Event VenueHarrah's Resort Atlantic City
Event DirectorRichard Puerto
The 2022-2023 Membership Year begins September 1st, 2022 and goes through August 31, 2023.
At USA Wrestling Regional and National Championships, coaching credentials will only be issued to Wrestling Leader members at least 18 years of age who meet the appropriate NCEP certification requirement. Minors accompanying credentialed coaches will not be allowed on the competition floor.
COACHES AND ATHLETES PLEASE BRING A COPY OF YOUR USA WRESTLING MEMBERSHIP CARD & A PHOTO ID WITH YOU TO THE EVENT. EVERY COACH AND ATHLETE WILL NEED TO BE BAR CODE SCANNED IN TO THE EVENT.
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 Qualifier – Junior & 16U Nationals
The following shall serve as automatic qualifiers at Junior & 16U Nationals and shall not count against any roster limit:
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
All athletes who meet age-group requirements and are current members of USA Wrestling are eligible to participate. Wrestlers must enter their USA Wrestling Membership number when they register online. Wrestlers that do not have valid USA Wrestling Membership numbers will not be allowed to register.
If you have lost or forgotten your membership number, please contact email@example.com.
To renew your membership, please visit www.usawmembership.com, or contact your state director.
WRESTLING LEADER MEMBERSHIP
All coaches that wish to gain access to the competition floor to coach athletes must have a current USA Wrestling Leader Membership Card. All USA Wrestling Leader Membership Cards MUST be attained prior to the event, due to mandatory background checking. For a USA Wrestling Leader Membership Card Card, please click HERE. PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 30 DAYS FOR COMPLETION OF USA WRESTLING LEADER MEMBERSHIP/BACKGROUND CHECK PROCESS.
How to Earn Coaching Certifications
Copper & Bronze Certification
You can take the certification online through your membership profile. CLICK HERE for Coaching Certification.
Scroll to manage and then coach certifications and once you purchase the course from your shopping cart your access it under the my courses tab.
Certifications update immediately on your profile. You can print a membership card online and it will show all your NCEP Certification Levels.
Please contact USA Wrestling's Manager of National Coaches Education Program, Mike Clayton, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any issues.
USA Wrestling deems it necessary to ensure, insofar as possible, that transgender athletes are not excluded from the opportunity to participate in wrestling competitions. As such, USA Wrestling’s Gender Policy is based on the results and guidelines of the IOC actions.
Please read the transgender policy document in its entirety in order to understand the guidelines USA Wrestling follows in regards to transgender athletes competing at USA Wrestling events.