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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 or aliddie@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.  

 

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)

PARTICIPATION IS OPEN TO WRESTLERS FROM ANY STATE. HOWEVER, ONLY WRESTLERS FROM A SOUTHEAST REGION STATE WILL QUALIFY FOR THE USAW KIDS FREESTYLE & GRECO-ROMAN NATIONALS AT THIS EVENT.
Click here to find out which region your state is in.

***All 10U, 12U and 14U wrestlers from Southeast Region States participating in the freestyle and Greco-Roman Southeast Regional tournament qualify for the USAW Kids Freestyle & Greco-Roman Nationals.


16U & JUNIOR REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: BOTH DIVISIONS

Open to ALL wrestlers that meet the necessary age requirements. Top four (4) place winners at this event qualify for your state's team above the state limit for the US Marine Corps Junior & 16U National Championship. Wrestlers qualify in the age group and style in which they place, and they must follow all state procedures in order to enter the Junior & 16U Nationals. 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