MACCABI UWW JUNIOR NATIONAL FREESTYLE & JIM DAVEY L.I. JUNIOR OPEN FREESTYLE, GRECO & GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Philadelphia, PA, July 24, 2018 – Maccabi USA Wrestling is pleased to announce an upcoming wrestling tournament. The UWW Juniors National Freestyle & Jim Davey L.L. Junior Open Freestyle, Greco and Girls Championships will take place September 30, 2018 at LIU Post in Old Brookville, NY from 9:00AM-5:00PM. This is a USA Wrestling Sanctioned Event.

There will be four tournaments taking place at this event in multiple age divisions and weight classes. Wrestlers can register for multiple tournaments. Registration is $50 for the first tournament and $10 for each additional tournament.

The four age divisions are UWW Junior Men Free, open to high schoolers (grades 9-12) as of 9/30/18 and appropriate aged college athletes; USAW Junior Boys Free, open to high schoolers (grades 9-12); USAW Junior Boys Greco, open to high schoolers (grade 9-12) as of 9/30/18; and USAW Junior Girls, open to high schoolers (graders 9-12) as of 9/30/18. All applicants must have a current USAW Membership Card.

Interested wrestlers should visit www.maccabiusa.com to see event details, weight classes, age divisions, and registration for the tournament. This tournament will be the first time Maccabi USA Wrestling will host a UWW Junior National Championship and are looking to recruit athletes from all around the country.

“In order to continue the success of the 2017 World Team, we must identify wrestlers with a Jewish heritage, who are and will be qualified to wrestle at the highest levels now and in the future” said Wrestling Chair Chris Feder. “By having competitions like the Junior Nationals, we will be able to establish a competition ladder for each international weight class with an eye to the Maccabiah World Games in 2021.”

For more information, please contact Maccabi USA Wrestling Chair Chris Feder at feder@beatthestreetssf.org.

About the organization:

Maccabi USA (MUSA) is a federally-recognized not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Organization with an extensive history of enriching Jewish lives through athletic, cultural and educational programs. The Organization is the official sponsor of the United States Team to the World Maccabiah Games, and the Pan American and European Maccabi Games, as well as a sponsor of the JCC Maccabi Games for teens in North America. As the official Maccabi representative in the U.S., Maccabi USA supports Jewish athletic endeavors, enhanced by cultural and educational activities in the United States, Israel and throughout the Diaspora.

MUSA develops, promotes and supports international, national and regional athletic-based activities and facilities.  It strives to provide Jewish athletes all over the world the opportunity to share their heritage and customs in competitive athletic settings.  MUSA supports programs that embody the Maccabi ideals of Jewish Continuity, Zionism and Excellence in Sport.  Maccabi USA Builds Jewish Pride Through Sports.

Maccabi USA is a U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) Multi-Sport Organization (MSO). The Organization is one of 38 MSOs nationwide to be recognized by the USOC for its ability to cultivate a national interest in sport and increase opportunities for participation internationally, nationally and at the grassroots level, and is rated as a four-star non-profit by Charity Navigator.

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