Apr 302012
 

Tournaments to Raise Funds for College Wrestling Programs

Lake Buena Vista, Fla. – The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Wrestling Committee announced that in conjunction with USA Wrestling, there will be two wrestling tournaments this summer that will serve as fundraisers for college wrestling programs.

The first wrestling tournament, the AAU Folkstyle Ironman National Wrestling Championship, will be held on May 26, 2012, at Saint Cloud State University in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. Registration is limited to 500 wrestlers and athletes must be registered by Monday, May 21, 2012. The cost to participate is $33 per wrestler, with proceeds benefitting Saint Cloud State University.

The second event, The AAU Grand Nationals tournament, will be held June 6-9, 2012, at the Toby Roybal Memorial Gymnasium at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The fundraising efforts from the event will benefit New Mexico Highlands University. For more information regarding registration, please visit our website www.aaugrandnationals2012.com.

“We believe this partnership between the AAU Wrestling Committee and USA Wrestling is a tremendous opportunity for all of our members,” said AAU Wrestling Chair Bob Johnson. “It is a great honor to be part of a organization that can work with another to create events that fundraise in support of college wrestling programs.”

The tournaments are open to all athletes with a current AAU or USA Wrestling card. Cards may be obtained at www.aausports.org or www.themat.com. For more information on the summer tournaments, please visit www.aauwrestling.com.

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