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Recognition & Rules

Recognition & Rules

At the conclusion of the season, the top 36 wrestlers in each age group will receive a special recognition. Recognition will be awarded by age group in the following quantities:

1st – 12th – 1st Prize

13th – 36th – 2nd Prize

In order for boys (10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, Junior) to be eligible for end of season recognition, they must have competed in a minimum of FIVE (5) of the events listed below. Please note that a Regional Championship event will count as TWO (2) events if the wrestler competes in both Freestyle and Greco-Roman at the same regional. (NW Regional 14U is a festival and does not count toward FOR points)  The Folkstyle portion of the Freestyle and Greco-Roman regionals (if offered) will NOT count towards the Future Olympian Rankings. Wrestlers are eligible to compete in and earn Future Olympian Ranking values in ANY Freestyle & Greco-Roman regional, not just their designated regional. However, 10U, 12U, and 14U wrestlers must still compete in their designated regional in order to qualify for the Kids Nationals. For Tour of America events, True Beginner brackets will not count towards the rankings.

For girls (16U Women, Junior Women) to be eligible for end of season recognition, they must have competed in at least THREE (3) of the women’s national championship events (Girls Folkstyle Nationals (OK), Women’s Nationals (TX), & USMC Cadet & Junior Nationals (ND).

The type of recognition will be determined and announced at the end of each season.

Tie Breaking Criteria

Tie Breaking Criteria

In the event that two or more wrestlers end the season with the same Future Olympian Ranking value AND the tie needs to be broken in order to distribute prizes (for example if #12 and #13 are tied), then the following criteria will be used to rank the wrestlers:

  1. Number of Future Olympian Ranking events competed in
    1. If Wrestler A has competed in 6 events, and Wrestler B has only competed in 5, then Wrestler A wins the tie breaker
  2. Highest Event Category Placement
    1. If Wrestler A has competed in a National Championship event and Wrestler B has only competed in Regionals or Tour of Americas then Wrestler A wins the tie breaker
    2. If Wrestler A and Wrestler B have both competed in the same level of events, then Wrestler A must have placed higher in the highest event category in order to win the tie breaker
    3. If Wrestler A and Wrestler B both have the same placement in the highest event category (for example, 1st place at a national championship event), then Wrestler A must have competed in a bracket with more wrestlers in the highest category event to win the tie breaker (for example Wrestler A’s national event bracket had 30 wrestlers, Wrestler B’s national event bracket had 29 wrestlers, then Wrestler A wins the tie breaker)
  3. If the tie is unable to be broken after the above criteria has been applied, then the wrestlers will remain tied and will receive the higher level prize