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High School National Recruiting Showcase –Kansas Qualifier set for Dodge City, March 19-21

by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling

USA Wrestling has announced the eighth and final of its eight High School National Recruiting Showcase Qualifiers.

The USA Wrestling High School National Recruiting Showcase – Kansas Qualifier will be held at the United Wireless Arena in Dodge City, Kansas, March 19-21

All eight qualifiers have been set, with additional qualifiers in Pennsylvania, Arizona, Utah, Florida, Wisconsin, Virginia and Indiana. In addition, the High School National Recruiting Showcase has also been finalized in Coralville, Iowa, March 25-27. Please see the complete schedule at the end of this article.

This event and the entire High School National Recruiting Showcase series, is open only to boys and girls athletes who qualify for the USA Wrestling Junior age division. Wrestlers must have been born September 1, 2001 or after, plus must be enrolled in grades 9-12. Athletes from any state may enter any of the eight qualifiers.

The qualifier events will feature top High School boys’ and girls’ wrestlers from around the country. For the boys (contested in folkstyle) and girls (contested in freestyle), the top five place winners in each weight class in the eight qualifiers will earn a spot in the High School National Recruiting Showcase (which will be held during the weekend of March 26-28 at a location to be announced shortly).

Please note that state champions and National Prep champions (any year) who meet the age and grade requirements automatically qualify for the High School National Recruiting Showcase for both boys and girls (They do not need to attend a qualifier). All previous state champions and National Prep champions MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THE NATIONAL RECRUITING SHOWCASE BY MARCH 1 to guarantee their spot. State champions are defined as state association sanctioned state champions for boys, and both state association sanctioned champions and recognized unofficial state champions for girls in folkstyle.

All eight qualifiers, as well as the High School National Recruiting Showcase, will be broadcast by Trackwrestling.

The intent of the series is to provide unrestricted access for every college coach and recruiter to the single-highest concentration of high school talent, with every match available online through host broadcaster Trackwrestling.

As with all events on the USA Wrestling national schedule, this series 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.


Registration and entry limits for Kansas Qualifier:

Due to local health and government regulations, there will be a cap on the number of entries for this specific Kansas qualifier, which are:

• High School boys and girls – 1,000

Pre-registration has a $50 entry fee, and closes on Monday, March 8 at 11:59 p.m. MT. Late online registration is a $65 entry fee, and closes Wednesday, March 17 at 11:59 p.m. MT.

Click here to register for High School National Recruiting Showcase – Kansas Qualifier

Event Schedule for Kansas Qualifier

Click here for full event schedule, including weigh-in and session times.

Coaches Bands Information:

• Due to the indoor capacity, we will be imposing a strict TWO (2) pre purchased spectator ticket and ONE (1) coaches’ band per athlete registered. Two Spectators and one coach per athlete maximum. Must purchase before March 18th!

• All coaches that wish to purchase a coach’s band to gain access to the competition floor to coach athletes must have a USA Wrestling Leader Membership Card.

• High School Showcase Qualifier Coaches Band - $15.00.

Click for Coaches Band Information

Ticketing Information:

• Admission Prices are $15 (daily) or $20 (weekend)

Click for Ticketing information


Click for Accommodations Information

Kansas Qualifier website

Click for Kansas Qualifier website


High School Boys/FOLKSTYLE

• Born 9/1/2001 & after, plus enrolled in grades 9-12

High School Girls/FREESTYLE

• Born 9/1/2001 & after, plus enrolled in grades 9-12

Weight Classes:

High School Boys*

106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 145, 152, 160, 170, 182, 195, 220, 285

High School Girls*

100, 106, 112, 117, 122, 127, 132, 138, 144, 152, 164, 180, 200, 225

*2 lb. growth allowance at both the qualifiers and National Showcase

COVID-19 Screening

To mitigate COVID-19 and protect our members, everyone entering the venue must wear a mask and/or proper fitting face covering and be subjected to a daily screening. Anyone who does not comply with this will be asked to leave.

USA Wrestling Events website

For information on all of the High School National Recruiting Showcase events and the entire national schedule, please visit the USA Wrestling Events website at:


March 11-13 – Utah Qualifier in North Logan, Utah

March 11-13 – Wisconsin Qualifier in Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

March 12-14 – Pennsylvania Qualifier in State College, Pa.

March 12-14 – Florida Qualifier in Orlando, Fla.

March 12-14 – Virginia Qualifier in Doswell, Va.

March 16-18 – Arizona Qualifier in Bullhead City, Ariz.

March 19-21 – Indiana Qualifier in Indianapolis, Ind.

March 19-21 – Kansas Qualifier in Dodge City, Kansas

March 25-27 – High School National Recruiting Showcase, Coralville, Iowa