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Nebraska Girls National Dual Teams 2022

Nebraska Girls National Dual Teams 2023

Event: Heartland USA Elementary National folkstyle duals @ Mid America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa., March 24th, 25th and 26th 2023

Must qualify for the Nebraska USA dual team at the USA folk style State Tournament in Grand Island on March 19, 2023.

We will be taking 2 teams this year.  We are going to Council Bluffs, Iowa @ Mid America Center.  Nebraska USA is hosting this tournament and it’s great to have it right here close to home.

  • The weight classes for the 3rd- 6th grade at USA State are the same as the Heartland USA Elementary National dual weights, except for the fact that the lowest weight for Elementary Nationals is 58 lbs.
  • The dual team is for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade
  • You can not be 16 years old.
  • The lowest weight class this year is 58 lbs.
  • There will be a Blue (1st team) and Red (2nd team) 
  • If we are able to fill a 3rd team, we will make all efforts to do so

If you want to be on the Nebraska USA Girls dual team:

  • You must be at the Nebraska USA state tournament and place 1st or 2nd in your weight class for the 6th-8th grade division or 1st or 2nd in the 3rd-5th grade division or 1st place in the K-2nd grade division (Must be in 1st or 2nd grade).

  • Top 3 finishers at USA Girls Folkstyle Nationals have top priority for dual spots.  State placers in the 6th-8th division can wrestle off  against National placers for dual team spots.  The procedure for wrestle-offs in this situation will follow the same procedure as outlined below.

  • There will be some wrestle offs in the lower weight classes (58, 65, 73, and 82) to give the champions and runners-up in the 3rd-5th grade a chance to make one of the 2 dual teams. Starting at 89 lbs, we will be using 6th-8th graders only.  

  • There will only be a maximum of two wrestle-offs per K/2nd, 3rd/5th grade champion, so choose your opponent wisely when trying to make the teams.

  • The runner-ups of the 3rd- 5th grade division get one opportunity to wrestle-off against one of the top 2 from the 6th-8th grade division.

  • The runner-up cannot challenge higher than what the champion in their weight class challenges.

  • For the 58 and 65 pound weight classes we will primarily be qualifying top 2 out of the 3rd-5th grade division but the champion of K-2nd grade may challenge anyone of qualifiers from these weight classes. 

  • The champion in the K-2nd grade division will have the opportunity to challenge for the 58 pound weight classes (maximum 2 challenges).  These additional wrestle offs will be at the discretion of the Nebraska USA Women's Directors.  Once the wrestle-off has been approved, the champion in the K-2nd, 3rd-5th grade division will challenge one of the 2 place winners of the 3rd-5th, 6th-8th grade division.  If the K-2nd or 3rd-5th grade champion loses, she will have one more wrestle-off that she can challenge.  If the wrestler wins, the defeated wrestler drops down to the next dual team. For example:  If a champion in the 3rd-5th grade division wrestles off against the champion in the 6th-8th grade division and wins, he now has the number 1 spot on the first team.  The champion, of the 6th-8th grade division, that lost goes to 2nd team..  The previous 2nd place wrestler no longer is on one of the dual teams. Especially in the lower weight classes, there is a possibility of a shortage of wrestlers (58).  If so, the order of placing from the K- 2nd grade division will have an opportunity to be on one of the dual teams. 

  • If a wrestler has qualified for the dual team and isn’t able to attend, then all the wrestlers underneath move up one spot for the higher dual team.  For example:  a wrestler in the 6th-8th grade division takes 2nd place at their weight class and isn’t able to be on the dual team.  Then, the 3rd place wrestler moves up to 2nd team spot.  This would also be the same for the K-2nd, 3rd-5th grade divisions.   In the event either the K-2nd, 3rd-5th place winners can't attend then the offer will be extended to 4th place winner.  If in extreme circumstances the 4th place winner can not attend, NEUSAW Women's Director may fill that open spot, with wrestlers that attended the State tournament, and as she deems best for the strength of the team based on results and even previous wrestling events. 

  • The cost per wrestler is $125.  This includes: entry fee, national team  t-shirt, national  team shorts, national team singlet, and national team hoodie.  National team gear bags will be available for an additional charge ($50). You get to keep the entire clothing package.

  • All wrestlers should bring some additional cash to buy snacks or event t-shirts if they choose.

  • All wrestlers will be responsible for lodging and meals.  The Team coaches may be organizing team meals so the kids and parents can bond together.  This isn’t mandatory but highly encouraged.

We do require an online payment. A link for payment will be sent to all team qualifiers. We are also looking for donations, so if you can do your part in your area of the State, it would be appreciated.

The weight classes are as follows

58, 65, 73, 82, 89, 97, 102, 109, 117, 126,  138, 150, 165.

The Heartland USA Girls National Duals is on March 24th, 25th and 26th.  It will be held at Mid America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Kids that make this team are responsible for their own lodging.  Good luck and see you at NEUSA State on March 19th in Grand Island.

Contact info
Tournament Director - Fred Franklin
Mobile number - 402-380-1939
Email -

NEUSAW Women's Director - Kim Harrill
Mobile number - 402-210-6886
Email -