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2022 Brian Keck Memorial Preseason Nationals

Des Moines, IA

10/28/2022 - 10/30/2022

Event Venue

Iowa Events Center (Hyvee Hall)
730 3rd St
Des Moines, IA 50309

Event Director

Richard Razo


Double-elimination line-bracketing with complete wrestle-backs to eighth (8th) place for the ALL elementary, Middle School, and HIgh School divisions. 


Period Lengths

Full period lengths will be used at both events  

  • 1st & 2nd grade Boys/ 1st – 5th grade Girls/ 3rd & 4th grade Boys 
    Championship and Consolation: 1:00-1:00-1:00

  • 5th & 6th grade Boys/ 7th & 8th grade Boys/ 6th – 8th grade Girls  
    Championship: 1:00-1:30-1:30; Consolation: 1:00-1:00-1:00 

  • 9th & 10th grade Boys/ 11th & 12t Grade Boys/ 9- 12th grade girls/ Boys High School Showcase 
    Championship: 2:00-2:00-2:00; Consolation: 1:00-2:00-2:00  
    Please refer to USA Wrestling Age Group & Weight Chart 




Middle School Separation Criteria

This event will be seeded using Trackwrestling rankings. The parameters for seeding will be based off 3 minimum events, HS wrestlers = 1.1 TW ranking value, Kids wrestlers = .95 TW ranking value.


National Recruiting Showcase Separation Criteria

Level 1: Previous Champion in Style and Age Group

Level 2: Previous 2nd-8th place in Style and Age Group, Previous Champion in Style and One Age Group Younger

Level 3: Previous Champion out of style in Age Group, Previous 2nd-8th place in Style and One Age Group Younger

Level 4: Separation by State


High School Showcase Brackets will be seeded using custom rankings based on state championship results.


BRACKET CHANGES MUST 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 head table. 


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 not MANDATORY for all competitors but reccomended 
  • 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 double arm bar with sit out is LEGAL for HS  Division


USA Wrestling rules governing ages, weights and match time will take precedence where applicable.



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