Each fall, one of the most prestigious wrestling events in the country is the USA Wrestling Brian Keck Memorial Preseason Nationals. This year, he will return to Hyvee Hall in Des Moines, Iowa, October 28-30. Additionally, for the first time, the Boys’ National High School Recruiting Showcase will run alongside the Brian Keck Memorial Pre-Season National Championships. Both events will feature standard NHFS period lengths for high school splits.
Registration for these two popular events begins on August 22 with a flash sale, which offers the lowest registration fees available for those who decide to register immediately. This flash sale ends September 1, so take advantage of the savings by signing up now
Start: August 22
Pre-registration deadline: September 1, 11:59 p.m. MT
$55 with hotel code, $65 without hotel code
Register for USA Wrestling Brian Keck Memorial Pre-Season Nationals
Sign up for USA Wrestling Boys National High School Recruiting Showcase
In 2021, USA Wrestling created the National High School Recruiting Showcase series as an opportunity to let top high school athletes show off their talent in front of college coaches.
Only qualified athletes can participate in the National High School Recruitment Showcase.
Click here for qualifications.
The National High School Recruiting Showcase event has already taken place in the spring. The decision was made to move the men’s event to the fall to help athletes speed up their recruitment process.
In the spring of 2022, the National Boys Recruiting Showcase featured more than 125 State High School Champions, Prep School Champions or NHSCA All-Americans, as well as numerous 2022 State Place winners The 2021 National High School Recruiting Showcase featured 110 state champion boys from 36 different states.
The Brian Keck Memorial Preseason Nationals event has sold out across multiple divisions in 2021 and 2022, with 44 different states represented.
High school boys who do not qualify for the high school recruiting showcase must enter the Grades 9-10 and 11-12 divisions of the Brian Keck Memorial Pre-Season Nationals.
Note: The 2023 Girls’ National High School Recruiting Showcase, contested in freestyle, will again be held in the spring at the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada as part of the US Open Championships event.
There are four registration fee pricing deadlines that you should consider when making your plans. Hotel discount codes can only be applied during the flash sale ending September 1 and during early bird registration, ending October 1 at 11:59 PM MT. Other registration deadlines to consider are:
Early Bird Registration Deadline: October 1 at 11:59 PM MT – $65 with hotel code, $75 without hotel code
Deadline for online pre-registration: October 17 at 11:59 PM MT – $85
Deadline for late online registration: October 29 at noon CT – $100
All athletes and coaches who register before October 17th will receive a personalized tournament title!!!
• The 2022-2023 USA Wrestling Membership Year begins August 22, 2022 and ends August 31, 2023. Athletes and Coaches MUST have updated their membership prior to registering for the Brian Keck Memorial Preseason Nationals & Boys National High School Recruiting Showcase.
• Coaching bracelets will be on sale starting August 22 for $25. Athletes and coaches who register before October 14 will receive personalized tournament credentials!
• College Coaches interested in participating are free but must be current members of USA Wrestling for the 2022-2023 year. Coaches must be on staff at a college. Before receiving credentials, email Christina Hargrove at [email protected] to be added to the list of college coach credentials. You will be asked to show a college business card or be found on the institution’s website as one of the wrestling coaches.
• Divisions available at the USA Wrestling 2022 Brian Keck Memorial Preseason Nationals and Boys National High School Recruiting Showcase include:
• 1st and 2nd grade boys and 1st and 2nd grade girls
• 3rd and 4th grade boys and 3rd and 5th grade girls
• Middle School Boys (Grades 5 and 6) and (Grades 7 and 8)
• College girls (5th and 6th years) and (7th and 8th years)
• High school students (grades 9 and 10)
• Secondary boys (grades 11 and 12)
• Secondary Girls (Grades 9-12)
• National showcase for the recruitment of boys in high schools (9th – 12th grades)***
****National High School Recruitment Showcase Athletes Must Be Pre-Qualified***
• The National Secondary School Recruitment Showcase MUST be pre-qualified, under these eligibility criteria:
– State High School Champions – any year
– 2022 High School State Ushers
– National Prep Champions
– 2022 USA Wrestling National All-American Place 1st-8th: (Preseason Nationals, Boys and Girls National High School Recruiting Showcase, Women’s Freestyle Nationals, Girls and Boys Folkstyle Nationals, and 16U/ Junior Nationals)
– National UWW U15 and U17 2021/2022 binder
– NHSCA Virginia Beach Placer (grades 9-12 divisions ONLY)
• For more information about the eventplease visit the official websites:
Brian Keck Memorial Nationals Preseason Event Website
National High School Boys Recruitment Showcase Event Website