Middle School


High School Nationals middle school Division

April 25, 2021
Virginia Beach, VA

The Middle School event will be conducted side-by-side with the High School National event. The Middle School wrestlers will be competing in the same arena with all the high school athletes in the High School Nationals!

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

General Event 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 nhsca-events.com.  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.

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@ nhsca.com 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!

75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 112, 119, 127, 135, 142, 154, 165, 180, 230

There will be one weigh-in for the entire event with a 3-pound weight allowance. 
i.e. 75 weight class will be 78 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.

Wrestlers must be enrolled in grades 6th-8th during the 2020-2021 school year. There
are NO exceptions!

Please Note: If you are NOT enrolled in 6th-8th grade, you will be disqualified  and will not be
able to compete the 2022 High School Nationals.

Middle School – Saturday April 24th

1:30-2:00pm: Middle School Early Weigh-Ins

  • 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. 
  • Please Note: Early weigh-in purchases are only valid for the 2021 NHSCA High School National

Middle School – Saturday April 24th

3:30-4:00pm: Middle School 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.

There is no penalty or fee to change your weight. 

Pre-Event: . If  you would like to update your weight class before March 24th, please email championshipevents@nhsca.com.

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

Middle School Match Times:

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

There will be full wrestle backs for all consolation matches.
Please Note:  Future All American rounds will revert to 1:30-1:30-1:30

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/falls


The top eight (8) place finishers in each weight-class will receive awards as well as official recognition as a Future All-American. Upon achieving Future 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.

March 25-27, 2022 – Virginia Beach, Virginia