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  1. Looking to find any and all Samoan wrestlers out their in the US. If you know of any, please let me know. I would like to network and connect with anyone who has Samoan links. Kind Regards Ethan Ethan Lake President, ASAWA American Samoa Amateur Wrestling Association asa@fila-wrestling.com Cell: +1.684.770.10066
  2. Looking to find any and all Samoan wrestlers out their in the US. Especially any that are wrestling in college. If you know of any, please let me know. I would like to network and connect with anyone who has Samoan links. Kind Regards Ethan Ethan Lake President, ASAWA American Samoa Amateur Wrestling Association asa@fila-wrestling.com Cell: +1.684.770.1006
  3. IslandBoy

    Looking for any Samoan Wrestlers

    Thanks for the info. And yes, Mark Schultz made it down her for a few weeks. It was nice to have him go around to the schools and give some talks. Dave Schultz also came to American Samoa, i think in the 80's before he passed. They are both great wrestlers and great people.
  4. IslandBoy

    Looking for any Samoan Wrestlers

    Cool let me know
  5. Anyone interested in visiting paradise in the pacific this March and announcing the 2014 YOG Qualifying Tournament and the 2014 Oceania Wrestling Championships on local TV, please contact me. We will cover all of your local lodging and meals cost. But you will have to cover your own travel . Any interested referees or tournament helpers can also contact me for more information. Kind Regards Ethan Ethan Lake President, ASAWA American Samoa Amateur Wrestling Association asa@fila-wrestling.com Cell: +1.684.770.1006
  6. Yeah, I figured that too. Just thought I'd see anyway, you never know. If you would like to know more about the CJ Floor issue, I can give you and update. Just send me an email. Thanks Ethan asa@fila-wrestling.com
  7. IslandBoy

    Wrestling for American territories

    Its easier than you think. Guam and American Samoa already have Recognized National Wrestling Federations. Because both are US territories, citizenship is US. The only thing needed is to establish residency by living there. If you have more questions, please let me know. Thanks Ethan asa@fila-wrestling.com
  8. Dear Wrestling supporter, The American Samoa Amateur Wrestling Association (ASAWA) has the honor of hosting the 2014 CADET, JUNIOR, SENIOR OCEANIA WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP (GR/FS/FW/BW) and the 2014 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES OCEANIA QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT to be held on March 18 -22, 2014 in Pago Pago, American Samoa. The Oceania Championships is one of five major Continental Wrestling Championships (ASIA, AFRICA, EUROPE, OCEANIA, PAN-AMERICA) held each year around the world prior to the World Wrestling Championships. The YOG Oceania Qualifying Tournament is one of only five major world Qualifiers for wrestling for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games. In particular, this will be the first time that American Samoa will host the Oceania Championships and will be only the second Oceania country to ever host the YOG Qualifiers for the Youth Olympic Games. American Samoa earned the right to host this tournament through recent years of perseverance, hard work and successful results. In 2010 American Samoa qualified a wrestler to the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and in 2012 American Samoa qualified a wrestler to the Olympic Games in London. In the past 5 years, American Samoa has proven itself to be one of the three dominate wrestling countries in Oceania, next Australia and New Zealand. Unbeknownst to many, Samoans have dominated the world of sports for years with the world taking little notice. Albert "Al" Lolotai was the first Samoan and the first Polynesian to play in the National Football NFL, playing 5 seasons for the Washington Redskins in the 1940’s before he joined Professional/Entertainment Wrestling in 1950. Greg Louganis, adopted by Greek parents as an infant, went on to win 4 x Olympic Gold medals and 5 x World Gold Medals in his career with his most memorable dives being in the 1988 Olympics. 2013 NBA star Peyton Siva was drafted by the Detroit Pistons. The Rock, Dwayne Johnson, has been a sports icon in football and entertainment wrestling for years. The list of Samoan NFL players is long and continues to grow each year, from Pittsburg Steelers safety Troy Polamalu to San Francisco’s Mike Iupati. In 2010, CBS’s 60 Minutes reported that there were 30 Samoans in the NFL and "a boy born to Samoan parents is 56 times more likely to get into the NFL than any other kid in America." Despite American Samoa’s small population of less than 55k people, Samoans continue to excel and make a big impact in the world of sports. In business, success comes from knowing more than your competitor and knowing when to get in on something before anyone else; In other words, knowing the next big thing before it happens. Having certain knowledge of something such as the inside scoop or insider information can give you huge advantages. In this case, understanding the impact Samoans have had on sports in the past and knowing the potential impact they will have on sports in the near future, is some good business insider information. In business, success also comes from good marketing and having a good product. In this case we have a great product (our raw talented athletes), and all that is left is your marketing. The hosting of the 2014 CADET, JUNIOR, SENIOR OCEANIA WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP (GR/FS/FW/BW) and the 2014 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES OCEANIA QUALIFIING TOURNAMENT in Pago Pago, American Samoa, offers a unique opportunity for your company to get in on something great before your competitors realize what they missed. We would like to offer you the opportunity to help become part of history by becoming an official Partner of the 2014 CADET, JUNIOR, SENIOR OCEANIA WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP (GR/FS/FW/BW) and the 2014 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES OCEANIA QUALIFIING TOURNAMENT. In doing so, you will also automatically become the official Partner for the 2014 American Samoa National Olympic Wrestling Team. The opportunity to become a Partner is on a first come first serve basis, therefore we ask that you read over this offer carefully and act upon it immediately if you are interested. This offer is for the 2014 calendar year only. Longer term arrangements are possible upon request. If you are not ready to become an official partner, there are other opportunities to help support the 2014 Oceania Wrestling Championships and/or the American Samoa Wrestling Program. There are four different ways to be a part of this historical event. If you would like to help and be a part of the 2014 CADET, JUNIOR, SENIOR OCEANIA WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP (GR/FS/FW/BW) and the 2014 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES OCEANIA QUALIFIING TOURNAMENT, simply fill out the attached Sponsorship Package form indicating at what capacity you would like to be a part of the historic event: 1. Official Partner 2. Official Sponsor 3. Supporter 4. Friend This is a great opportunity for businesses to truly give back to wrestling and the people and youth of American Samoa. Being a part of this historical event will surely boost your image within the National and International world of wrestling as one of the key businesses making a difference and helping to develop wrestling. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at +1(684)770-1006. Respectfully Ethan Lake President, ASAWA American Samoa Amateur Wrestling Association asa@fila-wrestling.com Cell: +1.684.770.1006
  9. March 18-22, 2014 • Rex Lee Auditorium, American Samoa The following regulations will be strictly followed. GENERAL INFORMATION • The American Samoa Amateur Wrestling Association (ASAWA) is organizing the 2014 Cadet, Junior, and Senior Oceania Wrestling Championship and the 2014 Cadet Oceania Youth Olympic Qualifier Tournament • The tournaments will follow FILA Rules. VENUE AND DATES • The 2014 Cadet, Junior, and Senior Oceania Wrestling Championship and the 2014 Cadet Oceania Youth Olympic Qualifier Tournament will take place at the Rex Lee Auditorium in Utulei, American Samoa. • YOG Qualifiers in Cadet Greco, Freestyle and Female Wrestling will take place on March 19, 2014. Greco-Roman and Women’s freestyle competition will take place March 20, 2014. Men’s freestyle competition will take place March 21, 2014. Beach Wrestling competition will take place March 22, 2014. FINANCIAL CONDITIONS • Participation lodging costs for all delegations will be calculated per person, per night and to the maximum of two days before the competition and one day after. Cost will be $150 USD per person per day. Please contact Mr. Ethan Lake via asa@fila-wrestling.com or Phone: +1(684) 770-1006 for information regarding cost.. • ASAWA will be responsible for local transportation from the Pago Pago International Airport • ASAWA will provide transportation to the competition venue, entry to the competition venue, and free participation in the banquet. • Each delegation’s leader will settle their team’s participation costs. No accreditation will be given without the participation cost being paid. • All delegations must plan to depart by March 24, 2014. • Delegation leaders will be responsible for any damage incurred by members of their delegation during their stay. TECHNICAL CONDITIONS • Each member wrestling federation may only enter one competitor per category, division, and weight class for the 2014 Cadet Oceania Youth Olympic Qualifier Tournament. • Each member wrestling federation may enter as many competitors per category, division, and weight class for the 2014 Cadet, Junior, and Senior Oceania Wrestling Championship. • The tournament will be conducted under FILA Freestyle, Greco-Roman, and Beach Wrestling rules. • The tournament competition will be conducted over four (4) days. YOG Qualifier will compete Wednesday, March 19, Men’s Greco-Roman and Female freestyle will compete Thursday, March 20, Men’s freestyle will compete Friday, March 21 and Beach Wrestling will compete Saturday, March 22, 2014. Each weight class and category will be completed in one day of competition. Age requirement and conditions established by FILA Rules will be followed. • The tournament will be conducted under repechage bracketing rules, in accordance to FILA Rules. • Preliminary entries for all wrestlers and accompanying delegation members must be submitted to the American Samoa Amateur Wrestling Association (ASAWA) no later than 18 January 2014. • Deadline for entries by name is 18 February 2014. • Structure of the Official delegation laid down by FILA as follows for each wrestling style: 1-3 4-5 6+ Wrestlers 1 1 1 Leaders 1 1 1 Coaches 1 2 3 Referees -- 1 1 Doctors 1 1 1 Masseurs -- -- 1 TOTAL 3 5 7 *The number of referees stipulated above is the minimum. Participating Federations can present up to one referee per mat for that competition. All referees must have a valid FILA license. FILA categories and weight classes for the tournament are as follows: YOUTH OLYMPIC QUALIFIERS • Cadet Men Greco: 42, 50, 58, 69, and 85 • Cadet Men Freestyle: 46, 54, 63, 76, and 100kg. • Cadet Women Freestyle:, 46, 52, 60, and 70kg. OCEANIA WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS • Cadet Men Freestyle/Greco: 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 63, 69, 76, 85, and 100kg. • Cadet Women Freestyle: 38, 40, 43, 46, 49, 52, 56, 60, 65, and 70kg. • Junior Men Freestyle/Greco: 50, 55, 60, 66, 74, 84, 96, and 120kg. • Junior Women Freestyle: 44, 48, 51, 55, 59, 63, 67, and 72kg. • Senior Men Freestyle: (New Weights) 57, 61, 65, 70, 74, 86, 97, and 125kg. • Senior Men Greco Roman: (New Weights) 59, 66, 71, 75, 80, 85, 98, and 130kg • Senior Women Freestyle: (New Weights) 48, 53, 55, 58, 60, 63, 69, and 75kg. BEACH WRESTLING • Cadet Men: 60, 70, and +70kg. • Cadet Women: 50 and +50kg. • Junior Men: 60, 70, 80, and +80kg. • Junior Women: 50, 60, and +60kg. • Senior Men: 70, 80, 90, +90kg. • Senior Women: 60, 70, and +70kg. • Medical services will be provided by the Organizing Committee. Any medical expenses are the responsibility of the individual and NOT the organizers. • ALL ATHLETES MUST HAVE A CURRENT FILA ATHLETE LICENSE. We encourage Federations to purchase licenses online; otherwise Federations may pay at the tournament. OFFICIATING • A Type I,II,III referee clinic will be held at this event. • Referees belonging to FILA international categories I-III shall officiate this championship. • Each referee shall present a valid referee’s license. Ethan Lake President, ASAWA American Samoa Amateur Wrestling Association asa@fila-wrestling.com Cell: +1.684.770.1006
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