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VAWA STATE FS/GR Championships

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

2024 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  
2023 VAWA FS/GR Champ 5  
2023 VAWA FS/GR Place Winner 6  
Returning VAWA National Team Member 7  
2024 VHSL Champ


2024 VHSL Place Winner
*8&9 only used if needed*
*Seeding committee has discretion to utilize H2H results from 2024 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 Links are at the bottom after you read the entire event schedule

May 4, 5 2024
Wrestlers must have a full USAW Membership, not a Limited Folkstyle, to participate in this event


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Heritage HS
3101 Wards Ferry Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502

Late registration only ($50 CASH ONLY) on site Friday 6-7pm and Saturday 5-6 pm. No day of late registrations.

Divisions & Weight Classes (Scratch Weight at Weigh-ins):

Boys Divisions:

Junior Boys Divisions (9/1/2004 and after & enrolled in grades 9-12): 100 lbs, 106 lbs, 113 lbs, 120 lbs, 126 lbs, 132 lbs, 138 lbs, 144 lbs, 150 lbs, 157 lbs, 165 lbs, 175 lbs, 190 lbs, 215 lbs, 285 lbs

16U (Cadet)(Born 2008-2009): 88 lbs, 94 lbs, 100 lbs, 106 lbs, 113 lbs, 120 lbs, 126 lbs, 132 lbs, 138 lbs, 144 lbs, 150 lbs, 157 lbs, 165 lbs, 175 lbs, 190 lbs, 215 lbs, 285 lbs

14U (Born 2010-2011): 71 lbs, 77 lbs, 83 lbs, 87 lbs, 92 lbs, 97 lbs, 102 lbs, 106 lbs, 110 lbs, 114 lbs, 119 lbs, 125 lbs, 130 lbs, 136 lbs, 149 lbs, 165 lbs, 187 lbs, 250 lbs

12U (Born 2012-2013): 58 lbs, 63 lbs, 67 lbs, 70 lbs, 74 lbs, 78 lbs, 82 lbs, 86 lbs, 92 lbs, 98 lbs, 108 lbs, 117 lbs, 135 lbs, 160 lbs

10U, (Born 2014-2015): 49 lbs, 53 lbs, 56 lbs, 59 lbs, 63 lbs, 67 lbs, 71 lbs, 77 lbs, 84 lbs, 93 lbs, 105 lbs, 120 lbs

8U (Born 2016-2017): 40 lbs, 43 lbs, 45 lbs, 49 lbs, 53 lbs, 56 lbs, 62 lbs, 70 lbs, 85 lbs

Girls Divisions:

Cadet Girls/Junior Girls Combined: 88 lbs, 95 lbs, 100 lbs, 105 lbs, 110 lbs, 115 lbs, 120 lbs, 125 lbs, 130 lbs, 135 lbs, 140 lbs, 145 lbs, 155 lbs, 170 lbs, 190 lbs, 235 lbs

Girl 14 and Under will be actual weight and Madison Group 

 All competitors will weigh-in in a singlet & make scrtach weight.

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 (10-11) Cadet (08-09) 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 May 10th
This is necessary for everyone to make all travel plans
Payments: Make checks payable to “VAWA” OR through electron invoice provided by VAWA
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 9/1/2004 - and after
16U - Cadet– You must be have been born in 2008-09 and be a resident of Virginia.
Kids (14 and Under) – Ages and weights; 14U=Born 2010-11, 12U=Born 2012-2013, 10U=Born 2014-2015, 8U=Born 2016-2017.  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 2nd
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 3rd
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. The wrestler must complete in Greco and not withdraw during the Greco event. Late registration at this time only ($50). No day of late registration.
Saturday May 4th (Boys Greco, Boys Freestyle 8-14U only and Girls Freestyle)
7:30-8 am Last minute 8-14U Freestyle, 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 5th (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: Daryl Weber,
Junior Director: Matt Burkett-Erice -
Cadet Director: Ian Squires-
Kids Director: Zachary Olson,
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.