Wrestling: Beach Wrestling Tournament in Seaside Heights, July 18

SEASIDE HEIGHTS – The 2nd Annual Jersey Shore King of the Beach Wrestling Tournament will be held July 18 at Carteret Avenue Beach in Seaside Heights.

The tournament has three divisions — youth (K-8), high schools and adults (18 and over). The Madison weight system, which matches wrestlers by age, weight and weigh-in, will be used.

Admission is $ 35, which includes a day pass to the beach. Entrance fee for spectators is $ 6, the price of a daily beach badge.

There is a registration on the day of the event during the weigh-ins from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. The fight begins at 10 a.m.

A mix of freestyle and Greco-Roman, beach wrestling is practiced in a 6-meter sand circle and consists of very simple rules: two points for the wrestler who manages to knock his opponent down or one point to push him out of the circle. ; The match will end when you reach 10 points or a five minute clock.

There will be full wrestling brackets and awards.

The tournament will be led by Rutgers University Director of Wrestling Operations Billy Ashenault and Wrestling Broadcaster Sean Dedyne. Dedyne is a former Central Regional and College of New Jersey star.

For more information or to register online, visit: www.motiveslife.com/wrestling/

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Robert J. King