USA Wrestling is excited to announce that Junior and 14U Girls National Duals is returning to Tulsa, Okla., at the Cox Business Convention Center on June 14-18, 2022, which will showcase the nation's top high school boys and girls along with 14U girls wrestlers in a dual format. Tulsa has also been awarded the event for 2023.
National Duals is a tremendous opportunity for athletes to join other elite athletes from their respective state to see which state can achieve bragging rights of being crowned national champions in Greco-Roman and freestyle.
In 2021, Team Illinois won the Junior Greco-Roman title, while Iowa and California won the Junior Boys and Junior Girls titles, respectively. Team Pennsylvania topped the podium in the 14U Girls division.
Along with team placing, athletes who are undefeated and have more than five (5) wins are recognized with all-tournament honors. Athletes who are interested should contact their respective USA Wrestling state leaders to learn about qualification process and state policies for this event.
Keep an eye on TheMat.com for more details.
Quote from USA Wrestling Director of Events Pete Isais:
“USA Wrestling is excited to be going back to Tulsa for the Junior and 14U Girls National Duals,” USA Wrestling Director of Events Pete Isais said. “The Tulsa Sports Commission and Oklahoma USA Wrestling really stepped up to get this event back in Tulsa. Their expertise in running a first-class event that provides a great opportunity for our states to gain valuable competitive opportunities does not go unnoticed.”
Quote from President of Tulsa Regional Tourism Ray Hoyt:
“It is an absolute honor to work with USA Wrestling on their 2022 and 2023 Junior National Duals. We had the opportunity to safely host this epic event in 2021 and look forward to revisiting the excitement at the Cox Business Convention Center for the years to come,” said Ray Hoyt, President of Tulsa Regional Tourism/Tulsa Sports Commission. “The 2022 event is anticipated to bring a total economic impact of more than $2.5 million to Tulsa, with the 2023 event projected to have an impact of nearly $2.6 million.”
Quote from Tulsa Mayor GT Bynum:
“We are thrilled to have USA Wrestling Jr. National Duals back in Tulsa in 2022 and 2023,” said Tulsa Mayor GT Bynum. “These young wrestlers, their coaches, and fans will get to enjoy the fantastic restaurants and immersive cultural experiences we have in and around the downtown areas. We can’t wait to welcome them to our town and cheer them on next summer and in 2023.”
Quote from Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor Matt Pinnell:
“Our state takes pride in being home to some of the top wrestlers and programs in history, and we are pleased to host the USA Wrestling Junior National Duals once again in 2022 and 2023,” said Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor Matt Pinnell. “It's an honor to support such determined young athletes as they build their wrestling careers while providing a memorable experience of Oklahoma.”
About the Tulsa Sports Commission
In 1993, the Tulsa Sports Commission (TSC) was created to attract and develop sporting events and conventions for economic impact on the Tulsa community. Since its inception, the TSC has accounted for more than $500 million in economic impact to the Tulsa region by helping attract, market and host championships and sports-related events and conventions to the region. The TSC is a founding member of the National Association of Sports Commissions and lives within the Tulsa Regional Tourism umbrella organization. Learn more at visittulsa.com/sports.
About Tulsa Regional Tourism
Tulsa Regional Tourism is northeast Oklahoma’s premier accredited destination marketing organization. Housed at the Tulsa Regional Chamber, it includes the Tulsa Convention and Visitors Bureau; the Tulsa Sports Commission, an amateur sports sales and marketing organization; and the Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture, an accredited film commission. Tulsa Regional Tourism leads the community’s bidding for and hosting of signature events like the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, the Big 12 Wrestling Championship, USA BMX Grand Nationals, the Arabian Horse Association’s U.S. Nationals and more. Learn more at visittulsa.com.