NWCA plans action-packed All-Star Classic weekend

MANHEIM, Pa. -- With the All Star Classic less than two months away, the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) and Greater Washington Wrestling Business Network (GWWBN) has announced three days of events featuring programming for attendees of all ages at George Mason University.

The wrestling centric weekend will begin on Friday, Nov. 1 with the Middle School All Star match. The match will be at 7:00pm in the George Mason University Field House and admission will be $5 for fans.

Building on the Middle School match, there will be an All Star practice that will take place on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 10:00am in the George Mason University Field House. These middle school participants will be trained and treated just like the All Star Classic collegiate participants.

"Fans can look forward to some very competitive matches," said GWWBN Board Member and Middle School Classic Coordinator Kurt McHenry. "In many cases, the matches are highly anticipated ‘showdowns' between highly rated competitors from opposite sides of the country. It should be a lot of fun and a great experience for all."

Following the Middle School All Star Practice on Saturday, NUWAY will present the All Star Clinic. Registration for the event will take place between 11:00am-12:00pm, with the event lasting until from 12:00pm to 5:00pm in the George Mason University Field House.

The All Star Clinic is expected to draw 500 attendees, including NCAA champions, past All-Star Classic participants, coaches with wrestlers competing in the All Star Classic, Olympians and Beat the Street kids.

"The part that is so exciting is each clinician will only have time to teach their favorite technique," said GWWBN Board Member and 2x NCAA Champion Wade Schalles. "That means there will be passion in everything the wrestlers hear and everything they see for 5 straight hours. That means a high retention rate for things learned, a definite factor in championship performances."

While all Beat the Street kids will attend the event for free, remaining attendees will be required to purchase either a $30 clinic-only ticket or $40 clinic and All Star Classic combination pass.

The final event on Saturday, November 2 will be the GWWBN's Pre-Meet Social. The event will be held at the George Mason University Patriot Center from 5:00-6:30pm.

The event will serve as a mixer for coaches, sponsors and professionals to unite the business and wrestling communities as one.

"The goal of the Social is to allow wrestling fans from all over the country, a chance to re-connect, make new friends, and potentially meet new business contacts," said GWWBN Board Member and Social Coordinator Keith Burgess. "Wrestlers and fans at any level will have an opportunity to mix & mingle with CEO's from Fortune 500 companies to the legends of our beloved sport."

To attend the social, individuals will be required to pay a $100 fee or can purchase a pass to the social and a VIP ticket to the All Star Classic for $150.

The final day of the weekend will feature the anticipated All Star Classic at 7:15pm on the George Mason University campus. Prior to the main event, at 6:45pm, undercard matches will be hosted showcasing two USAW Olympic-style matches and two college feature matches.

The match-ups for the undercard feature bouts include a George Mason University wrestler squaring off against a West Chester University wrestler and an American University Wrestler against a Ursiinus College wrestler.

For more information about the event visit the NWCA All-Star Classic page.

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 Greater Washington Wrestling Business Network
GWWBN is a non-profit networking group that has been organized with the objective of mobilizing the wrestling community for business, social, and personal purposes. Their goal is to have our members to network and prosper together while we positing ourselves as an advocate for wrestling at all levels with in the Greater Washington Region.

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Colorado-Hawkeye (1) about 4 and a half years ago
One of these years it would be cool to see ten finals rematches. Yes some of the guys would be out of school but hey if it is cool at the midlands why not here?