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Eligibility/Membership

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


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 (click HERE). 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.

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.  

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.


KIDS REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (10U, 12U & 14U)

PARTICIPANTS CAN BE FROM ANY STATE. HOWEVER, ONLY WRESTLERS FROM A CENTRAL REGION STATE WILL QUALIFY FOR THE 2020 USAW KIDS FREESTYLE & GRECO-ROMAN NATIONALS AT THIS EVENT. ***All 10U, 12U and 14U wrestlers from a Central region state participating in the freestyle and Greco-Roman Central regional tournament qualify for the Kids Freestyle & Greco-Roman National Championships. This tournament is not a qualifier for the Pee-Wee, 8U or Girls Freestyle.
 

16U & JUNIOR REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: BOTH DIVISIONS

Open to ALL wrestlers that meet the necessary age requirements. Top four (4) place winners qualify for your state's team above the state limit for the 2020 US Marine Corps Junior National Championships (in the age division and style in which you qualify). Athletes must still adhere to all state policies. 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.

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