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Beginning in 2010, the annual VA Beach Turkey Shoot Lacrosse Tournament has since grown from a one-day, eight team, boys-only tournament into a weekend-long boys and girls competition with over 80 teams and 1,500 players. Hosted at a total of 12 athletic fields located at the Princess Anne Athletic Complex and the adjacent Sportsplex, the tournament takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving. At the conclusion of the tournament there’s a high school showcase inviting NCAA coaches to see their potential recruits in action.
The North American Sand Soccer Championships was created in 1994 as a charity event to generate funds for youth and adult soccer facilities in the region. With 26 adventuresome teams in the inaugural Virginia Beach sand soccer tournament, the most recent competition has grown to over 1,050 teams competing on 62 fields stretching over 22 oceanfront city blocks. Sixteen states competed in 83 amateur divisions and the professional “U.S. OPEN” division hosted international athletes from 20 countries. Additional festival amusements and venues have added beach wrestling, COED flag football, lacrosse and tennis to further enhance this exciting weekend of sun, sand, and beach soccer. The total number of NASSC players, coaches, families and fans has exceeded 142,000 athletes since its creation, consistently placing NASSC as one of the “Top 20″ summer events selected by the Southeast Tourism Society (STS).
Founded in 2003, the Shamrock Marathon Weekend has become one of the most popular events in the country, growing from a regional event with 3,000 participants to a nationally recognized race weekend with 30,000 participants. The weekend currently features a world-class Sports and Fitness Expo, an 8k, the Leprechaun Dash for young runners, a Final Mile for Elementary Students and a Full and Half Marathon. Several world and national records have been set at this event, along with several participants qualifying for the United States Olympic Trials.
In March 2007, the City of Virginia Beach hosted the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) for the first time with the National Wrestling Championship. Since bringing the event to Virginia Beach, it has grown from approximately 1,500 wrestlers to 3,300 wrestlers traveling from 47 states to hit the mats at the Convention Center. After witnessing the success of the event, NHSCA made a multi-year commitment to bring their tournament to Virginia Beach through 2020.
The NHSCA has recently expanded their wrestling events in Virginia Beach with the addition of the National Duals happening over Memorial Day weekend. In just three years, this event has grown from 118 teams to upwards of 251, totaling over 4,100 wrestlers travelling from across the nation.
In February of 2009, Excalibur hosted the Excalibur Cup Gymnastics event at the Virginia Beach Convention Center for the first time, with about 500 gymnasts competing. Since the move to the Virginia Beach Convention Center, the competition has grown into an international event, attracting over 2,000 gymnasts from 17 states and four countries. Excalibur’s Marina Moure feels her event has continued to prove that Virginia Beach is a great city to visit year round!
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