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Eligibility/Membership

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


ATHLETE ELIGIBILITY

All athletes who meet age group requirements, any existing state qualifying procedures, and are current members of USA Wrestling are eligible to participate. All athletes and coaches must present proof of current USA Wrestling Membership Card at registration. To purchase a USAW Wrestling Membership Card, please click HERE. Alternatively, Membership Cards can be acquired from the State Chairperson or State Membership Director of the contestant’s state of residence. Secondary sports accident insurance is provided as a benefit of membership.

If you have lost or forgotten your membership number, please contact svest@usawrestling.org or aliddie@usawrestling.org.

14U Division is a Festival and is not a qualifier for Kids Nationals. 

16U & JUNIOR REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: BOTH divisions are open to ALL wrestlers that meet the necessary age requirements. Top four (4) place winners at this event qualify for your state’s US Marine Corps Junior & 16U National Championship (July 12-20, 2020) teams above the state limit (in the age division in which you qualify). Athletes must still adhere to all state policies and you qualify in the style in which you place. Place winners shall be moved up in order to become an automatic qualifier if a foreign athlete has placed in the top 4 (i.e. 5th place finisher does move to 4th place). 

JUNIOR DIVISION: Athletes shall be considered eligible to compete in Junior Division competitions if he/she is currently attending high school, or participating in a program considered by the State’s Department of Education to be fulfilling the athlete’s requirements for graduation from an accredited high school program, or if a summer event, attended high school, or participated in a program considered by the State’s Department of Education to be fulfilling the athlete’s requirements for graduation from an accredited high school program the Spring semester just prior to the summer event. In addition, the athlete has only four consecutive years to compete in the Junior Division once his/her class begins the ninth grade.

USA Wrestling Age & Weight Divisions

USA WRESTLING LEADER MEMBERSHIP

All coaches that wish to gain access to the competition floor to coach athletes must have a current USA Wrestling Leader Membership Card. All USA Wrestling Leader Membership Cards MUST be attained prior to the event, due to mandatory background checking. For a USA Wrestling Leader Membership Card Card, please click HERE. PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 30 DAYS FOR COMPLETION OF USAW LEADER MEMBERSHIP/BACKGROUND CHECK PROCESS.

Want to become a USA Wrestling Bronze level certified coach? Please contact USA Wrestling's Manager of National Coaches Education Program, Mike Clayton, at mclayton@usawrestling.org

 

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.