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U.S. Grappling Trials Added to Beach Nationals Weekend in North Carolina May 29-30

By Events, 05/18/15, 8:00AM EDT


Championships serve as World Team Qualifiers for Both Styles!

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The U.S. Beach National Championships return to Carolina Beach, N.C. for the third straight year along with the 6th Annual North Carolina-USA Beach Wrestling State Championships.  Wrestlers of ALL AGES can enjoy this awesome wrestling experience as they compete for National and State titles.  Action will get underway Friday, May 29th with weigh-ins and registration at the Lazy Pirate Sports Bar & Grille, along with an informal Dual Team Beach Championship Competition!
Beach wrestling competition will be held on Saturday, May 30 at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk in the Senior Men and Senior Women’s divisions, along with Bantam, Intermediate, Novice, Schoolboy/girl, Cadet, Junior and Veterans. 
NC-USA Wrestling will also be hosting the 2015 U.S. No-Gi Grappling World Team Trials at Eugene Ashley High School in Wilmington, on Friday, May 29.

The combined events will allow athletes to compete for national honors and U.S. World Teams in two different popular non-Olympic styles of wrestling.

Winners of the Senior division at the U.S. No-Gi Grappling World Team Trials will qualify to represent the United States at the 2015 Senior Grappling World Championships in Antalya, Turkey, October 9-12.

Athletes who compete in the Grappling World Team Trials Friday evening are invited to also participate in the Beach Nationals on Saturday.  Athletes who weigh-in and compete in the No-Gi Grappling Trials will be able to use that weigh-in if they wish if they also enter the Beach Nationals tournament.

The competition will be conducted under the current United World Wrestling Grappling rules. A pdf of the Grappling rules can be downloaded at the link below:

At Carolina Beach Boardwalk, N.C., May 29-30

Friday, May 29
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Early Beach Nationals Registration and Weigh-in at the Lazy Pirate (Optional, all divisions)
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Coach and Competitor Social at the Lazy Pirate (Optional, all divisions)

Saturday, May 30
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Registration and weigh-in at Carolina Beach Boardwalk Stage (all divisions)
12:00 noon – conclusion – Beach National Championships (all divisions)
Registration is available online (look under State Events) and on-site.  The pre-registration entry fee is $20 for USA Wrestling members and $25/$30 on-site.  A one-day USAW membership is $15
At Eugene Ashley HS, Wilmington, N.C., May 29

Friday, May 29
4:00 p.m. – Doors open at Eugene Ashley High School. No Grappler permitted on campus prior to 4:00 p.m. 
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. – Registration and weigh-in, all divisions.
6:30 p.m. – conclusion – World Team Trials competition, all divisions.
Those who wish to participate on the Senior level are highly encouraged to register online in advance through The entry fee for Seniors is $75 for online registration on (through May 27 at 11:59 p.m.). Onsite registration is $125.

Athletes in the UWW Junior and UWW Cadet ages will pay $40 online in advance, or $60 onsite. In addition, athletes can also register for the Beach competition at the same time.

Register now for the discounted entry fee at:  or go to and search for “grappling world team trials”.

Those with questions can contact Gary Abbott of USA Wrestling at 719-659-9637 (cell) OR  Neal Dorow On-Site Tournament Director at 910-395-4362.