Cleve Thompson, Cadet Director
What is the Cadet age group all about?
What are the age groups and weight classes?
How do I qualify for Cadet Nationals?
How do I qualify for Western regionals?
The Cadet Division was formed August of 2003. It was part of the Kids Division prior to this time.
The focus of this division is to prepare Oregon wrestlers to be successful at the state, regional, and national levels.
The Cadet State Tournament and the USA Wrestling National Cadet Tournament in Fargo, North Dakota is the responsibility of this division.
The Cadet State Tournament is one of the qualifiers for the National Tournament. The top two wrestlers at the Cadet State Tournament qualify for nationals and everyone else may petition.
Cadets may also qualify at NW Regional by placing in the top three. However, to participate at nationals you must be a part of the Oregon Cadet National Team. If you were a regional qualifier and plan to go to nationals you must contact the Cadet Director to be placed on the team.
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*Photo taken at the Cadet and Junior Freestyle and Greco State Tournament in Corvallis by Patricia Schilling