Discounted online registration deadline for Beach Nationals is Tuesday at 5 pm ET

By Gary Abbott | July 07, 2010, 3:45 p.m. (ET)
The deadline for the discounted online registration for the 2010 U.S. Beach National Wrestling Championships and World Team Trials is on Tuesday, July 6 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

The event fee for who register online in all divisions is only $20. Those who decide to register onsite will pay $25 for the Schoolboy/girl, Cadet, and Junior division and $30 for Senior and Veterans divisions.

To register online, visit the following link:
Click here for Beach Nationals online registration

The 2010 U.S. Beach National Championships will be held on Saturday, July 10, with competition in five age groups: Schoolboy/girl, Cadet, Junior, Senior (men and women) and Veterans. In all age groups, weight classes will be determined after weighins, using the blocked weight system.

The Senior Beach World Team Trials will be held on Sunday, July 11. Participants must qualify for this event at the U.S. Beach Nationals the previous day. The Senior Beach World Team Trials will determine the U.S. athletes who will compete in 2010 FILA World Beach Wrestling Championships, set for Budva, Montenegro, August 28-30.

For the third year, the National High School Beach Duals will also be held on Sunday, July 11. High school club teams can enter this competition, and battle for team trophies and bragging rights. A record number of teams entered the 2009 competition. Team Titan Worldwide I is the defending champion. Teams and clubs can still register to compete in this event.

For complete information on the event, visit:
Official U.S. Beach Nationals/World Team Trials website

This is the fourth year in a row that Rochester has hosted the U.S. Beach Nationals and World Team Trials, and the event has grown each of the previous seasons. In 2009, a record 125 participants entered the U.S. Beach Nationals in Rochester. A large turnout is expected this year, especially with the new date of the competition.

The great part about the Beach Nationals is that wrestlers can get a quality competition and enjoy a fun day at the beach with family and friends. This is why Beach Wrestling continues to grow around the country.

Held alongside the 2010 U.S. Beach Nationals and World Team Trials will be a number of other exciting sports events at the beach, including beach volleyball, adult kickball, pickleball and other entertainment. In addition, the Rochester Red Wings, the Triple A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, will host games on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.

Participants can download a complete packet of information on activities and accommodations in Rochester during the Beach Nationals at the following link:
Rochester information packet

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. Anybody who has not tried Beach Wrestling is encouraged to come out to Rochester and test themselves, while enjoying the recreation offerings at the Sports and Music Festival hosted by the community.

At Rochester, N.Y., July 9-11

Friday, July 9 (at Cheeburger Cheeburger)
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Early Beach Wrestling National Championship Registration 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Early Medical Check & Weigh-ins

Saturday, July 10 (at Ontario Beach Park)
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Beach Wrestling National Championships Registration
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Medical Check and Weigh-ins 11:30 a.m. to conclusion - Beach Wrestling National Championships

Sunday July 11 (at Ontario Beach Park)
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. - National High School Beach Duals registration, medical check and weigh-ins
10:00 a.m. to conclusion - Beach Wrestling Senior World Team Trials 10:00 a.m. to conclusion - National High School Beach Duals
Sunday will also be an emergency make-up day for competition in case of inclement weather on Saturday. Sessions and schedule subject to change.

*Optional Weigh-in Site on Friday is Cheeburger Cheeburger Restaurant, 1000 North River Street, Rochester, NY 14612, (585) 271-2433