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26th Annual NHSCA High School National Wrestling Championships - Freshman Division
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26th Annual NHSCA High School National Wrestling Championships - Freshman Division

3/27/2015 to 3/29/2015
When: 3/27/2015
Where: Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th Street
Virginia Beach, Virginia  23451
United States
Contact: Mattie Potter
6109230900

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ABOUT

 

This event is the most prestigious high school event, in any sport, throughout the country. The 2014 National High School Championships culminated with a total of 3,368.The numbers for the 2014 Freshman Division: 603 Entries; 39 State Champions and 173 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. 55 of the 80 2014 NCAA All Americans competed here when they were high school career. The 2014 High School Freshman 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 that they are the top Freshman wrestler in the country in their weight class. The top 8 place finishers in each weight class will officially be declared High School Freshman 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 Freshman Champion will be crowned in each weight class. The top eight place finishers in each weight class are officially declared High School Freshman 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 26th Annual NHSCA National High School Wrestling Championships, Freshman division, with any other event. All mats will also be webcast live from Virginia Beach by FLOwrestling. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registration will close Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

 

DETAILS

 

Eligibility- 9th grade

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

Please Note: If you are NOT enrolled in 9th grade, you will be disqualified on the spot and will not be able to compete the 2016 High School Nationals.

All wrestlers are asked to bring a copy of their most recent report card or birth certificate to registration/weigh ins.

 

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.

 

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


Wrestlers may compete at:

  • Tthe weight class at which you entered your State's 2014-15 Individual or Dual Meet Championships
  • A higher weight class
  • 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.
    • If your state does NOT use the OPC, then you are required to wrestle no lower than the weight you wrestled at your Individual State or Dual Meet Championships.

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 midnight on March 23, 2015.

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

  

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.

 

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 Freshman 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, currently under construction in Easton, PA.

 

Team Scoring & Award

All American Awards

Most Falls in the Least Amount of Time

Most Outstanding Wrestler

**Individual Awards will be given at the conclusion of the championship finals. You must be present on the awards stand during the presentation to receive your award. Plan according. Awards will NOT be shipped.**

Team Award - The top scoring state will receive the award. The highest place finisher from each state will score for their state.

  

Additional Information

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.

There is no penalty to change your weight. Changes made by midnight Monday, March 23rd will be completed. All other weight changes will occur at the scales. 

 

Clinics

We feature clinics for our wrestlers, coaches, and parents throughout the event -- Free of charge!

Current clinics at the 2015 Championships include:

Kevin Jackson
Friday at 8am
Head Coach at Iowa State
1992 Olympic Gold Medalist. 2x World Champion. 
4x All American at LSU & Iowa State. NCAA Runner Up

Tervel Dlagnev
Friday at 10am
Cliff Keen Sponsored Athlete
2012 Olympic Team Member. Silver World Cup Medalist,
2x Pan American Champion, 2x NCAA D2 National Champion &
4x D2 All American at Nebraska-Kearney 
Steve Martin
Friday at 12pm

Head Coach at Old Dominion
NCAA All American for the University of Iowa.

JohnMark Bentley
Friday at 2pm
Head Coach at Appalachian State
1997 NHSCA Senior National Champion, 2001 NCAA Qualifier
Kevin Dresser
Friday at 4pm
Head Coach at Virginia Tech
2x All American for the University of Iowa
'Mean' Gene Mills
Saturday at 8am
Head Coach at Pin 2 Win
1980 Olympian. 3x World Cup Champion.
4x All American for Syracuse. 2x NCAA National Champion

Lee Pritts
Saturday at 10am
Assistant Coach at Arizona State
1996 All American for Eastern Michigan.
Dave Dean
Saturday at 12pm
2014 NHSCA Coach of the Year
1987 NCAA Runner Up, 2x NCAA All American

Charlie Heard
Saturday at 4pm

3x NCAA All American, NCAA Runner Up


Past clinicians include:

Cael Sanderson (Penn State)
Rob Koll (Cornell)
Brian Smith (Missouri)
Pat Santoro (Lehigh)
Cary Kolat (UNC)
Lee Pritts (Arizona State)
Eric Guerrero (Oklahoma State)
Cory Cooperman
Brad Dillon (Lehigh)
Zack Esposito (Oklahoma State)
Matt Pell 
 Matt Lackey (Buffalo)
Jon Sioredas (UTC)
Matt Storniolo (Northwestern)
Jake Herbert  (CK Wrestling Club)
Damion Logan (Apex Wrestling School)
Teague Moore (American)
Kevin Dresser (Virginia Tech)
Dave Dean (Lowell (MI))

 

 

 

    

  

 


SCHEDULE

Thursday, March 26, 2015

12-5pm Early Coach Registration at the VBCC
 
2-4pm

The Ultimate Member Weigh Ins at the Doubletree, 1900 Pavilion Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Click Here for more information on The Ultimate Membership & the UA - Can register onsite!

 

Meet & Greet with Derek Brunson

 
6-8pm
Wrestler Registration and Weigh Ins at VBCC
Coach Registration and Check Ins at VBCC
 
8pm
Mandatory Coaches & Wrestler Meeting
 
9pm
Coach's Social- TBD
 


Friday, March 27, 2015

7am
Doors Open
8am Wrestler's and Coach's Clinic - Kevin Jackson, Head Coach at Iowa State
9am 
Wrestling Begins
10am
Wrestler's and Coach's Clinic - Tervel Dlagnev, Cliff Keen Sponsored Athlete
12pm
Wrestler's and Coach's Clinic - Steve Martin, Head Coach at Old Dominion
2pm
Wrestler's and Coach's Clinic - JohnMark Bentley, Head Coach at Appalachian State  
4pm Wrestler's and Coach's Clinic - Kevin Dresser, Head Coach at Virginia Tech
  Coach's Social  


 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

7am
Doors Open
8am
Wrestler's and Coach's Clinic - Gene Mills, Head Coach of Pin 2 Win
9am 
Wrestling Begins
10am
Wrestler's and Coach's Clinic - Lee Pritts, Assistant Coach at Arizona State
12 pm
Wrestler's and Coach's Clinics - Dave Dean, Coach Fingers Lake Wrestling Club
 4pm Wrestler's and Coach's Clinic - Charlie Heard
6-8pm
College Recruiting Fair

 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

8am Doors Open
9am
Wrestling Begins
1pm
Freshman & Sophomore Finals
3:30pm
Junior & Senior Finals
   

**Awards will be given at the conclusion of the championship finals for each division. You must be present on the awards stand during the presentation to receive your award. Plan according. Awards will NOT be shipped.**


*Schedule is subject change.

 

 

COACHES INFORMATION

To coach at the 26th Annual NHSCA High School Nationals – Fr, So, Jr, Sr divisions, you must:

1. Be a current member of the NHSCA - Click here to join today! – Membership is $30.

  • A list of membership benefits can be seen here.

2. Purchase an All Event Coach Pass - Click here! – All Event Coach Pass is $70.

  • The All Event Coach Pass is your "ticket" into the event.
  • You do not need to purchase an admissions ticket.
  • In addition the NHSCA membership benefits, the All Event Coach pass to the High School Nationals includes a 1-year subscription to WIN magazine.

The All Event Coach Pass in non-refundable. 

Online Event passes and membership will be available online until Wednesday, March 25th at 8 p.m. EST

You can purchase your All Event Coach Pass online or onsite at the event!

If you purchase both your NHSCA membership and the All Event Coach Pass online, you will check-in in the "Express Line” at the event.  Your check-in time at the event will be substantially quicker. Print your receipts and make it even quicker!

This All Event Pass will allow you to coach at the 26th Annual High School Nationals and the 16th Annual National Duals May 22-25, 2015 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

 

 

 

TICKETS

Purchase your 3 Day Spectator Admission Pass - Non refundable.
There will be no discounted 3 day passes sold onsite. 3 day passes are available online until Tuesday, March 24th.

Adult (Ages 19 up) $70.00

Student (Ages 7-18) $35.00

Ages 6 and Under Free

**You will pick up your pass onsite at the VBCC Ticket Window** 

 

Individual Day Admission Tickets are only available onsite at the VBCC.

Adult (Ages 19 and up)

$25.00

Student (Ages 7-18)

$15.00

Ages 6 and Under

Free

 

Event programs can be purchased on site at the ticket windows or the NHSCA booth.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Media

All media will receive the following:

  • Free entry into the event -- You will need to show your credentials to receive your entry. 
    • Please go to the NHSCA table located in the lobby of the VBCC when you arrive.
  • Seating at head table with power source
  • Event Program
  • Brackets

 


 

FAQ

What is the closes airport?
The closest airport is Norfolk. It is approximate 18 miles from the venue.

Do I have to wear a school singlet?
No! You can wear any singlet of your choosing. School singlets are fine provided your school does not have an issue.

Do I have to wear headgear?
No! Headgear is not required but recommended for your safety.

Do I need to be clean shaven for the tournament?
Facial hair must meet normal grooming standards; clean-shaven with sideburns no lower than the earlobes. If hair is longer than allowed by rule then a hair cover must be worn to satisfy the hair rule. If a hair cover is worn then a headgear is mandatory.

If I purchase a T-Shirt, will it be shipped to me?
No! You will pick up your t-shirt on site during the event from the World Wide Sports Supply T-Shirt Stand.

If I purchase an Event Ticket, will it be shipped to me?
No! You will pick up your ticket on site at the VBCC Will Call Window.

Can I bring a cooler into the tournament?
This is the discretion of the VBCC, not the NHSCA. Please contact the VBCC directly!

Will there be a mat open to workout on Thursday?
Yes, mat space will be available during the weigh in times only!

Will there be a check scale available on Thursday?
Yes, a check scale will be available at the VBCC.

Does a coach have to check in Thursday?
No, coaches can check in anytime throughout the duration of the event to pick up or purchase an All Events Coach Pass.

 

 

 

Future Dates

April 1-3, 2016 at the VBCC, Virginia Beach, VA

March 24-26, 2017 at the VBCC, Virginia Beach, VA

 

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