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Eligibility & Membership

The 2019-2020 Membership Year begins September 1st, 2019 and goes through August 31, 2020. 

Limited Folkstyle Athlete Memberships as well as Full Athlete Memberships will be accepted for ALL divisions for the 2019 Northwest Bigfoot Battle. To purchase or renew your membership now, please visit


All athletes who meet age-group requirements and are current members of USA Wrestling are eligible to participate. Wrestlers must enter their USA Wrestling Membership number when they register online. Wrestlers that do not have valid USA Wrestling Membership numbers will not be allowed to register.
If you have lost or forgotten your membership number, please contact

To renew your membership, please visit, or contact your state director at


A wrestler must be in their FIRST or SECOND year of wrestling in order to be eligible to compete in the True Beginner division. Any claims against wrestlers competing in the True Beginner division that are more experienced (wrestlers in their 3rd season or later) must be made to the tournament director BEFORE online registration closes. Wrestlers found to be too experienced for the True Beginner division will be removed from the event, and no refunds will be provided.

Transgender Policy

USA Wrestling deems it necessary to ensure, insofar as possible, that transgender athletes are not excluded from the opportunity to participate in wrestling competitions. As such, USA Wrestling’s Gender Policy is based on the results and guidelines of the IOC actions.

Please read the transgender policy document in its entirety in order to understand the guidelines USA Wrestling follows in regards to transgender athletes competing at USA Wrestling events.