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King of the Mountain Challenge Duals

King of the Mountain Challenge Duals Rules & Regulations

King of the Mountain Challenge Duals

                                       Rules and Regulations

Date and Location: This event will take place on December 1, 2017.  It will be held at the Douglas County Events Center.  The King of the Mountain individual open tournament will follow the next day on December 2, 2017, and the King of the Mountain True Beginners and Girls on December 3, 2017.            

Eligibility: The Duals event are invite only for USA Wrestling sanctioned clubs. All dual team competitors must also be registered for the individual tournament at the 2017 King of the Mountain.

To request an invitation please email Christina Hargrove at

Style: Folkstyle

Divisions: The Dual teams will be made up of wrestlers currently enrolled in K-6th grade.  Wrestlers must be prepared to show proof of grade if challenged.

Weight Classes: 45, 49, 53, 56, 59, 63, 67, 71, 77, 84, 92, 98, 108, 117, 160

 Dual weigh-ins will take place prior to the individual weigh-ins on Thursday night. These weigh-ins will count for King of the Mountain, however each athlete who weighs-in for the duals must wrestle at least one match during the duals for it to still count towards King of the Mountain.

Period Lengths: 1 minute 1st period and 1.5 minute 2nd and 3rd periods

Deadlines and Requirements: Each athlete must have a current USAW membership and be listed on the Official event roster.  A finalized roster must be sent in by Thursday, November 17th to Christina Hargrove at All coaches must pass a USAW background check and have a coach membership.

Bracketing: Based on 16 teams, teams will be separated into four pools of four teams for an initial round robin format. The first place teams from each pool will be placed in a Gold line bracket, second place teams from each pool will be placed in a Silver line bracket, the third place teams will be placed in a Bronze line bracket, and the fourth place teams will be placed in a Copper line bracket. All teams will receive 5 matches.

Rules: National Federation of High School rules apply with USA Wrestling modifications. Team scoring will follow High School Duals scoring.

The USA wrestling modifications include the following:

  • Headgear is MANDATORY for all competitors.
  • 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.

Scoring Criteria:  

   A. Kids Folkstyle National Champion   5 points
    B. Previous year Tour of America National Champion  4 points
    C. Previous year Kids National Place Winner  3 points
    D. Previous year Tour of America National Placer 3 points

    E. Current year Kids Regional(only 1 regional per athlete)Champion    2 points

Entry fee: $350 per team. Please make checks payable to USA Wrestling. Teams will pay on arrival at weigh-ins for the duals. Any team that provides a USA Wrestling licensed mat official to officiate at the duals will receive a $100 discounted entry fee. The mat official will also be paid $25 per hour for officiating the duals, and may also be asked to officiate the open tournament on Saturday.

Awards: The top five teams (all Gold bracket teams and the Silver bracket champion) will receive awards and the winning teams will be recognized on Saturday prior to the start of the King of the Mountain Tournament.

Exhibition Matches: Exhibition matches are welcome, but shall not take place until after the completion of the dual and only if time permits.


Thursday, November 30th  

King of the Mountain Challenge Duals Weigh-ins

@ Douglas County Events Center

6:30pm – 7pm

Friday, December 1st

King of the Mountain Challenge Duals

@ Douglas County Events Center

10:00am – 5:30pm