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Bracketing & Rules

National Federation of State High School Association scoring rules will govern the competition for the Intermediate, Novice, Schoolgirls, Cadet, and Junior divisions.

Intermediate, Novice, and Schoolgirls
Double-elimination line-bracketing with complete wrestle-backs to eighth (8th) place.  NO True 2nd place matches will be contested.  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.

U23 Women
Double-elimination line-bracketing with complete wrestle-backs to sixth (6th) place. There is NO true 2nd place match for U23 women. Modified rule - 15 minutes minimum between matches. Please refer to the U23 Women's Nationals website for specific separation. 

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 Intermediate, Novice, and 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
Level 1 - UWW Cadet Women’s World Medalist OR Junior and or Cadet Women’s Folkstyle National Champion
Level 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
Level 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,
Level 4 - Schoolgirl Folkstyle Nationals 1st - 3rd
Level 5 - By Individuals Home State

Separation Criteria for JUNIOR  Women's FOLKSTYLE Nationals
Level 1 -  UWW Cadet/Junior Women’s World Medalist OR Junior Women’s Folkstyle National Champion
Level 2 - Cadet Women’s Folkstyle National Champion OR Junior Women’s Folkstyle National 2nd  - 4th placer
Level 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
Level 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
Level 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.