National Team Qualification:
Qualification is specific to division, style, and weight class. Qualifying in Greco does not qualify you in Freestyle. Qualifying as a Cadet does not qualify you as a Junior. Qualifying at 160 does not qualify you at 170, etc.
Petitioning: You MAY petition for membership on Team NC any time before the set deadline (12:00 NOON- May 15, 2018 ). The Petition fee is $100 if you did not wrestle in the qualifying event (either Tar Heel or State Championships). Wrestlers who participate in one of these two events and do not earn a slot on the National Team can petition WITH NO FEE. Petition slots are subject to availability.
Wrestle-Offs: Dual team slots will be determined by wrestle-offs as needed. Open team slots may be filled by the Coaching Staff. NCUSA reserves the right to take more than one participant in each weight class/style
USA Regional & National Events:
Kids/Cadets/Junior Regional- Atlanta Ga: May 25-27, 2018 #1-6 from Tar Heel State Classic and State Championships are invited. Divisions are Bantam, Intermediate, Novice, Schoolboy, Cadet, and Junior.
UWW Cadet & University Nationals - Akron, OH - May 31 - June 3, 2018 The event also features competition for UWW Cadet age athletes (born 2001-2003) in Men's Freestyle and Greco-Roman. The champion in each UWW Cadet weight class qualifies to represent the United States at the 2018 UWW Cadet World Championships.
Top eight (8) place winners at this event qualify for:
UWW Cadets born 2001-2003:
- Qualifies for Cadet Nationals in the same style
- Qualifier for Junior Nationals in the same style (if they are in high school)
UWW Cadets born 2001:
- Qualifies for Junior Nationals in the same style
Athletes must still adhere to all state policies and you qualify in the style in which you place. The Vaughan Junior & Cadet National Championships will be held in Fargo, ND, from July 13-21.
TEAM NC will have UWW Cadet Freestyle & Greco Roman Coaches at the event. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you're planning to attend, possible transportation and group lodging could be coordinated.
Schoolboy National Duals- Indianapolis IN- June 6-10, 2018 Highest NC Finisher (schoolboy age), Tar Heel State Classic have #1 priority for slots. A $50 deposit is due at the Tar Heel State Classic. Wrestle offs will the State Championships IF NEEDED.
East Coast National Duals- Pasadena, MD June 9-10, 2018 Highest NC Finisher at Tar Heel State Classic will earn slot. $50 Deposit Due at the Tar Heel State Classic. Slots not claimed within 48 hours will be opened to other wrestlers.
Cadet National Duals- Spokane, WA- June 12-16, 2018 Highest NC Finisher at Tar Heel State Classic will earn slot. $50 Deposit Due at the Tar Heel State Classic. Slots not claimed within 48 hours will be opened to other wrestlers.
Junior National Duals- Tulsa, OK- June 19-23, 2018 Highest NC Finisher at Tar Heel State Classic will earn slot. $50 Deposit Due at the Tar Heel State Classic. Slots not claimed within 48 hours will be opened to other wrestlers.
Cadet/Junior Nationals- Fargo, ND- July 13-21, 2018 #1 & 2 from State Championships and #1 from the Tar Heel State Classic are invited. Wrestlers may also qualify at UWW Cadet Nationals, UWW Jr. Nationals, or any USA Wrestling Regional Event. All qualifiers should make their intentions to go to Fargo known to NCUSA National Team Staff as soon as possible.
BACK AGAIN THIS YEAR!
A) If a wrestler competes and WINS BOTH the Tar Heel and NCUSA FS/GR State Championships, wrestler will earn FREE entry to SE Regionals.
B) If they place top 3 in their weight class at SE Regionals and have met criteria from A, they will earn a $150 voucher to go toward another national team travels. Winners of SE Regionals will earn $200 vouchers!