Are you planning a beach wrestling fundraiser for your club? Beach wrestling events are a fun way to raise money for your club or organization. When making up the rules for your events, particularly the mixed events, you should be aware that once the girls get started they operate strictly on an "anything goes" approach.A well planned beach wrestling event can be both a successful fund raiser and load of fun. There are many variations that can be used, wrestling in the sand, in the water, tag teams mixed events, pillow fighting, wrestling on a raft in the water, or using a pushing style event in a rubber dinghy. The variations are numerous and these are only limited by your imagination.
Beach wrestling is now included as an Olympic event so for those interested in a more serious approach to this sport Long Beach New York was the site for the East Coast championships and the Oregon Beach Wrestling Division is a good place to start for the west coast. To find a club in California go to http://www.ca-usaw.org/clubs/search.
html. A quick search on Google will find a club in your area.The World Beach Wrestling Championships will be held in Turkey this year in October 2006. Beach wrestling in Africa and the Middle East has long been a favorite sporting event so the venue promises some exciting contests.
March 2006 was the closing date for clubs to host this years 2006 USA Beach Wrestling Championships and to date the winning venue has not been announced for the championships to be held in August 18 -19 2006.If you often go to a wrestling club to keep fit try some sun and surf in the summer as this sport is really taking off. Many clubs are now including some alternate wrestling styles and encourage their members to try alternate wrestling regimes.If you just want to keep fit but are not interested in formal wrestling bouts start your own group and set your own rules, even have mixed bouts for a fun easy way to keep fit in the summer.Let your imagination run riot and create some innovative new beach wrestling scenarios. Pushing in rubber dinghies ? chicken fighting ? even pillow fighting but please use synthetic pillows unless you want to be well feathered.
But do remember if you include the girls don't get too carried way with rules because they probably won't remember them and if they do well rules were made to be broken..Beth Black runs the Beach wrestling web with information on this new sport from fun to championship level. http://www.beach-wrestling.
By: Beth Black