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VAWA STATE FS/GR Championships

Basic Criteria being used to provide separation of wrestlers in FS/GR

2023 Seeding Matrix

Criteria Value

Returning Fargo All-American 1  
Returning US Open/Women's National All-American 2  
Returning Regional Champion 3  
Returning Regional Place Winner (Top 4) 4  
2022 VAWA FS/GR Champ 5  
2022 VAWA FS/GR Place Winner 6  
Returning VAWA National Team Member 7  
2023 VHSL Champ


2023 VHSL Place Winner
*8&9 only used if needed*
*Seeding committee has discretion to utilize H2H results from 2023 FS/GR Season

Greco-Roman and Freestyle State Championships

Qualifier for ALL VAWA National Teams & National Championships


Virginia Resident Qualifies as

A. You (Parent/Guardian of athlete) live, work, file taxes, etc...In Virginia

B. You have a VIRGINIA USA Wrestling Card

Registration Link along with all Fargo Team documents are at the bottom after you read the entire event schedule

May 20, 21 2023
Wrestlers must have a full USAW Membership, not a Limited Folkstyle, to participate in this event
JR Tucker High School, 2910 N. Parham Road, Henrico, VA 23294
Late registration only ($50 CASH ONLYthj) on site Friday 6-7pm and Saturday 5-6 pm. No day of late registrations.

Scratch weight: Cadet Girls/Junior Girls Combined, Girl 14 and Under will be actual weight and Madison Group , 16U (Cadet)(Born 2007-2008) and Junior Boys Divisions (9/1/2003 and after & enrolled in grades 9-12). 14U (Born 2009-2010), (12U Born 2011-2012), 10U, (Born 2013-2014), 8U (Born 2015-2016)

 All competitors will weigh-in in a singlet.

Event. The top 3 place finishers from any 16U-Cadet/Junior (boys and girls) qualify for Fargo along with Girls Cadet and Juniors. This is also the Qualifier for the  14U Schoolboy (09-10) Cadet (07-08) Junior  (9-12 Grades) USAW National Duals Tournament .First place qualifies for the Dual teams. If first does not attend then 2nd place has the choice and so on through the placement of each weight class. If you cannot make the tournament and wish to petition on to one of the teams, you must have a written petition on file with the State Chairman accompanied by a check in a non refundable $100 check prior to the tournament. Do not bother petitioning unless you have a valid reason. (Example: a debilitating injury and has past National Team Experience) Wild Card applications (wrestlers who finish 4th) can be completed by competitors who competed in the state championships.  You can qualify for for the National Teams through any USAW Regional Championships.
All Women, 16U-Cadets and Juniors intending on competing for the VAWA National Team at the Women/Cadet/Junior National Championships in Fargo, ND must pay a $100 deposit. The Junior, Cadet (16u) and Schoolboys (14U) Duals Teams must pay a $100 deposit. If you intend to participate in Fargo AND National duals the deposit is $200.
Deadline for all Dual Team and Fargo Team deposits will be Friday June 2
This is necessary for everyone to make all travel plans
Payments: Make payable to “VAWA” OR Paypal at
ENTRY FEES: COST: $40 for Freestyle and $40 for Greco if pre-registered at  by 9pm, Thursday, May 18th. Late registration at the door cost is $50 for either style. Friday late registration for Saturday wrestling and Saturday evening weigh ins late registration for Sunday wrestling. ALL ON SITE PAYMENTS ARE CASH ONLY  Each competitor must also have a current USA Wrestling Card (Full Membership) and must present it to weigh-in and compete.
DAILY ADMISSION: $10.00 for all ages for the entire weekend.  Coaches with current USAW Leader Card is free covering both days. Coaches must present a current USAW Leader Card to get a floor pass.  
Junior - You must be enrolled in grades 9 thru 12 and be a resident of Virginia.  Born 9/1/2003 - and after
16U - Cadet– You must be have been born in 2007-08 and be a resident of Virginia.
Kids (14 and Under) – Ages and weights; 14U=Born 2009-10, 12U=Born 2011-2012, 10U=Born 2013-2014, 8U=Born 2015-2016.  Link to the age and divisions group locate at the top of this page (Girls weight classes and ages will be grouped by using the Madison system based on registrations)
Thursday, May 18th
9pm-Early Registration ends for all athletes. All entries after this must pay $50 CASH ONLY to register on site the day before the event.
Friday May 19th
6-7pm. - Weigh ins for all Girls Freestyle and All Boys Greco and Boys Freestyle 8U-14U . (this means if you are wrestling Cadet or Junior Freestyle only you weigh in Saturday night)Junior and Cadet Boys wrestling Greco can use their weigh in for Freestyle Sunday. They wrestle must complete Greco and not withdraw during the Greco event. Late registration at this time only ($50). No day of late registration.
Saturday May 20th (Boys Greco, Boys Freestyle 8-14U only and Girls Freestyle)
7:30-8 am Last minute 8-14U Freestyle and all Greco weigh-ins  and Girls Freestyle. 
8:00 am Gym opens for Women and all wrestlers under 14
Session #1
9:00 am Freestyle Wrestling 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, All Girls Freestyle 

12:00-3:00 PM  - Greco for 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U

Session #2
1:00 PM- Door opens for Cadet and Junior Boys Greco and last minute weigh ins. Must be on weight at this weigh in. Brackets will already be set at this time. Bracket changes at this time will be $50!
2:00 pm until completed - Greco for Cadet and Junior Boys
6:00-7:00 PM - Weigh ins for Boys Freestyle Only (Cadet and Junior) and late registration ($50)
(Greco weigh ins count for Freestyle also. If you withdraw from the Greco Tournament you must weigh-in again for the Freestyle Tournament unless cleared by the tournament medical staff).
Sunday May 21st (Cadet/Junior Freestyle)
7:30-8 am Last Minute Freestyle weigh-ins Junior and 16U (Cadet). 
8:00am Gym Opens for Freestyle Cadets and spectators only
Session #3
9:00 -1:00 pm– Freestyle for 16U (Cadet)
Session #4
12:00pm - Building opens for Junior Freestyle and last minute Junior weigh ins. Must be on weight at this weigh in. Brackets will already be set at this time. Bracket changes at this time will be $50!
1:00 pm - Junior Freestyle Until Completed
1. Medals to the top three places.
2. Outstanding Wrestler Award (each style)
3. Joe Pyanoe Sportsmanship Award (each style)
4. Club Championship Banner Awards:
  • Mens Overall Freestyle Club Champions and Club Runner-Up
  • Mens Overall Greco Club Champions and Club Runner-Up
  • Womens Overall Freestyle Club Champions

5. Additional Banners for States: 

  • Women's Junior/Cadet Club Champions, 
  • Women's Middle School Club Champions, 
  • Women's Elementary Club Champions


  • Kids Freestyle/Greco Overall Club Champions (ages 8-12)
  • 14U Freestyle Club Champions, 
  • 14U Greco Club Champions, 
  • 16U Freestyle Club Champions
  • 16U Greco Club Champions, 
  • Junior Freestyle Club Champions, 
  • Junior Greco Club Champions.
Team Scoring:
Top two point scorers per club per weight class. 
Executive Director: Christian Olanowski,
Junior Director: Donald Motley - 757-752-3588 ,
Cadet Director: Ian Squires-  609-440-0005
Kids Director: Zachary Olson, 515-683-3955,
Wrestlers should have a red and a blue singlet, but is not a requirement.
MEDICAL FORMS: You must have a "VAWA/VHSL Medical Form” filled out for any skin condition.
WEIGHTS: Scratch Weight for all divisions and weight classes
 All competitors will weigh-in in a singlet.
 (Girls 14U and below, will be group using the Madison System)
Late registration only ($50 CASH ONLY) on site Friday 6-7pm and Saturday 5-6 pm. No day of late registrations.