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VAWA STATE FS/GR Championships

USMC/VAWA State Freestyle and Greco Roman Championships

16U-Cadet, and Junior and Boys 
Greco-Roman and Boys/Girls Freestyle State Championships
Qualifiers for the National Teams
April 27-28, 2019
Wrestlers must have a full USAW Membership, not a Limited Folkstyle, to participate in this event
Riverbend High School, 12301 Spotswood Furnace Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407

Plus 3 pounds allowance for 16U (Cadet) and Junior Boys/Girls Divisions,  1 pound for all other divisions. 14U, 12U, 10U, 8U

 All competitors will weigh-in in a singlet.

Attention Qualifying for Nationals: The top 2 place finishers from any 16U-Cadet/Junior Regional qualify for Fargo. Otherwise this is the only other tournament to qualify you for the National Teams. 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 the amount of $100 prior to the tournament. The $100 is non-refundable. The State Chairman and the Coaching Staff will rule on your petition. Do not bother petitioning unless you have a valid reason. (Example: a debilitating injury) Wild Card positions will be filled by competitors who competed in the state championships.  The ONLY way to qualify for Nationals is through the state championships, regional championships and petition.
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 $500 deposit either a check written to “VAWA” or by the online payment located in the Team VAWA Page of the web site: 
Deadline for deposit is Saturday May 4th.
This is necessary to lock into the air tickets as a group.
CHECKS: Make payable to “VAWA”
ENTRY FEES: COST: $35 for one style or $50 for both styles if pre-registered at  by 6pm, Friday, April 26th. At the door the cost is $45 for one style, $60 for both styles. Make checks payable to VAWA.  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 Adults, $5 Students  (coaches with current USAW Coach Card: admission free)
Coaches must present a current USAW Coach Card to get a floor pass.  Before you can purchase a card, an online background check is required which may take up to 2 weeks to process.  If you did not have one last year, do NOT delay.  (Background checks are required every 2 years; USAW cards must be renewed every year and are good from 1-Sep through -August 31.  The background check and USAW Coach Card must be purchased online.  If you need assistance, call Jack Harcourt 757-435-3876
Junior - You must be enrolled in grades 9 thru 12 and be a resident of Virginia.  Born 9/1/1999 -12/31/2004
16U - Cadet– You must be have been born in 2003 or 2004 and be a resident of Virginia.
Kids – See chart below for ages and weights; 2004-2011 ( Girls weight classes and ages will be grouped based on registrations)
All wrestlers must compete in their weight classes. No going up a division in age
SATURDAY April 27th
7:30-8:00 AM  - Late Registration and weigh ins:  Greco Roman Boys Junior, 16U (Cadet), 14U,12U, 10U, 8U,  (There are no Girl only Greco divisions. Girls can also select to wrestle Greco with the boys group)  Those wrestling both styles do not have to weigh-in again (If you withdraw from the Greco Tournament you must weigh-in again for the Freestyle Tournament unless cleared by the tournament medical staff). No extensions or extra time to make weight.
9:00 AM  - Greco Roman Tournament (Boys) Junior, 16U (Cadet), 14U,12U, 10U, 8U
11:00-11:30 AM - Freestyle State Championships Late Registration  for Boys/Girls 14U,12U, 10U, 8U  (girls will be based on registrations). Weigh-in for Kids Freestyle Only. Those wrestling both styles do not have to weigh-in again
2:00 PM  - Boys 14U,12U, 10U, 8U and Girls 14U,12U, 10U, 8U Freestyle tournament begins and runs until finished.
SUNDAY April 28th (Freestyle only)
7:30-8:00 AM  -  Late Registration and Weigh-in for Freestyle Only.  Girls 16U (Cadet) and Junior, Boys 16U (Cadet) and Junior .You must weigh-in when called.  No extensions or extra time to make weight 
9:00 AM  - Freestyle tournament begins for Girls 16U (Cadet)  and Junior, Boys 16U (Cadet) and Junior and runs until finished
1. Medals to the top three places.
2. Outstanding Wrestler Award (each style)
3. Club Championship Award (each style)
4. Joe Pyanoe Sportsmanship Award (each style)

Girls 16U (Cadet) and Junior

Boys 16U (Cadet) AND Junior National Team

Top two places may qualify
3rd and 4th Place may complete a Wildcard request Wildcard  positions filled by the coaching staff

Capital Classic Team Duals

The team will be selected from results of the VAWA FS/GR State Championships . The plan is to field a Women's Team, Schoolboy Team and 2 Combined Cadet/Junior Teams. This is excellent Training for Fargo. No fee to team members; you just need to get there and find hotel arrangements with you parents. Groups may also get together to share a room. We will research hotel rates for everyone.
Jack Harcourt- Tournament Director:
Jon Barr- Jr. Director:  540-834-7771
Sonny Close- Cadet Director: 804-370-9654
Bill Grubbs- Secretary of Operations: 757-207-1518
Matt Keel- Kids Director: 540-303-1280
Jack Harcourt Schoolboy Duals Team Leader
Wrestlers need to have a red and a blue singlet.
MEDICAL FORMS: You must have a "VAWA/VHSL Medical Form” filled out for any skin condition.
WEIGHTS: Plus 3 pounds allowance for 16U (Cadet) and Junior Boys/Girls Divisions,  1 pound for all other divisions. 14U, 12U, 10U, 8U
 All competitors will weigh-in in a singlet.
You must wrestle the age division and weight that you wish to qualify for the National Team.
AGE GROUP AND DIVISIONS IN THE FLYER BELOW (Girls 14U and below, will require modifications from these groups based on registrations)