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High School National Recruiting Showcase – Pennsylvania Qualifier set for State College on March 12-14

By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling | Jan. 21, 2021, 11:18 a.m. (ET)

USA Wrestling has announced the first of its eight High School National Recruiting Showcase Qualifiers.

The USA Wrestling High School National Recruiting Showcase – Pennsylvania Qualifier will be held at C3 Sports in State College, Pa., March 12-14.

This event, and the entire High School National Recruiting Showcase series, is open only to boys and girls athletes who qualify for the USA Wrestling Junior age division. Wrestlers must have been born September 1, 2001 or after, plus must be enrolled in grades 9-12. Athletes from any state may enter any of the eight qualifiers.

The qualifier events will feature top High School boys’ and girls’ wrestlers from around the country. For the boys (contested in folkstyle) and girls (contested in freestyle), the top five place winners in each weight class in the eight qualifiers will earn a spot in the High School National Recruiting Showcase (which will be held during the weekend of March 26-28 at a location to be announced shortly).

Due to local health and government regulations, there will be a cap on the number of entries for this specific Pennsylvania qualifier, which are:
• High School boys – 700
• High School girls - 200

Due to the limits on entries, families are encouraged to sign up right away. Registration has already been opened.

Pre-registration entry fee is $50 per athlete, and closes on Monday, March 1 at 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time. Late registration online registration costs $65 per athlete, and closes Wednesday, March 10 at 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time.

Click here to register for High School National Recruiting Showcase – Pennsylvania Qualifier

Please note that state champions and National Prep champions (any year) who meet the age and grade requirements automatically qualify for the High School National Recruiting Showcase for both boys and girls (They do not need to attend a qualifier). All previous state champions and National Prep champions MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THE NATIONAL RECRUITING SHOWCASE BY MARCH 1 to guarantee their spot. State champions are defined as state association sanctioned state champions for boys, and both state association sanctioned champions and recognized unofficial state champions for girls.

USA Wrestling will be releasing the dates and sites for the remaining seven High School National Recruiting Showcase Qualifiers as soon as they are confirmed. The date and sites for the High School National Recruiting Showcase final event will also be posted soon. Please visit USA Wrestling’s website TheMat.com and its social media platforms for more information.

All eight qualifiers, as well as the High School National Recruiting Showcase, will be broadcast by Trackwrestling.

The intent of the series is to provide unrestricted access for every college coach and recruiter to the single-highest concentration of high school talent, with every match available online through host broadcaster Trackwrestling.

As with all events on the USA Wrestling national schedule, this series 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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON PENNSYLVANIA QUALIFIER

Event Schedule


Click here for full event schedule, including weigh-in and session times.

Divisions/Styles:

High School Boys/FOLKSTYLE
• Born 9/1/2001 & after, plus enrolled in grades 9-12

High School Girls/FREESTYLE
• Born 9/1/2001 & after, plus enrolled in grades 9-12

Weight Classes:

High School Boys*
106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 145, 152, 160, 170, 182, 195, 220, 285

High School Girls*
100, 106, 112, 117, 122, 127, 132, 138, 144, 152, 164, 180, 200, 225

*2 lb. growth allowance at both the qualifiers and National Showcase

Coaches Bands Information:

Due to the indoor capacity, there will be a strict ONE (1) pre-purchased spectator ticket OR coaches’ band per athlete registered. This means either ONE coach OR spectator per athlete, not both. No exceptions!
• All coaches that wish to purchase a coach’s band to gain access to the competition floor to coach athletes must have a USA Wrestling Leader Membership Card.
• Coaches Band Price: $15. Must be purchased before March 10.

Click for Coaches Band Information

Ticketing Information:

Admission Prices are Daily ($20) and Weekend ($35). You must purchase before March 10. Due to local health guidelines, you can only attend the event when your athlete is wrestling

Click for Ticketing Information

Accommodations:

There are two official hotels for the Pennsylvania qualifier.

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson
1357 East College Avenue, State College, PA 16801
814-234-6000
Standard Queen Rate: $95.00
King Suite Rate: $115.00
High School Showcase Code: PAUSAW

Ramada Inn
1450 S Atherton St, State College, PA 16801
814-238-3001
Rate $77 plus tax for double occupancy
$87 plus tax for up to quad occupancy
Discounted tournament rates include a hot buffet breakfast.
High School Showcase Code: PAUSAW

Click for Accommodations

COVID-19 Screening

To mitigate COVID-19 and protect our members, everyone entering the venue must wear a mask and/or proper fitting face covering and be subjected to a daily screening. Anyone who does not comply with this will be asked to leave.