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25th Annual NHSCA National High School Wrestling Championships, Sophomore Division
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25th Annual NHSCA National High School Wrestling Championships, Sophomore Division
25th Annual NHSCA National High School Wrestling Championships, Sophomore Division

3/28/2014 to 3/30/2014

When: March 28-30, 2014
Where: Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th Street
Virginia Beach, Virginia  23451
United States
Contact:
Mattie Potter

Phone: 6109230900

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| Media  |  Coaches Information | Tickets 

 

Webcast  |  BRACKETS  |  Current Entries
**Brackets will be released after weigh ins Thursday evening.

 

 

About

This event is the most prestigious high school event, in any sport, throughout the country. The 2013 National High School Championships culminated with a total of 2,704.The numbers for the 2013 Sophomore Division: 638 Entries; 106 State Champions featuring 27 2x State Champions, 52 1x State Champions, and 251 State Place Winners.

A springboard to greatness... NHSCA National Championship Events have seen hundreds of its participants enjoy illustrious college careers. Many NCAA champions and All-Americans and USA Olympians have competed in NHSCA National Championship Events when they were in high school. On average NHSCA High School Nationals alumni make an average of 15 of the 20 NCAA Division I National Wrestling Championship finals appearances each year. On average, 7 of the 10 NHSCA participants claim NCAA titles. 52 of the 80 2013 NCAA All Americans competed here when they were high school career. The 2013 High School Sophomore Nationals produced some unbelievable talent that is going to be a threat for years to come on the collegiate level.

Accept no substitute... Modeled after the NCAA Division I Championship, the NHSCA High School Nationals Wrestling Championship affords you the very best competition in the country and best chance to be noticed by college coaches. This is a showdown where the best meet the best. It will test your mental and physical toughness as a wrestler. This is a tremendous opportunity for the nation's top ranked wrestlers to collide with the "small school" state runner-up, put the rankings aside, and prove they are the top Sophomore wrestler in the country in their weight class. The top 8 place finishers in each weight class will officially be declared High School Sophomore All-Americans and will also be recognized at the National High School Sports Hall of Fame Museum.Truly a brilliant wrestling tradition... Don't miss your chance to be a part of it. One High School Sophomore Champion will be crowned in each weight class. The top eight place finishers in each weight class are officially declared High School Sophomore All-Americans and will receive a statue as well as 3 All-American certificates, one for you, one for your high school trophy case and one for your high school coach.

A showcase for college recruiting... Every college wrestling coach in the country has been invited to attend this event. Past events have served as tremendous showcases of recruiting for the college coach. Last year, over 200 college and university wrestling coaches attended the event. The list of schools included the top 25 Division I wrestling programs in the country. The NHSCA also includes free clinics throughout the event by the best of the best. There have been thousands of scholarships over the past 20 years awarded to individuals because of their performance at this event. Please do not confuse... The 25th Annual NHSCA National High School Wrestling Championships, Sophomore division, with any other event. All 36 mats will also be webcast live from Virginia Beach. Click Here to see the NHSCA All Americans from years past and full brackets. The full list of NCAA Champions and All-Americans that have competed in this event is extensive.

Don't miss your chance to take your place among the wrestling legends that have proven their abilities on the mat at this event.


 

 

Details

 

 

Eligibility

Wrestler must be enrolled in high school with Sophomore eligibility. There are NO exceptions!

 

Weights

Federation weights will be in place:

106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 145, 152, 160, 170, 182, 195, 220, 285

There will be one weigh-in for the entire event with a 3-pound weight allowance. i.e. 106 weight class will be 109 pounds

** You may compete at the weight class at which you entered your State's 2013-14 Individual or Dual Meet Championships, a higher weight class or you may wrestle as low as your "Minimum Weight Class" according to the NWCA Optimal Weight Calculator, verified by a hard copy of your schools Alpha Master Report.

For example: If your optimum weight calculator allows you to compete at 121.8, you are only eligible for the 126 lb weight class NOT 120. Your optimum weight calculator must allow you to compete at the "scratch" weight class. However, you can enter the same weight or any weight class higher.

There is no penalty for changing weight classes. You can either change on site or email Mattie at Potter@Nhsca.com by 8 p.m. March 22, 2014.

If you are in need of a late weigh-in, please email Mattie - Potter@nhsca.com.

 

 

Matches

All matches will be 2- 2- 2 in the championship bracket. Consolation matches will be 1-1.5-1.5. There will be full wrestle backs for all consolation matches. Please Note: All American rounds will revert back to 2-2-2 matches.

 

All-American Status

The top eight place finishers in each weight class will receive awards as well as official recognition as High School Sophomore All-Americans.

Upon achieving all-American status, you will receive 3 certificates:

  • One certificate is for you
  • One for your school
  • One for your coach

All-American's will also be recognized at the National High School Hall of Fame Museum.

 

Team Scoring & Award

All American Awards

Most Falls in the Least Amount of Time

Most Outstanding Wrestler

**Awards will be given at the conclusion of the championship finals. You must be present on the awards stand at the finals in order to receive your award. Awards will NOT be shipped**

The highest place finisher from each state will score for their state.

 

Clinics

At the 2014 NHSCA High School Nationals, there will be 5 free clinics throughout the duration of the event for coaches, wrestlers, and parents! Please see times below on schedule!

2014 Clinics:
Jake Herbert - 2012 Olympian, Current Sponsored Athlete Cliff Keen Wrestling Club
Damion Logan - Founder/Head Coach of Apex Wrestling School
Teague Moore - Head Coach at American University
Kevin Dresser - Head Coach at Virginia Tech
Gene Mills - Head Coach of Pin 2 Win
Dave Dean - Head Coach at Lowell High School (MI), 2014 NHSCA Coach of the Year

Past clinicians include:
Cael Sanderson (Penn State)
Rob Koll (Cornell)
Brian Smith (Missouri)
Pat Santoro (Lehigh)
Gene Mills
Cary Kolat (UNC)
Lee Pritts (Arizona State)
Eric Guerrero (Oklahoma State)
Cory Cooperman
Brad Dillon (Lehigh)
Zack Esposito (Oklahoma State)
Matt Pell (Lock Haven)
Matt Lackey (Buffalo)
Jon Sioredas (UTC)
Matt Storniolo (Northwestern)

 

Entry Fee - $50

Please Note: Entry fee will only be refunded with a doctor's note. Please email or fax the note to Mattie at Potter@Nhsca.com or (610) 923-0800.

 

Skin Issues

If your wrestle has any skin issues, please print this form for your doctor. Form must be filled out by doctor within 7 days of the start of competition at NHSCA Nationals and brought to weigh-ins.

Note: We still reserve the right to override form if our head trainer/doctor sees any "active" skin issues.

 

Additional Information

You can change your weigh without a fee. You can make changes via email until 8 p.m. March 22, 2014.All other weight changes will occur at the scales. There is no fee to change your weigh on site.


 

Schedule

Thursday, March 27, 2014

12p.m - 4 p.m. Early coach registration and check in will be available at the VBCC.

5-7 p.m. Wrestler Registration and Weigh Ins

5-7 p.m. Coach Registration and Check - In

5:30-6:30 p.m. Coach's and Wrestler's Clinic - Jake Herbert, 2012 Olympian, World Silver Medalist, NCAA Champion

7p.m. Wrestler and Coach's Mandatory Meeting

8 p.m. Coach's Social

 

Friday, March 28, 2014

8 a.m. Coach's and Wrestler's Clinic - Damion Logan, Founder/Head Coach at Apex Wrestling School

9 a.m. Wrestling Begins

12 p.m. Coach's and Wrestler's Clinic - Teague Moore, Head Coach at American University 

4 p.m. Coach's and Wrestler's Clinic - Kevin Dresser, Head Coach at Virginia Tech

8 p.m. Coach's Social

 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

8 a.m. Coach's and Wrestler's Clinic - Gene Mills, Pin 2 Win Wrestling Club

9 a.m. Wrestling Begins

3 p.m. Coach's and Wrestler's Clinic - Dave Dean, Head Coach at Lowell High School (MI), 2014 NHSCA Coach of the Year

8 p.m. Coach's Social

 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

8 a.m. Coach's and Wrestler's Clinic - TBA

9 a.m. Wrestling Begins

3-5 p.m. Recruiting Fair

5-7 p.m. Freshman & Sophomore Finals

7 p.m. Junior & Senior Finals

Click Here to download and print schedule.

 

 

Tickets

3 Day Pass - Available online until Monday, March 24th.

Adult
$70.00
Student
$35.00

 

Individual Day Passes will be available on-site only:

Adult
$25.00
Student
$15.00

Children 6 and under are free!

We would like to offer free admission to Active Military personnel with proper ID. Please come to the NHSCA table located in the main lobby.

 

 

 

Coaches Information

To coach at the 2014 NHSCA High School Nationals, you must:

  • Be a current member of the NHSCA - Click here to join today!
  • Purchase a All Event Coach Pass - Click here!
    • The All Event Coach Pass is your "ticket" into the event. You do not need another ticket.

Please Note: The All Event Coach Pass in non-refundable.

You can purchase online or onsite at the event!

 

 

 

Hotels

Co-Headquarters Hotel

SpringHill Suites
901 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

(757) 417-3982

Room rates beginning at $129.00
**Please sure to reference the NHSCA High School Nationals while booking rooms**

See brand exclusions and guarantee terms. Free In-Room High Speed Internet Relax and rejuvenate at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront, where weekend getaways, family vacations and even business trips put a smile on your face.Our all oceanfront suite hotel is located on the boardwalk, and is a breath of fresh air. Each oceanfront suite comes complete with private balcony, amazing view, free high-speed Internet, 2 TVs, sofa bed and kitchenette. Enjoy our complimentary new breakfast with fresh choices and a variety of hot and healthy options. Take the stress out of travel with a workout in our fitness center, an exhilarating swim in the heated indoor pool or a jog on the beach.

Click Here to be directed to the SpringHill's website.

 

DoubleTree Hotel
1900 Pavilion Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

(757) 422-8900

Room rates beginning at $129.00
**Please sure to reference the NHSCA High School Nationals while booking rooms**

This Virginia Beach, VA hotel's location is next to the Convention Center and is eight blocks from beautiful Virginia Beach oceanfront.Book a room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Virginia Beach, where a friendly member of staff is waiting to greet you with a warm, freshly baked chocolate-chip and walnut cookie. Relax in one of our 292 spacious guest rooms, or upgrade to a Presidential Suite or Executive Suite. Each room features a 32-inch flat-screen HDTV, WiFi, and designer bath products.

Click Here to be directed to the DoubleTree's website.

 

 

Host Hotels


Surfside Oceanfront Inn and Suites
1211 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

(757) 428-1183

Room rates beginning at $115.00
**Please be sure to reference the NHSCA High School Nationals while booking rooms**

We take pride in giving our guests that "home away from home" feeling. Our exceptional staff provide professional service, a relaxing atmosphere, and gracious hospitality. Relax and enjoy your vacation on the Atlantic Ocean in our family-oriented atmosphere. From check-in to check-out, you can be assured that our friendly staff will help in every way possible to make your stay memorable. Your vacation is our business.

Click Here to be directed to the Surfside Oceanfront Inn and Suites.


Courtyard by Marriott Oceanfront North
3737 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

(757) 417-6029

Room rates beginning at $119.
**Please be sure to reference the NHSCA High School Nationals while booking rooms**

See brand exclusions and guarantee terms. Free In-Room High Speed Internet Looking for an oceanfront hotel in Virginia Beach? You’ll love the perfect boardwalk location of the Courtyard Virginia Beach Oceanfront/North 37th Street. Our Virginia Beach, VA hotel is steps from the ocean, the boardwalk, and exciting events like the Neptune Festival. We’re also just minutes from the Convention Center and Oceana NAS. You can do it all at our hotel: Spend a day at the pool, with its cascading waters and swaying palms. Work out in the fitness room, or step outside for a run on the beach. Work or relax in our state-of-the-art lobby, with its inviting spaces and free Wi-Fi. Check our GoBoard for the latest news and information. Step into The Bistro for a great breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Eat. Drink. Connect. Or pick up a latte at our on-site Starbucks. After a full day, retreat to your balcony for the beautiful view. Planning an event? Our largest space can host up to 120. Few Virginia Beach hotels can match our attention to detail – or our beachfront location – so book a room today!

Click Here to be directed to the Courtyard by Marriott Oceanfront North's website.

 

Courtyard by Marriott Oceanfront South
3737 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

(757) 417-6029

Room rates beginning at $119.
**Please be sure to reference the NHSCA High School Nationals while booking rooms**

See brand exclusions and guarantee terms. Free In-Room High Speed Internet You'll love the beachfront location and fresh, new look of the Courtyard Virginia Beach Oceanfront/South hotel. Our Marriott hotel is located on the boardwalk in the heart of Virginia Beach – just steps from the waves and exciting events. The newly-renovated rooms feature furnished balconies with ocean views, as well as free Wi-Fi, HD TVs, mini-refrigerators, and plush new bedding; suites also offer microwaves and wet bars. Our new hotel lobby boasts a meeting space, business library, and 52" GoBoard touch-screen TV. The Bistro offers a great view of the beach as well as delicious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Enjoy a beverage from Starbucks or our full bar. Eat. Drink. Connect. Visit the nearby Virginia Beach Convention Center, Oceana NAS, or Dam Neck. Unwind in the indoor pool, whirlpool, or fitness room. Planning an event? Let us know - our largest space hosts up to 60. Few beachfront hotels in Virginia Beach can match our prime location, so book a room or suite today!

Click Here to be directed to the Courtyard by Marriott Oceanfront South's website.


Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach

3900 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

(757) 428-1711

Room rates beginning at $109.00
**Please be sure to reference the NHSCA High School Nationals while booking rooms**

From a private, oceanfront balcony to 250,000 gallons of aquatic adventure, the Holiday Inn® & Suites Virginia Beach - North Beach hotel's guests enjoy the perfect beach vacation in Virginia Beach. The resort's oceanfront location is a perfect, relaxing family retreat as the hotel offers everything under the sun.Slide into our Splish Splash Lagoon, float along the indoor lay-Z-rivah or lounge with a favorite summer beverage at the oceanfront outdoor pool. The hotel's activity program, Splash Kamp, is the perfect place for your children. The arts and crafts, games and more will create unforgettable memories. Take a break from the sun and catch a quick flick in our 48-seat movie theatre.

Click Here to be directed to the Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach's website.

 

Days Inn at the Beach
1000 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

(757) 428-6141

Room rates beginning at $69.95
**Please be sure to reference the NHSCA High School Nationals while booking rooms**

Minutes from the Virginia Beach Convention Center and Free Wi-Fi! Enjoy beautiful sunshine, salty sea air and value at Days Inn Virginia Beach at the Beach hotel. Located directly across from the beach on Atlantic Avenue, our hotel near Virginia Beach Convention Center offers easy access to Interstate 64 and the best area attractions. Expect an inviting atmosphere, warm service and comfortable accommodations at our hotel in Virginia Beach, VA. Get plenty of rest in one of our spacious rooms, equipped with microwaves and refrigerators, and take in the beauty of the Atlantic from a room with an ocean view. Handicapped-accessible and non-smoking rooms are available.Free high-speed Internet access keeps you connected, and we also offer free parking for one vehicle per room and guest laundry facilities. Go for a swim in our outdoor heated pool or just relax on the sun deck or in our hot tub. In the morning, help yourself to free Daybreak continental breakfast. Kids 17 and under stay free with an adult at our hotel in Virginia Beach, VA.

Click Here to be directed to the Days Inn at the Beach's website.

 

The Breakers Resort
1503 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

(757) 428-1821

Room rates beginning at $96.00.
**Please be sure to reference the NHSCA High School Nationals while booking rooms**

The moment you step inside you'll begin to relax, unwind and experience all The Breakers Resort Inn has to offer. Our warm and friendly staff will do all in its power to ensure your stay with us is a memorable experience. The Breakers Resort Inn offers accommodations to fit your personal needs, with our standard hotel rooms that include a refrigerator, coffee maker, and two queen beds; or our efficiency suites with a bedroom, living room & kitchen. Your family can have just the right space for a relaxing vacation. Couples love our king rooms with in-room Jacuzzi, a perfect way to relax on their visit to Virginia Beach. No matter what your tastes, we're sure you'll find just what you're looking for. So come "break away" from it all at The Breakers Resort Inn and make vacation memories that will last a lifetime.

Click Here to be directed to the Breaker's Resort's website.

 

The Oceanfront Inn
2901 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

(757) 428-1821

Room rates beginning at $89.00.
**Please be sure to reference the NHSCA High School Nationals while booking rooms**

Every room is a room with an ocean view! And just as important, every room is clean and affordable. While you’re here, we want you to enjoy yourself and consider this your oceanfront home. Whatever you need, whenever you need it, we’ll do our best to make sure you and your family are comfortable. When we say we’re your hometown family hotel, we mean it. Not only an independent hotel, but this is truly a family hotel. Andy Vakos and his family have been welcoming guests to The Oceanfront Inn for years.

Click Here to be directed to the Oceanfront Inn's website.

 

Best Western Plus Oceanfront
2809 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

(757) 428-5370

Room rates beginning at $79.00.
**Please be sure to reference the NHSCA High School Nationals while booking rooms**

The BEST WESTERN PLUS Oceanfront Virginia Beach hotel offers several types of accommodations from which to choose. We offer stunning views from our 166 oceanfront rooms with private balconies, double or king size beds and optional whirlpool. Our Westside building which is located across the street (Atlantic Avenue) provides the option of paying less but enjoying the amenities the hotel has to offer. Our non-ocean front building features 40 rooms with double size beds as well as eight two room suites with one queen bed. All rooms are non-smoking and provide refrigerators, coffee makers, microwaves and complimentary wireless service. One parking space available per reserved room.

Click Here to be directed to the Best Western Plus Oceanfront.

 

Best Western Plus Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel
1307 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

(757) 428-2828

Room rates beginning at $135.00
**Please be sure to reference the NHSCA High School Nationals while booking rooms**

Our Virginia Beach hotel is located directly on the world famous Virginia Beach boardwalk. Guest will enjoy a great location with easy access to the beach, and amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean. Our Virginia Beach oceanfront hotel is conveniently located steps from the water, ensuring a romantic or exciting vacation. This Virginia Beach hotel is popular for weddings and vacation escapes; we also have oceanfront meeting space available.Beachfront views with easy access to the beachfront make our Virginia Beach hotel a favorite among guests. When you're looking for hotels in Virginia Beach that offer the best in hospitality and spacious, quality rooms, we really deliver. The comfort of the guest is always our top priority. You'll feel welcome and right at home the moment you arrive.

Click Here to be directed to the Best Western Plus Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel.

 

 

Comfort Inn & Suites Oceanfront
2015 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

(757) 425-8200

Room rates beginning at $99.
**Please be sure to reference the NHSCA High School Nationals while booking rooms.**

Your Morning Breakfast is full of hot and delicious options, making breakfast at the Comfort Inn & Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront the perfect way to start your day. Enjoy our free hot breakfast featuring eggs, meat, yogurt, fresh fruit, cereal and more, including your choice of hot waffle flavors!The hotel features oceanfront rooms with separate living areas, microwaves, refrigerators, coffee makers, and private balconies. Select either a one bedroom suites with separate living areas or standard rooms that have two separate bedrooms with queen size beds in each room. Non-smoking rooms are also offered.

Click Here to be directed to the Comfort Inn & Suites Oceanfront.

Country Inn & Suites

801 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

(757) 437-9100

Room rates beginning at $105.00
**Please be sure to reference the NHSCA High School Nationals while booking rooms**

Whether you're in Virginia on business or leisure, you'll love being able to look out of your hotel windows to see the blue waters of the Atlantic and sandy shores right behind your hotel. This Virginia Beach oceanfront hotel's site also puts you close to the exciting Virginia Beach Boardwalk, where musicians and jugglers bring the streets to life. In addition to the great location, you'll enjoy services such as a complimentary breakfast buffet, free Wi-Fi and a heated indoor pool. Book a spacious Standard Room or suite at the Country Inn & Suites Virginia Beach, VA to enjoy your trip to Virginia's sun-soaked shores.

Click Here to be directed to the Country Inn & Suites website.

 

Virginia Beach Resorts Hotel & Conference Center
2800 Shore Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

(757) 481-9000

Rates beginning at $109.00
**Please be sure to reference the NHSCA High School Nationals while booking rooms**

Where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean you’ll find a year-round beach resort perfect for your next vacation with luxury accommodations and relaxing surroundings. Get swept away by the spectacular sunsets viewed from any of our 295 bay view suites. Stay as busy as you like with area attractions or enjoy the tranquility of our wide, private beach. The Virginia Beach Resort Hotel & Conference Center is Virginia Green certified-treating the environment with care.

Click Here to be directed to the Virginia Beach Resorts Hotel & Conference Center website.

 

Fairfield Inn & Suites
1900 Atlantic Avenue
Virgina Beach, VA 23451

(757) 422-4885

Room rates beginning at $109.00.
**Please be sure to reference the NHSCA High School Nationals while booking rooms**

Searching for a great hotel in Virginia Beach? Then look no further than the Fairfield Inn & Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront hotel, where you'll find a comfortable, stylish retreat at a substantial value. You'll enjoy a luxurious guest room or suite offering a private balcony with ocean view, a mini-refrigerator, flat screen tv, plus free Wi-Fi and local calls. Each morning, awake to our Deluxe Hot Breakfast, and in your free time, unwind with a visit to the indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness room. Business travelers will appreciate our close proximity to the Virginia Beach Convention Center, as well as a convenient on-site business center. The Fairfield Inn & Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront hotel is also located within an easy drive to the Norfolk International Airport, Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens, Water Country USA and the Virginia Air and Space Center.

Click Here to be directed to the Fairfield Inn & Suites website.

 

 
 
 

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