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Bracketing / Rules

Teams will be placed in pools based on the seeding criteria as defined in the USAW National Dual Policies.

Team leaders and coaches are strongly encouraged to review all the information presented in the USAW National Dual Policies. 

All exhibition matches will be wrestled at the end of each dual meet, if time permits.

All matches shall consist of 2-2 minute periods


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.

Video Review for Nationals Duals
The first place dual meet of the 14U, 16U, Junior boys and Girls National Duals shall utilize video review that is consistent with procedures during individual national championships.