PLEASE NOTE! Wrestlers wishing to participate in this event MUST follow state procedures. Contact your USA Wrestling State Director for information on qualification procedures for your state.
Click here and then click on your state to find State Director's contact information.
All athletes who meet age group requirements, any existing state qualifying procedures and are current members of USA Wrestling are eligible to participate (see Qualification information below). USA Wrestling Age-Level National Championships shall be limited to U.S. citizens, residents, or students with an F1 visa, and athletes who live in a bordering nation who attend(ed) a U.S. school in the current or previous school year.
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 (click HERE for more information) and the Kids National Team website (click HERE for more information). 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.
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. Only wrestlers born September 1, 1999 and later who were enrolled in grades 9-12 during the 2018 spring semester are eligible. No wrestler who was enrolled in 8th grade during the 2019 spring semester will be allowed to enter. Any such wrestler who enters or competes will be penalized by forfeiting his/her eligibility in the next year's event in both styles.
16U (cadet) DIVISION: Only wrestlers born in 2003-2004 are eligible.
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.
FLOOR PASSES ARE REQUIRED FOR FLOOR ACCESS. Floor passes will be issued at registration to those who met the requirements.
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 HERE. PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 30 DAYS FOR COMPLETION OF USAW COACHES MEMBERSHIP/BACKGROUND CHECK PROCESS.
Floor passes will only be issued to those individuals with a current USAW Coaches Membership Card, SafeSport, and are a minimum USAW NCEP Bronze certified. Two certified coaches maximum allowed in each competitor's corner. To videotape any match at mat side, the operator must be one of the two certified coaches in the corner. NO COACHES ARE ENTITLED TO FREE ADMISSION FOR THIS EVENT, REGARDLESS OF THEIR USAW COACHES MEMBERSHIP STATUS.
Junior Division: Wrestler must have qualified in a competitive event conducted under sanction of USA Wrestling in the state where he/she resides, and must be certified by the state association. For Mens Freestyle and Greco-Roman, each state may enter a maximum of forty-five (45) wrestlers in each style and a maximum of four (4) wrestlers in any one (1) weight class, per style. For Womens Freestyle, there is no limit for the amount of female wrestlers each state can enter in this style.
In addition, the top four (4) place winners from USA Wrestling's Junior Division Regional Championships and the top eight (8) place winners from UWW Junior National Championships shall be automatic qualifiers for this event but must still adhere to all individual state association policies. The top eight (8) place winners from UWW Cadet National Championships shall also, be automatic qualifiers for this event.
16U (cadet) Division: Wrestler must have qualified in a competitive event conducted under sanction of USA Wrestling in the state where he/she resides, and must be certified by the state association. Each state may enter a maximum of fifty-one (51) wrestlers in each style and a maximum of four (4) wrestlers in any one (1) weight class, per style. For Women's Freestyle, there is no limit for the amount of female wrestlers each state can enter in this style.
In addition, the top four (4) place winners from USA Wrestling's Cadet Division Regional Championships and the top eight (8) place winners from UWW Cadet National Championships shall be automatic qualifiers for this event but must still adhere to all individual state association policies.
For state specific qualifications, please contact your state chairperson. Contact information for all state chairpersons can be found by clicking HERE