Matcat National Team Policy


There are several opportunities for Nebraska youth wrestlers to compete in national duals and represent Nebraska. Most of these are sponsored by Nebraska USA Wrestling or Nebraska AAU. There is usually a cost of $200 or more to be a member of one of these elite teams. In an effort to make this opportunity more affordable to Kearney wrestlers, the MatCat Board of Directors has adopted the following policy:

Subject to availability of funds, Kearney MatCats shall pay 1) the first $200 for any USA or AAU dual team qualified for by a current MatCat, and $100 for any subsequent dual team qualified for by the same wrestler the same season; and 2) $100 for a dual team qualified for by a former MatCat in High School. For any qualifying tournament, the wrestler must have competed as either Kearney MatCats or Kearney High School.

The duals supported are any team representing the state of Nebraska formed at the state level by USA Wrestling or AAU. Also The Maine Exchange and Disney Duals. Season is the USA season, 9/1 – 8/31.

For any other dual teams, or if a wrestler needs more funding due to financial hardship, a wrestler can come to the board and ask for assistance, which may be provided on a case by case basis.

This policy is subject to change without notice.