From Grapplers Quest:
$17,000 in Cash and Prizes, Seminar forAutism, Plus Marines Fitness Challenge
WAYNE, NJ (March 21, 2011) -- Grapplers Quest will host the 2012 East CoastGrappling Championships, aka "Beast of the East," this weekend(Saturday and Sunday, March 24-25) at The Wayne Police Athletic League (locatedat 1 PAL Drive) in Wayne, New Jersey. Three hundred Championship titles inSubmission Grappling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo and Wrestling will be contestedfor cash and prizes valued at $17,000, including custom championship belts,medallions, and certificates for champions.
"Beast of the East" is an open tournament for all styles of groundfighters. Competitors of all ages and skill levels participate in this eventthat is open to all grappling styles in order to determine this year's bestgrapplers on the East Coast of the United States.
Fighters may pre-register to compete online until Thursday, Mar. 22 at 5:00PM/EST and get a Free TapouT T-Shirt at: http://bit.ly/xQxPd4 OR at the venue (Wayne PAL located at1 PAL Drive in Wayne, NJ), on Friday, Mar. 23 between 5-8 PM/EST and Saturdayand Sunday Mar. 24-25, starting at 8:00 AM/ET. All competitors, ages, skilllevels, teams and independents are welcome.
Two-Day Spectator Passes are available to purchase in advance for only $15 ($25off at-the-door) by going to http://bit.ly/GEMXqZ,or the night of the event available at the door for $20 each per day (adults),$10 (children), and free for children under six. Competition begins at 11:00AM/ET. $1 from every ticket pre-sold will be donated to benefit Autism (http://AutismRadio.org - a501c3 charitable organization helping families with Autism directly).
Free Seminars for Competitors only: MMA fighter and Strikeforce veteran, Bill"The Grill" Cooper, will be conducting two free training sessions forpre-registered Grapplers Quest competitors both days, starting at 10:30 AM/ET,to raise awareness for AutismRadio.org. The United States Marine Corp is alsohosting "Fitness Challenge", a Boot-Camp style exercise competitioneach day at Grapplers Quest starting at 9:30 AM for all registered competitorswith certificates for participation.
Grappling is the fast-paced ground fighting art of Mixed Martial Arts,combining the throws of Olympic Judo, takedowns of Greco Roman and FreestyleWrestling, Leg Locks from Sambo, and other Submissions from Brazilian JiuJitsu-like arm bars, shoulder locks and chokes. More than 200 competition teamsand 1,000 competitors are expected to participate from 27 countries includingUnited States, Brazil, Canada, Russia, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Japan,Croatia, Holland, England, France, and Australia. Grapplers Quest events aresponsored by TapouT, Gaspari Nutrition, Zebra Mats and Super Body Care.
For general information on Grapplers Quest Beast of the East in NewJersey,visit:
About Grapplers Quest: Grapplers Quest is the world's largest submissiongrappling organization with 300,000+ competitors worldwide since 1999, owned byThe Grapplers Company. Events feature various grappling styles with divisionsfor all ages and skill levels with events in major cities throughout NorthAmerica and Europe. For more information on upcoming events, go to: http://GrapplersQuest.com.For event sponsor and exhibiting opportunities, visit: http://SponsorGrappling.comor call 888-GRAPPLE.
About Autism: Autism is a complex brain disorder that inhibits a person'sability to communicate and develop social relationships as well behavioralchallenges. Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed in one in 100 children inthe United States. For more information on Autism, visit:http://AutismRadio.org