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US Marine Corps 16U & Junior Nationals

2021 16U & Junior Nationals

Fargo, North Dakota

July 16th-23rd, 2021

16U and Junior Nationals are for any wrestler in the 16U and Junior Divisions

Any questions regarding the 2021 16U and Junior Nationals please contact Jeff Newby via email at or Jade Rauser at

How much does it cost?

For Fargo this year we will not taking a bus but instead have everyone travel on their own. If they want to fly but do not have a parent they can book their flight to go with Jade Rauser. Once in Fargo we encourage the athletes to stay with their parents and have transportation with their parents. If their parents do not attend we will rent vans to transport kids and make sure they have a hotel room. If they are staying with the team, we will have 4 kids per room.

If you are traveling with parents and staying with parents, you only have to worry about the entry fee and coaches fee. If you are traveling on your own and need a hotel room. You will have to pay the hotel fee, entry fee and coaches fee. 

  • Hotels: $180 (based on 6 nights - this price will go up or down based on number of nights they stay, if they stay with parents the cost is $0)
  • Coaches: $150 (this money will go to the coach of that club if they attend to help pay for their travel, food etc., if the club coach doesn't attend it will go towards funding coaches to attend)- All Athletes will pay this fee
  • Entry fee: $50 per style- All Athletes will pay this fee
  • Gear: All must have Team Utah singlets but all other gear is optional
  • Camp: We strongly encourage all to participate in Fargo Camp. The cost is $100 for those that are attending Fargo.

Those that are traveling on their own, if they need picked up at the airport need to contact Jeff Newby ( and we can arrange for pick up and drop off. Jeff Newby will be available to pick up wrestlers from the airport starting on Thursday, July 16th (anytime).

Non-refundable deposits of $150 are due by May 1st at midnight to secure your spot. This will go towards your club coach to attend. If they are not attending, it will go towards a different coach. THIS IS NON REFUNDABLE, ONCE IT IS PAID IT WILL BE COMMITTED TO HELP A COACH ATTEND

The National Team gear is optional but you must have Team Utah singlets (see below for an approved list of singlets), club singlets will not work, must have Team Utah singlets. To purchase the gear go to: 

You can earn your way by working during the spring season, to see the credits you can earn please go to:

2021 Fargo Information

Items to do:

  • Make your deposit payment by May 2nd, 2021
  • Make all payments by July 5th
  • Fill out the medical waiver and code of conduct and bring to Fargo Camp July 12th-14th

Fargo Hotel Information

  • AmericInn: 701-234-9946 (1423 35th St S, Fargo, ND 58103)
  • Hotel rooms are taken care of for the wrestlers that need a room. All parents must call and reserve your own room. 

All wrestlers need to bring money to Fargo for food. Food is on your own. All gear is to be picked up at Fargo Camp. If you can not attend Fargo Camp you need to have someone pick up your gear for you. 

Venue of wrestling

  • FargoDome: 1800 University Drive North, Fargo, ND

Weigh in information

  • All wrestlers must make scratch weight for both styles. Freestyle has 2 weigh ins with a 2 pound allowance the second weigh in. Greco only has 1 weigh in.

Schedule of wrestling

  • 16U Freestyle: Weigh in Friday (July 16th) at 5pm and begin wrestling on Saturday. Sunday morning weigh in again at 7am with a 2 pound allowance and finals on Monday at 1pm. 
  • 16U Greco: Weigh in Tuesday (July 20th) at 4:30pm and begin wrestling on Wednesday. No second weigh in, finals on Thursday at 1:30pm.
  • Junior Freestyle: Weigh in on Saturday (July 17th) at 7:15pm and begin wrestling on Sunday. Monday morning weigh in at 7am with a 2 pound allowance and finals on Tuesday at 1pm.
  • Junior Greco: weigh in on Wednesday (July 21st) at 4pm and begin wrestling on Thursday. Finals are on Friday at 3pm
  • 16U Women: weigh in Friday (July 16th) at 5:30pm and wrestle Saturday and finals on Sunday at 1:30pm.
  • Junior Women: weigh in Monday (July 19th) at 6:30pm. Wrestle on Tuesday with finals on Wednesday at 1:30pm. 

Coach Rauser's Flight Information

Thursday, July 15th:

Delta Flight: DL 1073

Depart SLC: 3:25pm, Arrive in MSP 6:55pm

Delta Flight: DL 2723

Depart MSP 10:55pm, Arrive in FARGO 11:59pm

Friday, July 23rd:

Delta Flight: DL 3800

Depart FARGO 5:20pm, Arrive in MSP 6:35pm

Delta Flight: DL 1666

Depart MSP 7:43pm, Arrive in SLC 9:39pm

How do I qualify

To qualify you need to participate in the 2021 Utah Freestyle and Greco State Tournament April 29th-May 1st at Bingham High School. The top 6 finishers are guaranteed a spot on Team Utah. You must contact Jeff Newby by email ( if you don't place and want to attend.

All those wrestlers that attend Fargo are expected to attend Fargo Camp at Telos U July 12th-14th.

If you are not able to attend the Utah Freestyle & Greco State Tournament, you can still attend Fargo if there is a spot open. All those wanting to attend Fargo but couldn't attend State must get their deposits in on time and by May 2nd we will let them know if there is a spot open or not.  All those that participated in state (regardless of place) will have priority over the wrestler that didn't attend for a spot going to Fargo. 

Fargo Camp: July 12th-14th, 2021

This camp is a training camp for all those attending the Nationals in July. We welcome others that would like to participate and workout with the best in Utah. During this camp we will be working strictly on Freestyle and Greco Roman wrestling. There will be absolutely no Folkstyle wrestled. This camp is not meant to get the wrestlers in shape. It’s meant to fine tune their skills and prepare for nationals. So, make sure that you’re in shape and ready for camp.

The camp this year will be held at Telos U in Orem, UT. We will not have kids stay the night at camp, so you will need to commute to camp each day. You can get a hotel or stay at someone’s house if you want, but that’s up to you. We will provide lunch on the first and second day of camp. The third day will just be a little snack because it will be a shorter day. Down below you can find the schedule and registration for camp.

Date: July 12th-14th 

Ages: wrestlers born in 2005 and older only

Where: Telos U in Orem, UT

Cap: 100 participants

Cost: $100 for kids attending Fargo.

             $150 for kids not attending Fargo.


For questions please contact Jade Rauser at or Jeff Newby at



9:30am check-in

10:00am-12:00pm Practice

12:00pm-12:45pm Lunch

12:45-2:45pm practice



10:00am-12:00pm Practice

12:00pm-12:45pm Lunch

12:45-2:45pm practice


9:30am-11:30am Practice

11:30am-12:00pm snack

12:00pm-1:00pm practice

Weight Changes for Fargo

The weight that you wrestle at state will be the weight that you qualify to compete in at Fargo.  If you want to change weight classes or divisions for Fargo there must be a spot available (all those that wrestled the weight at state will have priority over those wanting to change weights). Those that participated in state will have priority over those that did not participate in state due to injury or other reasons. 

If there are multiple kids wanting to move to a certain weight and they all requested the weight change before May 1st here is the criteria on who gets the spot (if weight changes are requested after May 1st it is a first come first serve):

1. If they were in the same weight at state then whoever placed higher at state will have priority

2. If they were different weights at state but one is a returning Fargo All American then that wrestler will get priority.

3. If they were different weights at state and no one was a Fargo All American the previous year then we will schedule a wrestle off for that spot.


2021 Fargo Tournament Schedule

July 16th: 

  • 5pm 16U Freestyle Men Medical Check and Weigh-ins
  • 5:30pm 16U Freestyle Women Medical Check and Weigh-ins

July 17th: 

  • 9am - 1pm (16U Men & Women):  Session I
  • 3pm - 7pm (16U Men):  Session II
  • 3pm - 7pm (16U Women):  Session II
  • 7:15pm Junior Men Medical Check and Weigh-ins

July 18th:

  • 7am 16U Men Freestyle 2nd Weigh-in [+2lbs]
  • 9am - 1pm 16U Men Freestyle:  Session III
  • 9am - 10am 16U Women:  Session III (If Needed)
  • 9am - 1pm Junior Men FS:  Session I
  • 1:30pm - 4pm 16U Women Finals, Medals Matches & Awards
  • 4:30pm - 8:30pm 16U Men:  Session IV
  • 4:30pm - 8:30pm Junior Men:  Session II

July 19th:

  • 7am Junior Men 2nd Medical Check & Weigh-ins [+2lbs]
  • 9am - 10am 16U Men:  Session V (If Needed)
  • 9am - 12:30pm Junior Men FS:  Session III
  • 1pm - 4pm 16U Men:  Finals, Medal Matches and Awards
  • 5pm - 8:30pm Junior Men:  Session IV
  • 6:30pm Junior Women FS Medical Check and Weigh-ins.

July 20th:

  • 9am - 10am Junior Men FS: Session V (If Needed)
  • 9am - 12pm Junior Women: Session 1
  • 1pm - 4pm Junior Men FS:  Finals, Medal Matches & Awards
  • 4pm - 7pm Junior Women: Session II
  • 4:30pm Cadet Greco-Roman Medical Check & Weigh-ins

July 21st:

  • 9am - 12pm Junior Women:  Session III
  • 9am - 1pm 16U Greco:  Session I
  • 1:30pm - 4:30pm Junior Women Finals, Medal Matches & Awards
  • 4pm Junior Greco-Roman Medical Check and Weigh-ins
  • 5pm - 9pm 16U Greco:  Session II

July 22nd:

  • 9am - 12pm 16U Greco:  Session III
  • 9am - 1pm Junior Greco:  Session I
  • 1:30pm - 4:30pm 16U:  Finals, Medal Matches & Awards
  • 4:30pm - 8:30pm Junior Greco:  Session II

July 23rd: 

  • 9am - 1pm Junior Greco:  Session III
  • 2pm - 6pm Junior Greco Finals, Medal Matches & Awards

Approved Team Utah Fargo Singlets for 2021

2021 Utah Singlet- Preferred Singlet

2021 Team Utah singlet - preferred singlet

2020 Team Utah singlet

2019 Utah singlet

2021 Singlet

2021 Team Utah singlet - preferred singlet

2020 Team Utah singlet

2019 Utah singlet

2014 Cadet & Junior National Team Utah