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HUAWA’s First Grappling Tournament – March 26

March 22, 2011 by  
Filed under Wrestling, Upcoming Events, Open

Hawaii USA Wrestling is sponsoring it’s first grappling tournament. The tournament will be Saturday, March 26 and begin at 9:00am at Mililani High School Gym. Weigh-ins are on Friday 6:00p – 7:30p or Saturday 7:00a – 7:45a.

FILA rules will apply and all competitors must have a 2011 USAW card and you can get one at the door for $35.

Competitors can take advantage of the advance online entry fee of $50 by going to this web site. $60 registration fee at the door ends at 7:30am on the day of the tournament.

Click here for a flyer with the weight classes and more info.

Win a trip to the 2010 U.S. World Team Trials!

May 20, 2010 by  
Filed under Wrestling, Open

As the traditional freestyle and Greco-Roman seasons are in full swing, USA Wrestling would like to tell all members of USA Wrestling about a special offer!

All current members of USA Wrestling will be entered in a drawing to win The World Team Trials Experience in conjunction with the 2010 U.S. World Team Trials in Council Bluffs, Iowa on June 11-12.  This lucky member will be provided with two (2) round-trip airline tickets from American Airlines, the official airline of the 2010 U.S. World Team Trials, three (3) nights lodging, access to VIP seating, access to athletes and coaches, as well as an inside look at event operations while at the tournament. This is truly an experience of a lifetime!

In an effort to provide additional service to its members and the wrestling community, USA Wrestling, through its partnership with TheWrestlingGreats, will provide a $35 store coupon code to all current USA Wrestling members for the purchase of USA Wrestling online video products. All you need is a current USA Wrestling Membership Card to get your coupon code.

These videos include bouts from past USAW World and National Events as well as instructional videos from former National Coach Bruce Burnett. With 20+ years of footage these videos are being updated daily, be sure to take advantage of this free USA Wrestling offering.

For all upcoming USA Wrestling event information, be sure to visit www.usawrestlingevents.com!  USA Wrestling Regional and National Championships, which are the proving grounds for our future Olympians, have already begun.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be part of these fantastic events.

USA Wrestling wishes you continued success in your wrestling season!

Hawaii AAU Wrestling Tournament – Saturday May 15

May 4, 2010 by  
Filed under Wrestling, Upcoming Events, Intermediate, Open

When: Saturday, May 15, 2010

Where: Lahaina Civic Center

Weigh-ins: 8 am. When the last wrestler in line is weighed in,
weigh-ins will be over.

Mats: 8 surfaces, 4 whole, 4 1/2 mats. Last year we had 6 surfaces.

Divisions: Menehune 2004-05, Bantam 2002-03, Midget  2000-2001, Novice 1998-1999, Schoolboy 1996-1997* Note 1995 8th graders may wrestle in the Schoolboy division. You must put 8th grader on their weigh-in card.  These divisions will all wrestle folkstyle.

High School 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992* Note 1991 can wrestle High School if they are seniors.
Open High School & Open will wrestle Freestyle.

Format: We will start with Menehune and go through each division, then come back to Menehune. No weight class will have over 12 wrestlers. We will group as many girls together as we can, but there are no guarantees boys will not be paired with girls. Make sure you mark your girls on the weigh-in card. Last year we had 16 all-girl weight
classes.

Last year we had 80 total weight classes. AAU Regional Championship medals will be awarded to the top 3.

All competitors must be AAU members. You can register for AAU at the tournament for $15. If you register online prior (suggested), you will pay $12. Go to aausports.org and follow the prompts. Our club code is: HIWRTEYKB1.

You can print out your cards after you register and bring them to the tournament. If you don’t have your AAU card, you will be charged $15. If you have your card, the tournament is free. We ask that you support the concession stand.

Coaches: Please let us know if you are planning to attend so we can make club signs for our “Tournament of Champions” entrance.

Last year we had the following clubs participate: Lahaina Roughnecks, Central Maui Style, Molokai Wrestling Club, Napili Surfriders, Keiki Warriors, Kihei Maulers, Lanai Ka’ulula’au, Leeward Cobras, Team Scorpions, Punahou Pumas, Hana Takedown Club, Team Hawaii, 808 Spartans, Armed Forces Junior Grapplers, Waianae Wrestling Club,
Kahuku Red Raiders Wrestling Club, Makoa Wrestling Club, Oahu Wrestling Club, Southside Bulldogs

Clarissa Chun named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week

May 4, 2010 by  
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Clarissa Chun (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids; Roosevelt ’99) has been named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week for April 27-May 3.

Chun won a gold medal in women’s freestyle at the Pan American Championships on May 1 in Monterrey, Mexico. Chun won the title at 48 kg/105.5 lbs.

Chun won the event for the third straight year.

More from TheMat.com here

Chun Headlines at U.S. Open

April 12, 2010 by  
Filed under Wrestling, Open

The U.S. Open Wrestling Championships kicks off April 22 in Cleveland Ohio. Headlining on the women’s side is Olympian and 2008 World Champion Clarissa Chun (Roosevelt ’99). From TheMat.com:

Clarissa Chun has missed the early part of the new international season, after undergoing surgery after the 2009 World Championships. Chun may be ready to compete at the U.S. Open to defend her national title. She spent many years paying her dues on the national team, but has been at the top of her game the last three seasons.

Chun faces a large group of talented wrestlers, each seeking to claim that top position. Placing second behind Chun the last two years at the World Team Trials has been Alyssa Lampe, who has been exceptional in international events this winter. Lampe has won five medals this season, including a gold at the New York AC International.

Check out the preview article on the TheMat.com.

The Asics U.S. Open Wrestling Championship web site can be found here

Hawaii AAU State Wrestling Tournament – May 15

February 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Wrestling, Upcoming Events, Intermediate, Open

The Hawaii AAU State Wrestling Tournament will be May 15 at the Lahaina Civic Center (yes, it’s air-conditioned).

Menehune, Bantam, Midget, Novice & Schoolboy will wrestle folkstyle

High School and Open will wrestle freestyle.

Questions, call Kim Ball or (280-1320) Mike Donahoo (283-0402)