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Last Update: November 10th, 2014; modified December 2nd, 2014
There has been a good amount of developing news since SandWrestling.com has last been updated. FILA has finalized the change of the name of the international govorning body of competitive wrestling, as they are now called United World Wrestling. They have worked very hard in improving the image of wrestling, and if you haven't checked it out yet, I encourage you to take the time to view their revamped website at unitedworldwrestling.org. They already have several international Sand Wrestling (Beach Wrestilng) competitionis scheduled for 2015, in addition to the other great styles of international wrestling.
The "Upcoming Events" page has had a makeover, go ahead and look at it, feedback is certainly welcome. Events are already being added to the calendar. The dates for four U.S. events have been officially announced for 2015, along with several internatinal Sand Wrestling competitions. So it isn't too early to plan your 2015 season.
For anyone looking for the previously published info on our goal of getting Sand Wrestling sanctioned as a high school sport in the United States, that has been moved to its own page to make room for develping news on the main page. You can find that informational page HERE.
The rest of the week will be dedicated into doing a few other updates on the other pages of SandWrestling.com. If you have something that you believe would make this page even better, don't hesitate to let us know. If you haven't joined us on facebook or twitter yet, what are you waiting for? The links to both webpages can be found at the top of this page. We have been trying to feature 'Throwback Thursdays' and 'Flashback Friday' videos, highlighting matches from the past, among other features.
Rob's has a Blog entry that is getting people talking, predicting that a wrestling video game could outsell EA Sports Madden; agree or disagree, go ahead and check out his latest blog entry. He is also going to be a guest on the Smart Mark Internet Radio Show on December 21st. While the show is geared toward the entertainement version of Pro Wrestling, they have had Rob on the show before and have been a big supporters on spreading the word and sharing developmental news concerning Sand Wrestling. Rob is also planning on giving away prizes for listeners of the show who tune in live, as well as a few other surprises up his sleave.
Last Update: August 26th, 2014
Many of you know that FILA has been working on getting Sand Wrestling (Beach Wrestling) included into the Olympic Games. If we hear any developments on the process of getting this style of wrestling back into the Games for the first time since 1896, we will most certainly keep you informed.
Thanks to everyone who has helped the oldest version of mankind's oldest sport, to those who compete, the hard work to all of those who organize Sand Wrestling events, and those who just visit this website from time to time. In the three years that this website has been founded, we have consistantly had an increase in the number of visitors while also witnessing an increased number of countries participating in Sand Wrestling competitions, not to mention that the number of participants in each country has continued to grow. You can stay informed by not only periodically clicking on SandWrestling.com, but also communicating directly with other fans of Sand Wrestling by joining our facebood and twitter pages, the links for both can be found at the top of this page.
Do you have any suggestions on how we can improve this website? How about an upcoming contest that we are unaware of? This website is for you, so let us know what you think. We hope to have a shop set-up before the start of next summer, with all proceeds going towards helping Sand Wrestling events throughout the country. Have something that you would like to see us offer as a form of merchandies? Let us know about that too.
Thanks, and please continue your support for the emerging sport of Sand Wrestling (or if you prefer, Beach Wrestling).
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.