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Eligibility/Membership

Eligibility/Membership

The 2017-2018 Membership Year begins September 1st, 2017 and goes through August 31, 2018. 

ATHLETES

All athletes who meet age group requirements, any existing state qualifying procedures and are current members of USA Wrestling are eligible to participate.

Athletes MUST present proof of current USA Wrestling Membership Card (actual card or photo copy) at registration AND weigh-ins. If you do not have a copy of your USA Wrestling Membership Card, please contact your State Membership Director prior to the event. It is mandatory that you provide your USA Wrestling Membership Card Number when participating at all USA Wrestling events in order for your results to be correctly linked to your profile for the U.S. Future Olympian Rankings and the Kids National Team website. USA Wrestling Athlete Membership Cards can be acquired from the State Chairperson or State Membership Director of the contestant`s state of residence or online. 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.

PARTICIPATION IS OPEN TO WRESTLERS FROM ANY STATE. HOWEVER, ONLY WRESTLERS FROM A NORTHEAST REGION STATE WILL QUALIFY FOR THE 2018 USAW KIDS NATIONALS AT THIS EVENT (UNLESS THEY RECEIVE A WAIVER FROM THEIR STATE CHAIRPERSON). 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). 

Click here to find out which region your state is in.

***All Intermediate, Novice and Schoolboy/girl wrestlers from Northeast Region States participating in the freestyle and Greco-Roman Northeast Regional tournament qualify for the USAW Kids Freestyle & Greco-Roman Nationals.

There is NO QUALIFICATION policy for BANTAMS, CADETS or JUNIORS and is open to all wrestlers in applicable age groups regardless of state of residence.

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.
 

COACHES

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

KIDS REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (Intermediate, Novice & Schoolboy/girl)

PARTICIPATION IS OPEN TO WRESTLERS FROM ANY STATE. HOWEVER, ONLY WRESTLERS FROM A NORTHEAST REGION STATE WILL QUALIFY FOR THE 2018 USAW KIDS NATIONALS AT THIS EVENT (UNLESS THEY RECEIVE A WAIVER FROM THEIR STATE CHAIRPERSON).

***All Intermediate, Novice and Schoolboy/girl wrestlers from Northeast Region States participating in the Freestyle and Greco-Roman Northeast Regional tournament qualify for the USAW Kids Freestyle & Greco-Roman Nationals. ALL Coaches must have a current Copper or higher level coaching card and current USAW Membership, to obtain a coaches pass, available at the HEAD TABLE for $10.00. 

JUNIOR and CADET REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Competition is 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 and Cadet National Championship (July 12-20, 2018) 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)ALL Coaches must have a current Bronze or higher level coaching card and current USAW Membership, to obtain a coaches pass, available at the HEAD TABLE for $10.00. 

 

PLEASE CLICK LINK BELOW FOR LIST OF USA WRESTLING STATE DIRECTORS IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS IN REGARDS TO QUALIFICATION PROCEDURES

https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Membership/Find-a-Club