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Excitement builds for Wrestling Nation Champions Tour in Tustin, Calif., December 19

Gary Abbott USA Wrestling

Word is getting out about an exciting new event designed to inspire and entertain, the Wrestling Nation Champions Tour at the Tustin High School Performance Arena in Tustin, Calif. on December 19.

2012 Olympic wrestling medalists Jake Varner, Jordan Burroughs, and Coleman Scott join World Champion Adeline Gray and MMA and Hollywood Star Randy Couture in “only one of its kind” event.

Burroughs and Couture were together last weekend for a series of appearances in Southern California, helping to promote this event and encourage more people to come out and enjoy the show.

They appeared together on a morning show on KTLA in Los Angeles, and also were at a number of wrestling related events in the region, talking up the upcoming show.

VIDEO: Couture and Burroughs on KTLA in Los Angeles

“It is going to be awesome, here in Southern California,” said Burroughs during his promotional visit. “We will be able to showcase our abilities and characteristics off the mat, things that helped us get to London and perform well. Explosive workouts, strength and conditioning, a bunch of cool things.

VIDEO: Jordan Burroughs talks about Wrestling Nation Champions Tour

“Anything I can do to promote the sport of wrestling is great, and certainly this event does that,” said Couture. “The sport is one of the most important sports for character building of our young athletes. Like everything else in life, you get out of it what you put in it. Wrestling teaches you that first-hand.”

VIDEO: Randy Couture talks about Wrestling Nation Champions Tour

What will the athletes be doing at this event?

They aren’t saying right now. We know they won’t be competing and they won’t be giving a clinic. What they are saying is that this will show some amazing skills with incredible displays of strength, speed, athleticism and more.

“U.S. Wrestling Olympians are among the strongest, most explosive and entertaining athletes in the world”, said USA Wrestling’s director of development Larry Nugent. “If you are in a position to witness the rock concert atmosphere at The Wrestling Nation Champions Tour on December 19th take advantage of the opportunity. It will be a historic showcase by our sport’s greatest stars!”

The program includes an innovative ASICS physical skills test for the inner wrestler in each of us to assess your skills. ASICS, USA Wrestling’s Official Corporate Sponsor, will give away footwear and apparel to the first 100 fans to challenge their skills with the Olympians. In addition to the ASICS challenge, there will be other challenge stations geared to engage wrestling fans of all ages!

“ASICS is thrilled to participate in this inaugural event. This event caters to all sports fans and is a great opportunity to expose newcomers to this phenomenal sport,” said Laura Greatbanks, ASICS marketing manager.

USA Wrestling and USA Wrestling California are making a special offer to its member athletes, coaches and officials.

USA Wrestling member coaches and officials will be admitted free of charge. In addition to that, member athletes will be able to purchase admission at the discounted rate of $10.00. Membership in USA Wrestling must be verified before these offers are available. These two offers are exclusive to USA Wrestling members and can only be gained on the day of event. This offer is subject to availability on the day of the event.

For everybody else, advance Tickets for the Wrestling Nation Champions Tour are now on sale. Click below for more information about the event and how to buy individual and group tickets. Individual, Club, and VIP Packages are available and include athlete meet and greet and a commemorative gift.

This event is the final stop of the Olympic Team Thanks America tour, which also had public appearances in Orlando, Fla. and New York, N.Y.

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Wrestling Nation Champions Tour Program schedule

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
5:00 p.m. - special ticketed reception and meet the world’s best
6:00 p.m. - doors open / ASICS fan experience
7:15 p.m. - Pre-functions end in preparation of start of show
7:30 pm - Show starts

Tustin High School Performance Arena
1171 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA 92780
in Orange County, California
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