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USA Wrestling s Kids Cadet Regional Championships set to begin

By John Fuller | May 23, 2003, 12 a.m. (ET)
USA Wrestling's Kids/Cadet Regional Championships get underway this weekend as the top youth wrestlers in the nation compete in both freestyle and Greco-Roman. There are six Kids/Cadet Regional events where participants qualified through their USA Wrestling state tournaments. The regional tournaments will begin in Greenville, S.C. on May 23 with the Southeast Kids/Cadet Regional Championships and wrap up with the Western Kids/Cadet Regional Championships June 16-21 in Butte, Mont. Five of the regional championships will also host a Girls Festival open to Schoolgirl (born 1989-1990) and FILA Cadet Women (born 1986-1988) ages. The Southeast, Central, Northeast, Northern Plains and Southern Plains Regionals will all host Girls Festivals, which are open to all girls regardless of the state they compete in. The top three place winners at each weight in each regional at the Cadet level will be added to their state lineup for the ADVOCARE Cadet National Championships in Fargo, N.D., July 19-26. Historically, many of the stars from USA Wrestling's national youth events have gone on to major success at the high school, college and international levels. The Seventh Annual Kids Freestyle and Greco-Roman National Championships are slated for July 2-5 in Enid, Okla. To be eligible to participate in this event, wrestlers must have competed in at least one style of wrestling at their 2003 USA Wrestling Kids Regional Tournament. A wrestler may compete in both styles at Kids Nationals even though only having competed in one style at a regional tournament. For more information, contact your state director or the event coordinator listed below. For a complete list of state directors, visit www.usawrestling.org. The age group and weight classes (in pounds) are as follows: Midget (Born 1993-1994): 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 87, 95, 103, 112, 120+ (20 lb. max. diff.) Novice (Born 1991-1992): 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 112, 120, 130, 140, 140+ (25 lb. max. diff.) Schoolboy/girl (Born 1989-1990): 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 125, 130, 140, 150, 160, 160+ (30 lb. max. diff.) Cadet (Born 1987-1988): 84, 91, 98, 105, 112, 119, 125, 130, 135, 140, 145, 152, 160, 171, 189, 215, 275 2003 Kids/Cadet Regional Championships Schedule Southeast Kids/Cadet Regional Championships Palmetto Expo Center Greenville, S.C. May 23-26, 2003 Contact: Rob Wiggs (803) 750-9724 Central Kids/Cadet Regional Championships Anderson Wigwam Complex Anderson, Ind. May 30-June 1, 2003 Contact: Todd Eppert (317) 780-1885 Northeast Kids/Cadet Regional Championships Bloomsburg University Bloomsburg, Pa. May 30-June 1, 2003 Contact: John Hohmann (570) 387-1633 Northern Plains Kids/Cadet Regional Championships Bismark Convention Center Bismark, N.D. June 11-14, 2003 Contact: Randy Wilson (701) 663-0992 Southern Plains Kids/Cadet Regional Championships Lee Arena/Washburgn University Topeka, Kan. June 13-15, 2003 Contact: Greg Grater (785) 944-3630 Western Kids/Cadet Regional Championships Butte Civic Center Butte, Mont. June 16-21, 2002 Contact: Don Tamietti (406) 723-2192
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