WASHINGTON D.C. -- The 2012 NWCA All-Star Classic presented by the United States Marine Corps will be held in front of a sold-out crowd of over 3,000 spectators at Bender Arena on the campus of American University in Washington, D.C.
This marks the first time the event has had an advance sell out since 2001 when the event was held on the campus of Franklin & Marshall University in Lancaster, PA.
The D.C. Athletic Club (DCAC) and the Greater Washington Wrestling Business Network (GWWBN) announced no more tickets, outside of corporate sponsorship tickets, are left for the event.
While this year's complete line up as not been officially released, the event is quickly shaping up to have one of the best fields in the past 15 years.
Fans will be treated to what is called the match up of the year when Kyle Dake of Cornell and David Taylor of Penn State compete for the All-Star Classic title at 165 pounds.
Both wrestlers were undefeated in the 2011-2012 season and claimed the NCAA Championship title in their respective weight classes. For Dake, he will look to win his fourth NCAA championship and dethrone Taylor at 165 pounds after competing collegiately at 157 pounds last season.
"The field at this year's All-Star Classic is outstanding," said NWCA Executive Director Mike Moyer. "Fans truly have a reason to be excited about the start of this year's wrestling season."
NWCA officials additionally attribute the sold-out status of the event to be in part caused by the event being held in Washington D.C., our nation's capital.
Washington D.C. further boasts a wide variety of entertainment and tourism options in addition to the All-Star Classic, providing ticket holders the opportunity to turn attending the event into a weekend of entertainment rather than just a night.
While the event is sold out, there is still the opportunity for corporate sponsors to become involved with the All-Star Classic and receive tickets to attend the event.
There are four levels at which a corporate partner can become involved with the event at, ranging from the $1,000 to more than $10,000 level, and giving the partner from 2 to 15 general admission tickets in addition to a varying number of VIP passes, reserved passes and other benefits.
The NWCA All-Star Classic presented by the United States Marine Corps will occur on November 3, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in Bender Arena on the campus of American University in Washington D.C. The NWCA All-Star classic is hosted by the DC Athletic Club and Greater Washington Wrestling Business Network and is also sponsored by Balance Bar.
For more information on the event, visit the NWCA website and follow the NWCA Facebook and Twitter pages.
The NWCA Classic serves as a premier event to help grow the sport of wrestling. Proceeds from the event will go towards supporting the sport in the Washington DC area.
About the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA)
The National Wrestling Coaches Association, established in 1928, is a non-profit organization for the advancement of all levels of the sport of wrestling with primary emphasis on developing coaches who work in academic environments. The membership embraces all people interested in amateur wrestling. The three core competencies of the NWCA are: coaching development, student-athlete welfare, and promotion of wrestling.
About the United States Marine Corps
On November 10, 1775, the Marine Corps was established by the Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since then, the Marine Corps, through service on land, in air, and at sea, have acquitted themselves with the greatest distinction, winning new honors on each occasion until the term "Marine" has come to signify all that is highest in military efficiency and soldierly virtue. Whether facing our nation's foes or conducting humanitarian relief and disaster recovery operations at home or abroad, today's Marine Corps stands ready to continue in the same proud tradition of faithful service to the United States. For more information, visit http://www.Marines.com.
About Balance Bar
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