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313 Teams Register to Compete at the 2015 NHSCA National Duals

Tuesday, May 12, 2015  
Posted by: Mattie Potter
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After a record breaking year last year, the 2015 NHSCA National Duals has once again jumped to a whole new level this year.  The 16thAnnual NHSCA National Duals event has a brand new notch with 313 teams, making this the largest dual meet tournament in the country. Since moving to Virginia Beach in 2011, the event has grown from 108 teams to an astounding 313 teams in 2015. The four-day event known as the Battle at the Beach, is brought to you by the National High School Coaches Association. Many of the nation’s top wrestlers will be competing in this year’s event. 

This year’s event will kick off Saturday, May 23 at 8 AM with wrestling wrapping up Monday, May 25th. This year’s event showcases a new record of participants, as over 5,000 participants are expected to compete over the holiday weekend on 46 mats.

The three divisions are – High School (Grades 9-12) featuring 154teams, Middle School (Grades 6-8) with 93 teams and Elementary (Grades 4-6) highlighting 66 teams. The NHSCA National Wrestling Duals is the largest dual-meet team event in scholastic wrestling, which features elite teams and wrestlers from over 25 states. The NHSCA National Duals has been the largest wrestling dual meet competition in the country for the past 5 years.

Top teams in the high school division include the top 5 place finishers from the 2014 High School division: Pittsburgh based Young Guns Black, Team Griffin Select which is an all-star team of wrestlers representing multiple states: Missouri , New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. New Jersey’s Shore Thing Surf finished in third place, followed by Michigan Addix, Bad Boys,and Renegade Elite Blue from the Dillsburg and Lehigh Valley areas of Pennsylvania.

The Middle School Division runner up, the NJ Scorpions are looking to finish at the top of this year’s event. Other top returning teams include Young Guns Blue, the Illinois Outsiders, and Bison Legend Orange, the top teams from last year’s event.

In the largest field to date of Elementary teams, the top 5 teams from the 2014 Duals, including Illinois Menace, Ohio Titans, NJ Scorpions, Young Guns, and Team Greco, are all registered to battle again at the beach!
Many of the nation’s elite nationally ranked wrestlers compete in this event. Rosters will be posted online by Thursday, May 14th. Check out the team rosters below:

High School Team List Rosters
Middle School Team List Rosters
Elementary Team List Rosters

The team schedules for the event will be released upon completion by May 22, 2015 and will be posted on the NHSCA’s website, as well as EscapeSports.
This event will also be covered by Flowrestling.



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