USA Wrestling’s 2024 Boys 16U Nationals Duals set for Herriman, Utah, June 12-15
by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling
USA Wrestling, the national governing body for wrestling in the United States, has announced that its 2024 Boys 16U National Dual Meet Championships will be held at Zions Bank Real Academy in Herriman, Utah, June 12-15, 2024. The event will also return in 2025.
The tournament features state-level teams from USA Wrestling’s state associations from across the nation competing in dual meets in the two Olympic styles, freestyle and Greco-Roman.
The local organizers for the 2024 Boys 16U National Duals are Sports Salt Lake and USA Wrestling Utah.
“USA Wrestling is pleased to bring one of its most popular national dual meet competitions to Herriman and the state of Utah. We have been blessed to hold quality events in Utah in the past. We look forward to working with the local community and the wrestling leadership in Utah to present an outstanding tournament for our state associations. We expect that those who attend will have a very positive experience in Herriman and at the Boys 16U National Duals,” said Pete Isais, USA Wrestling National Events Director.
“USA Wrestling Utah is excited to host the USA Wrestling 16U National Duals in Utah. We always strive to put on great events and we are ready to get to work to provide a great experience for all the states attending,” said Jeff Newby, USA Wrestling Utah Executive Director.
"We’re thrilled to welcome a new competition to The State of Sport,” said Utah Sports Commission President & CEO Jeff Robbins. “USA Wrestling’s Boys 16U National Duals will bring the nation's top youth talent to compete right here in our state.”
"Sports Salt Lake is delighted to announce our privilege in hosting the USA Wrestling Boys 16U National Duals in 2024 and 2025! Anticipated to draw over 2,000 attendees, this event is poised to generate a direct impact of over $2 million for our destination. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to exhibit our breathtaking mountain city to these athletes and spectators arriving in our community,” said Clay Partain, Executive Director of Sports Salt Lake.
Settled at the base of the Oquirrh Mountains, Zions Bank Real Academy offers a world-class sporting environment both inside and out. Inside the largest, pre-engineered, free-standing steel structure in North America, the training center boasts 210,000 square feet of artificial playing surface, providing ample space for a variety of sports events. Additionally, a 10,000 square foot concession area offers guests the resources to stay refreshed while at the facility. To enhance the overall experience, a state-of-the-art digital LED screen sits against the facilities south wall.
Utah has proven to be a successful host for major USA Wrestling events. USA Wrestling’s Folkstyle Tour of America Salt Lake Slam has been successfully hosted in Herriman in the past. USA Wrestling Utah has helped host the 2022 and 2023 USA Wrestling Kids Freestyle and Greco-Roman Nationals in Farmington, Utah, as well as the USA Wrestling Western Regional Championships within in the state. Herriman has also hosted a variety of USA Wrestling Utah state and local wrestling competitions.
Herriman becomes the 11th city to host this competition and the first in Utah. The Boys 16U National Duals have been held in Colorado, Missouri, Minnesota, Florida, Pennsylvania, Washington, Indiana and Illinois since it was created in 2000.
The competition schedule, entry fees, spectator ticket prices and other event information will be announced at a later date.
16U NATIONAL DUALS HOST CITIES
2000 – Pueblo, Colo.
2001 – Englewood, Colo.
2002 – Greeley, Colo.
2003 – Greeley, Colo.
2004 – Greeley, Colo.
2005 – Kansas City, Mo.
2006 – Kansas City, Mo.
2007 – Kansas City, Mo.
2008 – Kansas City, Mo.
2009 – Rochester, Minn.
2010 – Rochester, Minn.
2011 – Daytona Beach, Fla.
2012 – Daytona Beach, Fla.
2013 – Daytona Beach, Fla.
2014 – Daytona Beach, Fla.
2015 – York, Pa.
2016 – York, Pa.
2017 – York, Pa.
2018 – Spokane, Wash.
2019 – Spokane, Wash.
2021 – Westfield, Ind.
2022 – Loves Park, Ill.
2023 – Loves Park, Ill.
About Sports Salt LakeSports Salt Lake is a division of Visit Salt Lake, a private, non-profit corporation responsible for the promotion of Salt Lake as a convention, sports, and travel destination. Sports Salt Lake’s mission is to improve the area economy by attracting and providing support to sports and athletic events to Salt Lake County. Salt Lake is a unique fusion of metropolitan city and quaint mountain town; the towering Wasatch Mountains that embrace Salt Lake offer a dramatic backdrop to the vibrancy and activities of downtown. For more information on all that Salt Lake has to offer, go to www.VisitSaltLake.com