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By Admin , 09/27/13, 3:00PM EDT


This Week in NCUSA (March 25-April 1)
Did you see the NCAA finals? WOW! What a great show from Des Moines!!! As I watched the tournament this past weekend, I couldn’t help but wonder….How many of these guys had a USA Membership in their pocket as a youth and high school aged wrestler? I would BET the number was VERY HIGH! With that in mind, here’ s whats happening in NCUSA this week…..

Top 50 Challenge Off and Running
Saturday’s TOP DAWG CHALLENGE was the 2nd event of this year’s Top 50 Challenge. Nearly 300 wrestlers came out for a great Saturday of wrestling at one of NCUSA’s longest running local tournaments. Top 50 points will be updated later this week, and several more Top 50 events are coming up in the next few weeks. Are YOU and your wrestlers UP to the CHALLENGE? Be sure to check out OUR WEBSITE for more information on this year’s Top 50 Challenge.


Registration for several upcoming events is NOW OPEN. Remember to pre-register by Friday at noon prior to each event!

March 30th Events
CLICK HERE to register for the I-95 Challenge in Rocky Mount. This is a NC Top 50 Event!!

CLICK HERE to register for the Mountain Mauling at Tuscola HS.

April 6th Events
CLICK HERE to register for the Highland Challenge at Mitchell HS. This is a NC TOP 50 Event!!

CLICK HERE to register for the Steve Catts Memorial at JH Rose HS. This is an NC TOP 50 Event!!

One of NCUSA’s two premier state qualifying events is coming up in just a few weeks! This event is a MAJOR qualifier for our National Teams including the Cadet and Jr. Duals Teams, as well as FARGO, and of course this event is part of the NC TOP 50 Challenge! Registration will open this week, so make plans now to be a part of this BIG EVENT!

Gable Raffle Continues to Support NC National Teams
NCUSA is raffling off one of the most amazing singlets ever made! The National Wrestling Hall of Fame commissioned Cliff Keen to produce 100 very special singlets commemorating Dan Gable’s historic performance in the 1972 Olympics. Each singlet is hand signed and numbered by Coach Gable. Your purchase of raffle tickets at our upcoming spring events will go to support our NC National Teams this summer, so not only may you WIN this extremely rare piece of wrestling memorabilia, but you will also be supporting a great cause. CLICK HERE to view the singlet and be sure to get your tickets before our drawing in May at the State Championships.

RTC Practices To Be Announced
NC is pleased to have several USA Regional Training Centers in our State, including UNC-Chapel Hill and Appalachian State University. Practices at these Regional Training Centers are FREE for USA Members, and provide a tremendous opportunity for you to be trained by THE BEST Coaches in North Carolina! Take advantage of these workouts, and look for even MORE RTC practice locations in the coming weeks!

NCUSA is please to announce several chances for Coaches to earn their BRONZE Coaching Certification. Coaches Education Director Cody Bickley will host a Bronze Webinar April 1-2. Cost is $75. We will also have a Bronze Clinic Friday April 12th at UNC-Pembroke as part of the Tar Heel State Classic Weekend. Cost is only $60.

Finally, a quick note about upcoming local events. ALL of our Local spring tournaments now REQUIRE Online registration and payment PRIOR TO the event. Pre-Registration usually ends Friday at NOON before the event, so be SURE and pre-register for events you plan to wrestle in. And be sure to register for the correct WEIGHT CLASS. You must make the weight you are registered for (making weight for a tournament is NOT A NEW IDEA!!) or you will be scratched from the event with NO REFUND!

Its a great time to be a wrestler in North Carolina! There are more training opportunities being provided by NCUSA than ever before! Take advantage of these opportunities and realize YOUR wrestling DREAMS this coming season and beyond!!

See you on the mats!