The 2012-2013 Membership Year begins September 1, 2012 and goes through August 31, 2013
All athletes who meet age group requirements, any existing state qualifying procedures (see State Qualifying Information below) and are current members of USA Wrestling are eligible to participate.
Wrestlers must enter their USA Wrestling Membership number when they register online. Wrestlers that do not have valid USA Wrestling Membership numbers will not be allowed to register.
If you have lost or forgotten your membership number, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
To renew your membership, please visit www.usawmembership.com, or contact your state director at www.usawrestling.org.
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.
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.
Coaches passes will be sold for $10.
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.
Kids Coaches: Floor passes will only be issued to those individuals with a current USAW Coaches Membership Card and are a minimum USAW NCEP Copper certified (photo I.D. required).
Cadet and Junior Coaches: Floor passes will only be issued to those individuals with a current USAW Coaches Membership Card and are a minimum USAW NCEP Bronze certified (photo I.D. required).
Want to become a USA Wrestling Copper or Bronze level certified coach? Please contact USA Wrestling's Manager of National Coaches Education Program, Cody Bickley, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to complete to Copper Certification online
STATE QUALIFYING INFORMATION
If you are a resident of a state listed below, you must meet your state's qualification procedures to participate in the USAW/Cliff Keen Folkstyle National Championships. If your state is not listed, there is no prequalification required. There is no prequalification for the Veteran`s Divisions (all states) and the Junior Division in Minnesota.
Indiana: Chris Lynch (317) 695-1106 email@example.com Indiana State Wrestling Association
Bantam --> Novice Qualifier: ISWA State Finals at Ben Davis High School, March 12th
Schoolboys --> Juniors Qualifier: ISWA State Finals at Warren Central High School, March 19th and 20th
Iowa: (Kids) Nathan Eichorst (319) 631-6198 firstname.lastname@example.org Iowa Wrestling Federation
Iowa: (Cadets) Steve Mickelson (515) 597-2448 email@example.com Iowa Wrestling Federation
Minnesota: Robert Huss (612) 581-4035 firstname.lastname@example.org
New Jersey: John Grey, Jr. (973) 625-7268 email@example.com USA Wrestling-New Jersey