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Houston Nationals Tournament Info

Houston Nationals 2021

January 8-10th

Texas USA Wrestling is excited to announce the 2021 Houston Nationals & Club War Duals are returning to Bryan-College Station, TX on January 8th-10th.

 

REGISTER OPEN NOW! 

REGISTER GIRLS/NOVICE NOW!

 The event will be conducted following the requirements of the state and local health authorities, as well as using the safety provisions of the USA Wrestling Return to Events Guidelines. USA Wrestling and the local organizers will monitor data and local trends closely leading up to the event.

 *Athletes, Coaches, and Spectators - Please only come to the venue for the sessions you are supposed to be actively competing or spectating in. 

 COVID - 19 Screening Information: 

In an effort to mitigate COVID-19 and protect our members, everyone entering the venue must wear a mask and/or proper fitting face covering and be subjected to a daily screening. Anyone who does not comply with this will be asked to leave.

Additional COVID-19 information available below

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Early | January 4, 2021
Late | January 7, 2021

Girls/Novice | $30

Open/HS | $45

Venue

Brazos County Expo Complex

5827 Leonard Rd

Bryan, TX 77807

Awards

Girls/Novice | 1-4th
Open/HS | 1-6th

Each Division Champion will also receive a Shirt and Ring

MOW for each division | Custom Backpacks

Tournament and Weigh in Schedule

In an effort to mitigate COVID-19 and protect our members, everyone entering the venue must wear a mask and/or proper fitting face covering and be subjected to a daily screening. Anyone who does not comply with this will be asked to leave.    

*Athletes, Coaches, and Spectators - Please only come to the venue for the sessions you are supposed to be actively competing or spectating in.

Friday, January 8th

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Skin Check & Early Weigh-ins - $20 |  All Divisions - Novice, Girls, Open, HS, Duals

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Skin Check & Weigh-ins | All Novice & All Girls Divisions ONLY              

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Skin Check & Weigh-ins Early Weigh-ins - $20 | All Open, All High School, and All Duals Divisions          

3:00 PM - Completion

Session 1: All Novice & All Girls Divisions

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Skin Check & Weigh-ins | All Open, All High School, and All Duals Divisions        

Saturday, January 9th

7:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Skin Check & Weigh-ins | All Open, All High School, and All Duals Divisions        

10:00 AM to Completion

Session 2: All Open & High School Divisions

4:00 PM - Completion 

Session 3: Girls Duals (K-12)

Sunday, January 10th

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Skin Check & Weigh-ins | Remaining Duals Divisions wrestlers that do NOT already have a weigh-in

10:00 AM to Completion

Session 4: Club Wars Duals (K-8) & High School Duals (9-12)                                     

ALL SESSIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON FINAL PARTICIPATION NUMBERS. 

WEIGH-IN PROCEDURES
  • Only one weigh is needed for all registered tournaments. 
    • EX:  Open weigh in counts towards Duals
  • Wrestlers are the only individuals allowed to enter the weigh-in area.
  • Wrestlers must have a competition singlet on when entering the weigh-in area.
  • They must submit to a skin disease screening prior to weigh-in. 
  • The medical staff and tournament directors have full authority without appeal in determining the eligibility of an athlete to compete. Parents/coaches cannot accompany the wrestlers. They will not be allowed to carry additional clothing or anything else with them during weigh-ins.
  • No weight reduction practices will be allowed on site. 

Tournament Information | Ages/Divisions | Rules/Procedures

Ages/Divisions
TOT

Age: Born 9/12014 - 12/31/2016

Weight Classes: 35, 38, 41, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, HWT

Time periods - All Matches - 1-1-1

D1 

Age: Born 9/1/2012 - 8/31/2014

Weight Classes: 38, 42, 46, 50, 55, 60, 65, 72, 80, HWT

Time periods - All Matches - 1-1-1

D2

Age: Born 9/1/2010 - 8/31/2012

Weight Classes: 49, 52, 55, 58, 61, 65, 70, 75, 83, 92, 100, 115, HWT

Time periods - Championships - 1:30 - 1:30 - 1:30

Time periods - Consolation: 1:00 - 1:00 - 1:00

D3

Age: Born 9/1/2008 - 8/31/2010

Weight Classes: 56, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 110, 120, 135, HWT

Time periods - Championships: 1:30 - 1:30 - 1:30

Time periods - Consolation: 1:00 - 1:00 - 1:00

D4

Age: Born 9/1/2006 - 8/31/2008

Weight Classes: 75, 80, 86, 92, 98, 106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 140, 150, 162, 175, 200, 285

Time periods - Championships: 1:30 - 1:30 - 1:30

Time periods - Consolation: 1:00 - 1:00 - 1:00

D5

Age: Born 9/1/2004 - 8/31/2006

Weight Classes: 89, 98, 106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 140, 150, 162, 175, 200, 285

Time periods - Championships: 1:30 - 1:30 - 1:30

Time periods - Consolation: 1:00 - 1:00 - 1:00

D6 (High School)

Age: Born 9/1/2001 & after (plus enrolled in grades 9-12)

Weight Classes: 106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 145, 152, 160, 170, 182, 195, 220, 285

Time periods - Championship: 2:00 - 2:00 - 2:00

Time periods - Consolation: 1:00 - 2:00 - 2:00

G1 (Girls)

Age: Born 9/1/2012 - 8/31/2014

Weight Classes: 35, 38, 42, 46, 50, 55, 60, 65, 72, HWT

Time periods - All Matches - 1-1-1

G2 (Girls)

Age: Born 9/1/2010 - 8/31/2012

Weight Classes: 46, 49, 52, 55, 58, 61, 65, 70, 75, 83, 92, HWT

Time periods - Championships - 1:30 - 1:30 - 1:30

Time periods - Consolation: 1:00 - 1:00 - 1:00

G3 (Girls)

Age: Born 9/1/2008 - 8/31/2010

Weight Classes: 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 102, 110, 118, HWT

Time periods - Championships: 1:30 - 1:30 - 1:30

Time periods - Consolation: 1:00 - 1:00 - 1:00

G4 (Girls)

Age: Born 9/1/2006 - 8/31/2008

Weight Classes: 67, 72 79, 85, 92, 98, 105, 110, 119, 127, 136, 145, 185, 185+

Time periods - Championships: 1:30 - 1:30 - 1:30

Time periods - Consolation: 1:00 - 1:00 - 1:00

G5 (Girls)

Age: Born 9/1/2004 - 8/31/2006

Weight Classes: 88, 94, 100, 106, 112, 117, 122, 122, 127, 132, 138, 144, 152, 164, 180, 200, 200+

Time periods - Championships: 1:30 - 1:30 - 1:30

Time periods - Consolation: 1:00 - 1:00 - 1:00

G6 (High School)

Age: Born 9/1/2001 & after (plus enrolled in grades 9-12)

Weight Classes: 95, 102, 110, 119, 128, 138, 148, 165, 185, 215

Time periods - Championship: 2:00 - 2:00 - 2:00

Time periods - Consolation: 1:00 - 2:00 - 2:00

All weight classes are listed but subject to change depending on registration to maximize athletes’ opportunity to wrestle.

Bracketing Guidelines
  • Double-elimination line-bracketing with complete wrestle-backs to sixth (6th) place, including True 2nd Place matches if 2nd Place and 3rd Place have not already wrestled in the tournament. 
  • Weights are subject to be combined by the tournament director
  • Weight classes with five (5) wrestlers or fewer will wrestle a Round Robin format.
  • Brackets will NOT be seeded. Wrestlers will be separated by state, region, and club wherever possible.
  • BRACKET CHANGES WILL BE MADE UP UNTIL 1 HOUR PRIOR TO THE START OF THE WRESTLING SESSION.  Please contact the tournament director with any issues (ie: wrestler missing from bracket or incorrect weight) prior to the start of the wrestling session by coming to the head table. 
General Tournament/Uniform Rules
  • National Federation of State High School Association scoring rules with USA Wrestling modifications will govern the competition. These USA Wrestling modifications include the following:
  • Headgear is MANDATORY for all youth competitors (TOT, D1 thru D5, G1 thru G5).  Headgear is OPTIONAL for all High School competitors.
  • Mouthguards are not required for wrestlers (even wrestlers with braces)
  • Rest time in between matches is a minimum of 10 minutes
  • A match can NOT be started when a wrestler does not have a coach
  • The three-quarter nelson with leg hook is LEGAL in USAW Folkstyle Events
  • The double armbar with sit out is ILLEGAL
  • Novice Division is 1st year wrestler or 2nd year wrestler with no wrestling match any style, anywhere, prior to March 15th, 2019 or 3rd year wrestler that has never placed top 6 in Open state or has never placed 1st or 2nd in Novice State.
  • Singlets with under briefs or a two-piece uniform are required. Guidelines for the two-piece uniforms are as follows: wrestlers can wear compression or board shorts and a tight-fitting sleeveless, short, or long sleeve shirt. The shorts shall not be excessively baggy or have pockets, buttons, or snaps.
  • NO High School issued singlets may be worn for competition.
  • Shoelaces must be taped!

COVID-19 Guidelines

The event will be conducted following the requirements of the state and local health authorities, as well as using the safety provisions of the USA Wrestling Return to Events Guidelines.

In an effort to mitigate COVID-19 and protect our members, everyone entering the venue must wear a mask and/or proper fitting face covering. Anyone who does not comply with this will be asked to leave.    

Below are procedures and guidelines that are in accordance with the safety provisions of the USA Wrestling Operational Plan in the Return to Events Guidelines. 

Event Procedures
  • Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19. If you are not feeling well, experiencing symptoms, or maybe at a higher risk for getting very sick, you will NOT be allowed to enter the facility.

  • In an effort to mitigate COVID-19 and protect our members, everyone entering the venue must wear a mask and/or proper fitting face covering and be subjected to a daily screening. Anyone who does not comply with this will be asked to leave.

  • Signage to direct traffic flow around the venue to maintain social distancing.

    • Floor markings to be taped, showing 6 ft. of space from the table each volunteer is stationed at and spacing between athletes waiting for competition.

    • Athletes, coaches, and spectators will be expected to ensure 6 ft. between themselves and any others waiting.

    • Flyers encouraging social distancing, COVID 19 symptoms, self-monitoring instructions, infection prevention, and personal hygiene.

  • Coaches have a current Wrestling Leader Membership and must wear their coaching credentials visible to both the mat official and the table.

    • Coaches will also be required to wear a face-covering at all times in the venue.

  • Athletes should wipe themselves down with their own personal towels/wipes before the match, in between periods, and after the match.

  • When athletes are not competing, they will be required to wear a face-covering while inside the venue.

  • All officials should wear face coverings and/or shields during the match.

  • Officials should sanitize before and after each match.

  • Everyone should practice proper hygiene, wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, use hand sanitizer, refrain from touching their face, refrain from spitting, and cover their cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Public Service Announcements and other communication methods will be practiced during the event to ensure social distancing, personal hygiene, and other mitigating infection procedures for the event.

Admissions

This event is General Admission and capacity is reduced to accommodate seating with social distancing rules. Groups will be directed to sit at least 6 feet from each other at all times.

In an effort to mitigate COVID-19 and protect our members, everyone entering the venue must wear a mask and/or proper fitting face covering and be subjected to a daily screening. Anyone who does not comply with this will be asked to leave. Please visit the "Covid-19 requirements" section.

General Admission Prices
  • All Event Pass (3 days) - $35
  • Friday/Saturday Pass (2 day) - $25
  • Saturday/Sunday Pass (2 day) - $25
  • Friday Only (1 day) - $15
  • Saturday Only (1 day) - $15
  • Sunday Only (1 day) - $15
  • Children under the age of 12 - FREE
Coach Admissions

Coaches Passes are distributed per TX USAW rules. 

 Additional Coaches Passes may be purchased for $35.  These additional coaches’ bands will NOT admit you into the hospitality room.

 Please note that Coaches Passes include admission to the event. You do not need both a coach’s pass and an admission ticket, simply one or the other. In order to obtain your coach’s pass, you must present your current USAW Leader card with minimum Cooper Level Coach Certification, and a valid ID. No Exceptions!

Hotels

Book using "2021 Houston Nationals"

 

The George

180 Century Ct, College Station, TX 77840

Phone: (979) 485-5638 (request group rate for Houston Nationals)

Rate: $119 (plus tax) King and Double Beds

 

Cavalry Court Hotel

200 Century Ct, College Station, TX 77840

Phone: (979) 731-5300 (request group rate for Houston Nationals)

Rate: $109 (plus tax) Double Beds

 

Texas A&M Hotel & Conference Center

117 Joe Routt Blvd., College Station, TX 77843

Phone: (979) 732-7040

BOOKING Link

Rate: $96 (plus tax) Double Beds or $89 (plus tax) King

Parking $10 for overnight

 

Best Western Premier

1920 Austin’s Colony Parkway, Bryan, TX 77802

Phone: (979) 485-5638 (request group rate for Houston Nationals)

Rate: $90 (plus tax) King and Double Beds

Free self-parking

 

Candlewood Suites

3021 Plaza Centre Court, Bryan, TX 77802

Phone: (979) 704-6198 (request group rate for USA Wrestling)

Rate: $89 (plus tax) Double Beds

Free self-parking

 

Courtyard by Marriott Bryan College Station

3939 Highway 6 South, College Station, TX 77845

Phone: (979) 695-8111

BOOKING Link

Rate: $80 (plus tax) Double Beds or $70 (plus tax) King

Free self-parking

 

Staybridge Suites College Station

1405 University Drive, College Station, TX 77840

Phone: (979) 845-2955 (request group rate for USA Wrestling)

Rate: $80 (plus tax) King and Double Beds

Grab & Go Breakfast included & Free self-parking

 

Home2 Suites by Hilton College Station

300 Texas Ave South, College Station, TX 77840

Phone: (979) 268-1552 (request group rate for USA Wrestling)

Rate: $79 (plus tax) King and Double Beds

Free self-parking

 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites - College Station

1203 University Drive, College Station, TX 77840

Phone: (979) 846-8700 (request group rate for Houston Nationals)

Rate: $65 (plus tax) Double Beds

Free self-parking

 

Hampton Inn & Suites College Station/US 6-East Bypass

925 N Earl Rudder Fwy, College Station, TX 77845

Phone: (979) 694-2100  (request group rate for USA Wrestling) 

Rate: $65  (plus tax)  King and Double Beds

Free self-parking


THIS EVENT IS SANCTIONED BY

For More Information:

Texas USAW South Region- DJ Dockery
director@south-txusaw.com
979.587.1230