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|Online registration deadline for Girls Folkstyle Nationals and Women’s University Nationals is Wed., March 27 |
By Meagan Templeton-Lynch USA Wrestling
The deadline to register online for the 2013 Girls Folkstyle Nationals and University Nationals in Oklahoma City, Okla. on March 29-31 is this Wednesday, March 27 at 6:00 p.m. CST.
Click here to register. The fee for online registration is $40. Girls that register online will benefit from a $20 discount, as on-site registration has a fee of $60, cash only.
On-site registration will be available on Friday, March 29 from 12:30-1:00 p.m. for folkstyle Cadets and Juniors and freestyle University division wrestlers and from 7:30-8:00 p.m. for folkstyle Kids Divisions I and II.
This is a growing event, which offers young women wrestlers in many age divisions a chance to test themselves against talented opponents from all across the nation.
For the second year in a row, the USA Wrestling Girls Folkstyle Nationals and ASICS Women’s University Nationals will take place side-by-side at Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Sunday, March 31 will also feature the 2013 Junior Women Folkstyle Duals, featuring state teams and women interested in getting an extra competition in without having to travel to a separate location.
The Girls Folkstyle Nationals will feature Girls Division I (born 2004-2006), Girls Division II (born 2001-2003), Schoolgirl (born 1999-2000), Cadet (born 1997-1998) and Junior (born Sept. 1, 1993 and after plus currently enrolled in grades 9-12) divisions.
The University Nationals are open to female athletes in the freestyle University division, who must be born 1989-1995 plus be a high school graduate.
On the schedule for Friday, March 29 are Schoolgirl and Cadet folkstyle wrestlers. Saturday, March 30 will feature folkstyle Girls Division I and II competitions in the morning and folkstyle Junior and freestyle University Nationals in the afternoon and into the evening. Junior folkstyle duals will take place on Sunday, March 31.
2012 University Nationals champion and 2012 World champion Adeline Gray is among the star athletes eligible to return to this year’s event.
Also eligible to defend their titles this year are double champions for both Cadet and Junior folkstyle events, Kayle Miracle and Becka Leathers.
Other possible returning 2012 champions from the Junior division include Vanessa Smith, Alesha Zappitella, Rachel Hale, Yvonne Galindo and Ashley Miles.
Also during the event on Saturday, the Women’s College Wrestling Association will be holding a recruiting fair for women’s college program opportunities.
For more information on this competition, visit the USAW Girls Folkstyle National Championships & University National Championships event website or Facebook event page and the separate Women’s Folkstyle Junior National Duals event website.
USA WRESTLING GIRLS FOLKSTYLE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
UNIVERSITY NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
WOMEN’S FOLKSTYLE JUNIOR NATIONAL DUALS
At Oklahoma City, Okla., March 29-31
Friday, March 29
12:30-1:00 p.m. – Online registration weigh-ins (Schoolgirls, Cadets, Juniors, Universities)
1:00-1:30 p.m. – On-site registration weigh-ins (Schoolgirls, Cadets, Juniors, Universities)
5:00-10:00 p.m. – Folkstyle Schoolgirls & Cadets Preliminaries through Finals
7:30-8:00 p.m. – Online registration weigh-ins (Kids Division I & II)
8:00-8:30 p.m. – On-site registration weigh-ins (Kids Division I & II)
Saturday, March 30
9:00 a.m.-Conclusion – Folkstyle Kids I & Kids II Preliminaries through Finals
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Folkstyle Juniors and freestyle Universities Preliminaries
1:00-5:00 p.m. – Folkstyle Juniors and freestyle Universities Semifinals & 3rd-8th place matches
7:00-9:00 p.m. – Folkstyle Juniors and freestyle Universities Finals
Sunday, March 31
8:00 a.m.-Conclusion – Folkstyle Dual Team Weigh-in
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. – Folkstyle Dual Team – Pool Completion
7:00-10:00 p.m. – Folkstyle Dual Team – Placement and Finals