Event VenueHarrah's Resort Atlantic City
Event DirectorRichard Puerto
USA Wrestling 2023 Phil Portuese Northeast Regional Championships will be held in Atlantic City, NJ on May 11-14, 2023, and will take place at the Harrah's Resort Atlantic City. This event is a qualifier for the 2023 Junior and 16U National Championships in Fargo, ND.
The Phil Portuese Northeast Regional offers divisions for 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U & Juniors. The Phil Portuese Northeast Regional offers both men and women an opportunity to compete in Freestyle and Greco-Roman styles of competition. This event is a great preparation for both Kids Nationals and 16U/Junior National Championships.
Qualification Procedures – Junior & 16U Nationals
State teams shall be limited to four (4) wrestlers per age per style per weight class. Wrestlers who earn automatic qualifier status shall not count against any limit.
Automatic Qualifiers – 16U & Junior Nationals
The following shall serve as automatic qualifiers at Junior & 16U Nationals and shall not count against any roster limit:
*Geographical Exception for Qualification Procedures – Junior & 16U Nationals
For Hawaii and Alaska only, their roster limit shall not exceed 4 per weight class plus 2 additional wrestlers. The wrestlers can be at any weight class. (e.g.: 15 weight classes = 62 wrestlers)
Weight at Kids 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,
Eligibility at Kids Nationals
In order to be eligible for Kids Nationals, one must compete in any regional or obtain a waiver to compete from his/her state chairperson.
Please reach out to your state chairperson on how to qualify for the annual USA Wrestling Junior & 16U National Championships Team in Fargo, ND. For qualification rules visit USA WRESTLING – JUNIOR OLYMPIC WRESTLING COMMITTEE BOARD REPORT
There will be no folkstyle division at this event.