Charleston Beach Wrestling
Folly Beach - Charleston, SC
Read InterMat Wrestling's story on our April 1, 2017 ​event
Next tourney:
To be announced 
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Read The Charleston Post & Courier coverage of our June 2016 event

Event Schedule
Weigh in: 9:30 am
Matches begin at 11 a.m

Awards Ceremony immediately after last match

On-site regiistration & parking @ 3rd Street West
Tournament Director:
Kevin Bayer

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A USA Wrestling Sanctioned Event @ Folly Beach, Charleston, SC
  1. Yes, we get sandy!
  2. At least two matches going constantly! Lots of action, and it moves quickly.
  3. Medals for top 3 finishes in each division!
sand style
About Folly Beach
Folly Beach is located 11 miles (18 km) south of downtown Charleston, SC.  Known to Charleston locals as "the Edge of America", Folly Beach is home to numerous surf spots, the most popular being the Washout, 10th Street and the Folly Beach Pier.
Despite its usually calm conditions, Folly Beach has gained prominence as one of the more popular surf spots along the East Coast.
Folly Beach is an eclectic beach community with surf shops, restaurants, gift shops, offices, and bars along Center Street; the main road and gateway to the community.
To learn more about what to see, where to stay and what to do, check out this link:
Beach Wrestling is one of the fastest growing styles of amateur wrestling, and we've hosted three of them in 2016 and 2017.  If you'd like more information on our next tourney, complete the Contact form below. 
Charleston Beach Wrestling is a USA Wrestling sanctioned event, so all competitors must have a valid USA Wrestling competitor's card.  It's hosted by the Mat Rats Wrestling Club of South Carolina.
Wrestlers who wish to purchase a membership solely for the purpose of competing in the next event can purchase a temporary card at the event for $15.
Early-bird registration details to come.

On-line pregistration details to come

On-site registration details to come
Whether you're an active wrestler or a former competitor, this is a unique opportunity to compete in a different way -- on beautiful Folly Beach on the coast in Charleston, SC.
Wrestlers compete on sand, inside a 23’ diameter circle
 from a standing position only - no ground wrestling. From there, the rules are simple:

- 1 period, maximum of 3 minutes

- 3 points wins the match (no fall)
       1 point for a Takedown or Push-out.  
       2 points for a Takedown with Back Exposure

 Tiebreaker criteria: 
 1st - Wrestler with 2 point move,  2nd - Last person to score. If no score after 3 minutes...match keeps going until someone scores.
That's it. Matches go quickly so everyone has opportunities to wrestle multiple times. And it's all done on the beach, so there's sun, surf and good times ready for everyone.
There will be men's and women's competition and weight classes will be created based on registered contestants.

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