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Terry Shockley named Chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame

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U.S. Olympic Team Trials nominated for SportsTravel Award

Nicole Goddeyne SportsTravel Magazine

SportsTravel magazine has announced that the 2012 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Trials has been nominated for a 2012 SportsTravel Award. Events are nominated by the readers of SportsTravel, the sports world's event magazine. Criteria for nomination and voting include superior organization of and attendance at the event, a superior experience for the competitors and/or spectators at the event, and how the site or venue served to enhance the event.

Final balloting is open through August 15, 2012. Winners will be announced at the TEAMS '12 Conference & Expo, October 1-4, 2012, in Detroit.

“Events such as this one are a prime example of the achievement of excellence in the organization and management of sporting events,” said Timothy Schneider, publisher of SportsTravel magazine, which organizes the TEAMS Conference & Expo. “SportsTravel readers are the leaders of the sports-event industry and they know what it takes to execute a high-quality event,” said Schneider.

“The SportsTravel Awards program is an opportunity for them to honor their peers for a job well done.”

Official ballots are available in the July and August issues of SportsTravel magazine. Readers may also find more information and vote online at

The ballot includes nominees in amateur, collegiate and professional categories. Awards in those three categories will be given for best single-sport event, best multi-sport or multi-discipline event, and best sports event series or circuit. Voters will also pick the best new sports event and an overall Sports Event of the Year from among the nominated events.

The TEAMS '12 Conference & Expo is the world’s largest annual gathering for the sports-event and sports-related travel industry. For further information or to register, visit

TEAMS and SportsTravel are owned by Schneider Publishing, the Los Angeles-based company that also publishes Association News magazine. The group travel markets served by Schneider Publishing generate 106 million room nights annually. For further information, please call toll-free (877) 577-3700.
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