ASICS/Vaughan Junior & Cadet National Championships, Presented by the U.S. Marines
FargoDome

Fargo, ND    July 17-25, 2009


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    All athletes who meet age group requirements, any existing state qualifying procedures and are current members of USA Wrestling are eligible to participate. All athletes and coaches must present proof of current USA Wrestling Membership Card at registration. To purchase a USAW Wrestling Membership Card, click HERE. Alternatively, Membership Cards must be acquired from the State Chairperson or State Membership Director of the contestant’s state of residence. Secondary sports accident insurance is provided as a benefit of membership. Just a reminder, 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. 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, 1989 and later who were enrolled in grades 9-12 during the 2009 spring semester are eligible. No wrestler who was enrolled in 8th grade during the 2009 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. CADET DIVISION: Only wrestlers born in 1993-1994 are eligible. Qualification 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 three place winners from USA Wrestling’s Junior Division Regional Championships and the FILA Junior National Championships qualify for this event but must still adhere to all individual state association policies. 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. In addition, the top three place winners from USA Wrestling’s Cadet Division Regional Championships and the FILA Cadet National Championships qualify for this event but must still adhere to all individual state association policies. Due to the timing of the event, the West Kids and Cadet Regional Championships (Pocatello, ID; June 21-27, 2009) is not considered a qualifier for Cadet Nationals. The Northwest Cadet and Junior Regional Championships (Battle Ground, WA; March 27-29, 2009) is the qualifier for states residing in the West Region.
    For state specific qualifications, please contact your state chairperson. Contact information for all state chairpersons can be found by clicking HERE


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