Wrestling Plays Host to 22nd Sunkist Kids/ASU International Open

Oct. 8, 2006

Full Event Flyer (entry forms in pdf) | Sunkist Kids WC

TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona State University wrestling program and the Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club will once again welcome international wrestlers to compete in the Sunkist Kids/ASU International Open this weekend, Oct. 12-14, inside Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe.

The 2006 edition marks the 22nd annual tournament, the longest standing international open wrestling tournament in the United States. The premiere event that kicks off each USA Wrestling season, the Open serves as a selection tool for choosing the U.S. winter touring teams.

The event, which features some of the elite wrestlers from all over the world, will see three tournaments conducted, including freestyle events for both men and women as well as a men's Greco-Roman event. Along with many of the current Sun Devil wrestlers, the meet also will feature several former Sun Devils, including assistant coach Eric Larkin, a defending champion from the 2005 event.

Tickets for the morning preliminary rounds is $5 per day per person and $10 per day per person for the afternoon semifinal and medal matches. Spectators can also purchase an all-session pass for $20 which includes all rounds of competition on both days. Tickets can be purchased at the doors of Wells Fargo Arena.

Sunkist Kids/ASU International Open Schedule of Events
Thursday, October 12

Pairing Clinic (RWC) - 2-4 pm
GR Registration (WFA) - 3-4 pm
GR Medical Check (WFA) - 3:30-4 pm
GR Weigh-In +2kg (WFA) - 4-4:30 pm
Officials Clinic (RWC) - 6-9 pm

Friday, October 13
Rules Clinic (WFA) - 8:30-9 am
GR Prelims, Quarterfinals & Consolations (WFA) - 9 am-Noon
GR Semis, Consolations & Medal Matches (WFA) - 2 pm until finished
MN & WM FS Registration (WFA) - 3-4 pm
MN & WM FS Medical Check (WFA) - 3:30-4 pm
MN & WM FS Weigh-In +2Kg (WFA) - 4-4:30 pm

Saturday, October 14
Rules Clinic (WFA) - 8:30-9 am
Men's FS Session I (WFA) - 9 am-1:30 pm
Women's FS Session I (WFA) - 11 am-2 pm
MN & WMN Session II (WFA) - 4:00pm until finished

Sessions and schedule are subject to change
(WFA) - Wells Fargo Arena; (RWC) - Riches Wrestling Complex

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