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Wrestling => High School & Lower => Topic started by: CoachPrebes on August 15, 2018, 06:22:36 PM

Title: 2018 Maccabi USA UWW Junior Nationals: September 30th!
Post by: CoachPrebes on August 15, 2018, 06:22:36 PM

Sunday September 30, 2018 – LIU Post, Old Brookville NY For Info & Registration Visit: (


Date:        Sunday, September 30, 2018

Time:        9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location:  LIU Post 720 Northern Blvd. Old Brookville, NY 11548 United States

Cost:        $50 per tournament; $10 for entry into each additional tournament

Age Groups:    Maccabi USA Junior Nationals: UWW Juniors

        Jim Davey Long Island Junior FS/GR/Women’s: Grades 9-12


Maccabi USA, the official sponsor of the United States Team to the World Maccabiah Games in Israel and other Maccabi competitions around the world is proud to announce that it will host the first National Freestyle Championships for Jewish athletes. Maccabi USA supports Jewish Athletic endeavors enhanced by cultural and educational opportunities at home, in Israel and throughout the Diaspora. The American wrestling team won a total of 19 medals, including seven gold at the 20th World Maccabiah Games in Israel in 2017 and has been one of the top medal producing nations in the sport of wrestling throughout the history of the Maccabiah Games. The purpose of the Maccabiah USA Junior National Freestyle Championships is to give Jewish athletes from across the country an opportunity to compete for a National title and to begin to identify top athletes for the 21st Maccabiah Games in 2021. It will use the ages and weights established by United World Wrestling for the Junior age group. At the same time as the Maccabi USA Junior Nationals will be the Jim Davey Long Island Junior Open tournament for Freestyle, Greco Roman, and Women. This tournament will be open to all Jewish wrestlers in grades 9-12 and use USA Wrestling’s weight classes. Since the Maccabi USA Junior National Championships is a USA Wrestling sanctioned event, all athletes must hold a USA Wrestling membership card. For more information regarding the tournament, please contact Maccabi USA Wrestling Chairman Chris Feder:


Additionally, Maccabi USA will host a fall wrestling clinic on Saturday, September 29th from 2-6 PM at Long Island University Post featuring Olympic Champion Brandon Slay and World Maccabiah Games champion Nate Engel. Cost for the clinic is $40. Register for the clinic by going to:;jsessionid=00000000.app262a?view=Tickets&id=101442&NONCE_TOKEN=CFCCFEE69146077CEEA639104B4C970C. All questions and concerns should be addressed to Maccabi USA Wrestling Chairman Chris Feder.


More information regarding the Maccabi USA Junior Nationals/Jim Davey Long Island tournaments and the Brandon Slay/Nate Engel clinic as the date draws closer.
Title: Re: 2018 Maccabi USA UWW Junior Nationals: September 30th!
Post by: Ray Brinzer on August 16, 2018, 08:25:11 AM
So, Prebes:  what's the difference between the words, "Maccabi" and "Maccabiah"?
Title: Re: 2018 Maccabi USA UWW Junior Nationals: September 30th!
Post by: CoachPrebes on January 24, 2019, 11:07:04 AM
Maccabi is a Jewish organization with its mission to "promote Jewish identity through sport". Maccabi's are also sports clubs that support the idea Jewish identity through sport. They were created as a means to promote physical fitness through Zionism at the end of the 19th/early 20th century for Jewish people to improve their bodies and minds through sport. The Maccabiah (Games) is a gathering of Jewish athletes from all over the world to compete in a variety of sports; the Jewish Olympiad.