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2021 14U Schoolboy/Girls Duals Team Information

Team Virginia sent a group of 11 wrestlers to the 2021 USA Wrestling 14U National Duals in Franklin, Indiana from June 10th to 13th, 2021.  The team had the opportunity to wrestle 16 dual meets against teams from Arkansas, Florida, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Indiana, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, New York, and Pennsylvania. Despite giving up 7 forfeits per dual, the team won seven duals over the four days and finishing with a 3-5 record in Greco-Roman and a 4-4 record in Freestyle.

In Greco-Roman competition, individual Team Virginia wrestlers won 71% of the matches wrestled going 62-26 collectively as a team. The team accumulated 37 technical falls which was the 5th highest team total of the Greco-Roman tournament. Carter Shin led the tournament in tech falls with 7 while Tyler Dekraker and Dale Corbin finished with 6 each. The following wrestlers went undefeated in Greco-Roman and were named to the All-Tournament Team: Carter Shin (77), Dale Corbin (93), Tyler Dekraker (97)

In Freestyle competition, individual Team Virginia wrestlers won 74% of the matches that were wrestled and finished 65-23 collectively as a team. The team accumulated 44 technical falls which was the 4th highest team total in the Freestyle tournament. Tyler Dekraker and Dale Corbin had 8 tech falls each to tie for the most tech falls by an individual wrestler. The following wrestlers went undefeated in Freestyle and were named to the All-Tournament Team: Dale Corbin (93), Tyler Dekraker (97), Ben Weader (119)

Congratulations to all the Team Virginia 14U wrestlers for proudly representing our state on the National level. 

Carter Shin (77): 8-0 (GR)*, 6-2 (FS), 14-2 (Overall)
Noah Rankin (83): 4-4 (GR), 5-3 (FS), 9-7 (Overall)
Evan Sanati (87): 7-1 (GR), 7-1 (FS), 14-2 (Overall) 
Dale Corbin (92): 8-0 (GR)*, 8-0 (FS)*, 16-0 (Overall)
Tyler Dekraker (97): 8-0 (GR)*, 8-0 (FS)*, 16-0 (Overall)
Hayden Thompson (102): 2-6 (GR), 4-4 (FS), 6-10 (Overall)
Jared Goodson (106): 3-5 (GR), 3-5 (FS), 6-10 (Overall)
Cody Salomon (110): 6-2 (GR), 6-2 (FS), 12-4 (Overall)
Ben Weader (119): 6-2 (GR), 8-0 (FS)*, 14-2 (Overall)
Billy Tyler (125): 4-4 (GR), 7-1 (FS), 11-5 (Overall)
Aaron Peterson (130): 6-2 (GR), 3-5 (FS), 9-7 (Overall)
Overall Team Record: 127-49 (72.2% winning percentage)

Team VA 14U FS/GR National Dual Team

Team Goals: 
  1. Field a highly competitive national level dual team. 
  2. Win dual meets.  
  3. Prepare Virginia’s best 14U wrestlers for national competition.
  4. Represent Virginia with character, sportsmanship, and integrity.
  1. Fill every weight class with a reliable wrestler with FR/GR experience
  2. Select the best wrestler that applied based on the most recent FR/GR results
  3. Install a training plan to prepare each wrestler for national competition in June
Why Participate: This is one of the toughest 14U events in the nation. Your wrestler has the opportunity to wrestle in up to 18 matches, so there is tremendous bang for the buck. Competing in this event is a critical first step to gaining national recognition and credibility.
Tournament Details
Event: USAW 14U GR/FS National Duals
Date: June 9-13 2021. Travel time included. 
Location:  Franklin Community High School, 2600 Cumberland Drive , Franklin IN 46131
Eligibility: 14U (Formerly Schoolboys/girls) are wrestlers born 2007-2008. 14U weight classes are: 71, 77, 83, 87, 90, 97, 102,  106, 110, 114, 119, 125, 130, 136, 149, 152, 165, 187, 250. No weight allowance.
Weigh-ins: Wednesday, June 9th, 7:30-7:50 PM
All wrestlers must weigh together as a team, each in a VAWA singlet. We will conduct one practice at the venue prior to weigh-ins, however, each wrestler is expected to be on-weight when boarding VAWA transportation. Each wrestler must wrestle two Greco matches in order for the weigh-in to count for Freestyle competition.  
Trip Details
Transportation: The VAWA Team Leader will develop a transportation plan that includes parent carpooling and rental vans driven by VAWA coaches as needed. Wrestlers who need transportation assistance may be transported by VAWA coaches or other carpooling families. Wrestlers needing transportation will incur a $100 Round trip fee
Lodging: All team members are required to stay at the VAWA designated hotel. Accompanying parents have the option of lodging their wrestler with other wrestlers in a team room, reserving a room for themselves, or reserving a room for themselves and their wrestler. Many parents choose to share a room with their wrestlers to lower cost.
- VAWA will reserve hotel rooms for wrestlers, coaches, and staff as needed. Wrestlers will be assigned 4 to a room.  
- VAWA will also attempt reserve limited hotel rooms for parents and provide parents appropriate reservation information, including the cut-off date for the reservation.
- Parents are encouraged to notify the Team Leader of lodging plans to be included in the transportation plan when completing the application process.
Meals: Registration fees do NOT include meals. Breakfast is free at the hotel. Lunch and Dinner options are available at the venue or hotel.  We want this to be a family affair for this age group. We are looking for volunteers from parents that plan to attend to assist in getting items to eat for the team, making sandwiches, bringing in coolers of water, and other associated tasks.  Additionally:  Each wrestler will be asked to pay a fixed cost to cover a meal plan to be determined at a later date.
Extra Costs:  Wrestlers should bring cash to cover personal expenses for non-team meals at the event and during travel, self-purchased snacks, and entertainment. 
Training Expectations
Club Training: 
Practice at least 2-3 times per week with a credible GR/FS club with quality partners
National Team Training: 
Top of the Podium June 4,5 6
VAWA State Tournament - Both FR and GR - May 9th
Northeast Regional Championships - Both FR and GR - May 15-16
Southeast Regional Championships - Both FR and GR - May 21-22
Team Fee: $450; Application $100 Deposit ($350 if wrestler stays in hotel with a parent)
Team members must pay a non-refundable deposit by May 16th
This covers gear package, entry fee for both events, van/fuel, and hotel (rooms split up 4 wrestlers to a room). 
Gear- VAWA will provide a gear package (2 singlets, 2 shirts, shorts) to each team member.  Ordering will be based upon manufacturer sizing charts - no parent action is required. 
Payment Options: 
  1. Use PayPal :; be sure to select paying friends with no fee.
  2. Hand deliver payment at the VAWA FR/GR state championship
  3. You can chose snail-mail but make sure you send it earlier than normal
Attn: Jack Harcourt
3449 Robinson Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Team Process
Team Selection
The goal of the VAWA staff is to field the most competitive dual team possible.  Wrestlers have the opportunity to earn their spot in the lineup. Selection criteria will be used to determine the lineup for weight classes that do not have an Earned Starter.
Application Deadline May 9th
  1. Compete at VAWA States May 8th -9th
  2. Submit an online application to Matt Keel using this link
  3. Pay Deposit
  4. Email/Text a copy of the USAW Athlete Membership Card to Coach Keel HERE
  5. Email/Deliver a complete USAW Medical Consent Waiver Form to Coach Keel HERE
Earned Starter: 
  1. Compete at VAWA FS/GR State Championship at the same weight you commit to for the dual team
  2. Place first in the freestyle session
  3. Place top 4 in the greco-roman session
  4. No unsportsmanlike conduct (or similar) penalties during any 2021 FR/GR competition
  5. Commitment to wrestle both greco and freestyle at the National Duals
  6. Complete the application process on or before May 9th
  7. Pay the $100 non-refundable deposit on or before May 16th
Selection Criteria: 
Any weight class that does not have an Earned Starter will be filled at the coach’s discretion as soon as possible.  Criteria considered during the selection process may include:
  • VAWA State Tournament freestyle and greco finish
  • Northeast Regional tournament freestyle and greco top 4 finish
  • 2021 head-to-head results at other freestyle tournaments
  • Unsportsmanlike conduct (or similar) penalties during FR/GR competition
  • Attendance at ODP training or tournaments leading up to the state tournament
Locking-in the Roster: Earned Starter positions will be determined on May 16th and announced on May 17th or sooner (once all deposits are paid).  Selected Starters and Alternates will be announced on an ongoing basis from May 9th until May 18th. You must pay the deposit to be selected for the 2021 14U Team VA National Dual Team.  Following May 22nd, open-weights will be aggressively recruited and filled on a first-come first-served basis.
Use of Alternates: Alternates are possible.  Coaches will ensure that alternates get an equitable experience.  Starters will not be asked to split "starts" with an alternate. Instead, a coach will organize an equitable number of non-dual matches for alternates  and alternates will "start" in duals when the Primary is injured/ill or requests a break (which is not uncommon). GR Alternates will "start" in two GR duals so that their GR weigh-in counts for FS. The coaching staff has experience supporting Alternates, and it is unlikely that Alternate wrestlers will be disappointed in their experience.
Coaching Staff: 
JiHoon Shinn - VAWA Coaching Staff
Mark Weader - VAWA Coaching Staff