Top Wrestling Tournaments in the Southeast

The south is never regarded as a wrestling hot bed but when it comes to hosting events the Southeast plays home to some of the top youth wrestling tournaments in the country. Below, we take a look at the top 10 tournaments that will take place in the Southeast this coming season.

Super 32 Challenge — Greensboro, NC

The Super 32 Challenge is the top preseason wrestling event in the country and rivals a few others as the best tournament of the season. It annually features hundreds of the country’s top youth wrestlers who travel to Greensboro, NC to compete for the Super 32 Belt.

The event annually sells out as more than 440 middle school wrestlers will compete in this years event. The 2017 event will take place at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center from October 27 to 29.

NHSCA Nationals — Virginia Beach, VA

The NHSCA Nationals features thousands of youth wrestlers from across the country who come to Virginia Beach, VA each year with the hopes of being crowned a NHSCA National Champion. The NHSCA High School Nationals are one of the most prestigious high school events in the country so creating a feeder program from middle school to high school was a natural transition.

Each year hundreds of youth wrestlers from across the country compete in the event. Next years event will run from March 23 to 25 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

NHSCA National Duals — Virginia Beach, VA

The NHSCA National Duals are regarded as one of the toughest dual meet tournaments in the country as it annually features more than 80 all-star teams from across the country. The event features everything from hand selected all-star teams to all-state teams to battle it out to see who is the best.

The 2018 NHSCA National Duals are slated to take place May 25 to 28, 2018 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

USA Wrestling Greco-Roman Nationals — Atlanta, GA

The USA Wrestling Greco-Roman National Championships are the second leg of the national triple crown award — one of the hardest awards to win in a season. The event is one of the largest Greco events on the season as hundreds of youth wrestlers from across the country compete for a national championship.

The 2018 event is slated to take place the last week of June at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.

USAW Freestyle Nationals — Atlanta, GA

Taking place the day after the USA Wrestling Greco-Roman National Championships, the USA Wrestling Freestyle Nationals is the third and final event in the National Triple Crown event series.

Again, this is one of the largest Freestyle tournaments of the season as hundreds of wrestlers look to win a national title in a style other than folk style.

Dixie Nationals America Crown — Atlanta, GA

As of of the top events in the America Crown event series, The Dixie Nationals annually features a number of top wrestlers from the Southeast.

The 2017 event will take place in December at the Georgia World Congress Center.

TOA Southern Grind — Cartersville, GA

The USA Wrestling Tour of America features a stop in the Southeast as the Southern Grind features close to 1,000 wrestlers across all divisions. The USA Wrestling event annually draws some of the area’s top talent to the Lake Point Champions Center in Cartersville, GA.

The 2018 event is scheduled from January 19 and 20th.

North Carolina Jr High State Championships — Winston-Salem, NC

The North Carolina USA Wrestling Junior High State Championships is the largest state championship tournament in the state. Now in its 36th year the event annually features more than 200 middle school wrestlers vying for state gold.

The event, which features Elementary and Middle School wrestlers, is one of the largest events in the state. The 2018 event will take place at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex from February 2 to 3rd.

GA Big Kids/Little Kids State Championships — Cartersville, GA

The Georgia USA Wrestling Big Kids/Little Kids State Championships is the largest state tournament in Georgia. This past year it featured more than 1,000 youth wrestlers from across the state.

The 2018 event is scheduled for March 3rd, 2018 at the Reaves Arena at the Georgia National Fairgrounds.

VAWA Elementary & MS States — Richmond, VA

The Virginia Wrestling Association Kids Folk style State Championships is the stop state wrestling tournament in Virginia each season. Like most state championships, the event annually draws the state’s best youth wrestlers as they battle for state supremacy.

The 2018 event is scheduled for February 24 and 25th at the Arthur Ashe Center in Richmond, VA.