Draper, UT — Registration is now open for the AAU Grand Nationals three-style wrestling championships June 15-17, 2017, at Sport City in Draper. Preregistration is available online through TrackWrestling.com with a preregistration deadline of June 9, 2017.
"We are so excited to bring AAU Grand Nationals to Utah," said AAU Wrestling Utah Director Bill Kilpack. "We are making plans to make it a great experience for those participating and are ready for people to start registering their athletes onine."
The preregistration fee is $40 per athlete, which includes all three freestyle, Greco-Roman and folkstyle tournaments. The system is also set up to add on the cost of coaches passes, tournament t-shirts or admission passes, to make it more convenient for athletes and their families. To register online, simply go to AAUGrandsUtah.com and click on the Register link at the top of the page. The Web site also includes links for discounted lodging (click on the Lodging link at the top of the page).
Kilpack said, "We want to make this the kind of event that people plan to return to every year. Come out and register!"
This will be the first year of AAU Grand Nationals, the oldest wrestling national championship in the country, being hosted in Utah. In addition to including freestyle, Greco-Roman and folkstyle tournaments, some changes to the tournament will include adding a Women's Division, Outstanding Wrestler awards in each of the seven youth categories in all three styles. A Fastest Pin award will be offered for each style. Champions in all three styles will receive a Triple Crown Award. The tournament is also part of the AAU Wrestling National Championship Belt Series.
After attending AAU Grand Nationals previously, former Mt. Crest High School Wrestling Coach Davie Swenson said, "I'm grateful that we [went] to Grand Nationals. One of my wrestlers had 24 matches ... that's a whole season's worth of mat time. What a great deal!"
For more information, go to www.AAUGrandsUtah.com, www.AAUWrestlingUtah.com or www.MountainTopWrestling.com.