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19th Annual NHSCA National Duals
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19th Annual NHSCA National Duals

5/25/2018 to 5/28/2018
When: May 25-28, 2018
8:00 AM
Where: Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th Street
Virginia Beach, Virginia  23451
United States
Contact: Mattie Potter
(610) 923-0900

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Coach Packet  Wrestler Packet  VBCC RULES



2018 Pools, Schedule & Results






Pools and Schedules will not be released until the week of the event!





Divisions and Weight Classes -- Grade level for the 2017-2018 school year
**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 - 52, 55, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 112, 126, 150

* 6th grade eligibility: 6th graders can determine which division they wish to wrestle.


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


Please Note: Wrestlers are able to compete for 1 team in 1 division - NO EXEPTIONS! 
If you are found on multiple teams, all teams involved will be penalized. Each match that wrestler wrestled will be counted as a forfeit.



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). The $100 deposit will confirm and hold your team's spot. The $600 balance is due by May 1, 2018. (the deposit is not refundable)

  • Additional wrestlers (over 18): There is a fee of $45 / 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 than 14 bouts can be wrestled per dual meet.

All rosters are due online by midnight of Friday, May 11th for seeding!
Teams that show up with three or more open roster spots will be subject to not being able to compete next year.

To edit your rosters:

Elementary Middle School High School



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



Skin Checks & Weigh Ins 


Click Here to download weigh in procedures.  Click Here to download mat & scale assignments.

  • All wrestlers are required to weigh-in in singlets.
    • Athletes flagged for suspected skin infections during the weigh-in process will be evaluated by a physician retained by the NHSCA who has the final decision to allow the athlete to compete.
    • 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.

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


Early Weigh-Ins 

Early Team weigh-ins will be Friday 2-4pm. Teams will be able to purchase in the beginning of May once the balance is paid.


There will be NO onsite registration. *Team must have 7 or more to weigh in early*

*A portion of this fee will be used to offset costs for underprivileged wrestlers through our State Reps*






Friday, May 25th

2-4pm Early Coach Registration 

Early Weigh-Ins
*Teams must have 7 or more to weigh ins during this time.

3pm  Early Coaches Meeting 

Team Check In & Wrestler Weigh Ins

*Team must have 7 or more to weigh in
**Practice Area and Scales will be available

6:45pm Coaches Meeting 
7:30-9pm Individuals Weigh-Ins 
7:45pm Coaches Meeting
8:45pm Coaches Meeting  

Please Note: There will be a sign in sheet at the coaches meeting. A representative from each team/club is 
required to attend one meeting.



Saturday, May 26th

8am Wrestling Begins - Pool Competition
10am-12pm  Autograph signing with Dan Gable
Legendary Coach of the Iowa Hawkeyes and led them to 15 NCAA Titles and a 355-21-5 career team record. Gable coached 45 National Champions and 152 All Americans. As a competitor, Gable was the 1972 Olympic Gold Medalist. He was a 3x NCAA All American and finished with a college record of 182-1.



Sunday, May 27th

8am Wrestling Begins - Pool Competition



Monday, May 28th 

8am Wrestling Begins - Championship (Bracketed) Competition





Coach Information


To coach at the 2018 NHSCA National Duals, you must:
1. Be a current member of the NHSCA. Membership is $30. --   Available onsite
Be sure to be signed in when you purchase your event pass!
2. Purchase the 2018 NHSCA National Duals Event Pass. --   Available onsite
  • $45 onsite
  • This is your ticket to enter as a coach.
  • This is non-refundable and non-transferable.


You will pick up your coach's pass onsite during the registration time on Friday. Print your receipt to speed up the process! 


Online sales will close on Wednesday, May 23rd at midnight for both membership and event pass.


COACHES! If you purchased the 2018 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!





Daily Tickets -- Available onsite only:


Adult (19-64)
Student (7-18)
Senior (65 and above)
Active & Retired Military
(Available to pick up at the NHSCA table in the lobby)
6 and Under



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



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