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Houston Nationals Tournament Info

Houston Nationals 2023

January 14th-15th

Texas USA Wrestling is excited to announce the 2023 Houston Nationals & Club War Duals are returning to Bryan-College Station, TX on January 14th-15th

 

Registration will open soon!

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REGISTRATION DEADLINE

EARLY | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2023
LATE | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2023

 

Novice | $40/$50 Late

Open/Girls/HS | $50/$60 Late

Weight insurance | $10 during preregistration (It is a $20 rebracketing fee during weigh-ins if weight insurance was not purchased during preregistration through Track Wrestling)

 NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ALLOWED AFTER WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2023 AT 11:59 PM

Absolutely NO Onsite Registrations or Changes

Venue

Legends Event Center

 

2533 Midtown Park Boulevard

Bryan, TX 77801

Awards

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

 

Each Division Champion will also receive a Shirt and Backpack

MOW for each division | Custom Belt

Tournament and Weigh in Schedule

ALL SESSIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON FINAL PARTICIPATION NUMBERS

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13TH

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Skin Check & Early Weigh-ins - $20 |  All Divisions - Novice, Girls, Open, HS, & Duals

SATURDAY, JANUARY 14TH

7:00 AM to 9:00 AM - Skin Check & Weigh-ins | All Novice, All Girls Divisions, & Duals ONLY (NO WRESTLERS THAT ARE ONLY COMPETING IN OPEN)  

10:00 AM to Completion - Session 1: All Novice & All Girls Divisions

11:00 AM to Completion - Session 2: Elite War Duals (K-8) & Club War Duals (K-8)

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Skin Check & Weigh-ins Early Weigh-ins - $20 | All Open, All High School, & Girls Duals wrestlers that do NOT already have a weigh-in

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Skin Check & Weigh-ins | All Open, All High School, & Girls Duals wrestlers that do NOT already have a weigh-in        

SUNDAY, JANUARY 15TH

7:00 AM to 9:00 AM - Skin Check & Weigh-ins | All Open, All High School, & Girls Duals wrestlers that do NOT already have a weigh-in        

10:00 AM to Completion - Session 3: Open Divisions: Tot, D2, & D4

11:00 AM to Completion - Session 4: Girls Duals (K-8)

12 PM to 12:30 PM - Skin Check & Weigh-ins | All Open wrestlers that do NOT already have a weigh-in      

2:00 PM to Completion - Session 5: Open Divisions: D1, D3, & D5

 

Tournament Information | Ages/Divisions | Rules/Procedures

AGES/DIVISIONS
TOT

Age: Born 9/1/2016 - 12/31/2018

Weight Classes (+1): 35, 38, 41, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, HWT

Time periods - All Matches - 1-1-1

D1 

Age: Born 9/1/2014 - 8/31/2016

Weight Classes (+1): 38, 42, 46, 50, 55, 60, 65, 72, 80, HWT

Time periods - All Matches - 1-1-1

D2

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

Weight Classes (+1): 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 9/1/2010 - 8/31/2012

Weight Classes  (+1): 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 9/1/2008 - 8/31/2010

Weight Classes  (+2): 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 (Includes High School)

Age: Born 9/1/2003 - 8/31/2008

Weight Classes  (+2): 100, 106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 144, 150, 157, 165, 175, 190, 215, 285

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

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

G1 (Girls)

Age: Born 9/1/2014 - 8/31/2016

Weight Classes  (+1): 35, 38, 42, 46, 50, 55, 60, 65, 72, HWT

Time periods - All Matches - 1-1-1

G2 (Girls)

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

Weight Classes  (+1): 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 9/1/2010 - 8/31/2012

Weight Classes  (+1): 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 9/1/2008 - 8/31/2010

Weight Classes  (+2): 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) (Includes High School)

Age: Born 9/1/2003 - 8/31/2008

Weight Classes  (+2): 94, 100, 107, 114, 120, 126, 132, 138, 145, 152, 165, 185, 235

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

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

 

All weight classes are listed but subject to change depending on registration to maximize athletes’ opportunities to wrestle.  All weight allowances are in compliance with TX USAW rules.

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 in 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 NOT MANDATORY & is OPTIONAL for all competitors (All Youth & All High School)

  • Mouthguards are NOT required for wrestlers (even wrestlers with braces)

  • Rest time in between matches is a minimum of 15 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 is LEGAL. However, once the wrestler sist-out with it it becomes ILLEGAL

  • Novice Division is 1st-year wrestler or 2nd-year wrestler with no wrestling match any style, anywhere, prior to March 15th, 2021, or 3rd-year wrestler that has never placed top 6 in Open state and/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 shirt. The shorts shall not be excessively baggy or have pockets, buttons, or snaps.

  • NO Singlets that are the property of a High School may be worn for competition.

  • Shoelaces must be taped!

 

WEIGH-IN PROCEDURES

  • Only one weigh-in is needed for all registered tournaments. 

    • EX:  Open weigh-in counts toward 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. 

  • A rebracketing fee during weigh-ins will be $20 (if weight insurance was not purchased during preregistration through Track Wrestling)

Admissions

GENERAL ADMISSION PRICES
  • Adults: All Event Pass (2 days) - $25

  • Adults: Saturday Only (1 day) - $15

  • Adults: Sunday Only (1 day) - $15

  • Students/Children 5 and up:All Event Pass (2 days) - $15

  • Students/Children 5 and up: Saturday Only (1 day) - $10

  • Students/Children 5 and up: Sunday Only (1 day) - $10

  • Students/Children under the age of 4 - FREE

Admissions tickets may be prepurchased through Legends Event Center Ticket Sales Office or onsite. Please click the following link for LEC Ticket Sales

 

COACH ADMISSIONS

Coaches Passes are distributed per TX USAW rules. 

Additional Coaches Passes may be purchased for $30 onsite.  These additional coaches’ bands will NOT admit you into the hospitality room.

Please note that Coach's 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. No Exceptions!

Hotels

Click Hotel Name for Direct Booking Link

Aloft College Station
Booking Code:  N23
$119 per night - King and two Queen Studio

Hilton College Station & Conference Center
Booking Code:  WRES23
$119 per night - Double Queen

Holiday Inn Express and Suites College Station
$109 per night - King Standard
$119 per night - Double Queen Standard
$129 per night - Double Queen Suite
$109 per night - King
$129 per night - Double Queen

Hyatt House Bryan
Booking Code:  G-1YHE
$109 per night - King Studio Suite and Double Queen
 
Hyatt Place
Booking Code:  G-HN23
$109 per night - King Suite 
$115 per night - Double Queen
 
Tru by Hilton Bryan
$94 per night - Double Queen

Wyndham Garden Inn
Booking Code:  011323HouNtl

$99 per night - King Suite and Double Queen Suite

Candlewood Suites

$119 Double Queen

Hilton Garden Inn

$119 Double Queen

 

Hotels

Click Hotel Name for Direct Booking Link

Aloft College Station
Booking Code:  N23
$119 per night - King and two Queen Studio

Hilton College Station & Conference Center
Booking Code:  WRES23
$119 per night - Double Queen

Holiday Inn Express and Suites College Station
$109 per night - King Standard
$119 per night - Double Queen Standard
$129 per night - Double Queen Suite

Homewood Suites - College Station
$109 per night - King
$129 per night - Double Queen

Hyatt House Bryan
Booking Code:  G-1YHE
$109 per night - King Studio Suite and Double Queen
 
Hyatt Place
Booking Code:  G-HN23
$109 per night - King Suite 
$115 per night - Double Queen
 
Tru by Hilton Bryan
$94 per night - Double Queen

Wyndham Garden Inn
Booking Code:  011323HouNtl

$99 per night - King Suite and Double Queen Suite

Candlewood Suites

$119 Double Queen

Hilton Garden Inn

$119 Double Queen

 

THIS EVENT IS SANCTIONED BY

For More Information:

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

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