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2014 Freestyle State Tournament

When: May 2nd, 3rd, & 4th
Where: Armory, University of Illinois (Click for map)
505 E Armory Dr
Champaign
Eligibility: Illinois residents only. Wrestlers must hold a current USA Wrestling competitor card.
Age Groups: Junior, Cadet, Schoolboy, Novice, Intermediate, and Bantam.
Click Age & Weights in the navigation bar for divisions and weights.
Entry Fee: Pre-registration - $35, On-Site - $50
Registration: Must have a current USA Wrestling competitor card to register.
Freestyle State Preregistration, Pre-registration ends Thursday, May 1st at 10:00 pm.
Onsite: At U of I weigh-in site ONLY.
Coaching: All coaches are required to hold a current USA Wrestling coaches membership.
Rules: FILA with USA Wrestling Modifications.
Uniforms: All wrestlers are required to compete with a RED and a BLUE singlet.
Weigh-ins: Onsite and satellite weigh-ins will be offered to all participants.
Friday, May 2nd - 5 to 7 pm in Huff Hall - U of I Wrestling Room
(across the street from the Armory) (all age groups).
Saturday, May 3rd - 7 to 7:30 am in the Armory (all age groups).
Saturday, May 3rd - 12:30 to 1 pm (Schoolboy, Novice, Intermediate, Bantam age groups).
No weigh-in is required for Sunday's competition.
Timetable: Click here for a viewable/printable timetable (includes satellite weigh-in sites).
Separation: Kids -
1) Returning FS State Placewinners
2) Team members.
Cadet and Junior -
1) Returning Freestyle All-Americans.
2) Returning Freestyle National Team Members.
3) Returning Cadet or Junior FS State Placewinners.
4) Team Members.
Awards: Plaques for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Medals for 4th, 5th, and 6th place
Tournament Format: Vertical Pairing (generally speaking it is a double elimination tournament)
Schoolboy/girl, Novice, Intermediate, and Bantam:
Weight classes with 5 or less wrestlers - one pool
Weight classes with 6 or more wrestlers - two pools (A & B) with winner of each pool wrestling for 1st place in the weight class, 2nd place winner in each pool wrestling for 3rd place in the weight class, and 3rd place in each pool wrestling for 5th place in the weight class.
Cadet and Junior:
Weight classes with 5 or less wrestlers - one pool
Weight classes with 6 or more wrestlers - two pools (A & B) with semifinal crossover. Winner of pool A will wrestle 2nd placer in pool B in first semifinal crossover. Winner of pool B will wrestle 2nd placer in pool A in second semifinal crossover. Winners in semifinal crossover bouts will wrestle for 1st place in the weight class, defeated wrestlers in the semifinal crossover will wrestle for 3rd place in the weight class, and 3rd place finisher in each pool will wrestle for 5th place in the weight class.
Please note: Duplicate bouts WILL NEVER occur in a vertically paired tournament. Results from the pool are always moved forward to the round robin and, if applicable, to the 1st and 3rd place bouts in any given weight class and/or results from the round robin are always moved to forward to 1st and 3rd place bouts in any given weight class.
Qualifies you for: Cadet, Schoolboy, Novice, Intermediate, and Bantam -
Northern Plains Kids/Cadet Freestyle Regional
Cadet, Junior -
Top two (2) placewinners qualify for the Cadet/Junior National Freestyle Championships.