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Middle School National Duals - Danville, IL

Nebraska USA Middle School National teams

Nebraska USA Middle School National teams

Nebraska USA Middle School National teams will have 2 National events in which to compete in this year.  First trip will be to Danville, IL (details shown below).  The 2nd event will be the Heartland USA National Middle School duals at the Mid America Center in Council Bluffs, IA.  This second event is April 12th, 13th and 14th at the same venue as the Heartland USA Elementary National duals.  One venue 2 great tournaments.  Parents of kids on both teams can now come to one place for 2 National dual tournaments.  Info on the Heartland USA National Middle school duals can be found in the links below.

All qualifiers for these elite dual teams must commit to both National dual events.  The Danville trip and our own Heartland USA National duals in Council Bluffs.  Please plan accordingly when trying to qualify. Info on the Heartland USA Nationals duals can be found at the links below:

Info at:  

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Danville, IL., April 5th, 6th & 7th  ... Must qualify for the Nebraska USA dual team at the USA folk style state tournament in Grand Island on March 17th , 2019.

Nebraska USA announces its 18th year Danville trip 2019

We will be taking 3 teams this year.  We are going to Danville Illinois for the USA National Middle School duals. The weight classes for the 7th and 8th grade (at state) are the same as the Danville USA National dual weights (75, 80, 85, 90, 95 102, 110, 117, 125, 132, 140, 150, 160, 175, 195, 220, 275). The dual team is for 7th and 8th graders.  We will not be taking 5th or 6th graders as part of this team this year.  The 5th and 6th grade can qualify for the Elementary National dual teams (see Elementary dual teams flier).  You cannot be 16 years old.  The lowest weight class this year is 75 lbs.

If you want to be on the Nebraska USA Middle School dual team, you must first go to your qualifying NE USA district and place top 4 to go on to State. Then be at the Nebraska USA state tournament and place 1st, 2nd or 3rd in your weight class.  In the event either the 1st, 2nd or 3rd place winners can't attend then the offer will be extended to 4th place winner.  If in extreme circumstances the 4th place winner cannot attend, NEUSAW Kids Director may fill that open spot, with wrestlers that attended the State tournament, and as he deems best for the strength of the team based on results and even previous wrestling events.  The cost per wrestler is currently $350.  This includes all expenses for the Danville weekend: Hotel, charter bus, meals, t-shirt, shorts, singlet and warm-up jackets and entry fees into both the Danville Duals and the Heartland Duals.  We will have National team gear bags for an additional charge of $65.  You get to keep the clothing package.  Parents, if you are planning on attending and staying at the same hotel as the wrestling team, you may opt to have your wrestler stay in your hotel room to save on costs.  I will deduct $40 off the current cost.  All I ask is that the parents stay at the same hotel as the rest of the team for the team bonding, unity and organization of the trip.

All wrestlers should bring some additional cash to buy snacks or event t-shirts if they choose.  Payments will be made online this year and will need to be made prior to the Danville trip.  I will send out the payment details once the team selections are complete.

All wrestlers must have a full USA card and must be purchased online at

There are upgrades from the Nebraska Limited Folkstyle membership to full USA Membership.  Simply go online to make this upgrade.

There will not be any extra seats on the Charter bus this year because we are taking 3 teams.  Parents please arrange travel on your own.

The Danville tournament is on April 5th, 6th & 7th.  Info on the tournament can be found at  

It is very important to have email and cell phone contact info on all wrestlers/parents that make this team.  This will be my main source of contacting and updating info to you.   Click “like” to stay up to date on facebook.  Please be looking for emails and respond with some kind of short message or click on the “return receipt”.  This way I know everyone is getting the info.

I have rented a charter bus and have rooms for the team and coaches currently reserved.

Red Roof Inn


PHONE: 217-443-3388


If you know that you are wanting to go, please call and reserve a room as soon as possible.  Rooms are in short supply this year because of another event going on this year in Danville.

We will be having a team practice before we leave on April 4th at 7pm.  Practice location is TBD.  We will be handing out gear at the end of practice.

We will be leaving at 8am on April 5th from the Walmart on I-80 at the Lake Manawa exit in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  For those that are spending the night on Thursday you will find plenty of hotels at that exit.  

Good luck and see you at State in Grand Island.


Jim Lauridsen
Nebraska USA Wrestling Kids Director or 402-992-5351