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High School National Recruiting Showcase – Florida Qualifier set for Orlando, March 12-14

By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling | Jan. 26, 2021, 8:59 a.m. (ET)

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

The USA Wrestling High School National Recruiting Showcase – Florida Qualifier will be held at the Rosen Shingle Creek resort in Orlando, March 12-14.

This will join the national schedule, along with the Pennsylvania qualifier set for State College, Pa., March 12-14, the Arizona qualifier set for Bullhead City, March 16-18 as well as the Utah qualifier to be held in North Logan, March 11-13.

These events 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).

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 four 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 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.


Florida Qualifier offers a “stay to play” option

The venue and host hotel for the Florida Qualifier is the Rosen Shingle Creek, a Four Diamond Resort which hosted a highly successful USA Wrestling dual meet wrestling event for boys and girls earlier this season. Wrestlers will earn a discount by booking a room there first. This event is a top-notch competition, which at the same time offers a family vacation for those who participate.



Rosen Shingle Creek
9939 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819
$115 per night excluding taxes and fees.
Free Parking

This is a huge discount for this property. The usual room rate is around $280 per night!!

This is a guaranteed rate up to 14 days out. The event will honor the $115 rate up to the day of the event if it does not sell out.


Entry limits for Florida Qualifier:

Due to local health and government regulations, there will be a cap on the number of entries for this specific Arizona qualifier, which are:
• High School boys – 700
• High School girls - 300

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 (with Hotel code) or $60 per athlete (without hotel code), and closes on Monday, March 1 at 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time.

1. Wait 48 hrs. after booking your room to register. The hotel will be sending USA Wrestling booking confirmation numbers daily which will be used to give you a discount on registration.

2. Use your booking confirmation number as your discount code when you do happen to register. Each code is good for up to FOUR (4) athlete registrations.

Late registration online registration costs $65 per athlete, and closes Wednesday, March 15 at 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time.

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

Event Schedule for Florida Qualifier

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

Coaches Bands Information:

• All coaches that wish to purchase a coach’s band to gain access to the competition floor to coach athletes must have a USAW Leader Membership Card.
• Coaches Band Price: $15.00 Must be purchased before March 10th!

Click for Coaches Band Information

Ticketing Information:

Ticketing will be available later. Please visit “ticketing” on event website. Due to local health guidelines, you can only attend the event when your athlete is wrestling.


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

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.

USA Wrestling Events website

For information on all of the High School National Recruiting Showcase events and the entire national schedule, please visit the USA Wrestling Events website at: