National Duals

Events

21st Annual National Duals

May 23-25, 2020
Virginia Beach, VA

The Largest and Most Competitive Duals Event in the Country, the National Duals is Held During Memorial Day Weekend at the Virginia Beach Convention Center

  • 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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Tournament Divisions

High School: Grades 9-12
Division Cap: 192 Teams
Middle School: Grades 6-8
Division Cap: 80 Teams
Elementary School: Grades 4-6
Division Cap: 92 Teams

General EVENT Information

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

Registration Open:  March 1, 2020 

Registration Closes: April 15, 2020 or when Division Cap is Meet 

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.

Elementary: 92 Teams

Middle School: 80 Teams

High School: 192 Teams

Elementary: 52,56,60,65,70,75,80,85,90,95,100,110,120,135 (+1 lb Weight Allowance) 

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

High School: 106, 113, 120,126,132, 138, 145, 152, 160, 170, 182, 195, 220, 285 (+3 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. (i.e. if you weigh in at 115.8, you will be eligible for 113 and 120)

All rosters are due online by midnight of Friday, May 1st for seeding purposes! 

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

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 
* High School Division Only: There will be 8 Championship Pigtail Matches 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

Friday, May 22, 2020

  • 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- Convention 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 – Convention 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 23, 2020

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

Sunday, May 24, 2020

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

Monday, May 25, 2020

  • 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 22, 2020 | Time: 2-4pm

Fee: $100.00 per Team

  • Online Registration will open on April 22, 2020 – Information & the  registration link will be sent to team contact.
  • There will be NO onsite registration
  •  Team must have 7 or more 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

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

 

Additional Table Worker Training: 

Friday, May 23rd: 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm at the Head Table

Saturday, May 24th: 7:30 am, 12:00 pm,  4:00 pm at the Head Table

Sunday, May 25th: 7:30 am, 12:00 pm,  4:00 pm at the Head Table

  • 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.

If you are looking for a team, please email the following information to Mattie at Potter@NHSCA.com
Wrestler’s Name
Division
Weight
Email
Phone Number

To coach at the 2020 NHSCA National Duals, please complete both steps below:
1. Be a current member of the NHSCA. Membership is $30. — Click Here!
2. Purchase the 2019 NHSCA National Duals Event Pass. — Click Here!

  • $35 online – purchase by Wednesday, May 22nd
  • $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!

Online sales will close on Wednesday, May 22nd at midnight for both membership and event pass.

If you purchased the 2020 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!

Tickets will be available for purchase at the Virginia Beach Convention Center during the following times: 

  • Friday, May 22nd- Beginning at 7:00am 
  • Saturday, May 23rd- Beginning at 7:00am 
  • Sunday, May 24th- Beginning at 7:00am 
  • Monday, May 25th– Beginning at 7:00am

Daily Tickets: 

  • Adult-  $20.00
  • Senior (65 & Older)- $10.00
  • Student (ages 7-18) – $10.00
  • Active Military (with ID) – FREE
  • Children 6 & Under – FREE

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

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