Virginia State Folkstyle Championships
Saturday and Sunday, February 24-26, 2023
THIS IS A VIRGINIA RESIDENT ONLY EVENT
NO WALK IN REGISTRATIONS AT THIS EVENT
Maximum Wrestlers for 2015-16 = 210 (8U)
Maximum Wrestlers for 2013-14 = 250 (10U)
Maximum Wrestlers for 2011-12 = 300 (12U)
Maximum Wrestlers for 2009-10 = 350 (14U)
Maximum Wrestlers for 2007-08 = 225 (16U)
Maximum Wrestlers for Girls 6U = 50
Maximum Wrestlers for Girls 9U = 60
Maximum Wrestlers for Girls 12U = 65
Maximum Wrestlers for Girls 15U = 65
These limits are set in order to complete this event in an orderly time
REGISTRATIONS CLOSE THURSDAY 9pm FEBRUARY 23rd FOR ALL DIVISIONS
IMPORTANT REGISTRATION AND WEIGH-IN INFORMATION
- ALL WEIGH INS ARE ON SITE ONLY AND SCRATCH WEIGHT.
- THERE IS NO FEE FOR A WEIGHT CHANGE THE NIGHT BEFORE WRESTLING
- $50 FEE FOR ANY WEIGHT CHANGE WHEN WAITING UNTIL THE DAY OF THE EVENT FOR LAST MINUTE WEIGH INS.
- NO FRIDAY WEIGH INS FOR SUNDAY WRESTLING
- ENTRY FEE BY IS $40 IF REGISTERED AND PAID BY FEBRUARY 20th AT NOON. REGISTER EARLY AND SAVE.
- ENTRY FEE IS $50 FEBRUARY 21ST NOON TO THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23 BY 9PM
- WRESTLERS MUST BE REGISTERED AND PAID BY MONDAY FEBRUARY 20 AT NOON TO BE CONSIDERED FOR SEPARATION/SEEDING BY THE COMMITTEE. IN THE EVENT A PRE-SEEDED WRESTLER CHANGES WEIGHTS HE/SHE MAY NO LONGER BE SEEDED IN THE NEW WEIGHT DEPENDING ON THE SITUATION.
- PLEASE HAVE YOUR SINGLET ON UNDER YOUR CLOTHES BEFORE ENTERING THE BUILDING FOR WEIGH INS.
- SCRATCH WEIGHT ONLY FOR EVERYONE
OVER TIME RULE: 1 MINUTE NEUTRAL, THEN COIN TOSS FOR ULTIMATE RIDEOUT
12. WRESTLERS MAY GO UP AN AGE GROUP BUT NO DOUBLE BRACKETING. EXPERIENCED WRESTLERS BORN AFTER 2014 ARE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE 2013-14 AGE GROUP. NO SPECIAL GROUPING OR CONSIDERATION IS GIVEN TO WRESTLERS NOT IN THE AGE GROUP. (Exception: Girls can wrestle in both girls and boys division)
Location: Meadow Event Park in the Farm Bureau Building, 13191 Dawn Blvd, Doswell, VA 23047, Lawn Chairs allowed; No food and drink allowed from the outside.
Divisions: By USAW Birth year.
Tournament Director: Christian Olanowski, 804-955-5329; firstname.lastname@example.org
Kids Director: Zach Olson, 518-683-3955 email@example.com
Cadet Director - Ian Squires, (609)440-0005; firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Women's Development – Sara Bahoura, 650-773-8294; email@example.com
Women’s National Team Director – Steve Steigler, 540-212-3990; firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary of Operations - Bill Grubbs, 757-207-1518; email@example.com
Individual Entry Fee: $50 Paid Online. Unpaid entries will be withdrawn daily. No walk in regstrations.
Online: Adult-$10.00 day , Student $5 day, non school age free. $5 more at the door.
At the Door : USAW Wrestling At The Door:Leader/Coaches with 2022-23 floor pass at the door only(free). Required for coaching on the mat; free.
Registration will open Monday, January 23rd on Trackwrestling and will close Thursday, February 23 at 9pm.
Wrestling gear & apparel will be sold onsite by Blue Chip Wrestling along with Virginia Men’s and Women’s Wrestling Gear
COACHES must present a 2022-23 USAW Coaches Card required for a floor pass to coach mat side. REMINDER: Online background checks are required every 2 years and a completed background check is required BEFORE you can purchase a current USAW Coach Card. Background checks may take UP TO 2 WEEKS to process, so do NOT delay. No one is allowed in the coaching area without a current USAW Membership, coaching or volunteer. NO coaching on the mat without a Wrestling Leader Card.
COMPETITORS must have a 2022-23 USAW Athlete Card available at Weigh-ins if requested. Proof of AGE may be required on site if questioned.
VOLUNTEERS Anyone who chooses to volunteer will receive free admission to the event as well as receive a full refund on registration for their athlete. Sign up to volunteer:
HEAD GEAR AND MOUTHGUARD FOR BRACES ARE REQUIRED
To purchase or print a USAW Card or complete the required background check, go to http://www.usawmembership.com.
Awards: Medals 1st-6th Place for individuals, Banners will be awarded to the top 3 teams in each boys division and top 2 in each Girls division. Overall Boys Club Champions and Overall Girls team Champions.
Thursday February 23
9:00PM: Deadline for registration
Friday February 24
5-8:00 pm : Weigh Ins (WEIGHT CHANGES CAN BE MADE AT WEIGH-INS, WITH NO FEE) for anyone wrestling Saturday which is: 8U(Born 2015-2016), 10U(Born 2013-2014), 14U(Born 2009-2010).
No Friday weigh ins for Sunday wrestling.
ALL WEIGH INS ARE ON SITE ONLY AND SCRATCH WEIGHT. PLEASE HAVE YOUR SINGLET ON UNDER YOUR CLOTHES BEFORE ENTERING THE BUILDING FOR WEIGH INS.
Saturday February 25
Session One (open to girls who want to compete with boys 8U(Born 2015-2016), 10U (born 2013-2014)
7:30-8 am - Building Opens for late weigh ins for Saturday morning only, 8U(Born 2015-2016), 10U(Born 2013-2014), 14U(Born 2009-2010)
9:00 am - Wrestling Begins for 8U(Born 2015-2016), 10U(Born 2013-2014)
Session Two (open to girls who want to compete with boys 14U(Born 2009-2010)
Sunday February 26
Session Three (open to girls who want to compete with boys 12U(Born 2011-2012)
7:30-8 am - Building Opens for Wrestlers, Last minute weigh in for ALL GIRLS (6U, 9U, 12U, 15U), 12U(Born 2011-2012), 16U(Born 2007-2008)
9:00 am - Wrestling Begins ALL Girls (6U, 9U, 12U, 15U), 12U(Born 2011-2012)
Session Four (open to girls who want to compete with boys 16U(Born 2006-07)
DUE TO THE LACK OF REGIONAL AND HIGH LEVEL EVENTS IN WRESTLING, SEPARATION OF QUALITY WRESTLERS AND CLUBS WILL BE OBTAINED AS BEST AS POSSIBLE. A COMMITTEE WILL BE MADE UP OF CLUB LEADERS FROM THROUGHOUT THE STATE. WRESTLERS MUST BE REGISTERED AND PAID BY MONDAY FEBRUARY 21 AT NOON TO BE CONSIDERED FOR SEPARATION/SEEDING BY THE COMMITTEE. IN THE EVENT A PRE-SEEDED WRESTLER CHANGES WEIGHTS HE/SHE IS WILL NO LONGER BE SEEDED IN THE NEW WEIGHT.
To combat the issue of the state tournament being a "numbers game" and having the largest clubs dominate the field, we have changed how the team scoring will be handled. Only the top 2 place winners per club, per weight will be scored instead of all athletes from each club.