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UPDATED USA Wrestling s Beach Wrestling schedule heats up with four big May events

By Gary Abbott | May 09, 2007, 5:21 p.m. (ET)
Summer is arriving, and USA Wrestling's Beach Wrestling schedule is heating up with plenty of action in May.

There are four 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.

May events will be held in New Mexico, Arizona, Oregon and California, each with their own special activities and attractions.

These early season events will offer athletes a chance to improve their Beach Wrestling skills, in preparation for the 2007 U.S. Beach National Championships, which will be held in Rochester, N.Y., July 6-8.

Kicking off the action this Saturday, May, 5, is the Playa Seca Nationals at Rio Rancho Middle School in Rio Rancho, N.M. Playa Seca means "Dry Beach," and this annual Beach Wrestling event helps celebrate Cinco de Mayo with great competition and fun activities. Contact Rusty Davidson at 505-980-9041 for details.

Next up on Sunday, May 13, is the Arizona USA Wrestling Beach Wrestling Tournament at Jacob's Ranch Community in Apache Junction, Ariz. This tournament is for athletes in grades 9-12. There will be creative prize awards for the finalists in each weight class, including funding towards the ASICS Junior Nationals or Advocare Cadet Nationals trip, or other prize options.
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On Saturday, May 19, the Third Annual Oregon State Beach Wrestling Championships will be hosted at Seaside Beach in Seaside, Ore. Included will be Senior, High School and Kids divisions for both men and women. There will be prize money in the Senior division. This event grows in size and popularity each year. For more information, visit http://www.beachwrestling.tv

An exciting new event is set for Saturday, May 19 and Sunday May 20, the Southern California Beach Wrestling Championships at Oceanside, Calif. The event is presented by Frank Lipoli, who has presented innovative and successful Beach events in Virginia in past years. Saturday will feature the Beach Brawl Individual Championships, with Elementary, Middle School, High School and Open divisions. A King of the Beach Award is set for each division. On Sunday, the popular "Beach Bully Team Duals" will be held, with organized teams as well as a draft for unaffiliated athletes.
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Many more events are in the process of being sanctioned. USA Wrestling expects more events to be planned in other states. This Beach Wrestling Schedule will be updated on a regular basis all spring and summer.

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 gabbott@usawrestling.org 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.

PRELIMINARY USA WRESTLING BEACH WRESTLING SCHEDULE

Saturday, May 5, 2007
Playa Seca Nationals at Rio Rancho Middle School in Rio Rancho, N.M.
Contact Rusty Davidson at 505-980-9041
E-mail - rustyd@7cities.net

Sunday, May 13, 2007
Arizona USA Wrestling Beach Wrestling Tournament at Jacob's Ranch Community in Apache Junction, Ariz.
Contact Dan Kaufman at 602-361-3607
E-mail - dan@kauffmanhomes.com
Click here for event flier

Saturday, May 19, 2007
Third Annual Oregon State Beach Wrestling Championships at Seaside Beach in Seaside, Ore.
Contact: Wayne Van Burger at 541-396-4835
E-Mail - wayne@beaverhillproductions.com
http://www.beachwrestling.tv

Saturday, May 19 - Sunday May 20, 2007
Southern California Beach Wrestling Championships at Oceanside, Calif.
Contact: Frank Lipoli at 757-652-7861
E-Mail - flipoli@cox.net
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Friday June 8-Sunday, June 10, 2007
North American Beach Wrestling Championships in Virginia Beach, Va.
Contact: Frank Lipoli at 757-652-7861
E-Mail - flipoli@cox.net
http://virginiachallenge.org/
Click here for event flier

June 17, 2007
New Jersey State Beach Wrestling Championships in Long Branch, N.J.
Contact: Danny Mullan at 973-273-8007 or 732-222-9182
E-Mail - Mulland@dca.Lps.state.nj.us

Thursday, June 21, 2007
West Coast Beach Wrestling Championships in Klamath Falls, Ore.
Contact: Wayne Van Burger at 541-396-4835
E-Mail - wayne@beaverhillproductions.com
http://www.beachwrestling.tv

Friday, June 22, 2007
Rhode Island's First Battle on the Beach in Narragansett, Rhode Island
Contact: Rico Lomastro at 401-641-1583 or Rich Munger at 401-465-5311
http://www.riwrestling.com

Friday, July 6 - Sunday, July 8
USA Wrestling National Beach Wrestling Championships and World Team Trials in Rochester, N.Y.
Contact Gary Abbott at 719-598-8181
E-mail: gabbott@usawrestling.org
Click here for U.S. Beach Nationals flier
Click here for Beach Nationals Event Waivers

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

Saturday August 4-Sunday, August 5, 2007
Mid Atlantic Beach Wrestling Championships in Wildwood, N.J.
Contact Frank Lipoli at 757-652-7861
E-Mail: flipoli@cox.net
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Friday, August 10- Saturday, August 11, 2007
Southern Sand Beach Wrestling Championships in Tulsa, Okla..
Contact: John Nix at 972-816-3876
E-Mail: okbeachwrestling@gmail.com
http://www.okbeachwrestling.com/

Saturday, August 11, 2007
TNT Northeast National Beach Wrestling Championships in Caroga Lake, N.Y.
Contact: Tom Bergami at 518-346-1130
E-Mail: Tbergami@aol.com
http://tntwrestling.org/beach.aspx

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

Friday, September 28-Sunday, September 30, 2007
Neptune Festival Beach Brawl at Virginia Beach, Va.
Contact: Frank Lipoli at 757-652-7861
E-Mail - flipoli@cox.net
http://virginiachallenge.org/

Contact event directors in advance for updated information on each event.
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