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UWW Junior and U23 Nationals set for Omaha, Nebraska, Nov. 13-15

By Taylor Miller, USA Wrestling | Sept. 23, 2020, 10:48 a.m. (ET)

USA Wrestling announced today that it will host UWW Junior and U23 Nationals Nov. 13-15 at the Convention Center at CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

Each division will feature all three Olympic styles (men’s freestyle, women’s freestyle and Greco-Roman) with 10 weights in each style.

The event was originally slated to serve as a 2020 World Team Trials event for both age-groups; however, United World Wrestling announced last week that it will not hold a U23 World Championships this year. A decision regarding this year’s Junior World Championships will be made Oct. 5 by United World Wrestling.

As a result, this event will serve as a 2021 World Team Trials qualifier.

The winners in each weight at the UWW U23 Nationals (Omaha, Neb.) will secure a bid to the 2021 Senior World Team Trials.

The winners in each style of the UWW Junior Nationals (Omaha, Neb.) will earn a bid to the 2021 Senior World Team Trials and the 2021 Junior World Team Trials, if age eligible. Should UWW decide to hold a Junior World Championships in 2020, the winner in each weight will represent the United States at the Junior Worlds in December in Belgrade, Serbia.

Please note, this is NOT a qualifying event for the 2021 Olympic Team Trials.

The event will be conducted following the requirements of the state and local health authorities, as well as using the safety provisions of the USA Wrestling Return to Events Guidelines. USA Wrestling and the local organizers will monitor data and local trends closely leading up to the event.

The official website and online registration system is currently being finalized, and will be opened shortly. Please save this date and location, and look for additional details which will be provided as soon as possible.