FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, February 2007
Event growing after successful debut in 2006:
Arnold Wrestling Challenge moves to Nationwide Arena
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Arnold Wrestling Challenge, which debuted at the Arnold Sports Festival in 2006, will move into Nationwide Arena this year when it holds three separate events for hundreds of competitors during this year's Arnold Sports Festival.
The Arnold Wrestling Challenge will feature the USGWA Women's/Girls Wrestling Challenge, the Arnold Open Challenge and the USA Wrestling Ultimate Challenge Series. Weigh-ins for all events will be held on Saturday, March 3 and all tournaments will be conducted from 9:00am to completion on Sunday, March 4 at Nationwide Arena.
Comments From Coordinator:
"We are excited to be hosting several hundred wrestlers from around the country at this year's Arnold Wrestling Challenge," tournament coordinator Paul Bukky said.
"We are also thrilled to be taking the Arnold Wrestling Challenge to Nationwide Arena for the first time as we look forward to making the tournament bigger every year." Among the competitors will be Michaela Hutchinson, a junior at Skyview High School in Anchorage, Alaska, who made history last year when she became the first girl to win a state high school wrestling championship while competing against boys. In addition, John Brookfield will host a workshop called 'Battling Ropes' Sunday from 8:00am-9:00am. Registration and volunteer information is available at www.arnoldsportsfestival.com.
General admission to the Arnold Wrestling Challenge is included in a $10 daily ticket to the Arnold Fitness Expo, set for March 2-4 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Tickets are available at the door or from Ticketmaster at (614) 431-3600, or www.ticketmaster.com/arnold.
Arnold Sports Festival National Sponsors: GNC, Amino Vital, ct pro,
Gaspari Nutrition, Gold's Gym,
MuscleTech, Muscular Development, NetJets,
NxLabs, Solae, Star Trac, Sunrider,
Ultimate Nutrition, Vitamin Shoppe,
Arnold Fitness EXPO Sponsors: Bodybuilding.com, BSN, Bulk Nutrition, Dymatize, Iron-Tek, ISS, Labrada Nutrition, MRI, MRM, Optimum Nutrition, Plaza Travel, Prolab, SAN, StarChem, STS, Supplements to Go, Triarco, Ultimate Burn Machine, Universal Nutrition.
Arnold Sports Festival Local Sponsors: American Dairy Association Mideast, Blitz 99.7, Columbus Dispatch, Huntington Banks, Raisin Rack, Ricart Automotive, Time Warner Cable, WBNS 10-TV, World Gym-Columbus.
For more information see our website: www.arnoldsportsfestival.com.