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NCWA Announces National Championships Location

11/01/2011 -

DALLAS, TX. - NCWA is proud to announce that its 2012 National Collegiate Wrestling Championships will be held March 8-10 in beautiful Daytona Beach, FL.

This three-day, six-session event was moved from Mercer University in Macon, GA due to facility scheduling conflicts. After a thorough search, the NCWA chose Daytona Beach as Host City for this 15th annual event. "The Daytona Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) really stepped up when we needed a new facility" said NCWA Executive Director Jim Giunta. "The CVB’s Tara Hamburger and the Ocean Center convention center’s Tim Buckley pulled out all the stops in order to bring NCWA wrestling to Daytona Beach."

The University of Central Florida and the University of North Florida will act as college institution co-hosts, as 475 qualifying wrestlers from the U.S. and Canada converge on the Ocean Center for this exciting competition.

While the event officially begins at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 8, wrestlers, coaches, event organizers and their families will begin arriving in Daytona Beach several days early. They look forward to enjoying a some beach time, attractions and relaxation during their spring break vacations.

"Spring is an exciting time and a busy time here in Daytona Beach,” explains Hamburger. “Our annual return visitors like to book their stays early, for spring family vacations and of course, for world-famous Bike Week. To best accommodate our college wrestlers and their families the CVB is currently working with NCWA and local hoteliers to block the needed rooms. We advise attendees to book now for the best pricing and availability.”

NCWA recommends that teams book their rooms as soon as the official NCWA Room Block website is launched next week. Room rates outside the NCWA Room Block may increase as the event approaches and room supply begins to dwindle. For further Information on The National Championships or its Host City contact:

Jim Giunta
NCWA Executive director
[email protected]
Tara Hamburger
Daytona Beach Area CVB
[email protected]