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17th Annual NHSCA National Duals
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17th Annual NHSCA National Duals

5/27/2016 to 5/30/2016
When: May 27-30, 2016
Where: Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th Street
Virginia Beach, Virginia  23451
United States
Contact: Mattie Potter

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The National Duals is wrestled over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. This is an opportunity to determine the best club/state teams in the country for the Elementary, Middle School, and High School divisions. The National Wrestling Duals is the largest dual meet team event in the history of scholastic wrestling. Last year, 305 teams, with over 4,400 individual wrestlers representing 26 states competed in this event. It is an honor to represent your club or state and compete in "The Battle at the Beach". The level of wrestling at this event may be tougher than any you’ve faced throughout the year.  The very best, from many of the top states attend and compete here for their respective club.  The competition is intense. Participants from the top 5 place finishing teams will be officially declared All-American Team Members.

Build Your Team. Claim Your Title.

Event Details

Divisions and Weight Classes
**There is one weigh-in for the entire event. You must be wearing a wristband to weigh in **

High School, Grades 9-12, 3 lb. allowance, 106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 145, 152, 160, 170, 182, 195, 220, 285

Middle School, Grades 6*-8, 2 lb. allowance, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 112, 119, 127, 135, 142, 154, 165, 180, 230

Elementary School, Grades 4-6*, 1 lb. allowance, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 112, 119, 125, 132, 160

* 6th grade eligibility: 6th graders can determine which division they wish to wrestle. You can only wrestle in one division throughout the event.

**Grade level for the 2015-2016 school year**

If you are found wrestling down, i.e. 7th grade in Elementary, your team will be disqualified.  


When wrestlers weigh in, we will be using your actual weight to determine your eligible weight class. You will be eligible for that weight and the weight higher.

i.e. if you weigh in at 115.8, you will be eligible for 113 and 120.

Please keep me in the weight allowance 3lbs for High School, 2lbs for Middle School, and 1lb for Elementary


Team Entry Fee
$700 per team (each team may have a maximum of 18 wrestlers). This is an average of $40 per wrestler for a team of 18 wrestlers.

  • Additional wrestlers (over 18): There is a fee of $40 / additional wrestler and we suggest that you try to place the athlete on a team that has an incomplete roster.

    • It is the responsibility of the head coach to see that alternates are worked in to dual meets. 
    • Alternatives are not guaranteed exhibition matches - no more then 14 bouts can be wrestled per dual meet.

**Payments in full must be paid by Wednesday, May 4th!**

Once the cap is hit, a waiting list will be the only possibility to be entered into the event in the case that a team withdraws from the tournament. 



All rosters are due online by midnight of Sunday, May 1st. If your team is forfeiting 2 or more weight classes, you can be eliminated from the event.

Elementary  Middle School
 High School

Please Note: Wrestlers are able to compete for 1 team only!
If you are found on multiple teams, all teams involved will be penalized. Each match that wrestler wrestled will be counted as a forfeit.


Free Agents 

If you are looking for a team, we will be using Find a Wrestler.

Table Workers
Each team is responsible for their own table worker. He or she will receive free entry. Team contacts will receive a lanyard at registration. Each table work MUST be wearing this lanyard to enter the wrestling and to be at the table.


Championship tournament format with complete consolation rounds. We will be using college out of bounds rules. Every team is guaranteed 6 matches.


Match Times
High School Division - 1.30-1.30-1.30
Middle School Division - 1.15-1.15-1.15
Elementary School Division - 1-1-1


In each division, participants from the top 5 placing teams will receive medals, as well as official recognition as All-Americans.


Team Awards

The top 5 place finishing teams will also receive a beautiful statue.

Cole Baublitz Memorial Award is given to the first place High School team champion. This award commemorates a very special wrestler from Diesel who was tragically killed at age 19 in 2007. Cole loved the sport of wrestling, the competition, and the joy of the team unity that prevailed when wrestlers who normally compete against each other for different schools join forces on the same team.


Tie Breaker Breakdown

3 Way Tie or More

  • Point differential of only the matches involving these 3 against each other.
  • If this fully delineates all 3 use it as is.
  • If it leaves a 2 way tie then criteria goes to Head to head competition


Ultimate Alliance of Combat Sports VIP Weigh Ins

Ultimate Alliance of Combat Sports registration will be closing Wednesday, May 25th at midnight for the NHSCA National Duals in Virginia Beach, Virginia May 27-30, 2016. **NEW! There will be team onsite registration during 3-4pm**

If you joined at the 27th Annual HS Nationals, you will give your name upon arrival and weigh in.



Click Here to sign your team up - $100 per team!



Weigh Ins

New! Click HERE for your team's mat and scale assignments

Team's Weigh In Procedures - Click HERE!

Individual Weigh In Procedures - Click HERE! 




To book discounted hotel rooms for the event, contact Team Travel Source at 502-354-9103 or book online by CLICKING HERE!

Sandbridge Realty is proud to offer a special discount for participants of the NHSCA National Duals!  Beach homes and condos offer more space and save money!  Don’t book a small cramped hotel, stay in a beach home that offers more comforts than home!  Call us today today to get more information and to receive up to 20% off your reservation! Ask for Lisa Roland at 1-800-933-4800 x121 or email directly at



Friday, May 27, 2016
 UACS Weigh Ins
Early Coach Check In & Registration


Team Check In & Wrestler Weigh Ins

*Must have 7 or more to weigh in as a team
**Practice area and scales will be available throughout duration.

Click Here to see your team's mat and scale assignment!

Click HERE for team's weigh in procedures!

Coaches Meeting
Coaches Meeting

Individual Wrestler Weigh Ins

Click HERE for individual weigh in procedures! 

Coaches Meeting 
Free Agents Meeting
  Please Note: There will be a sign in sheet at the meeting!
A representative from each team/club is required to attend.









Saturday, May 28, 2016


Wrestling Begins - Pool Competition
Wrestling Completed

Autographs with Kyle Dake 


















Sunday, May 29, 2016

Wrestling Begins - Pool Competition
Wrestling Completed

Autographs With Logan Steiber                    






Monday, May 30, 2016

Wrestling Begins - Bracketed Competition -- wrestled until completion

**The detailed schedule and pools will not be available until late in May**



To coach at the 2016 NHSCA National Duals, you must:
1. Be a member of the NHSCA. Membership is $30. --  Click Here
Be sure to be signed in when you purchase your event pass!
2. Purchase the 2016 NHSCA National Duals Event Pass for $35.  --  Click Here
** Please Note: this is non-refundable and non-transferable. This is your ticket to enter as a coach.**
You will pick up your coach's pass onsite. Print your receipt to speed up the process.


Online sales will close on Thursday, May 26th at 8pm for both membership and event pass.


COACHES! If you purchased the 2016 NHSCA All Event Coach Pass during the High School Nationals, you do not need the Duals Event Pass. You will show your ID to pick up your pass -- Be sure your membership is current!


All those who purchase the Duals Coach Event Pass will receive a 6 month subscription to WIN Magazine - digital & print. 



Purchase your tickets online through the VBCC until Wednesday, May 25th click on the number of days you want to purchase:

1 Day Ticket

2 Day Tickets

3 Day Tickets

Please note: Not all teams will wrestle 3 days.


Tickets will be available to purchase onsite per day:

$20 Adults

$10 Students

$10 Seniors

All active military will receive free entry. Please go to the NHSCA table upon arrival, located in the lobby of the VBCC.

** All Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable.**


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