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Eligibility

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

ATHLETES

All athletes who meet the Cadet 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) during registration in order to participate at the 2019 Cadet National Dual Championships. If you do not have a copy of your USA Wrestling Membership Card, please contact your State Membership Director prior to the event. 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 (click HERE). Secondary sports accident insurance is provided as a benefit of membership. No prequalification required.

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

 

In cases where USA Wrestling offers the same age and style regional*/national championships for both genders, female athletes shall only be eligible for competition in the female tournament.

*= A festival held at a regional championships does not meet criteria.

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.  

 

COACHES

Only those individuals with a current USAW Coaches Membership Card and are a minimum USAW NCEP Copper certified are eligible to coach a  Cadet National Dual Team. All coaches must attain their USAW NCEP Copper certification prior to this event.

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.

Only coaches with a current USAW Coaches Membership Card AND who are USAW NCEP certified are entitled to free admission (does not include floor access).