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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 (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.

 

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 NORTHERN PLAINS REGION STATE WILL QUALIFY FOR THE USAW KIDS NATIONALS AT THIS EVENT. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR STATE FOR ANY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA.

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.

 

CADET & 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 2018 US Marine Corps Junior & Cadet 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