You are receiving this letter because California USA Wrestling has identified you as a potential candidate for the Cadet National Dual team. My name is Clint Birch, and I am the co-head wrestling coach at Vacaville High School. This year, myself along with my staff, will be organizing and leading this National Team. Our goal is to provide a positive, developmental experience for athletes at the Cadet level in California, represent our state program in a positive way, and be competitive at the national level in the dual format. To achieve this goal, we are seeking to add athletes such as yourself to our team. Here is what you need to know:
Coaching Staff: Clint Birch and Armando Orozco, Co Head Coaches Vacaville High School Multiple time USA Wrestling National Team coaches, Jason Welch, Head Coach, San Francisco State University
Dates: Tournament dates are June 12-16, 2018. Plan on departing for the tournament on June 10, and returning on June 17. We will be flying out of Sacramento airport.
Cost: You will need to budget $ 750.00 for this tournament. This cost will include your travel, lodging, and tournament fees. You will want to budget extra money for souvenirs, extra food and spending money.
Location: Spokane, Washington (Convention Center)
Weight Classes: 88, 94, 100, 106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 145, 152, 160, 170, 182, 195, 220, 285
Style: Greco Roman and Freestyle Training: In order to prepare for the national level competition, you should be working out with your local club. Team practices TBD.
In addition to the coaching staff, we will be travelling with a team mom, who will help supervise and care for our team.
We are looking for serious commitments only. Please email me at ClintB@vacavilleusd.org or call me at (707) 718-4668 by March 18, 2018, to confirm your participation on this team. We will be sending out periodic updates and coordinating team details via email in the spring.
Yours in Wrestling,
California USA Wrestling
California USA Wrestling policy on National Teams (Cadet Duals, Junior Duals, Akron, Fargo)
All team members must participate in a
California USA Wrestling State Freestyle and, or Greco Championship.
Qualifying Spots from each state event
* Place 1, 2, and 3 – Qualify for Fargo
* Place 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 – Qualify to Petition for Fargo
* USAW Western Regional Tournaments
* Place 1, 2, 3, 4 – Qualify for Fargo
* Place 5, 6, 7, and 8 – Qualify to Petition for Fargo
(petitions from State Tournament will receive priority).
Mandatory National Team Clinic Participation
Clinic dates: Saturday May 20th and Saturday May 27th
TBA: Clinic Sites
* Must participate in a State Championships to earn a scholarship.
* Fargo Scholarships will be prioritized to Dual Team participants.
* Deposits must be paid by all participants, regardless of scholarships, and are non-refundable