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Last Update: July 20th, 2014
A few updates to the site, including a direct link to our Twitter page. The link is located at the top of this webpage, near the link to our facebook page. Follow us to stay informed about our wonder sport and the charge for getting Sand Wrestling into the Olympic Wrestling Program.
We are already filling in dates for the 2015 schedule, which includes the Michigan State Championships and the Iranian International. But it still isn't too late to host a contest this summer, just like they have done for Lincoln, Nebraska on August 16th. Check out our "Upcoming Events" page, and let us know when your group is about to join the fun of wrestling outdoors!
Last Update: July 15th, 2014
The 2014 FILA Beach Worlds are now in the history books. For coverage results, check out "2014 FILA Worlds", courtesy of FILA.
Last Update: June 23rd, 2014
The summer has officially started, and we are well underway with this year's Sand Wrestling season. There are still plenty of contests to get excited about, and it isn't too late to organize a fun Sand Wrestling contest during this summer. Send us an e-mail and we can help guide you in the right direction.
We have updated the "Videos" page, with a ton of National Championships from across the globe in 2013 and 2014. Go ahead and check it out. if you have a video that you believe would make a great addition to the page, please send us the suggested video in an email.
Follow our page on FaceBook, just click the tab in the upper-left corner of this website. Stay connected to the rest of the global Sand Wrestling community, and help the push to reintroduce this wrestling style back into the Olympic Games.
Do you have a suggestion to improve this website, or do you know of an upcoming Sand Wrestling event that we haven't mentioned on the website. Send us your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sand Wrestling (also known as Beach Wrestling) has been an established International Style of amateur wrestling since 2005, yet is regarded by wrestling associations around the world as the oldest version of mankind's oldest sport. The idea of wrestling on mats is relatively new compared to the history of wrestling, occuring just over 100 years ago in a sport that has a rich tradition spanning thousands of years. The soft sand texture is an ideal competative surface that provides the opportunity to rediscover wrestling's past.
While each contest may vary slightly with the rules, the basic concept is to win the match by scoring 2 points or a pin. One point is awarded when you push your opponent out-of-bounds. Another point is scored when you score a takedown (in the North American version); Force your opponent to touch the sand (International version). A pin is awarded when your opponent's back touches the sand. Matches have a time limit of 3 minutes.
The easy to understand rules of Sand Wrestling allows anyone to compete, even if they are not seasoned wrestlers. It also captures the attention of spectators, who can easily follow the action. Contests feature multiple age and gender divisions, and each division is segmented by weight classes. It's no wonder why the emerging sport of Sand Wrestling is quickly becoming popular around the globe.