REGISTRATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY FOR ALL DIVISIONS FOR ONLINE PAYMENT. NO MORNING OF ANY DIVISION REGISTRATIONS. LAST MINUTE MORNING WEIGH INS CAN NOT HAVE WEIGHT CHANGES AND PAYMENT MUST ALREADY HAVE BEEN COMPLETED. WEIGHT CHANGES CAN BE MADE AT ANY, NIGHT BEFORE WEIGH IN SITE, WITH NO FEE.
Location: Arthur Ashe Center, Richmond, VA, The Ashe Center has plenty of seating; no Lawn Chairs allowed; No food and drink allowed from the outside.
Divisions: Elementary, Middle School, Girls and BoysTourney Director: Jack Harcourt, 757-435-3876; email@example.com Kids Director: Matt Keel, 540-303-1280, firstname.lastname@example.org Women’s Director – Sara Bahoura, 650-773-8294; email@example.com Secretary of Operations - Bill Grubbs, 757-207-1518; firstname.lastname@example.org
Individual Entry Fee: $40 Paid Online, NO satellite weigh-ins if not paid in advance online. $60 cash late payment and weigh ins at the Arthur Ashe Center only before you can wrestle. Checks should be made payable to VAWA.
Admission: $10.00, Coaches with 2019 USAW Free (Children Under 12 free)
Register online with Trackwrestling
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 2019 USAW Coaches Card to get 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 passes will be sold for the coaching area. Must have a current membership card.
COMPETITORS must have a 2019 USAW Athlete Card at Weigh-ins. Proof of AGE will be required at weigh-ins and on site if questioned.
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. If assistance is needed, call Jack Harcourt 757-435-3876
Awards: Medals 1st-6th Place for individuals, Banners will be awarded to the top 3 teams in each division.
Weights and Divisions (Weights Established by USA Wrestling-With State modifications) There will be a 1-pound allowance for all division and weights.
Age groups are determined by the actual age of the wrestler as of February 24, 2019. You must wrestle in your age group.
Over the past several years, the VAWA Kids States were using outdated age groups. It was not identified until right before the 2018 Kids Folkstyle Championships. We do not know how this was missed, but the board agreed that we must do what we can to get back on track for the 2019 Kids Folkstyle States. This error in the past even had kids turning a year older than the specified age group. In an effort to bring the Kids States closer to the suggested USAW age groups, VAWA made a modification that would best fit the needs of the state from last year to this year. All in all, the age groups span 2 years. The typical physical/mental growth and development of wrestlers will be similar to all. We understand that the change may not be something everyone agrees with, but a change was needed. It is our hope and intention, to align the VAWA States Folkstyle age group divisions along with the stated USAW age divisions in the future. The State will hold its annual board meeting in September and we welcome our clubs and coaches to attend. If you can not attend, we welcome your suggestions via email submitted during the first week of September. The date and site will be announced this summer.
Central Region (Richmond): Arthur Ashe Center 6-8pm
Southeast - Brandon Middle School, Va Beach -6-7pm, Wrestling Room, Contact -Jorge Otero 931-338-0400
Northern Virginia: Hayfield HS 6-7pm, Roy Hill 703-587-4068
Northern Virginia - Fairfax HS, 6-8pm, 3171 Spring St., Fairfax, Contact Steve Aspel 703-868-5153
Northern VA: John Champe High School, 6-7pm, Located South West of Dulles Airport, 41535 -Sacred Mountain Street, Aldie, VA 20105, Bill Marck 571-338-5669
Fredericksburg Area: Stafford Highlander WC, 6-7pm, 71 Commerce Pkwy, Fredericksburg, VA. 22406 Contact Jake Bell 831-917-6860
Powerhouse WC - 6-7pm - 104 Hoyt Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22405, Contact Tom Kibler 540-295-5295
Central - Louisa High School 6-7pm, Contact Dan Leale 540-894-75466
Central - Covenant School, Charlottesville 6-8pm,175 Hickory Street, Contact, Colin Anderson, 434-806-7476
Eastern Region (Tidewater): Poquoson Middle School 6-7pm, Todd Goodson 757-504-5175
Central West Region - Lynchburg, Linkhorne Middle ,5-7pm, 2525 Linkhorne Dr , Lynchburg VA 24503, Contact Chip Tucker 434-942-8608.
Western Region Hawkeye Hall Christiansburg, 6-7pm, Vince Maneri 540-320-0858
Western Region - Tazewell HS Wrestling Room, 6-7pm, 38 Advantage Dr, Tazewell, VA, Contact Joey Stiltner, 276-971-3763
Upper Western Region - Warner Center, Washington & Lee 6-7pm University,100 Warner Dr,- Lexington, VA 24450, Brian Crews and Jesse West 540-784-3921
Culpepper County High School- 6-7pm, 14240 Achievement Dr, , Culpepper Va, Alex Csontos- 540-244-0835, Wrestling room, past football field. The weigh ins aren't at the HS building proper
Shenandoah Valley Wrestling Club, 6-7pm, 2331 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, Contact Jeff Daly