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Gary Abbott USA Wrestling
01/17/2013

The 2013 Las Vegas/ASICS Senior Open, the national championships for athletes in the three Olympic styles, will return to the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. April 18-20.

This will be the 21st time USA Wrestling has hosted a U.S. Open event in Las Vegas. The first U.S. Open in Las Vegas was in freestyle wrestling in 1986, and the most recent U.S. Open held in the city was for all three styles in 2009.

The nation’s best Olympic-caliber wrestlers in men’s freestyle, Greco-Roman and women’s freestyle will be on display, competing for national titles and All-American honors. Numerous past World and Olympic medalists are expected to participate

As has become a tradition, USA Wrestling will also host four other major competitions during the week in Las Vegas, bringing together a large portion of the wrestling community in an amazing showcase for the sport.

The nation’s top men’s freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestlers from 17-20 years old will compete at the ASICS Junior Nationals. The event features young college stars, top high school talents and outstanding young military athletes competing in the Olympic styles. This will be the eighth time that this event has been hosted in Las Vegas.

The Veterans National Championships, featuring athletes 25-years-old and above, will also return to Las Vegas. Competition will be held in five different age divisions, with men’s freestyle and Greco-Roman competitions. The United States is one of the world’s most successful nations on the Veterans level. This will be the 14th time this event has been hosted in Las Vegas.

Also returning to the city will be the U.S. Grappling World Team Trials. This will be the qualifying event for the U.S. teams which will compete at the 2013 FILA Grappling World Championships in London, Canada. There will be a men’s and women’s division in both No-Gi and Gi Grappling. This event was also hosted in Las Vegas in 2007 and 2011.

Another great event during the week will be the Western Junior Regionals, featuring top high school wrestlers competing in both freestyle and Greco-Roman. When this event has been hosted in Las Vegas, it has been one of the largest and most competitive Junior Regional events on the USA Wrestling schedule. Traditionally, athletes from across the nation enter, and often go on to success at the ASICS Junior/Cadet Nationals in the summer. For the first time, a Junior women’s division will be included in the Western Junior Regionals.

This year, there is an exciting new opportunity concerning hotel reservations and entry fees. Participants in all five USA Wrestling tournaments in Las Vegas will receive their event registration fee at half price if they book their hotel room through VEGAS.com. You must go through the USA Wrestling event websites first to get the proper location on Vegas.com and receive a discount code for registration. This is a tremendous value for all who use this option.

VEGAS.com offers extremely low prices at a large variety of hotels in Las Vegas and offers a price guarantee. If you can find a lower price at that hotel property somewhere else, VEGAS.com will match the rate.

YOU MUST BOOK A ROOM THROUGH VEGAS.COM FIRST IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A DISCOUNT CODE TO USE LATER FOR TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION. Do not go directly to Vegas.com to book your room. Use the link on the USA Wrestling event websites to Vegas.com to order your room and receive the discount code for event registration

Online registration is available for all five USA Wrestling tournaments in Las Vegas, with a deadline of Tuesday, April 16 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific time. For the U.S. Senior Open only, all participants MUST register online, due to seeding and pairing needs. For the other four tournaments, onsite late registration will be permitted with an additional late entry fee.

For complete information, visit the official websites for each tournament:

LAS VEGAS/ASICS U.S. OPEN WEBSITE

ASICS MEN’S JUNIOR NATIONALS WEBSITE (Ages 17-20)

U.S. GRAPPLING WORLD TEAM TRIALS WEBSITE

WESTERN JUNIOR REGIONALS/VETERANS NATIONALS WEBSITE

FAN-FRIENDLY EVENT SCHEDULE FOR USA WRESTLING EVENTS IN LAS VEGAS
(Competition times only)


Wednesday, April 17
9:00AM-2:00PM - Veterans Greco-Roman Nationals Preliminaries, Medal Matches and Finals
9:00AM-1:00PM - Western Junior (High School) Regional Greco-Roman Preliminaries
3:00PM-Conclusion - Western Junior (High School) Regional Greco-Roman Preliminaries, Medal Matches and Finals
3:00PM-Conclusion - Western Junior (High School) Regional Woman’s Preliminaries, Medal Matches and Finals

Thursday, April 18
9:00AM-1:00PM - Senior Women’s Freestyle- Championship Tournament Preliminaries (51KG, 59KG, 67KG) .
9:00AM-1:00PM - Senior Greco-Roman – Championship Tournament Preliminaries (74KG and 84KG)
9:00AM-1:00PM - Senior Men’s Freestyle – Qualification Tournament - Non-seeded Athletes and weights of Nineteen (19) or more at Men’s FS (66KG, 84KG, 120KG)
9:00AM-1:00PM - Veterans Freestyle Nationals Preliminaries
9:00AM-1:00PM - Western Junior (High School) Regional Freestyle Preliminaries Session I
2:00PM-6:00PM - Veterans Freestyle Nationals Preliminaries, Medal Matches and Finals
2:00PM-6:00PM - Western Junior (High School) Regional Freestyle Preliminaries Session II
7:00PM-Conclusion - Senior Women’s Freestyle - Championship Tournament Finals and Medal Matches (51KG, 59KG, 67KG)
7:00PM-Conclusion - Senior Greco-Roman – Championship Tournament Finals and Medal Matches (74KG and 84KG)

Friday, April 19
9:00AM-1:00PM - Senior Women’s Freestyle- Championship Tournament Preliminaries (48KG and 63KG)
9:00AM-1:00PM - Senior Greco-Roman – Championship Tournament Preliminaries (55KG and 96KG)
9:00AM-1:00PM - Senior Men’s Freestyle – Qualification Tournament - Non-seeded Athletes and weights of Nineteen (19) or more (55KG, 60KG, 74KG, 96KG)
9:00AM-1:00PM - Senior Men’s Freestyle – Championship Tournament (66KG, 84KG, 120KG) - through semi-finals
9:00AM-1:00PM - U.S. Grappling World Team Trials Preliminaries and Medal Matches - No Gi (Men and Women) all weights
9:00AM-Conclusion - Western Junior (High School) Regional Freestyle Preliminaries, Medal Matches and Finals
2:00PM-4:00PM - U.S. Grappling World Team Trial Finals- Raised Mat - No Gi (Men and Women), all weights
2:00PM-Conclusion - FILA Junior Greco-Nationals Preliminaries, Medal Matches and Finals
7:00PM-Conclusion - Senior Women’s Freestyle- Championship Tournament Finals and Medal Matches (48KG and 63KG)
7:00PM-Conclusion - Senior Men’s Greco-Roman – Championship Tournament Finals and Medal Matches (55KG and 96KG)
7:00PM-Conclusion - Senior Men’s Freestyle – Championship Tournament Finals and Medal Matches (66KG, 84KG, 120KG)

Saturday, April 20
9:00AM-1:00PM - Senior Women’s Freestyle- Championship Tournament Preliminaries (55KG and 72KG)
9:00AM-1:00PM - Senior Greco-Roman – Championship Tournament Preliminaries (60KG, 66KG, 120KG)
9:00AM-1:00PM - Senior Men’s Freestyle – Championship Tournament (55KG, 60KG, 74KG, 96KG)
9:00AM-2:00PM - FILA Junior Freestyle Nationals Preliminaries
3:00PM-6:00PM - U.S. Grappling World Team Trial Preliminaries, Medal Matches and Finals - Gi (Men and Women), all weights
3:00PM-Conclusion - FILA Junior Freestyle Nationals Preliminaries, Medal Matches and Finals
7:00PM-Conclusion - Senior Women’s Freestyle- Championship Tournament Finals and Medal Matches (55KG and 72KG)
7:00PM-Conclusion - Senior Men’s Greco-Roman – Championship Tournament Finals and Medal Matches (60KG, 66KG, 120KG)
7:00PM-Conclusion - Senior Men’s Freestyle – Championship Tournament Finals and Medal Matches (55KG, 60KG, 74KG, 96KG)


 
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