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Bracketing & Rules

National Federation of State High School Association scoring rules will govern the competition for the Kids Division I, Kids Division II, Schoolgirls, Cadet, and Junior divisions.

Kids Division I, Kids Division II, and Schoolgirls
Double-elimination line-bracketing with complete wrestle-backs to eighth (8th) place. True 2nd place matches will be contested if the wrestler who finishes 2nd has not yet wrestled against the wrestler who finished 3rd. When possible, wrestlers from the same state, club, or school will also be separated. Modified rule - 15 minutes minimum between matches.

Cadets and Juniors
Double-elimination line-bracketing with complete wrestle-backs to eighth (8th) place. There is NO true 2nd place match for Cadets or Juniors. When possible, wrestlers from the same state, club, or school will also be separated. Modified rule - 15 minutes minimum between matches.

University Women
Double-elimination line-bracketing with complete wrestle-backs to sixth (6th) place. There is NO true 2nd place match for University women. Modified rule - 15 minutes minimum between matches.

All separation criteria MUST be verified prior to weigh-ins.  The highest criteria is printed on weigh in card under the "Separation Criteria" field at bottom of athletes's respective weigh in card.  If you think you have criteria that is left off please contact Head Pairer at head table.

  Once weigh-ins close separation cannot be changed.  

Separation Criteria for Kids Division I - Schoolgirl FOLKSTYLE Nationals

Level 1- Previous 2 years USAW Girl Folkstyle National Champion

Level 2- Previous 2 years USAW Girl Folkstyle All American

 

Separation Criteria for Cadet Women's FOLKSTYLE Nationals

1 UWW Cadet Women’s World Medalist OR Junior and or Cadet Women’s Folkstyle National Champion


2 Cadet Women’s National Folkstyle 2nd-4th placer OR UWW Cadet Freestyle Women’s Champion OR Junior Women’s Folkstyle National 2nd  - 4th placer OR Cadet Women’s Freestyle Champion OR Junior Women’s Freestyle Champion

 

3 Cadet Women’s National Freestyle 2nd  - 4th placer OR UWW Cadet Women’s Freestyle 2nd  - 4th placer OR Junior Women’s Freestyle National 2nd  - 4th placer OR  Cadet Women’s National Folkstyle 5th-8th , Junior Women’s National Folkstyle 5th-8th,

4 Schoolgirl Nationals 1st - 3rd


5 By Individuals Home State

 

Separation Criteria for JUNIOR  Women's FOLKSTYLE Nationals

1 UWW Cadet/Junior Women’s World Medalist OR Junior Women’s Folkstyle National Champion


2 Cadet Women’s Folkstyle National Champion OR Junior Women’s Folkstyle National 2nd  - 4th placer

 

 3 Cadet Women’s National Folkstyle 2nd-4th placer OR Junior Women’s National Folkstyle 5th-8th placer OR UWW Cadet Women’s Freestyle National Champion OR UWW JUNIOR Women’s National Freestyle Champion OR Junior Women’s Freestyle National Champion OR Cadet Women’s Freestyle National Champion

 

4 Cadet Women’s National Freestyle 2nd  - 4th placer OR UWW Cadet Women’s Freestyle 2nd  - 4th placer OR UWW Junior Women’s Freestyle 2nd – 4th OR Junior Women’s Freestyle National 2nd  - 4th placer OR  Cadet Women’s National Folkstyle 5th-8th


5 By Individuals Home State

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.