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.
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).
All coaches that wish to gain access to the competition floor to coach athletes must have a current USA Wrestling Coaches Card and be Bronze certified. 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.