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Kids Folkstyle States

Virginia Kids State Folkstyle Championships

Saturday and Sunday, February 23-24, 2019   

 

THIS IS A VIRGINIA RESIDENT ONLY EVENT

REGISTRATION LINK HERE

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 Boys

Tourney Director:  Jack Harcourt, 757-435-3876; jack.harcourt@virginiawrestling.com
Kids Director: Matt Keel, 540-303-1280, matt.keel@virginiawrestling.com
Women’s Director – Sara Bahoura, 650-773-8294; sara.bahoura@vriginiawrestling.com
Secretary of Operations - Bill Grubbs, 757-207-1518; bill.grubbs@virginiawrestling.com

 

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. 

Link to Doctors Skin Infection Form if needed

Saturday
No double bracketing allowed. 
12-under weights:  58, 63, 67, 70, 74, 78, 82, 86, 92, 98, 108, 117, 135, HWT-Max 160, Super HWT-200 (periods 1- 1 ½- 1 ½)
14-under weights; (NO High School Students) 71, 77, 83, 87, 90, 97, 02, 106, 110, 114, 119, 125, 130, 136, 149, 165, 187, HWT (Max 250) (1- 1 ½- 1 ½)
NEW! 15-under weights: No High School Students 94,100, 106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 145, 152, 160, 170, 182, 195, 220, 285 (this is just a one year age group)
 
Sunday
No double bracketing allowed. 
6-under weights: 37, 40, 43, 46, 50, 54, 59 (periods 1-1-1) (Not a USAW Age group)
8-under weights:  40,(Not a USAW Wt Class)  43, 45, 49, 53, 56, 62, 70, HWT (Max 85) (periods 1-1-1)
10-under weights: 49, 53, 56, 59, 63, 67, 71, 77, 84, 93, 105, 120, HWT (Max 135) (periods 1-1-1)
Girls Elementary (Enrolled in grades K-5th): (periods 1-1-1) Madison Weights
Girls Middle School (Enrolled in grades 6th-8th): Madison Weights (periods 1- 1 ½- 1 ½)
Girls High School (Born 9/1/1999 & after, plus enrolled in grades 9-12): 100, 106, 112, 117, 122, 127, 132, 138, 144, 152, 164, 180, 200, 225 (periods 2-2-2)
(Girls who participate and weigh-in for Saturday age group events with both boys and girls, will count for Sunday Girls only division. One weigh in counts for both) must participate in one of the listed weigh in sites)
 
Seeding Criteria
RETURNING VAWA STATE TOURNAMENT PLACE WINNERS WILL BE SEPARATED. EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO SEPARATE CLUB MEMBERS.
 
Schedule
Friday February 22nd,      
6pm-8pm        Weigh-ins for all age groups and divisions at Ashe Center;  Regional Weigh-In Sites listed below with contact and times
 
Saturday February 23rd
7:30 am           Building Opens (we will have a last minute weigh in. NO weight changes allowed at this time. Brackets will be set.NO weigh in after 8am)
8:30 am           Wrestlers Check Wall Charts for 12-under
9:00 am           First round for 12 Under
12:30 pm         Wrestlers Check wall charts for 14-under
1:00 pm           First round for 14 Under
3:30 pm           15 Under Check Wall Charts
4:00 pm           First Round 15 Under (this is just a one year age group)
6:00 pm           Weigh-ins for Sunday divisions.
 
Sunday February 24th
7:30-8:00 am          Building opens (we will have a last minute weigh in. NO weight changes allowed at this time. Brackets will be set. NO weigh in after 8am)
8:30 am          Wrestlers Check Wall Charts (Boys 6 Under and Boys 8 Under, ES and MS Girls)           
9:00 am          Boys 6 Under and Boys 8 Under, Elementary and Middle School Girls begin
11:30pm         Boys 10 Under and HS Girls check wall charts
12:00pm         Boys 10 Under wrestling begins & High School Girls wrestling begins
 
THIS IS A VIRGINIA RESIDENT ONLY EVENT

Age Division Changes This Year

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.

Approved Satellite Weigh In Sites

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 6-7pmContact 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