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The Ultimate Alliance Announces Partnership with the Ultimate Fighting Championship®

Monday, April 7, 2014   (0 Comments)
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The Ultimate Alliance announces partnership with the Ultimate Fighting Championship® for "The Ultimates” Wrestling Championship during UFC® International Fight Week 

 

The Ultimate Alliance ("UA”) is pleased to announce that it has aligned itself with the Ultimate Fighting Championship®, better known as the UFC®, for its upcoming UFC® International Fight Week July 1-6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The UA, a newly formed organization, combines the strengths of the National High School Coaches Association ("NHSCA”), the National United Wrestling Association for Youth ("NUWAY”) and Rocky Mountain National Events, and focuses on establishing a foundation for athletes, coaches and programs that will support all levels of the sport, from the youth level through the professional ranks.

In conjunction with the UFC® International Fight Week, the Ultimate Alliance will hold "The Ultimates” Wrestling Championship July 3-6, 2014 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The Ultimates will showcase America’s most talented wrestlers in one of the grandest combat venues in the world. This one-of-a-kind event features both team and individual competition, with all of the wrestling taking place during the UFC® International Fight Week.

" I am very excited about the opportunity of being an integral part of The Ultimate Alliance, and more importantly about being involved with the grass roots development of the sport of Wrestling across the United States,” said Bryan Lindsey, Vice President and COO of the Ultimate Alliance. "Our vision of partnering with the UFC® at the International Fight Week series of events and "The Ultimates” Wrestling Championship is a huge step in getting three of the largest wrestling organizations in the United States to all work closely together to grow the sport of wrestling to a level we have yet to see. We know that the top wrestlers and coaches in the United States are extremely excited about wrestling in the fight capital of the world and on one of the biggest competition stages in the world: Mandalay Bay. The Ultimate Alliance has big plans both domestically and internationally, so stay tuned!”

"The Ultimates” Wrestling Championship is a three day competition that starts with a team dual meet utilizing both folk-style and freestyle formats. Folk-style will showcase high school, middle school and elementary school divisions. Freestyle will only feature a high school division.

Following the dual meet competition, eight "Ultimate” teams will compete in a never-before-seen scholastic style dual meet. Celebrity coaches will coach each of the eight teams. The celebrity coaches will include top NCAA Division I head coaches, plus current wrestling and UFC® superstars!

The final day of competition at The Ultimates will feature a "last man standing” folk-style event for each age group. There will also be a "last man standing” freestyle event for the high school division. These are single elimination events. Only the last man standing in each weight class will earn the championship belt! Only the strong can and will survive this ultimate test.

The Ultimate Alliance will select three outstanding wrestlers from the lower weight classes, the middle weight classes, and the upper weight classes to receive a commemorative championship belt, aired live on TV during The Ultimate Fighter® 19 Finale.

Participating wrestlers and coaches will rub elbows with UFC® superstars and leadership throughout the competition. All participating wrestlers will be granted admission into the UFC® International Fight Week Fan Expo. Event participants will also be invited to a Saturday night UFC® Fight Night viewing party.

For more information on The Ultimates Wrestling Championship, or to register, go to ultimatealliance.org.

 

About the National High School Coaches Association

The NHSCA is a 501c3 non-profit organization with a mission statement to provide leadership and support to the nation’s 1 million high school coaches and 10 million high school athletes. The NHSCA selects the national coach and athlete of the year in 22 boys and girls sports that will be featured in the NHSCA National High school Sports Hall of Fame Museum. The museum serves as a home for all of the 20,000 high schools in America to honor their outstanding coaches, athletes and administrators. The NHSCA Educational Resource Center provides educational programs for coaches as well as a coach certification program. The NHSCA also provides unlimited liability insurance for all of its members.

 

About National United Wrestling Association for Youth

NUWAY is a grassroots organization that looks at every decision as one of investment to make sure that every child has an opportunity to have a full wrestling experience from the moment they begin at their respective youth wrestling club, into elementary and high school, college, international competition and finally, to compete at the professional level. Investing back into our own state is the backbone of our organization! We believe that in order for each state to become a strong and independent state organization, we must invest in the wrestling programs in our community at the youth, high school, and college level. Our vision is become a stronger sport nationally by investing in local wrestling programs. For more info, go to nuwaywrestling.com.

 

About Rocky Mountain National Events (RMN Events)

Rocky Mountain National Events is a youth wrestling organization serving wrestlers across the nation. We are a wrestling organization that provides the opportunity for youth to participate in wrestling championships, which encourages their development not only as athletes but as students as well. Involvement with wrestling and sports in general has been shown to increase youths' self-esteem, confidence, and social skills. Our championship wrestling meets are listed in our calendar and we welcome new athletes all the time as well as spectators.We invite you to get involved with the most unforgettable youth wrestling tournaments in the country. Help us Inspire, Encourage & Recognize the future leaders of our great nation. For more info, go to rmnevents.com.

 

About UFC®

The fastest growing sports organization in the world, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®®), started in 1993 as a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) organization. UFC® has revolutionized the fight business, and today stands as the world's leading MMA promoter, offering the premier series of MMA sports events that have sold out some of the biggest arenas and stadiums across the globe.

Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, headquartered in Las Vegas and with offices in London, Toronto and Beijing, UFC® produces more than 30 live events annually and is the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world, broadcast in over 149 countries and territories, to nearly one billion homes worldwide, in 30 different languages. UFC® content is also distributed commercially in the United States to bars and restaurants through Joe Hand Promotions, in English throughout Canada via Premium Sports Broadcasting Inc. and in French throughout Quebec via Interbox. Learn more at UFC®.com.


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