National Duals


22nd Annual National Duals

Memorial Day Weekend
May 29-31, 2021
Virginia Beach Sports Center

The Largest and Most Competitive Duals Event in the Country

  • Each Team Is Guaranteed 6 Matches During the First Two Days of Competition 

  • Day Three is re-seeded into a Championship Bracket & each team that qualifies into Day Three will wrestle at least 2 matches

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General EVENT Information

Entry Fee: $700 per team (each team may have a maximum of 18 wrestlers) 

Registration Open:  March 8, 2021 

Registration Closes: May 15, 2021 or when Division Cap is Met 

All teams MUST pay in full online when registering team!

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 into dual meets. Alternatives are not guaranteed exhibition matches.

Please review the most recent Virginia updates about Health & Safety policy regarding capacity limitations, social distancing, and masking for vaccinated people: CLICK HERE 

Elementary: 72 Teams 

Middle School: 80 Teams

High School: 208 Teams 

Elementary: 52,56,60,65,70,75,80,85,90,95,100,110,120,150 (+1.0 lb Weight Allowance) 

Middle School: 75,80,85,90,95,100,105,112,119,127,135,142,154,165,180,230 (+2 .0 lbs Weight Allowance)

High School: 106, 113, 120,126,132, 138, 145, 152, 160, 170, 182, 195, 220, 285 (+3 .0 lbs Weight Allowance)

Wrestlers MUST Weigh-In Wearing a Singlet!

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. (Example: A High School wrestler weighs-in at 116.0, they are eligible for 113 lbs and 120 lbs)

All rosters are due online by midnight of Saturday, May 15th for seeding purposes! 

Wrestlers can only compete for one team during the event.

Teams that show up with three or more open roster spots will be subject to not being able to compete next year.

We have ended the free agency for the 2021 National Duals.

Each Team is Guaranteed a Minimum of 6 Matches

Day 1:

  • Each team will be placed in a pool of 4 teams based on pre-tournament seeds 
  • Each team will wrestle three times on Day 1 

Day 2:

  • Each team will be placed in a pool of 4 teams based on Day 1 results
  • Teams that place 1st or 2nd in their Day 1 Pool advance to the Day 2 Championship pools 
  • Teams that place 3rd or 4th in their Day 1 Pool are placed in the Day 2 Consi pools & will not advance to Day 3
  • Each team will wrestle a minimum of three times on Day 2  
Day 3: 
  • Teams that place 1st or 2nd in their Day 2 Championship pools advance to the Day 3 Championship Bracket
  • Day 3 Championship Brackets will be re-seeded based on their on-site rosters & results to ensure the integrity of the bracket 
  • Each team will wrestle a minimum of two times on Day 3

This schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the NHSCA and the City of Virginia Beach.

Friday, May 28, 2021

  • 2:00-4:00 pm – Early Coach Registration
  • 2:00-4:00 pm –Early Weigh-Ins (*Teams must have 7 or more to Weigh-In)
  • 3:00 pm – Early Coaches Meeting
  • 4:00 pm- Sports Center is Closed
  • 6:00-9:00 pm– Team Check In & Team Weigh Ins (*Teams must have 7 or more to Weigh-In)
  • 6:45 pm-  Coaches Meeting
  • 7:30-9:00 pm – Individual Weigh- Ins (Wrestlers who were unable to weigh-in with their team)
  • 8:45 pm- Coaches Meeting
  • 9:00 pm – Sports Center is Closed

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 29, 2021

  • 7:00 am- Doors Open 
  • 8:00 am –  Wrestling Begins -Pool Competition
Day 1 Schedules will be posted prior to the event!

Sunday, May 30, 2021

  • 7:00 am- Doors Open 
  • 8:00 am –  Wrestling Begins -Pool Competition
Day 2 Schedules will be posted prior to the event!

Monday, May 31, 2021

  • 7:00 am- Doors Open 
  • 8:00 am –  Wrestling Begins -Championship (Bracketed) Competition
Day 3 Schedules will be posted prior to the event!

Date: Friday May 28, 2021 | Time: 2-4pm

Fee: $100.00 per Team

  • Online Registration will open on April 28th, 2021 and will close May 12, 2021 – Information & the  registration link will be sent to team contact.
  • There will be NO onsite registration
  •  Team must have 7 or more wrestlers to weigh in early

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

  • 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 building and be matside
  • Registered team table workers will receive this training video prior to the event.
Register your team table workers: HERE

Table Workers: Please watch this training video for matside scoring prior to arriving at the event! 

  • High School Division: 1.30-1.30-1.30
  • Middle School Division: 1.15-1.15-1.15
  • Elementary School Division: 1-1-1
  • The top 5 finishing teams in each division will also receive a team award 
  • The top 5 finishing teams will receive medals for the wrestlers and coaches
  • The 1st place team in each division will receive the championship bracket

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.

  • 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

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 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.

The NHSCA reserves the right to override form if our head trainer/doctor sees any “active” skin issues.

To coach at the 2021 NHSCA National Duals, please complete both steps below:
1. Be a current member of the NHSCA. Membership is $40. — Click Here!
2. Purchase the 2021 NHSCA National Duals Event Pass. — Click Here!

  • $35 online 
  • $45 onsite – purchase when you arrive

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!

If you purchased the 2021 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!

Spectator Tickets: 

Two day tickets are now available for purchase for Day 1 and Day 2 of the event. All teams are guaranteed to compete Day 1 and Day 2. 

All tickets are general admission.  Spectators can pre-purchase tickets now, during weigh-ins, and onsite using a QR code available at the ticket window.

Purchase: CLICK HERE

Kids 6 years old and under are free.

* For teams that qualify into Day 3 (Monday May 31st) , tickets will be available for purchase on Sunday May 30th. 

If you have any questions or need assistance please email us at or call the NHSCA office at (610)923-0900.