USA Wrestling is excited to announce the 2021 Phil Portuese Northeast Regional Championships will take place at Kalahari Resorts in Pocono Manor, PA on May 14th-May 16th. New for the event this year will be a Open U23 Men's Freestyle Division and an Open Senior Men's Freestyle Division.
Automatic qualifiers at the 50th Annual USA Wrestling Junior & 16U National Championships, will be granted to the top 4 at all USA Wrestling regionals (placement must be in the same age and style), and top 8 in the UWW U15 Nationals, UWW Cadet Nationals and UWW Junior Nationals (placement must be in same style).
Please reach out to your state chairperson on how to qualify for their state's 50th Annual USA Wrestling Junior & 16U National Championships (July 17-24, 2020) teams.
Wrestlers must qualify to enter this event by competing in their designated regional or with approval from the wrestler's state chairperson! Wrestlers can compete in as many regionals as they choose, but wrestlers can ONLY QUALIFY FOR KIDS NATIONALS BY PARTICIPATING IN THEIR DESIGNATED REGIONAL.
*Wrestlers may obtain permission to attend Kids Nationals from their state chairperson if they are not able to attend their designated regional. We require the state chairperson to specify the lowest weight class the wrestler shall be eligible for.
Please be aware that wrestlers are not allowed to DROP in weight class from the regional to the Kids nationals. Whatever weight class the wrestler weigh-ins at for the regional (not necessarily competes at, but what the scale actually reads is the lowest weight class the wrestler is eligible to compete at for the nationals.
At Kids Nationals, provided a wrestler has qualified for Kids Nationals or been granted a waiver to compete, he/she may not compete lower than the lowest weight weighed in at any regional.
ALL WAIVERS FOR WEIGHT CLASS AND COMPETING MUST BE SENT TO JON MOR at: firstname.lastname@example.org by June 18th. NO Exceptions!
COVID - 19 Screening Information:
In an effort 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 through the USA Wrestling Membership system. Anyone who does not comply with this will be asked to leave. Please visit "Covid-19 Requirements" tab for screening instructions.
COACHES AND ATHLETES PLEASE BRING A COPY OF YOUR USAW MEMBERSHIP CARD WITH YOU TO THE EVENT.
Pocono Manor, PA 18349
May 14th-16th, 2021