For the standard USA Wrestling age and weight categories, double-elimination line-bracketing with complete wrestle-backs to sixth (6th) place, including True 2nd Place matches if 2nd Place and 3rd Place have not already wrestled in the tournament. No Double Bracketing allowed
Brackets will be seeded with TrackWrestling Rankings. Wrestlers with a ranking .9 and above with at least 3 events in their profile will receive a seed. In addition to that, wrestlers will be separated by state wherever possible.
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.
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 MANDATORY for all competitors Schoolboy (Middle School) age and below.
Mouth guards are not required for wrestlers (even wrestlers with braces)
Rest time in between matches is a minimum of 10 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
USA Wrestling rules governing ages, weights and match time will take precedence where applicable.
USA Wrestling Rulebook: https://www.uswoa.com/page/show/1453167-rule-modifications-for-officials-and-coaches-