2019 National Prep Wrestling Championships Schedule

Thursday, February 21, 2019 – Saturday, February 23, 2019

Lehigh University Goodman Campus, Stabler Arena, Bethlehem, PA 18015


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18 4:00PM through WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2019 4:00PM

  • Deadline for payment of entries via web site.

  • Payments may be completed by credit card on line or by overnighting a check made payable to “Lehigh University” postmarked no later than Tuesday, February 19, 2019.


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2019 – 5:00PM 

  • Verification of seeds with your regional representative. 


  • At 5:30pm the Stabler Arena front doors will open for Registration and Skin Examinations

  • Bring the signed coach and Wrestler Medical Attestation Forms. Teams will not be permitted to Register without these completed forms.

Registration and Skin Check Schedule: 5:35PM – 7:30PM

5:30PM – New England

5:45PM – Virginia

6:00PM – Pennsylvania

6:15PM – Tennessee, Texas, and North Carolina

6:30PM – Maryland

6:45PM – New Jersey, New York, District of Columbia



All Times are approximate (8 mats all day) 

7:00AM – Rear Doors Open to Coaches and Participants with stamps or wrist bands

7:30AM – Weigh Ins for All Weights

9:00AM – Wrestling Begins: Rounds of 32 and Consolations

~11:30AM – Rounds of 16 and Consolations

~4:00PM – Coaches Meeting

~5:00PM – Quarterfinals and Consolations

~6:30PM – Consolations

~8:00PM – Wrestling concludes



7:00AM – Rear Doors Open to Coaches and Participants with stamps or wrist bands

7:30AM – Second Day Weigh In +1 pound. Weigh Ins in Weight Class order for all weight classes

8:30AM – 11:00AM – Wrestling through Consolations and Semi-Finals

Semis on 2 Cons on 2 – Semi Cons on 4

12:30PM – 3:30PM – Finals on 4 Mats


For a PDF download of the schedule for the 2019 National Preps Wrestling Tournament, please click here.

FEBRUARY 21, 2019 – FEBRUARY 23, 2019
1. All wrestling competition will be held in Stabler Arena. Eight mats will be used for the competition on Friday. Stabler Arena does not provide adequate locker and shower facilities so it is strongly recommended that teams change and shower at their place of residence.
2. Each team will be allowed a participants pass for each “competing wrestler” that is listed on the entry form, plus up to four (4) additional passes if needed for: (2) Coaches, (1) Manager, (1) Trainer. The number of additional passes will be allocated proportional to the competing team size. No additional participant passes will be offered or sold beyond the number allotted.
3. Entry Fee will be $70.00 per wrestling weight class entered and payable only after regional qualification confirmed on site or by the Region Rep.
4. Ticket Prices
a. Friday $26.00
b. Saturday $26.00
c. Two Day Ticket $42.00
d. Children 5 and under are free
e. Ticket Prices include all appropriate taxes


All teams are expected to provide their own lodging and meals. Housing options are offered on the web page under the “Lodging Link”. You may use www.discoverlehighvalley.com for further options. Please advise all members of your team and their family of your hotel accommodations and the appropriate hotel phone number.
Schools, participants, and spectators are not permitted to bring food or beverages in Stabler Arena. Only fluids carried by individual participating wrestlers will be allowed into the contestant’s entrance. No glass containers or coolers are permitted. The Stabler Arena Concessions menu contains an array of foods available for purchase.

1. Each school is responsible for the physical well being of its respective team members upon their arrival. However, the National Prep Medical Staff has the final jurisdiction over all injuries or accidents occurring during competition.
2. All wrestlers will have a thorough skin exam at registration. The Tournament Medical Staff will make final determinations.
3. The entry fee will not be refunded for medically disqualified participants.
4. Certified and licensed trainers will be permitted to be on the floor and issued wristbands appropriately with proof of proper credentials.
Medical Services at the National Prep Tournament will be provided by Coordinated Health. As an established orthopedic
and sports medicine leader, Coordinated Health brings a high level of experience and expertise to this event. Athletic
trainers will be available before, during and after the meet to care for injuries. The tournament will feature a designated
Coordinated Health Athletic Training area for off-mat treatment with select modalities. To streamline the treatment
processes, athletes may find it helpful to bring a note from their home school athletic trainer detailing the specifics of
their injury and treatment needs. Such information is certainly not mandatory but may be helpful in expediting the
athlete’s treatment sessions. Coordinated Health is proud to partner with the National Prep tournament and we look
forward to a healthy tournament for all involved. For more information, email sgehman@coordinatedhealth.com or
check us out on the web at coordinatedhealth.com
1. Official potential entries should be registered via the web site no later than Friday, February 15, 2019 @ 4:00PM. Make sure all
potential wrestlers are showing. Fill out all relevant information as to previous year placement and weight class. You will be
asked to declare and pay for your expected entries by weight after regional qualification. Questions about special
circumstances should be emailed for directions.
2. Only one wrestler can wrestle per weight class.
4. Positively no additions to team roster will be allowed after receipt of Official Entry Form.
5. A two- (2) lb. growth allowance as per National Federation guidelines. (Rule 4-4-4) The only other acceptable weight allowance
is for consecutive days of competition.
6. Our acknowledgement of receipt of this form will include the listing of wrestlers on the web site.
7. ALL payments, whether by credit card or check must be received by 4:00pm on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Credit card
info will be entered via the web site; if not the entry will not be accepted. $70.00 for each weight class entered. This process can take place after the regional qualification is confirmed.
8. If you must pay by check, make check payable to “Lehigh University” - please note ‘National Prep’ on check in addition to your school name and overnight it to:
National Prep Tournament Lehigh University
Stabler Arena
124 Goodman Dr
Bethlehem, PA 18015
9. On Thursday, February 21, registration will be held from 5:30pm to 7:30pm with skin check starting at 5:35pm in Stabler Arena. This year the registrations will be as per the registration schedule that appears on the web site and page 1 of this document. When a team comes in for its scheduled appearance they will go to skin check as a team. Please note that the doors to Stabler will not open until 5:30pm so please make your travel plans accordingly.
10. Weight Certification. We ask that you follow the National Prep Weight Certification Guidelines as to weight certification. This requires that you set a minimum weight class for each competitor and follow the other new rules of relevance. The means of setting that weight class may vary from region to region. You may be asked to provide documentation if challenged.
11. Note: Schools are expected to use the NWCA/Tanita Weight Management Program via www.nwcaonline.com. Those schools fully utilizing and properly recording their body fat, hydration and weight reduction and season weigh ins and results can use this as their method of certification.
12. Weigh-Ins. We are going to have the initial weigh-in starting at 7:30am Friday. You will have one chance to make weight other than immediately challenging on the other scales (Rule 4-5-1). There will be no opportunity to lose weight at Stabler. There will be a second weigh-in Saturday morning prior to the session. More information on this procedure will be made available as time
13. Regional Qualifier numbers
New England 6
Pennsylvania 6
New Jersey/ New York 4
Maryland 6
Virginia 4
Texas/ Oklahoma 3

Tennessee 2

DC 1
North Carolina 1


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