USA Wrestling has announced its 2024 16U and 14U Girls National Dual Meet Championships will be held at Grand Park Event Center in Westfield, Indiana, from June 19–22 while the event will also return to the Grand Park Event Center in 2025.
This will be the first time that this combined competition has been held. The Girls 16U National Duals is a new event, while the Girls 14U National Duals have been held since 2018 and was hosted alongside the Junior National Duals for boys and girls in Tulsa, Oklahoma, from 2018–2023. The tournament features teams from USA Wrestling state associations from across the nation competing in dual meets in the two Olympic styles, freestyle and Greco-Roman.
“USA Wrestling is excited to bring an exciting new event to Westfield for the next two years,” said Pete Isais, USA Wrestling national events director. “Girls wrestling is the fastest growing youth sport in our nation and we are pleased to offer expanded opportunity for young female wrestlers. The ISWA has been a great partner in hosting major USA Wrestling events in the past. We can’t wait to work with the local community in Hamilton County and to have our athletes compete in a first-class facility like the Grand Park Event Center.”
The local organizers are the Hamilton County Sports Authority and the Indiana State Wrestling Association. USA Wrestling previously held the 16U National Duals for Boys at the Grand Park Event Center in Westfield in 2021.
“The Indiana State Wrestling Association is honored to bring the USA Wrestling National Girls Duals to Indiana,” said ISWA President Pat Culp. “Our state includes talented women in wrestling. Our high school program will reach 1,500 plus girls in wrestling this year. We look forward to hosting this prestigious event in 2024 and 2025.”
The 377,000 square-foot Grand Park Events Center includes three synthetic fields, four locker rooms and a sports pub. It also serves as the home for partners such as Indiana Soccer Association and Indiana Fire Academy.
“This is a special opportunity for us to partner with USA Wrestling and host a rising sport that has such a rich talent pool in the state of Indiana,” said Hamilton County Sports Authority Director Carl Daniels. “We look forward to witnessing the passion and dedication these exceptional female athletes will bring.”