2019 Cadet & Junior Nationals Schedule

It's Fargo week! The biggest event on the high school calendar kicks off Saturday and for the third consecutive year, freestyle will get us started.  For your convenience, we've compiled all the times wrestling goes down each day. Please note that all times listed are Central.

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July 13-19 | 9AM Central

Saturday, July 13th

9 AM to 1:30 PM - Cadet Freestyle: Session I – Preliminaries and Consolations  

9 AM to 1:30 PM - Cadet Women Freestyle Session I – Preliminaries and Consolations  

3 PM to 7:30 PM - Cadet Freestyle Session II – Preliminaries, Consolations

3 PM to 7:30 PM - Cadet Women Freestyle Session II – Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Consolations

What to watch for: You really going to miss the start of Fargo? Also, there are always a handful of big upsets that happen in the first few rounds.


Sunday, July 14th

9 AM to 1:30 PM - Cadet Freestyle Session III - Quarterfinals and Consolations 

9 AM to 10 AM - Cadet Women Freestyle Session III – Consolations (IF NEEDED)

9 AM to 1:30 PM - Junior Men's Freestyle Session I - Preliminaries and Consolations

2 PM to 4 PM - Cadet Women's Freestyle Session IV - Finals, Medal Matches & Awards 

4:30 PM to 8:30 PM - Cadet Freestyle Session IV - Semifinals, Consolations and Consolation Semifinals

4:30 PM to 8:30 PM - Junior Men's Freestyle Session II - Preliminaries and Consolations

What to watch for: Junior freestyle gets underway and our first set of finals go down when the Cadet freestyle women take center stage. 


Monday, July 15th

9 AM to 10 AM - Cadet) Freestyle Session V - Consolation Semifinals (IF NEEDED)

9 AM to 12:30 PM - Junior Men's Freestyle Session III – 1/8 Championships, Quarterfinals & Consolations

1 PM to 4 PM - Cadet Freestyle Session VI - Finals, Medal Matches & Awards

5 PM to 8:30 PM - Junior Men's Freestyle Session IV - Semifinals, Consolations and Consolation Semifinals

What to watch for: Junior freestyle quarterfinals, Cadet freestyle finals, and Junior freestyle semis in three straight sessions? Monday might be the best day of wrestling in the FargoDome.


Tuesday, July 16th

9 AM to 10 AM - Junior Freestyle Session V - Consolation Semifinals (IF NEEDED)

9 AM to 12 PM - Junior Women Session I - Preliminaries and Consolations

1 PM to 4 PM - Junior Freestyle Session VI - Finals, Medal Matches & Bo Nickal-Jake Woodley U23 World Team Spot Wrestle-Off

4 PM to 7 PM - Junior Women Freestyle Session II - 1/8 Championship, Quarterfinals and Consolations

What to watch for: The Junior women's freestyle tournament begins as the Junior men's freestyle tournament wraps up alongside Bo Nickal's wrestle-off with Jake Woodley for a spot on the U23 world team. 


Wednesday, July 17th

9 AM to 1 PM - Cadet Greco-Roman Session I - Preliminaries and Consolations

1:30 PM to 4:30 PM - Junior Women Freestyle Session IV Finals, Medal Matches & Awards 

5 PM to 9 PM - Cadet Greco-Roman Session II - 1/8 Championship, Quarterfinal and Consolations

What to watch for: Women's freestyle finishes up as the Greco-Roman portion of the tournament gets underway. 


Thursday, July 18th  

9 AM to 12 PM - Cadet Greco-Roman Session III Semifinals and Consolation

9 AM to 1 PM - Junior Greco-Roman Session I - Preliminaries and Consolations 

1:30 PM to 4 PM - Cadet Greco-Roman Session V Finals, Medal Matches & Liam Cronin-Brady Koontz U23 World Team Spot Wrestle-Off

4:30 PM to 8:30 PM - Junior Greco-Roman Session II – 1/8 Championship, and Consolations 

What to watch for: Junior Greco-Roman gets underway and Cadet Greco-Roman champions are crowned in the afternoon. Liam Cronin and Brady Koontz will also battle for a spot on the U23 world team.


Friday, July 19th

9 AM to 1 PM - Junior Greco-Roman Session III Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Consolation

2 PM to 6 PM - Junior Greco-Roman Session IV Finals, Medal Matches & Awards 

What to watch for: No other day is devoted solely to one style and one division. The always exciting Junior Greco-Roman division closes out another USMC Cadet & Junior National Championships. 

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