High School Nationals Girls Division

APril 25, 2021
Virginia Beach, VA

Now in its second year, the inaugural girls division was a huge success. The best female wrestlers from 28 states competed to earn official High School All-Americans status.

Tournament Divisions

Enrolled in Grades 9-12 during 2020-2021 School Year
Middle School
Enrolled in Grades 6-8 during 2020-2021 School Year
Senior eligibility 2020-2021 School Year
Junior eligibility 2020-2021 School Year
Sophomore eligibility 2020-2021 School Year
Freshman eligibility 2020-2021 School Year

Division Information

Registration Opens: February 1, 2021

Registration Closes:  April 20, 2021 or when division cap is met

Registration Fee: $65.00

The cap outlined below (as of 3/02/2021) represent the current maximum registered athletes per division in adherence health and safety protocols and venue occupancy. 

High School Girls: 108 athletes

When division caps are  hit, a waitlist will be available on  Athletes on the waitlist will have the first priority to register for the event if a spot becomes available or caps can be increased.

Regardless of your registration status, all information for waitlisted athletes will be included in the event college coach packets.

Spectators will be permitted at High School Nationals, HOWEVER in adherence with state guidance there will be a limited number of tickets per session.  The NHSCA is working closely with the Sports Center to determine the number of tickets able to be sold per session and will post information when available.

Details about ticket sales will be emailed to all registered athletes and posted on the event page when divisions and/or weight classes per session are announced (date TBD).

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

If  you registered for the 2020 High School Nationals, your 2020 registration fee will be honored for the 2021 event. 

How do I register?

  • You have received an email from championshipevents@ to the email address provided during registration for the 2020 event. This code will work until division caps are met or until April 2nd.
    • If not originally found in your inbox, please check your spam folder OR the athlete’s email address that was used during the registration process
  • The email contained a unique single-use code (tied to your email address) that will allow you to register for free 

Wrestlers Must Weigh-In Wearing a Singlet!

103, 112, 120, 128, 136, 144, 160, 185, 220

There will be one weigh-in for the entire event with a 3-pound weight allowance. 
i.e. 103 weight class will be 106 pounds

If your state does not have a season or “traditional” season you are still eligible to compete at High School Nationals. 

If your state season is canceled and you are unable to certify for a “Minimum Weight Class” on the OPC, you may register at any weight. We ask that athletes and guardians use best judgement for the safety of the athlete.

Wrestler must be enrolled in high school grades 9-12 in the 2020-2021 school year. There
are NO exceptions!

Please Note: If you are NOT enrolled in grades 9-12, you will be disqualified  and will not be
able to compete the 2022 High School Nationals.

Girls Division- Saturday April 24th

1:00-1:30pm Girls Division Early

  • Wrestlers and Coaches ONLY Permitted to Enter the Building
  • No parents/spectators and there will be no tickets sales

Pre-Pay During Registration  

  •  Fee: $20.00 

Pay On-Site

  • Fee: $25.00 (cash only)
There is no penalty or fee to change your weight. All changes will occur on-site at the Head Table. 

valid for the 2021 NHSCA High School Nationals

Girls Division – Saturday April 24th

3:00-3:30pm Girls Division Weigh-Ins

  • Wrestlers and Coaches ONLY Permitted to Enter the Building
  • No parents/spectators and there will be no tickets sales
There is no penalty or fee to change your weight. All changes will occur on-site at the Head Table. 

Please Note: There is no on-site registration! 

There is no penalty or fee to change your weight. 

Pre-Event: . If  you would like to update your weight class before April 20th, please email

Onsite: All changes will occur  at the Head Table

If your wrestler 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.

Please note: We still reserve the right to override form if our head trainer/doctor sees any “active” skin issues.

  • Championship Bracket: 2-2-2
  • Consolation Bracket: 1-1:30-1:30

There will be full wrestle backs for all consolation matches.
Please Note: All American rounds will revert to 2-2-2 

The National Wrestling Championships will follow the strictest interpretation of the NFHS rules with the following exceptions:

  • Headgear is optional for high school
  • Uniform type is optional i.e. high school, club, generic singlet, two piece approved by Federation, etc.
  • Shoe laces are secured if double knotted but at your own peril
  • College out of bounds rules will be used for control and near-fall/fall

Girls Coaches:

  • All coaches MUST BE a current member of the NHSCA:
  •  Coach Pass:
    •  Purchase On-Site:$30.00 on-site in the Lobby of Hall A (Method of payment accepted at the event are: School Checks, Cash, Credit. No personal checks will be accepted)

The All Event Coach Pass is your “ticket” into the event and you do not need to purchase a spectator admission ticket. The All Event Coach Pass in non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions.

The top eight (8) place finishers in each weight-class will receive awards as well as official recognition as an All-American. Upon achieving All-American status, you will receive a certificate with your award.

Yes. Although we are working closely with City of Virginia Beach and local officials to ensure High School Nationals will operate safely April 23rd-25th. We understand that given the circumstances we have all encountered throughout the past year,  we must have alternative options.  

The NHSCA understands the importance of this event for the high school wrestling community and remains committed to conducting an event that allows athletes to highlight their skills for college coaches and recruiters. If the City of Virginia Beach is unable to host High School Nationals April 23rd-25th, the current contingency plan is the week of May 24, 2021 in Virginia Beach. If alternative dates/locations are required all registration information and fees will be transferred. More information will be made available as planning continues.

What airport is the closest to the event?

  • The closest airport is Norfolk. It is approximate 18 miles from the venue.
Do I have to wear my High 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 a singlet to weigh-in?

  • Yes! All wrestlers are required to wear singlets for weigh ins.
  • Uniform type is optional i.e. high school, club, generic singlet, two piece approved by Federation, etc.

Do I have to wear headgear?

  • No! Headgear is not required but recommended for your safety.
What are the hair and facial hair rules?
  • Facial hair must meet normal grooming standards; clean-shaven with sideburns no lower than the earlobes. 

  • We will allow hair length on the head to be longer than the NFHS grooming standards. There can be no hard items in the hair (beads, bobby pins, barrettes, hair clips, etc…) not can there be any hair treatments that are oily, greasy or slippery. If an individual wishes to war a hair cover that is legal and attaches properly to the headgear that is also allowed.


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 booth located in the lobby of the VBCC.

Can I bring a cooler in the convention center?

  • The VBCC does not allow outside food or beverages.

Will there be mat space to workout on Thursday?

  • Yes, mat space will be available during the weigh in times only!

Do I need to have a coach?

  • No, you are not required to have a coach. We do have an “orphan coach” that you can sign up for at the event as well!

 Do coaches have to check in on Thursday?

  • No, coaches can check in anytime throughout the duration of the event to pick up or purchase an All Events Coach Pass.

March 25-27, 2022 – Virginia Beach, Virginia