For immediate release, March 18, 2020
POSTPONED – The USMC U.S. Open in Las Vegas will be postponed, with plans to reschedule
USA Wrestling has postponed the 2020 U.S. Marine Corps U.S. Open, which was scheduled to take place at the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 21-26.
The U.S. Open includes a number of major national-level competitions, including:
- UWW Junior Nationals (April 23-25)
- UWW Cadet Nationals (April 21-23)
- UWW U15 Nationals (April 21-23)
- UWW Futures Nationals (April 23-25)
- Masters Nationals (April 23-25):
Governor Steve Sisolak of Nevada has asked local governments to enforce the CDC guidance that events with attendance of more than 50 persons be cancelled or postponed for eight weeks. Sisolak has also announced the closure of schools in the state through April 6. MGM Resorts (which includes 13 Las Vegas properties) has shut down its casinos, and numerous other Las Vegas hotels and businesses are either closed completely or have reduced activities.
This is consistent with USA Wrestling’s procedure to seek guidance from the local health department, as well as its number one priority being the health and safety of its members.
USA Wrestling is working on plans to reschedule the U.S. Open at a future date.
The UWW Junior Nationals, the UWW Cadet Nationals and the UWW U15 Nationals are all in the qualifying series for U.S. age-group World Teams, and are thus are considered “essential events” by USA Wrestling. According to the USA Wrestling statement of March 12, “events and activities deemed essential will be conducted in a way that puts the health and safety of those involved as the primary focus, while still meeting the responsibilities of the organization.”