April 18, 2014 | Beat the Streets Los Angeles is dedicated to growing women’s youth wrestling in the Los Angeles metropolitan area and has announced The Angel City Grand Prix, an all girls wrestling tournament to take place on May 3, 2014.
Today, California is the leading state in the country for women’s wrestling participation. Nearly 1 in every 4 high school female wrestlers in the US are from California. While Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) female students represent 10% of California’s high school female enrollment, less than 2% represent the Golden State’s female high school wrestling participation. BTS Los Angeles wants to change that.
With the International Olympic Committee’s vote to reinstate Wrestling for the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games, and the provision of two more weight classes for Women’s Olympic Wrestling, it is widely recognized that the sport must continue to grow and evolve. BTSLA understands this is a shared responsibility throughout the sport’s international community and believes in serving at the forefront for providing young women with opportunity at the grassroots level. As part of a comprehensive plan that already includes continuous school and community based program growth, BTSLA will now extend it’s reach by hosting an open girl’s youth tournament to increases competition events in the LA metro area.
The Angel City Grand Prix will be held at San Fernando High School. Event details are provided below:
May 3, 2014
San Fernando High School
11133 Omelveny Ave.
San Fernando, CA 91340
Registration and Weigh-in: 8:00 – 8:30am
Rules Clinic: 9:00am – 9:30am
Tournament Start Time: 10:00am
Presentation and Awards at Conclusion of Final Matches
Weight Classes and Competition Styles
2014 USAW Women’s Age Divisions and Weight Classes
High School Division – Freestyle
Middle School Division – Freestyle
Youth Division – Freestyle
***Must Have a USA Wrestling Card
Participant Entry Fee: $10 | Spectator Admission Fee: $3
For more information contact Tournament Chair – Marcie Van Dusen: Marcie@btsla.org, 719.694.6509