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About The LVSC
The LVSC has been host to over 32 national and international sporting events that have showcased the greatest athletes in the world. Thousands of athletes, coaches and spectators representing the United States and over 50 countries have pursued their life long dreams in Las Vegas.
Since 1986 the LVSC has hosted the United States National Wrestling Championships, (an Olympic trials qualifying tournament) where hundreds of athletes have qualified through the US Nationals and have gone on to represent the USA at seven Olympic games, winning numerous Olympic medals.
The LVSC was honored in 1996, when founder and CEO, Larry Barnson, was selected as part of the administrative staff for the summer Olympic games in Atlanta, Georgia, and again in 2003 for the FILA World Championships. In 2015 Larry was again selected to host the 2015 Senior World Championships leading up to the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Founded in 1986 by native Las Vegan, UNLV graduate, local educator and coach, Larry Barnson, the LVSC has not only showcased world class athletic achievements, but has also given back to the community.
The LVSC has hosted multiple sporting events from Wrestling, Gymnastics, Taekwondo and Basketball / Football camps for youth ages 10-15.
Proceeds totaling over a half a million dollars from events hosted by the LVSC have contributed to over thirty five local athletes and programs, impacting over 5,000 local athletes and their families.
Join the LVSC as they continue to impact the world's greatest athletes and more importantly, the youth from our great city, Las Vegas.
How The LVSC Began
The LVSC was originally founded in 1986 by Larry Barnson and featured the U.S. National Wrestling Championships that year. Larry is a native Nevadan that grew up participating in local youth sport programs and went on to become a coach for 20 years in the Clark County School District and a honored member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.