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2024 USA Wrestling Kids Nationals

Cedar Rapids, IA

06/27/2024 - 06/30/2024

Event Venue

ImOn Arena
1100 Rockford Rd. SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Event Director

Christina Hargrove




Eligibility at Kid’s Nationals:


To be eligible for Kid’s Nationals, one must compete in any regional or obtain a waiver to compete from his/her state chairperson.


This event is open to participants that have competed in any regional or obtained a waiver to compete. Additionally, each athlete must meet the age group requirements (see Divisions tab) and have the proper USA Wrestling membership (see below). 


The 2023-2024 Membership Year begins August 21, 2023 and goes through August 31, 2024. 


At all USA Wrestling Freestyle and Greco-Roman Regionals in the Junior and 16U divisions, competition shall be limited to athletes who are eligible for competition in USA Wrestling’s 16U and Junior Freestyle and Greco-Roman National Championships.


Weight at Kid’s Nationals:


At Kid’s Nationals, provided a wrestler has qualified for Kid’s Nationals or been granted a waiver to compete, he/she may not compete lower than the lowest weight weighed in at any regional, minus one weight class.



Athlete Membership 

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. 


To purchase or renew your membership now, please visit


If you have lost or forgotten your membership number, please contact 


CLICK HERE for more information on how to purchase and/or renew USA Wrestling Athlete Membership 


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, please CLICK HERE.




Coaches must be prepared to show their current USA Wrestling membership card and photo I.D. to purchase a coach’s pass. 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 USAW membership card & a photo ID with you to the event. Every coach and athlete will need to be bar code scanned into the event.


Coach’s passes are available online. Coaches are encouraged to pre-purchase prior to the event.


CLICK HERE to purchase coaching credentials.

*Scroll to the bottom of the page after clicking the link to select your profile


Want to become a USA Wrestling Bronze level certified coach? Please contact USA Wrestling's Manager of National Coaches Education Program, Mike Clayton, at


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 if you have any issues. 


Regional/National Events


Approved as of the 2023 USA Wrestling Board of Director’s National Convention: 

  • Participation at Regional & National Championships When both regional and/or national championships are offered to both genders in the same style(s) in 14U and below, wrestlers shall only be allowed to compete in the division of his/her gender. Female athletes interested in participating in Women's National Championship in Freestyle can CLICK HERE to register


Transgender Policy


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 (International Olympic Committee) actions.


Please CLICK HERE to 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.