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Rules & Bracketing

Rules & Bracketing

Bracketing

Double-elimination line-bracketing with complete wrestle-backs to eighth (8th) place for the Kids, Cadet and Junior Divisions and third (3rd) place for the Veteran`s division. All KIDS brackets will include matches for True 2nd if the wrestler finishing 2nd has not already wrestled the wrestler finishing in 3rd, there will be NO TRUE 2ND FOR CADETS & JUNIORS.

Separation Criteria

Level 1: Previous Champion in Style and Age Group

Level 2: Previous 2nd-8th place in Style and Age Group, Previous Champion in Style and One Age Group Younger

Level 3: Previous Champion out of style in Age Group, Previous 2nd-8th place in Style and One Age Group Younger

Level 4: Separation by State

PERIOD LENGTHS

- Bantam & Intermediate:

Championship Bracket Periods 1:00, 1:00, 1:00
Consolation Bracket Periods 1:00, 1:00, 1:00  

- Novice & Schoolboy/girl:

Championship Bracket Periods 1:00, 1:30, 1:30
Consolation Bracket Periods 1:00, 1:00, 1:00

- Cadet & Junior:

Championship Bracket Periods 2:00, 2:00, 2:00
Consolation Bracket Periods 1:00, 2:00, 2:00

- Veterans:

Championship Bracket Periods 1:00, 1:30, 1:30
Consolation Bracket Periods 1:00, 1:00, 1:00

BRACKET CHANGES WILL BE MADE UP UNTIL 1 HOUR PRIOR TO THE START OF THE WRESTLING SESSION.  Please contact the tournament director with any issues (ie: wrestler missing from bracket or incorrect weight) by email at least 2 HOURS PRIOR to the start of the wrestling session or please come to the headtable.  

Rules

National Federation of State High School Association scoring rules with USA Wrestling modifications will govern the competition. These USA Wrestling modifications include the following:

- Headgear is REQUIRED for wrestlers Schoolboy and younger

- Mouth guards are not required for wrestlers (even wrestlers with braces)

- Rest time in between matches is a minimum of 15 minutes

- A match can be started when a wrestler does not have a coach

- The three-quarter nelson with leg hook IS legal in USAW Folkstyle Events

- The double arm bar with sit out is illegal for Schoolboy/girl age division and down

USA Wrestling rules governing ages, weights and match time will take precedence where applicable. USA Wrestling Protest Procedures will govern all challenges, and where available video review will be used to aid in the decision making process.

Click here to view USA Wrestling Rule Book