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International Styles

2024 NJ International Styles Schedule Announced

 

See below for a summary of the schedule, as well as the selection criteria for this year's NJ National Duals Teams


2024 SCHEDULE

Sun 3/24:  Developmental Tournament @ Old Bridge HS

Sun 4/7:  Developmental Tournament @ Washington Twp. HS

Sun 4/14:  Developmental Tournament @ Southern Regional HS

Sun 4/21:  Developmental and Ranking Tournament @ Lacey HS.  For 14U, 16U and Juniors: this event is the team-selection tournament for Team NJ National Duals Teams

Sun 4/28:  Developmental Tournament @ North Hunterdon HS

Sun 5/5:  Developmental Tournament @ Robbinsville HS

Fri 5/10 - Sun 5/12: USAW Phil Portuese Northeast Regional Championship @ Harrah's Atlantic City

Sun 5/19:  NJ Freestyle & Greco-Roman State Tournament @ Old Bridge HS.  Split sessions, see below:

  • Weigh-ins 8U-12U -- 5/18 from 6:00-8:00pm
  • Weigh-ins 14U-18U -- 5/19 from 6:30-7:30am
  • 1st Session Wrestling, 14U-18U -- 8:30am-12:00pm
  • 2nd Session Wrestling, 8U-12U -- 12:30pm until completion

Questions?  Contact International Chair Jessica Morot at jmorot@usawnj.net

Duals Team Selection FAQs

Below is a quick-reference summary of the selection process for the NJ National Duals Teams.  Please reference the flyer for complete details including the points system that will be used for ranking criteria.

How do I qualify for Team NJ?
  • Win the state Ranking Tournament on 4/21, which is our national duals team selection tournament
    • Boys 14U and 16U:  1st place winner is guaranteed a spot on the team to wrestle both styles (potential for a Greco alternate)
    • Girls 14U, Girls 16U, and Boys Junior:  1st place winner is guaranteed a spot on the team
What is the Seeding Criteria?

A points system will be used as criteria for seeding the Team Selection Tournament.  (The flyer describes the point system in detail.)  Teams are not hand-picked:  all athletes will be seeded and selected based on these criteria.

  1. Placement in Fargo 2023 (Freestyle and Greco count as separate points)
  2. Placement at Journeyman, Vegas Open, Women's Open
  3. Prior year (2023) placement in Northeast Regions, NJ Freestyle State Tournament, or NJ Greco State Tournament
  4. NJSIAA Top-8 placement in state tournament
  5. Placing in developmental tournaments 3/24, 4/7 and 4/14 -- wrestlers are required to attend at least one developmental tournament
What are the costs and the due dates?

Deposit of $500 (check or credit card) is due to hold a position on the team.  If the winner does not reserve a spot on the team by the deadline, the next runner up is notified:

  • 1st place — at the conclusion of the tournament on 4/21
  • 2nd place — due by 4/23
  • 3rd place — due by 4/25
  • 4th place — due by 4/27

If in any event the top 4 are unable to attend, a team member will be selected by the International Council members using the seeding criteria  above.  Also, in the event a full team of every weight class cannot be filled, we will not send a team to the Duals.  A decision will be made by 5/12/24, and parents will be notified.


Girls Team NJ (Freestyle)

Wrestle-off December 16, 2023
9:00 am weigh-in  | 9:30 am start

Elite Wrestling
263 Jackson Pines Rd., Jackson, NJ

Weight classes: 51, 57, 61, 68, 75, 83, 92, 102,
112, 120, 127, 136, 145
 

Registration deadline is 11/30 before midnight.
To register for the wrestle-off, click here

For more information, email Jessica Morot at
jmorot@usawnj.net

Boys Team NJ (Scholastic Style)

Team NJ Qualifying Tournament December 30, 2023
7:00 am weigh-in  | 8:00 am start

St. Joseph's – Metuchen HS
145 Plainfield Ave., Metuchen, NJ

Weight classes:  51*, 56*, 62*, 67, 72, 76, 80, 84, 88, 92, 96, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 130, 140, 160
* = non-qualifying weights

To register for the tournament, click here.
Prior state champions may register for free: contact Sarah Merunka at smerunka@usawnj.net

For more information, contact Marc Yodice at myodice@usawnj.net


2023 USMC Junior and 16U National Championships - Fargo, ND

Team New Jersey's 2023 wrestlers completed another successful campaign at this year's Olympic-Style Nationals in Fargo, ND. Team NJ was comprised of 4 Men's teams (Freestyle 16U, Freestyle Junior, Greco-Roman 16U, Greco-Roman Junior) and 2 Women's teams (Freestyle 16U and Freestyle Junior). The 2023 Team NJ's Fargo Nationals results were highlighted by Junior men's wrestler Leo Deluca winning a national title at 120 lbs. as well as the Junior Freestyle Outstanding Wrestler award, U16 men's Jayden James claiming a national championship title at 132 lbs., and Gabriel Logan (16U 145 lbs.) nailing down a national championship title.  Two Team NJ wrestlers earned All-American status in both Freestyle and Greco-Roman: Gabriel Logan (145 lb. Champion  in Greco-Roman and 3rd place in Freestyle) and Brandon Dean (152 lbs. 5th place in Greco-Roman and 7th place in Freestyle). Click on the links above for results and additional tournament information...