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Bill Farrell Memorial International Open

For over 50 years, the New York Athletic Club of New York City, USA, has hosted the annual NYAC Holiday International Wrestling Championships, now known as the Bill Farrell Memorial International Open.

The event is named in honor of the late Bill Farrell, former NYAC Wrestling Chairman and 1972 Olympic coach. November is a great time of the year to be in New York, and we are expecting the best wrestling
competition in the world at the 2016 Bill Farrell Memorial International Open.

This year the Bill Farrell Memorial will serve as the U.S. Non Olympic Weight World Team Trials Qualifier.   Only wrestlers who meet U.S. citizenship requirements necessary for representing the USA in the World or Olympic Championships are eligible to participate in Non Olympic Team Trials.  Athlete MUST be a U.S. citizen prior to the start of this event. The Non-Olympic World Championships will be in Budapest, Hungary on December 10-11, 2016.

Non-Olympic weights are Greco-Roman: 71 KG and 80 KG; Men's Freestyle: 61 KG and 70 KG; Women's 55 KG and 60 KG.

Non-Olympic weights will have to weigh in scratch.   This means that Non-Olympic weights will NOT be allowed two (2) KG allowance. 

In addition the final will be two (2) of three (3) to determine the World Team Member.  

Women's Freestlye Weight Classes

  • 48 KG/105.8 lbs, 53 KG/116.8 lbs,  58 KG/127.9 lbs, 63 KG/138.9 lbs,  69 KG/152.1 lbs, &  75 KG/165.3 lbs. (+ 2 KG Allowance)
  • 55 KG/121.3 lbs & 60 KG/132.3 lbs *** (World Team Trial NO ALLOWANCE)

Men's Freestyle Weight Classes

  • 57 KG/125.7 lbs,  65 KG/143.3 lbs,  74 KG/163.1 lbs.,  86 KG/189.6 lbs,  97 KG/213.9 lbs,  &  125 KG/275.6 lbs. (+ 2 KG Allowance)
  • 61 KG/134.5 lbs. & 70 KG/154.3 lbs *** (World Team Trial NO ALLOWANCE)

 Greco-Roman Weight Classes

  • 59 KG/130.1 lbs., 66 KG/145.5 lbs, 75 KG/165.4 lbs, 85 KG/187.4 lbs, 98 KG/216.1 lbs, & 130 KG/286.6 lbs. (+ 2 KG Allowance)
  • 71 KG/165.4 lbs. & 80 KG/176.4 lbs  ***  (World Team Trial NO ALLOWANCE)

 

 

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Pre-Registration

Per UWW Rules, NO UWW Licenses will be sold on site at ANY competitions for 2016-17

Hooman "Mo" Tavakolian

Event Director

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Location & Date

New York Athletic Club
180 Central Park South
New York, NY 10019

November 9-12, 2016


Per UWW regulations, all competitors are required to have UWW license. 

Wrestlers must purchase their UWW license in 2016 prior to the Bill Farrell International Open, please bring your personal UWW card or provide the list of athletes of your country at registration. 

UWW Licenses will CANNOT be sold on-site.  

Wrestlers may also purchase a yearly license through USAW for $120 and it will only be valid until Dec 31, 2016. If the licence is purchased by USA Wrestling on 1st of November or after - but not before ! - the yearly licence will be valid until Dec 31, 2017. 

IN ORDER TO PURCHASE LICENSE WRESTLERS WILL HAVE TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING:
1) Annual medical certificate (Click HERE)

2) Digital headshot

3) Copy of U.S. Passport  (NO EXCEPTIONS)

4) Credit Card Info.

To purchase through USAW contact Jamie McNab at jmcnab@usawrestling.org. DEADLINE TO GET JAMIE ALL DOCUMENTS IS NOVEMBER 7th.

Wednesday, November 9

Women's Freestyle registration
2pm - 3pm

Women's Freestyle skin checks
2:45pm - 3pm

Women's Freestyle weigh-ins (+2kg)
3pm - 3:30pm

  • 55 KG/121.3 lbs & 60 KG/132.3 lbs *** (World Team Trial NO ALLOWANCE)
  • 48 KG/105.8 lbs, 53 KG/116.8 lbs,  58 KG/127.9 lbs, 63 KG/138.9 lbs,  69 KG/152.1 lbs, &  75 KG/165.3 lbs.      (+ 2 KG Allowance)

Women's WTT 55 KG and 60 KG Seeding Meeting - TBD 9th floor NYAC
4pm - 4:30pm

Thursday, November 10

Women's Freestyle Preliminaries, Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Cons
10am - 2:30pm

Men's Freestyle Registration
2pm - 3pm

Men's Freestyle Skin Checks
2:45pm - 3pm

Men's Freestyle Weigh-ins
3pm - 3:30pm

  • 61 KG/134.5 lbs. & 70 KG/154.3 lbs *** (World Team Trial NO ALLOWANCE)
  • 57 KG/125.7 lbs,  65 KG/143.3 lbs,  74 KG/163.1 lbs.,  86 KG/189.6 lbs,  97 KG/213.9 lbs,  &  125 KG/275.6 lbs.   (+ 2 KG Allowance)

Men's FS  WTT 61 KG and 70 KG Seeding Meeting - TBD 9th floor NYAC
4pm - 4:30pm

Women's Freestyle Consolation
4:30pm-6:30pm

Women's Freestyle Medal Matches
6:30pm - 8pm

(2 out of 3 Series for WM 55 KG and 60 KG)

Friday, November 11

Men's Freestyle Preliminaries, Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Cons
10am - 3pm

Greco-Roman registration
2pm - 3pm

Greco-Roman  skin checks
2:45pm - 3pm

Greco-Roman weigh-ins (+2kg)
3pm - 3:30pm

  • 71 KG/165.4 lbs. & 80 KG/176.4 lbs  ***  (World Team Trial NO ALLOWANCE)
  • 59 KG/130.1 lbs., 66 KG/145.5 lbs, 75 KG/165.4 lbs, 85 KG/187.4 lbs, 98 KG/216.1 lbs, & 130 KG/286.6 lbs.        (+ 2 KG Allowance)

Greco- Roman WTT 71 KG and 80 KG Seeding Meeting -                         TBD 9th floor NYAC
4pm - 4:30pm

Men's Freestyle Consolation
4:30pm-6:30pm

Men's Freestyle Medal Matches
6:30pm - 8pm

(2 out of 3 Series for MFS 61 KG and 70 KG)

Saturday, November 12

Greco-Roman Preliminaries, Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Cons
1pm - 5:30pm

Greco-Roman Medal Matches
6:30pm - 8pm

(2 out of 3 Series for GR 71 KG and 80 KG)

Skin Check & Weigh-Ins
Located in the basement wrestling room of the NYAC

***Non-Olympic weight classes may only be contested by US Citizens

Competition
Located in the 6th Floor gymnasium