Excalibur named host hotel for 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Judo and Wrestling, June 13-15


LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Excalibur Hotel & Casino has been named host hotel for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Judo and Wrestling which will be hosted in Las Vegas, Nev., June 13-15 at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

The room rates at the Excalibur are based upon which nights of the week guests are staying. The daily rates for rooms at the Excalibur for those involved with the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Judo and Wrestling are:

Tue, June 10 – $65
Wed, June 11 – $65
Thu, June 12 – $65
Fri, June 13 – $125
Sat, June 14 – $125
Sun, June 15 – $65
Mon, June 16 – $65

Please call 800.937.7777 or click the link below to book your reservation:
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In order to receive the discounted rates for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Judo and Wrestling, you must refer to Group Code: XUS08

The deadline to book rooms is May 12, 2008.Stay in royal accommodations in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Excalibur offers everything you’d expect from a Las Vegas hotel – from top-notch dining and entertainment, to non-stop Las Vegas casino action.

You can get many more details about Excalibur at www.excalibur.com.

During all three days of the tournament, preliminary wrestling and judo session will be held at 10:00 a.m., with the U.S. Olympic Team Trials finals and alternate matches beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Competition schedule is as follows:

Friday June 13
Four women’s freestyle weight divisions (48 kg, 55 kg, 63 kg, 72 kg)
Two men’s Greco-Roman weight divisions (55kg and 60kg)
Four men’s judo weight divisions (66kg, 90kg, 100kg, +100kg)
Three women’s judo weight divisions (52kg, 63kg and 70kg)

Saturday June 14
Three men’s Greco-Roman weight divisions (66kg, 74kg and 84kg)
Three men’s freestyle weight divisions (55kg, 60kg and 66kg)
Three men’s judo weight divisions (60kg, 73kg, 81kg)
Four women’s judo weight divisions (48kg, 57kg, 78kg and +78kg)

Sunday June 15
Two men’s Greco-Roman weight divisions (96kg and 120kg)
Four men’s freestyle weight divisions (74kg, 84kg, 96kg and 120kg)

The Thomas & Mack Center has a seating capacity of 12,500. Tickets have been made available equally to both judo and wrestling fans on a first-come, first-serve basis. This major sports arena provides outstanding seating locations where fans can truly enjoy watching all of the Olympic-caliber action

Fans seeking to purchase tickets should visit http://www.usjudo.org/2008OlympicTrialsTickets.asp for additional information or www.unlvtickets.com to purchase tickets.