COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The 2016 Junior Beach Tour Championships begins this week, July 22-24, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Over 750 athletes will compete in the three day tournament, which is co-hosted by the Badger Region, at Bradford Beach in Milwaukee. The Championships have been held in Milwaukee three out of the past four years.

The 2016 Junior Beach Tour Championships begins on July 22 and will wrap on the 24th. The boys and girls tournament features age divisions from 12 and Under to 18 and Under.

“Our National Championships are always a wonderful experience to celebrate our players, parents and volunteers,” said Junior Beach Tour Manager Mark Paaluhi. “This year is extra special as we had a record breaking season with over 70 Tour stops across the country.”

Format for the Championships begins with pool play on Friday, followed by a breakdown into a Gold, Silver or Bronze division during Saturday’s pool play portion. Single elimination playoff championships will be played Sunday. The boys’ division will begin its single elimination playoff matches on Saturday.

Participation in the Championships was contingent on teams finishing in the top three in one of the 70+ Tour stops in 2016. The Club division is available to all players wanting to get experience playing in the National Champions.

This year’s JBT schedule featured 72 events prior to the Championships. The Tour doesn’t stop there however, the West Coast Championships are slated to be Aug. 25-26 in Long Beach, Calif.