COVID-19 Event Update
31st Annual High School Nationals
May 20, 2020
As we continue to manage through this unprecedented time, we want to relay how incredibly appreciative the NHSCA is with your understanding and patience through this challenging period.
We were informed by the city of Virginia Beach officials that we will be unable to conduct this year’s High School Nationals which had been rescheduled for early June 30-July 2 due to the Governor’s decision concerning conducting large events.
As previously communicated, all registered competitors will receive full credit towards next year’s High School Nationals, to be conducted March 26-28, 2021. Attention Seniors: all of your recruiting information provided during registration has been sent to every college wrestling coach in the country. A second send is schedule for early next week.
For coaches that purchased an event coaches pass, you will also receive a full credit on your event pass purchase towards next year’s event as well. If you would rather receive a refund, please fill out the form that has been emailed to you. Refunds for coach’s pass will be given following next year’s High School Nationals event.
Please continue to take care of yourself, friends, family and community.
April 16, 2020 UPDATE
We hope this update finds you and your family safe and healthy during this global pandemic. The safety of our athletes, coaches, fans and team members remains our top priority. We continue to closely monitor conditions and listen to guidance from national health officials, government agencies and health experts.
Given the information currently available by the federal, state, and local agencies the NHSCA is actively working to reschedule High School Nationals & the National Duals in late June/early July.
To those who have registered for High School Nationals, we appreciate your continued patience as we explore options to ensure the best possible solution. The deadline to defer your registration toward next year has been extended indefinitely until new event dates are announced. Registered senior information is being sent to college coaches in every division.
As we all manage through this rapidly evolving situation, we are grateful for your support and look forward to seeing you in at High School Nationals.
March 31, 2020 Update
As of March 30, 2020, the Governor of Virginia has issued a stay at home order until June 10, 2020. Governor Northam’s full executive order can be viewed here.
To comply with the State of Virginia stay at home order, the NHSCA is working directly with the City of Virginia Beach to identify new event dates for the 2020 High School Nationals. Full event information will be published when available.
If you have already registered for High School Nationals, a simple form has been emailed to you allowing to push your entry fee towards next year’s (2021) High School National event. You must fill out this form by April 20th to receive an entry credit towards the 2021 event.
Note to Seniors:
We understand your frustration and feel your pain, being unable to attend any recruiting events for the next several months. Be on the look-out for an additional email relevant to connecting you to college coaches throughout the country.
In this time of crisis and uncertainty, we wish the NHSCA and wrestling community the best. Stay safe!
March 17, 2020 Update
We take great pride in conducting a first-class event for athletes and coaches across the country. Over its 31-years, the High School Nationals have become a perfect culmination of your high school season and served as a true showcase for your talents to the attending college recruiters.
Our staff dedicates much of the calendar year to planning this event in hopes of producing an experience for each athlete in attendance. Conversely, we realize that each wrestler dedicates countless hours in preparation and training for the end of their season tournaments. We are
part of the wrestling community, we understand your frustration.
To fulfill the opportunity, we’ve made the decision to postpone the event to May 19-21, 2020. With the evolving COVID-19 situation along with limited venue availability, open dates were extremely limited.
Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds for the 2020 High School Nationals. However, you do have an option to defer your entry fee into next year’s event. Current registered athletes have been emailed a simple form to push their entry fee towards next year’s (2021) High School National event.
Immediately following the High School Nationals, the NHSCA will conduct the 21st annual National Duals. This is a team dual meet event that has the very best club teams from across the country competing. This event is also heavily recruited. Join a team or be placed on one by adding your name to our free agent list on the National Duals event page.
Note to Our Seniors:
We understand your frustration and feel your pain, being unable to attend any recruiting events for the next several weeks. Therefore, regardless of attendance at High School Nationals we will be sending your contact information, as well as your wrestling and academic credentials (all
information collected during registration), to all DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, NAIA, and Club coaches in the country.
Additionally, if there any changes to your information please email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to April 10, 2020.
March 13, 2020 Update
The NHSCA is pleased to announce that the 31st Annual High School Nationals will be hosted May 19-21, 2020 in the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Weigh-Ins will take place on May 19th and competition will run May 20th-21st. Full event schedule will be made available soon.
Registration for High School Nationals will be extended until May 12, 2020 and participants who have already registered will be honored for the postponed date. Members who have purchased an all-event pass will be honored for High School Nationals. This pass will provide you coaching access for both High School Nationals and the National Duals. All-event passes will remain open for purchase until May 18, 2020.
The NHSCA is working with the City of Virginia Beach, the Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the Virginia Beach housing authority to identify hotel availability.
Please direct any questions to: 2020HSN@nhsca.com
March 12, 2020 Update
The NHSCA working in conjunction with City of Virginia Beach recognizes the fluidity of COVID-19 and through counsel and advice of public health officials we have postponed the 31st Annual High School Nationals. The NHSCA is committed to running a first-class event and safety of our participants, spectators, coaches, and team members is our highest priority.
The NHSCA is working with the City of Virginia Beach and Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau to identify the new event dates to be released Friday March 13, 2020.
Registration for High School Nationals will be extended and participants who have already registered will be honored for the postponed date of High School Nationals. Members who have purchased an all event pass will be honored for High School Nationals, this pass will provide you coaching access for both High School Nationals and the National Duals.
Hotel refunds at NHSCA partner hotels will be available by calling the hotel directly.
The High School Nationals will continue to be the premier wrestling event in the country. For 30 years athletes have competed in the High School Nationals to earn official All-American honors. We are confident that this will continue to be the leading event in the country for college recruitment.
Additionally, the NHSCA will host the National Duals over Memorial Day weekend and will operate as normal.
Please direct any questions toward 2020HSN@nhsca.com