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2023 Season Information

The spring season offers a wide variety of high-caliber national competitions for our wrestlers, including Dominate in the Dells (Folkstyle), Folkstyle Nationals, the U.S. Open (freestyle and Greco), Northern Plains Regional Championships, and the WWF’s Wisconsin Freestyle and Greco State Championships. Please visit USA Wrestling for their complete event schedule.

This year the Wisconsin Wrestling Federation is partnering with hosts of freestyle and Greco tournaments in the spring. WWF staff will run FS & GR technique sessions at local events to highlight the Olympic styles, and to share more about the opportunities for our athletes within the WWF FS & GR programs. Events and dates TBA.

Team Wisconsin will travel together and compete nationally at 14U, 16U and Junior National Duals, and at the 16U and Junior National Championships (Fargo).

Let's have a great season!


Fargo

The Junior & 16U National Championships will be July 15-22 in Fargo, ND.

The WWF is able to bring four (4) athletes per weight class for the MFS and GR programs. To qualify for the Wisconsin National Team, wrestlers must auto-qualify nationally (opportunities listed below), place top-three at the 2023 WWF Freestyle/Greco State Championships (same weight and style), or win a wrestle-off at the pre-Fargo camps in River Falls. A minimum of one wrestle-off spot is reserved at each weight class per age group and style. Since national auto-qualifiers do not count against the allotted number the state can bring, any auto-qualified wrestler that places in the top-three at WWF freestyle/Greco state opens up an additional wrestle-off spot at camp.

Auto-qualifier opportunities:

  • Current year 1st-6th Place at USA Wrestling Regionals (placement must be in the same age and style)
  • Current year 1st-8th Place at U15 Nationals (placement must be in the same style)
  • Current year 1st-8th Place at U17 Nationals (placement must be in the same style)
  • Current year 1st-8th Place at U20 Nationals (placement must be in the same style)
  • Previous year 1st-8th Place at Junior Nationals (placement must be in the same style)
  • Previous year 1st-8th Place at 16U Nationals (placement must be in the same style)
  • Previous year age-level World Team member (must be in the same style)

Cost: The cost is $375, plus $135 per style wrestled at Fargo. Athlete fees will cover hotel, transportation, and registration. Registration will open in late May.

Camp & Competition Dates: USA Wrestling has not released the official 2023 schedule. The camp and competition dates below are subject to change.
July 14-15: JR FS camp in River Falls
July 16: JR FS travel to Fargo and weigh in
July 17-19: JR FS competes
July 18-19: JR GR camp in River Falls
July 20: JR GR travel and weigh in
July 21-22: JR GR competes

Uniforms: The annual Team Wisconsin gear store will open in mid-February. Athletes are responsible for purchasing the Team Wisconsin uniform package (minimum red and blue singlet). Wrestlers on the National Team that do not wish to purchase a new set of singlets may use a generic reversible singlet offered by the WWF coaching staff. Athletes who purchased a uniform package in 2022 DO NOT need to purchase another gear package. The singlets are the same for 2023

If you have any questions or feel there is an error, please email Scott Kluever at wwfstatecoach@yahoo.com.

ATHLETES
A list of auto qualifiers, state place winners and the number of wrestle-off spots available at camp will be updated and listed this spring.

EVERYONE MUST HAVE AN UPLOADED HEADSHOT IN THEIR USA WRESTLING PROFILE. Please go to the USA Wrestling membership website and click on "profile" to see if you have an uploaded picture. Watch the tutorial video on how to upload your photo here.


National Duals

National Duals are age-level USA Wrestling events featuring some of the best competition on teams from across the country. The Junior National Dual teams will travel and compete in Tulsa, Oklahoma, June 12th-16th for Greco, and June 19th-10th for freestyle. Qualifying procedures will be released as they become available. The cost is $475 per athlete.


2023 Gear Store

The 2023 gear store will open in mid-February.


Chris Persike

Chris Persike

Junior Director

Phone: (608) 333-7996

Scott Kluever

Scott Kluever

State Coach

Phone: (920) 639-9376