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2021 Fargo National Team Qualifying Information

2021 Fargo National Team Qualifying Information

2021 Fargo National Team Qualifying Information

Athletes (changing weight classes for National Events after qualification is up to the discretion of the Board)

  1. Place top 2 in a weight class during the 2021 Freestyle and/or Greco States
  2. Place Top 4 at a 2021 USAW Regional Championship
  3. To qualify for Fargo in both styles, a wrestler must place: Top 2 in the VAWA state tournament or top 4 at any USAW Regional Tournament
  4. Wildcards: Wrestlers can petition for a Wildcard position by placing 3rd or 4th. Wildcard applications must be submitted the day of the tournament. Wildcards acceptance is not guaranteed. To be considered for a Wildcard position a wrestler must participate in a USAW Regional Event. Women attending National Event in Texas during the VAWA States need to send a petition email to Sara Bahoura and indicate the weight you wrestled in Texas. Indicate the petition is for cadet, junior or both.
  5. All VAWA National Team Members must further demonstrate their intent to prepare for Fargo USAW Nationals by:
    1. Participating in any 2021 USAW Region Championships
    2. Competing in any USAW National Level Freestyle/Greco Event during 2021
    3. Participating in the Training Camp held for the VAWA National Duals Teams (Schoolboy, Cadet or Juniors) at TOP June 4-6
    4. Required to attend Fargo Training Camp
    5. (All Fargo team members must attend Fargo Training Camp and do at least one of the above events)

Training Sessions:

  1. VAWA Dual Team Training Sessions (June 4-6 Top of the Podium) and any Fargo qualifier.
  2. Required – Fargo Training Camp Prior -tentative Dates July -10-11
  3. Mini Fargo training sessions and scheduled meetings by VAWA Staff- especially Greco qualifiers

Travel: Wrestlers will be required to obtain their air transportation. Parents will then have the opportunity to select the airport that is best for them. Travel must be booked according to the wrestler’s age group and whether they are Women’s Cadet, Junior or both, Men’s Junior or Cadet wrestling Freestyle, Greco or both. Parents are welcome to attend and stay in the hotel with their wrestler.

Housing: VAWA has a block of rooms at the Days Inn FargoDome for our team. Due to COVID, Safe Sport and other issues, parents will need to contact the hotel, book and pay for the room for the required days of participation. Parents can then determine who they want their wrestler to stay with. If there are 2 people in a room it cuts the cost in half. If several parents want to agree on more than 2 in a room (to further reduce hotel costs) they can. It is the responsibility of the parents/wrestlers to make room-mate decisions. Parents are also welcomed to attend and stay at the hotel with wrestlers. If the hotel books up, then parents will have to find other housing in Fargo. Regardless of where a wrestler stays he must attend all meetings and training sessions on time. VAWA coaching will be supervising team members at the Days Inn FargoDome.

COVID: Covid has created a multiple of roadblocks and issues for us all. USAW will have guidelines at Fargo for wrestlers and staff to follow. We will provide them when they are determined by USAW. Should any wrestler become tested for COVID while in Fargo, a parent will be required to come to the event and quarantine with them. It will not be the responsibility of VAWA to leave behind coaches to quarantine with wrestlers.

All fees below include gear, entry fee to FS and/or GR tournament, Fargo local transportation as needed, all mini training sessions, camp and coaching.

A non-refundable deposits of $100 will be required by May 16th. (Men’s Fargo Training Camp will be July 10-11 at TOP in Sterling, VA. There are two hotels close for parents/wrestlers to select at their choice. This is not part of any team fee below)

  1. Wrestlers only doing Freestyle Only
    1. Cadet Freestyle only: $450 (7/15-20)
    2. Junior Freestyle only $450 (7/16-21)
  2. Wrestlers doing both Styles Costs
    1. Junior FS/GR: $500 (7/16-22)
    2. Cadet FS/GR: $500 (7/15-22)
  3. Women’s Team Costs (women’s fee includes a training camp at Emory Henry College July 9-11)
    1. Wrestling Cadet and Juniors $700 (7/15-7/23)
    2. Juniors Only (7/18-7/23) $650

Meals: There are multiple places to eat next to the hotel along with a grocery store so wrestlers can obtain items to have in the room. Each room in the hotel has a refrigerator. There will also be a team van to take athletes as needed to obtain any necessity required during the event

Laundry: Wrestlers will be afforded the opportunity to take clothing to the laundromat during the event if needed.

Wrestler Incentives:

  1. $150 - Returning USAW Freestyle/Greco All-American (2019)
  2. $50 – 2021 Champions at VAWA Freestyle/Greco States ($75 both styles winning both)
  3. $100 - Winning any 2021 USAW Regional Championships
  4. $150 for winning both FS and GR at any 2021 USAW Regional Championships
  5. $50 - Place top 2nd-4th at Northeast and or Southeast Regionals