NHSCA
 
National High School Coaches Association

25th Annual NHSCA National High School Wrestling Championships, Sophomore Division

Description

This event is the most prestigious high school event, in any sport, throughout the country. The 2013 National High School Championships culminated with a total of 2,704.The numbers for the 2013 Sophomore Division: 638 Entries; 106 State Champions featuring 27 2x State Champions, 55 1x State Champions, and 251 State Place Winners. 

A springboard to greatness... NHSCA National Championship Events have seen hundreds of its participants enjoy illustrious college careers. Many NCAA champions and All-Americans and USA Olympians have competed in NHSCA National Championship Events when they were in high school. On average NHSCA High School Nationals alumni make an average of 15 of the 20 NCAA Division I National Wrestling Championship finals appearances each year.  On average, 7 of the 10 NHSCA participants claim NCAA titles. 72 of the 80 NCAA All Americans competed here when they were high school career. The 2013 High School Sophomore Nationals produced some unbelievable talent that is going to be a threat for years to come on the collegiate level.

Accept no substitute... Modeled after the NCAA Division I Championship, the NHSCA High School Nationals Wrestling Championship affords you the very best competition in the country and best chance to be noticed by college coaches. This is a showdown where the best meet the best. It will test your mental and physical toughness as a wrestler. This is a tremendous opportunity for the nation's top ranked wrestlers to collide with the "small school" state runner-up, put the rankings aside, and prove they are the top Sophomore wrestler in the country in their weight class. The top 8 place finishers in each weight class will officially be declared High School Sophomore All-Americans and will also be recognized at the National High School Sports Hall of Fame Museum.Truly a brilliant wrestling tradition... Don't miss your chance to be a part of it. One High School Sophomore Champion will be crowned in each weight class. The top eight place finishers in each weight class are officially declared High School Sophomore All-Americans and will receive a statue as well as 3 All-American certificates, one for you, one for your high school trophy case and one for your high school coach.

A showcase for college recruiting... Every college wrestling coach in the country has been invited to attend this event. Past events have served as tremendous showcases of recruiting for the college coach. Last year, over 200 college and university wrestling coaches attended the event. The list of schools included the top 25 Division I wrestling programs in the country. The NHSCA also includes free clinics throughout the event by the best of the best. There have been thousands of scholarships over the past 20 years awarded to individuals because of their performance at this event. Please do not confuse... The 25th Annual NHSCA National High School Wrestling Championships, Sophomore division, with any other event.  All 38 mats will also be webcast live from Virginia Beach.  Click Here to see the NHSCA All Americans from years past and full brackets.  The full list of NCAA Champions and All-Americans that have competed in this event is extensive.

Don't miss your chance to take your place among the wrestling legends that have proven their abilities on the mat at this event.

Details

DETAILS

Registration ends Monday, March 24, 2014. 

Eligibility 

Wrestler must be enrolled in high school with Sophomore eligibility. There are NO exceptions!

 

 

Weights

Federation weights will be in place:

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

There will be one weigh-in for the entire event with a 3-pound weight allowance. i.e. 106 weight class will be 109 pounds

** You may compete at the weight class at which you entered your State's 2013-14 Individual or Dual Meet Championships, a higher weight class or you may wrestle as low as your "Minimum Weight Class" according to the NWCA Optimal Weight Calculator, verified by a hard copy of your schools Alpha Master Report.

For example:  If your optimum weight calculator allows you to compete at 121.8, you are only eligible for the 126 lb weight class NOT 120.  Your optimum weight calculator must allow you to compete at the "scratch" weight class. However, you can enter the same weight or any weight class higher.

There is no penalty for changing weight classes.  You can either change on site or email Mattie at Potter@Nhsca.com by 8 p.m. March 22, 2014.          

 

Matches  

All matches will be 2- 2- 2 in the championship bracket.  Consolation matches will be 1-1.5-1.5.   There will be full wrestle backs for all consolation matches.  Please Note: All American rounds will revert back to 2-2-2 matches.

 

All-American Status

The top eight place finishers in each weight class will receive awards as well as official recognition as High School Sophomore All-Americans.  

Upon achieving all-American status, you will receive 3 certificates: 

  • One certificate is for you
  • One for your school
  • One for your coach  

All-American's will also be recognized at the National High School Hall of Fame Museum, currently under construction in Easton, PA. 

 

Team Scoring & Award

 

All American Awards

Most Falls in the Least Amount of Time

Most Outstanding Wrestler

**Awards will be given at the conclusion of the championship finals. You must be present on the awards stand at the finals in order to receive your award. Awards will NOT be shipped**

The highest place finisher from each state will score for their state. 

 

 

Clinics

At the 2014 NHSCA High School Nationals, there will be 5 free clinics throughout the duration of the event for coaches, wrestlers, and parents! Clinics will be announced at a later date.

Past clinicians include:
Cael Sanderson (Penn State)
Rob Koll (Cornell)
Brian Smith (Missouri)
Pat Santoro (Lehigh)
Gene Mills
Cary Kolat (UNC)
Lee Pritts (Arizona State)
Eric Guerrero (Oklahoma State)
Cory Cooperman
Brad Dillon (Lehigh)
Zack Esposito (Oklahoma State)
Matt Pell
Matt Lackey (Buffalo)
Jon Sioredas (UTC)
Matt Storniolo (Northwestern)   

 

Entry Fee - $50

Please Note: Entry fee will only be refunded with a doctor's note. Please email or fax the note to Mattie at Potter@Nhsca.com or (610) 923-0800.

 

Coaches Information

To coach at any of our NHSCA Championship Events, you must have the following:

Current NHSCA Membership

2014 NHSCA All Event Coach Pass

To join the NHSCA, please click here. Membership is $30 and valid one calendar year.

The 2014 All event coach pass will be available February 1, 2014.  

 

Additional Information

There is no penalty to change your weight. You can do so by email until 8 p.m. March 22, 2014. All other weight changes will occur at the scales.    

 

 

Schedule

Thursday, March 27, 2014

 

12p.m - 4 p.m. Early coach registration and check in will be available at the VBCC.

5-7 p.m.  Wrestler Registration and Weigh Ins

5-7 p.m. Coach Registration and Check - In

8 p.m. Coach's Social

 

Friday, March 28, 2014

8 a.m. Coach's and Wrestler's Clinic - TBA

9 a.m. Wrestling Begins

3 p.m. Coach's and Wrestler's Clinic - TBA

8 p.m. Coach's Social

 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

8 a.m. Coach's and Wrestler's Clinic - TBA

9 a.m. Wrestling Begins

3 p.m. Coach's and Wrestler's Clinic - TBA

8 p.m. Coach's Social  

 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

8 a.m. Coach's and Wrestler's Clinic - TBA

9 a.m. Wrestling Begins

3-5 p.m. Recruiting Fair

5-7 p.m. Freshman & Sophomore Finals

7 p.m. Junior & Senior Finals

 

 

Hotels
Hotels

** Be sure to reference the NHSCA High School Nationals to receive room rates listed**

 

 

Co-Host Hotels

SpringHill Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront
901 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 417-3982

Click Here to go to the SpringHill website.

Room rates are $129. Be sure to reference the NHSCA Championships!

Distance: 1.4 miles from the Convention Center

 

Relax and rejuvenate at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront, where weekend getaways, family vacations and even business trips put a smile on your face. Our all oceanfront suite hotel is located on the boardwalk, and is a breath of fresh air. Each oceanfront suite comes complete with private balcony, amazing view, free high-speed Internet, 2 TVs, sofa bed and kitchenette. Enjoy our complimentary new breakfast with fresh choices and a variety of hot and healthy options. Take the stress out of travel with a workout in our fitness center, an exhilarating swim in the heated indoor pool or a jog on the beach.

 

 DoubleTree Hotel
1900 Pavilion Drive
Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23451
(757) 422-8900
Click Here to go to the DoubleTree's website and make your reservations.

Room rates are $129. Be sure to reference the NHSCA Championships!

Distance:  .2 miles from the Convention Center

 

 Book a room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Virginia Beach, where a friendly member of staff is waiting to greet you with a warm, freshly baked chocolate-chip and walnut cookie. Relax in one of our 292 spacious guest rooms, or upgrade to a Presidential Suite or Executive Suite. Each room features a 32-inch flat-screen HDTV, high-speed internet access, and designer bath products. The hotel is located eight blocks from beautiful Virginia Beach oceanfront and is next door to the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

 

 

Host Hotels

  Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach
3900 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 428-1711

 Click Here to go to the Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach website and make reservations.

Room rates are $119. Be sure to reference the NHSCA Championships!

Distance: 2.3 miles from Convention Center

The Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach offers a unique resort- experience that's fun, relaxing and entirely child friendly, yet has plenty of style for mom and dad. Loaded with resort- amenities designed to provide plenty of perks for families, our Virginia Beach hotel and resort offers a family experience like no other. Also home to a popular top rated Virginia Beach fine dining Italian restaurant and more than 8,000 square feet of elegant event space.

 

Days Inn at the Beach
1000 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 428-6141

Click Here to go to Days Inn's website.

Room rates are $69.95. Be sure to reference the NHSCA Championships!

Distance:  1.3 miles to Convention Center

Enjoy beautiful sunshine, salty sea air and value at Days Inn Virginia Beach at the Beach hotel. Located directly across from the beach on Atlantic Avenue, our hotel near Virginia Beach Convention Center offers easy access to Interstate 64 and the best area attractions. Expect an inviting atmosphere, warm service and comfortable accommodations at our hotel in Virginia Beach, VA. Get plenty of rest in one of our spacious rooms, equipped with microwaves and refrigerators, and take in the beauty of the Atlantic from a room with an ocean view. Handicapped-accessible and non-smoking rooms are available. Free high-speed Internet access keeps you connected, and we also offer free parking for one vehicle per room and guest laundry facilities. Go for a swim in our outdoor heated pool or just relax on the sun deck or in our hot tub. In the morning, help yourself to free Daybreak continental breakfast. Kids 17 and under stay free with an adult at our hotel in Virginia Beach, VA.

 

The Breaker's Resort
1503 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 2341
(757) 428-1821

Click Here to go to The Breaker's Resort website.

Room rates are $96.00. Be sure to reference the NHSCA Championships!

 Distance: 0.9 miles to Convention Center

The moment you step inside you'll begin to relax, unwind and experience all The Breakers Resort Inn has to offer. Our warm and friendly staff will do all in its power to ensure your stay with us is a memorable experience. The Breakers Resort Inn offers accommodations to fit your personal needs, with our standard hotel rooms that include a refrigerator, coffee maker, and two queen beds; or our efficiency suites with a bedroom, living room & kitchen. Your family can have just the right space for a relaxing vacation. Couples love our king rooms with in-room Jacuzzi, a perfect way to relax on their visit to Virginia Beach. No matter what your tastes, we're sure you'll find just what you're looking for. So come "break away" from it all at The Breakers Resort Inn and make vacation memories that will last a lifetime. 

 

Oceanfront Inn
2901 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 422-0445

Click Here to go to the Oceanfront Inn's website and make your reservations.

Room rates are $89.00. Be sure to reference the NHSCA Championships!

Distance: 1.5 miles to Convention Center

Awesome location close to Convention Center and right on the beach, The Oceanfront Inn features renovated comfortable oceanfront rooms with a refrigerator, coffee-maker, flat-screen television and a private balcony.  Enjoy our refreshing indoor pool, casual oceanfront dining at Neptune's Restaurant, complimentary WiFi throughout hotel, complimentary fitness privileges at our local YMCA, and friendly staff at affordable prices.

 

Best Western Plus Oceanfront
2809 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 428-5370

Click Here to go to the Best Western Plus Oceanfront's website.

 Room rates are $79.00. Be sure to reference the NHSCA Championships!

Distance: 1.4 miles to Convention Center

With 166 Oceanfront rooms with private balconies and 48 Non Oceanfront rooms located just across Atlantic Avenue, the Best Western Plus is located just a few blocks from the Convention Center. All rooms include a hot continental breakfast served daily in our restaurant, Shoreline Grill, from 6:00-9:00 am. Each room is equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, coffee pot, iron and ironing board, hair dryers in room safe and complimentary internet.

 

Best Western Plus Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel
1307 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 428-2828

Click Here to go to the Best Western Plus Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel's website.

Room rates are $99.00. Be sure to reference the NHSCA Championships!

Distance: 1.1 miles to Convention Center

Newly renovated oceanfront rooms with 2 queen beds in each room,  25 Inch TV with DVD player & major cable channels, seasonal Indoor Heated Pool and Sun Deck. Enjoy our complimentary breakfast which includes: scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, french toast, pancakes, home fries, biscuits, fruit, cereal, coffee & juices.  Brand new laundry facility with large screen TV.

 

Surfside Oceanfront Inn & Suites
1211 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 428-1183

Click Here to go to the Surfside Oceanfront Inn & Suites' website.

Room rates are $99.00. Be sure to reference the NHSCA Championships!

Distance: 1.1 miles to Convention Center

The Surfside Oceanfront Inn and Suites takes pride in giving our guests that "home away from home" feeling. We provide professional service, a relaxing atmosphere, and gracious hospitality, which combined, makes our hotel worth remembering. Relax and enjoy your vacation on the Atlantic Ocean in our family-oriented atmosphere.  All oceanfront rooms with 2 Queen beds with private balconies, Cable television, Hair Dryer, Iron & Board, Wi-Fi, In Room Safe, Mini Refrigerator, Microwave, DVD Player.

 

Comfort Inn & Suites Oceanfront
2015 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 428-8200

Click Here to go to the Comfort Inn & Suites' website and make your reservations.

Room rates are $99.00 - $129.00. Be sure to reference the NHSCA Championships!

Distance: .8 miles to Convention Center

The Comfort Inn & Suites® Oceanfront offers many amenities, including: free wireless Internet access in all rooms, indoor heated pool overlooking the beach, indoor hot tub and exercise room, business center, and close proximity to the Convention Center. Your Morning Breakfast is full of hot and delicious options, making breakfast at the Comfort Inn & Suites Oceanfront the perfect way to start your day. Enjoy our free hot breakfast featuring eggs, meat, yogurt, fresh fruit, cereal and more, including your choice of hot waffle flavors! The hotel features oceanfront rooms with separate living areas, microwaves, refrigerators, coffee makers and private balconies. Standard guest rooms have two separate bedrooms with queen size beds in each room. Non-smoking rooms are also offered.

 

Courtyard by Marriott Oceanfront North
3737 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 437-0098

Click Here to go to the Courtyard Oceanfront North's website and make your reservations.

Room rates are $119.00. Be sure to reference the NHSCA Championships!

Distance: 2.0 miles to Convention Center

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, you’ll love the Courtyard Virginia Beach Oceanfront/North 37th Street. Our newly-remodeled Virginia Beach beachfront hotel offers direct, instant access to the ocean and is just steps away from year-round events on the boardwalk. Our Courtyard hotel is also conveniently close to the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Each of our spacious suites and rooms features a 32″ flat-screen TV, luxurious bedding, a mini-fridge – and a private, furnished balcony overlooking the beach. Drop by The Bistro – here at our hotel – to enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner on our beachfront patio. Step into our on-site Starbucks to indulge in one of your favorite beverages. Meet friends and colleagues in our comfortable, state-of-the-art lobby that features a touchscreen GoBoard with the latest news, weather, and airport information. Unwind in our glorious tropical pool, with its cascading waters, rock formations, and swaying palms. Or enjoy an invigorating workout in a new, well-equipped fitness room that offers free weights as well as 22″ TVs on all machines.

 

Courtyard by Marriott Oceanfront South
2501 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 491-6222

Click Here to go to the Courtyard Oceanfront South's website and make your reservations.

Room rates are $119.00. Be sure to reference the NHSCA Championships!

Distance: 1.2 miles to Convention Center

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, you’ll love the spectacular views, prime location, and great new look of the Marriott Courtyard Virginia Beach Oceanfront/South. Our newly-renovated Virginia Beach hotel offers direct, instant access to the beach and boardwalk, and is just steps from the best events and nightlife our resort town has to offer. Our Marriott hotel is also conveniently close to the Virginia Beach Convention Center.  Here at our oceanfront hotel, you can enjoy your choice of guest rooms or one-bedroom suites – all freshly updated. Each of our spacious suites and rooms features stylish new bedding, as well as an HD TV, mini-refrigerator – and a private, furnished balcony facing the ocean. Suites also offer microwaves and wet bars. Drop by The Bistro to enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner with a view of the ocean. Savor a cocktail, or your favorite Starbucks® beverage, in our lounge. Get the latest news and information on the 52″ GoBoard touch-screen TV in our modern, open lobby. Unwind in our pool and whirlpool spa. Or enjoy an invigorating workout in a well-equipped fitness room that features free weights and an array of cardio machines.

 

Country Inn & Suites Oceanfront
1801 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 437-9100

Click Here to go to the Country Inn & Suites' website.

Room rates are $105.00  $135.00. Be sure to reference the NHSCA Championships!

Distance: .8 miles to the Convention Center

Whether you're in Virginia on business or leisure, you'll love being able to look out of your hotel windows to see the blue waters of the Atlantic and sandy shores right behind your hotel. This Virginia Beach oceanfront hotel's site also puts you close to the exciting Virginia Beach Boardwalk, where musicians and jugglers bring the streets to life. In addition to the great location, you'll enjoy services such as a complimentary breakfast buffet, free Wi-Fi and a heated indoor pool. Book a spacious Standard Room or suite at the Country Inn & Suites Virginia Beach, VA to enjoy your trip to Virginia's sun-soaked shores.

 

Virginia Beach Resorts Hotel & Convention Center
2800 Shore Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 481-9000

Click Here to go to the Virginia Beach Resorts Hotel's website.

Room rates are $109.00. Be sure to reference the NHSCA Championships!

Distance: 8.0 miles from Convention Center

Where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean you’ll find a year-round beach resort perfect for your next vacation with luxury accommodations and relaxing surroundings. Get swept away by the spectacular sunsets viewed from any of our 295 bay view suites. Stay as busy as you like with area attractions or enjoy the tranquility of our wide, private beach. The Virginia Beach Resort Hotel & Conference Center is Virginia Green certified-treating the environment with care.

 

Fairfield Inn & Suites
1901 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 422-4885

Click Here to go to the Fairfield Inn & Suites' website.

Room rates are $109.00 Be sure to reference the NHSCA Championships!

Distance: .7 miles to Convention Center

Guest room with two double beds and a private balcony with ocean view, a mini-refrigerator, flat screen tv, plus free Wi-Fi and local calls. Each morning, awake to our Deluxe Complimentary Continental Breakfast, and in your free time, unwind with a visit to the indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness room. The Fairfield Inn & Suites in Virginia Green Certified Lodging and EarthPact Green Hotel committed to sustainable, eco-friendly hotel practices Spacious Virginia Beach accommodations combine comfort, style and functionality at a great value.

 

Hilton Garden Inn - Town Center
25 Town Center Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 326-6200

Click Here to go to Hilton Garden Inn's website.

Room rates are $99.00. Be sure to reference the NHSCA Championships!

Distance: 9.5 miles to Convention Center

The Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Virginia Beach, Virginia is located in Town Center in the heart of downtown Virginia Beach. Our hotel is within walking distance to great shopping, restaurants and nightlife. Visit our popular onsite restaurant, the The Garden Grille & Bar, for a delicious dinner and a cooked-to-order breakfast. The Pavilion Pantry® is open 24 hours so you can pick up a snack anytime you'd like.

Registration

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Tickets

Ticket information for the 2014 NHSCA High School National Championships will be posted shortly.

 

Tickets will be on sale in February 2014.

Coach Information

To coach at the 2014 NHSCA National High School Wrestling Championships you must:


1. Be a current member of the NHSCA.

2. Purchase a 2014 Coach Event Pass - this will be available online February 2014.

 

You can also purchase your membership and event pass on site.

Current Entries

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Event Properties

Event date: 03-27-2014 5:00 pm
Event End Date: 03-30-2014 8:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 0
Individual Price $50.00
Location Virginia Beach Convention Center
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