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Registration now open for USA Wrestling Brian Keck Memorial Preseason Nationals, with flash sale pre-registration through Sept. 5

by USA Wrestling Events

Registration has been opened up for the 2021 USA Wrestling Brian Keck Memorial Preseason Nationals, which will return to Hyvee Hall inside the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa, October 29 - October 31.


This coincides with the start of the 2021-22 USA Wrestling membership year, which opened up online on August 25 at usawmembership.com. Participants competing at the USA Wrestling Brian Keck Memorial Preseason Nationals will need to have a new 2021-22 membership.


USA Wrestling is offering $10 off your registration if you book your hotel room from one of the USA Wrestling hotel room blocks. If you want to get this discount, please book your room first before registering.

Click here for the Preseason Nationals hotel block


There will be no on-site registration this year. This event has sold out in previous years, so do not wait to register. USA Wrestling does not charge for adjusting weight classes, even at weigh-ins, so sign up early to guarantee your spot in the event.

Click here to register for USA Wrestling Brian Keck Memorial Preseason Nationals


Now in its 14th year, the Preseason Nationals is one of the most prestigious folkstyle events held each year prior to the start of the regular season.


Your entry fee will be based upon when you register, so you are encouraged to sign up right away to save money.

Flash sale pre-registration deadline is September 5th, 11:59 PM ET– $50 with Hotel Code. If you want the flash sale savings, remember to get the official hotel reservation first.


The first 100 wrestlers to sign up will receive complimentary event t-shirt. Please pick up the t-shirt at the head table when you arrive to wrestle.


There are three other deadlines for entry fee discounts which you should consider when making your plans.


Early Bird Pre-Registration Deadline: October 1st, 11:59PM ET - $60 with no code needed


Online Pre-Registration Deadline: October 24th at 11:59PM ET- $80 with no code needed


Late Online Registration Deadline: October 28th at 12:00pm ET - $100 with no code needed


USA Wrestling has finalized the schedule for the event, which was not available when it was added to the national schedule. Please make sure to identify the medical check/weigh-in date and time before making travel plans.


The 9th-10th Grade High School division and the 11th-12th Grade High School division will be contested Friday, October 29 and Saturday, October 31.


The 5th-6th Grade Middle School division and the 7th-8th Grade Middle School division will be contested on Saturday October 30 and Sunday, October 31


The 1st-2nd Grade and 3rd-4th Grade divisions, the 1st-8th Grade Girls divisions and the High School Girls division will be held entirely on Sunday, October 31

Click here for the USA Wrestling Brian Keck Memorial Preseason Nationals schedule


The event will be conducted following the requirements of the state and local health authorities, as well as using the safety provisions of the USA Wrestling Return to Events Guidelines. USA Wrestling and the local organizers will monitor data and local trends closely leading up to the event.


As part of this safety protocol, every person entering the venue may be subject to a daily screening (Athletes, Coaches, Spectators, Staff, Officials, Medical, Media…etc.) This will include a temperature check as well as an event questionnaire form.


Tickets must be purchased online in advance of the tournament.  A Weekend Pass ticket is $40 plus ticketing fees, and a Daily Pass is $25 plus ticketing fees.


The event will be broadcast live by FloSports.

Other important event information


• Teams will receive TWO complimentary coaches floor pass for every TEN athletes pre-registered into the Brian Keck Memorial Preseason Nationals. In order to receive complimentary coaches floor pass, please email Christina Hargrove at chargrove@usawrestling.org by Friday, October 15th.


• Coaches Bands/Coach Limit: Coaches passes will be sold ONLINE ONLY for $25 until Wednesday, October 28th. In order to ensure social distancing, ONE certified coach will be allowed in each competitor`s corner. To videotape any match at mat side, the operator must be the certified coach in the corner.


• Middle School and Below Coaches: Floor passes will only be issued to those individuals with a current USAW Leader Membership Card and are a minimum USAW NCEP Copper certified (photo I.D. required).


• High School Coaches: Floor passes will only be issued to those individuals with a current USAW Leader Membership Card and are a minimum USAW NCEP Bronze certified (photo I.D. required).

Click here to purchase Coaches Bands


We look forward to your participation in the 2021 USA Wrestling Brian Keck Memorial Preseason Nationals.


For more event information, please visit:
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