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The 2012 USA Wrestling Olympic Team Trials hosted by Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and the University of Iowa at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in April has been nominated for a SportsTravel Award by readers of SportsTravel magazine.
According to survey results conducted by the UI and ICCACVB, the two-day event produced an economic impact on the area community that exceeded $5 million. The event set single-session and overall attendance records for the event.
Nominations are based on level of organization of and attendance at the event, overall experience for the competitors and/or spectators at the event, and how the site or venue served to enhance the event. Votes will be tallied through Wednesday, Aug. 15. Winners will be announced at the TEAMS '12 Conference & Expo, Oct. 1-4, in Detroit. Ballots are available in July and August issues of SportsTravel magazine and online at SportsTravelMagazine.com.
Below is the official news release from UI Sports Information:
U.S. OLYMPIC WRESTLING TEAM TRIALS
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- SportsTravel magazine has announced that the 2012 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Trials has been nominated for a 2012 SportsTravel Award. Events are nominated by the readers of SportsTravel, the sports world's event magazine.
The event, hosted inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena on the campus of the University of Iowa, had an economic impact of more than $5 million, according to survey results released by the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).
Criteria for nomination and voting include superior organization of and attendance at the event, a superior experience for the competitors and/or spectators at the event, and how the site or venue served to enhance the event. Final balloting is open through August 15, 2012. Winners will be announced at the TEAMS '12 Conference & Expo, October 1-4, 2012, in Detroit.
"Events such as this one are a prime example of the achievement of excellence in the organization and management of sporting events," said Timothy Schneider, publisher of SportsTravel magazine, which organizes the TEAMS Conference & Expo. "SportsTravel readers are the leaders of the sports-event industry and they know what it takes to execute a high-quality event," said Schneider. "The SportsTravel Awards program is an opportunity for them to honor their peers for a job well done."
Official ballots are available in the July and August issues of SportsTravel magazine. Readers may also find more information and vote online at SportsTravelMagazine.com. The ballot includes nominees in amateur, collegiate and professional categories. Awards in those three categories will be given for best single-sport event, best multi-sport or multi-discipline event, and best sports event series or circuit. Voters will also pick the best new sports event and an overall Sports Event of the Year from among the nominated events.