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2023 Fargo Registration Link - NOW OPEN

Please complete by June 20th. Wrestle-offs will be held at the June 24th camp date and the team will be finalized at that time. Wrestlers will need to be within 5 pounds of Fargo competition weight on this date. When registering, indicate which weight and style (or styles if you want to do both) you wish to compete.

2023 Key Dates:

  • March 25th Freestyle/Greco Kickoff (Location TBD)

  • April 26th - 30th U20 Qualifying Event for WTT In June, UWW Cadet U17 World Team Trials and U15 Pan Am team trials in Las Vegas  

  • May 6th - May 7st Cadet and Junior Freestyle and Greco State Tournaments in Rochester

  • May 13th-14th Northern Plains Regional Freestyle and Greco Tournament in Wisconsin Dells

  • May 20th Cadet and Junior Freestyle and Greco Camp - University of MN 

  • June 2nd – 4th U20 World Team Trails In Ohio

  • June 6th – 10th 16U Duals

  • June 13th-17th Junior Duals

  • June 20st Wrestlers to submit Cadet and Junior Fargo Tournament Weights to directors (needed to determine wrestle offs)

  • June 24th Cadet and Junior Camp Date and Fargo Wrestle off Date (only wrestlers that have done the qualifying process can attend – any wrestler who has not auto qualified is required to attend as we are only having wrestle-offs on this particular day) Location: STMA High School

  • July 11th - 12th Fargo Camp for kids going to Fargo Only (wrestlers must attend this camp to compete in Fargo)

  • July 16th - 22nd Fargo Cadet and Junior Nationals in Fargo, ND (Cadets & Juniors Wrestle the same days)

2023 - Boys Fargo Qualification Process

Updated on 2/20/2023

Here are the ways wrestlers become eligible for Team Minnesota in Fargo at the Cadet and Junior Freestyle/Greco National Championships.  These changes have been implemented not with the intent of reducing the number of kids competing, but rather with a desire to increase the number of kids competing throughout the season so that they are adequately prepared to be the best they can be at the end of the season.

This year USA Wrestling and the JOWC have decided to allow each state 4 wrestlers per weight class. This will not include any Auto Qualifiers!

As you will see below there is now a process that each wrestler must do to qualify to be at Fargo Camp.

In this list you will see different options for camps and tournaments that are available and some that are required to be attended by wrestlers.

Wrestlers MUST participate in one at least of the following tournaments to qualify:

  • MN/USA Wrestling State Tournament
  • Northern Plains
  • UWW World Team Trials

Participation in any of these tournaments makes the wrestler eligible for inclusion at Fargo for the style they competed in.

We have also come up with an option for wrestlers to guarantee one of the four allotted spots for this year in Minnesota.

  • MN/USA Wrestling 2023 State Champion in style and at that weight (if you decide to change your weight you will not be guaranteed a spot and will need to wrestle off)

In addition to the four allotted spots any individual meeting the criteria below will be considered an “Auto Qualifier” by USA Wrestling and will be provided a spot which will not count towards the four allocated spots per state.  The Auto Qualifiers would be any of the following in style:

  • Fargo All American from 2022 in style
  • Top 8 placement in 2023 at UWW in style
  • Top 6 placing at Northern Plains or any other regional tournament in 2023 in style
  • Previous year age-level World Team member in style

If you are an Auto Qualifier you will be allowed to compete at whatever weight you desire for that particular style you qualified for. All competing weights must be submitted to the appropriate age group director before June 20th so we know how many individuals are at each weight. All open spots at that point will be wrestled off for if needed on the June 24th wrestle off date.

Failure to make a wrestle off on June 24th will mean you will miss out on your opportunity to compete in Fargo.

***All final decisions are to be made by the age group director and state director***

Gary Auer

Gary Auer

Phone: (320) 493-7002

Brandon Gruchow

Brandon Gruchow

Phone: (320)-528-2650

Andy Hackenmueller

Andy Hackenmueller

Phone: (612) 849-1055

Mike Fiedler

Mike Fiedler

Phone: (218) 790-3324

Victor Gliva

Victor Gliva

Justin LaValle

Justin LaValle

Phone: (701) 361-4481

Johnny Alexander

Johnny Alexander

Phone: (507) 458-0997

Travis Rutt

Travis Rutt