events. It is a great opportunity for competitive wrestling, while having a great time with their friends within the sport.

(as of 1 August)

Saturday, August 4, 2007
New Hampshire Beach Wrestling Tournament in Hampton, N.H.
Contact: Jaime Sullivan at (603)926-8492

Saturday August 4-Sunday, August 5, 2007
Mid Atlantic Beach Wrestling Championships in Wildwood, N.J.
Contact Frank Lipoli at 757-652-7861
Click here for event flier

Saturday, August 11, 2007
TNT Northeast National Beach Wrestling Championships in Pine Lake Park, N.Y.
Contact: Tom Bergami at 518-346-1130

Saturday, August 18, 2007
ASICS East Coast National Beach Wrestling Championships in Long Beach, N.Y.
Contact: Ray Downey at 631-871-9676

Friday, September 28-Sunday, September 30, 2007
Neptune Festival Beach Brawl at Virginia Beach, Va.
Contact: Frank Lipoli at 757-652-7861
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