The Southeast Regional Championships will be held in Atlanta, Ga., from May 27-29, 2011.
Registration is now open! USA Wrestling does not charge for adjusting weight classes, even at weigh-ins, so sign up early to guarantee your spot in the event. Kids and Cadets in Florida must register through www.floridausawrestling.org.
Click here to register for Kids Freestyle, Greco-Roman, and Folkstyle
Click here to register for Cadet Freestyle and Greco-Roman
Click here to register for Girls and Junior Freestyle and Junior Greco-Roman
USA Wrestling’s regional events are contested in freestyle and Greco-Roman, the only two styles of wrestling at the Olympic level. Freestyle wrestling is exciting, creative, and dynamic because points can be scored from almost anywhere. The most recent Olympic wrestling gold medal was won by freestyle wrestler Henry Cejudo in 2008. Other notable freestyle wrestlers include Cael Sanderson (Olympic gold medalist and four-time undefeated NCAA champion), Jake Herbert (World silver medalist and two-time NCAA Champion), and Tervel Dlagnev (World bronze medalist and two-time Division II NCAA Champion). Greco-Roman wrestling is known for powerful lifts and big throws, as all attacks must be made above the waist. Current National Greco-Roman Head Coach Steve Fraser was a gold medalist in 1984, and Rulon Gardner won gold in 2000.
Wrestlers in the kids division (Intermediate, Novice, and Schoolboy/girl) must reside in one of the states that make up the region in which they are competing. To determine your region, visit www.usawrestling.org. The Junior and Cadet regionals are open to all athletes who meet the age categories. Juniors and Cadets do NOT have to meet residency requirements.
Current age divisions are Bantam: born 2003-04, Intermediate: born 2001-02, Novice: born 1999-00, Schoolboy/girl: born 1997-98, Cadet: born 1995-96, and Junior: born September 1, 1991 and after plus currently enrolled in grades 9-12. Age and weight divisions for the Girls Freestyle Festival will be determined after weigh-ins. Additional information on age and weight divisions can be found here.
Other qualification procedures may apply for regional participation. Some states require participation in their respective state freestyle/Greco-Roman tournament. Visit your state’s website or contact your state leader to confirm. Click here for state information.
All wrestlers competing in the kids regionals qualify for USA Wrestling's ASICS Kids Freestyle & Greco-Roman National Championships in Orem, UT, June 27-29, 2011. At the Junior and Cadet levels, the top three (3) place winners in each weight class qualify for their state's National Team above the state limit. USA Wrestling's ASICS/Vaughan Junior & Cadet National Championships are July 15-23, 2011, in Fargo, ND. Additionally, all athletes must follow their respective state policies even though they may place in the top three (3) at a Regional event.
The road to nationals starts here, so sign up today!