The Wisconsin Wrestling Federation is hosting several tournaments this year, our spring and summer schedules are full. On March 14th we will host the Tour of America event at the Woodside Sports Complex in Wisconsin Dells. Dominate in the Dells has become a large event and we are once again looking for a great turnout, this year’s event is one week earlier in March and does not conflict with the NCAA’s and high school athletes are eligible to compete.
On March 21st the State Qualifiers will be held in the eight regions, weigh ins are the night before on March 20th, several regionals have satellite weigh ins locations, check the WWF webpage for locations and details.
Our Kids State Folkstyle Tournament will be at the Alliant Center on Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28, 2015. This event requires that all coaches must have a USA Wrestling Membership to be eligible to coach mat side. The top two from the qualifiers can participate in the state event and alternates will be called when there are openings.
Once again we will hold the Freestyle and Greco-Roman State Championships in Wisconsin Dells. The champions in the Cadet and Junior level will automatically have a spot on the National Team to Fargo. Schoolboys will have a chance to make the Wisconsin Team for competition at Northern Plains in Illinois in June and the Asics Kids Nationals in July at the Woodside Sports Complex. Those individuals will have opportunities to train together with the Wisconsin coaches and travel together. All members are eligible to compete in both the Northern Plains and Nationals as individuals regardless of their place or participation in the Freestyle/Greco Roman tournaments.
As I write this article we are a few short days away from the first ever JV Challenge Tournament. This event is managed by the WWCA and WWF and sponsored by Asics and All-American Wrestling Supply. These organizations are looking forward to great success and intend to continue with the event for years to come.
Best wishes to all wrestlers, coaches and fans as the High School season progresses into the tournament series. Yours in Wrestling, Dave Black
This time of the year brings families and friends together but also brings many teams together in duals and tournaments. It’s always a good time to follow the successes and involvements of the individuals and their respective teams.
Our members have frequently asked questions that I’d like to address; this may help with your spring planning and competition opportunities.
Q: What is the difference between Cadet / Junior Training Team and the Cadet / Junior National Team?
The training team consists of wrestlers that apply to train together from March through May. The training team competes in national regional events in March and May.
The national teams consist of wrestlers that qualify to wrestle at the national tournament in Fargo.
Q: What is the cost to be on the training team?
The cost is $300; this must be paid as soon as you are notified of your acceptance to the team.
Q: How do I apply for the Cadet / Junior Training Team?
Fill out the Cadet/Junior Training Team application on the website under the coach’s link.
Q: What does the $300 cover for the Training Camp?
Entry into two National Regional events, hotel expenses at those events and at the practices.
Q: When are the training dates and locations this season?
Please remember that these training opportunities are open only to those that apply; there are limitations for numbers as space is a bit restrictive.
I’d encourage you to continue to visit the Federation website (www.wiwrestlingfederation.com), like / follow our Facebook Page and sign up soon - if you intend to participate. The dates for the national Team camp are pending..
Have a safe and joyful holiday.
Yours in Wrestling, Dave Black
Senior Nationals Highlights
Men’s Freestyle, Women’s Freestyle and Greco-Roman
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, Nevada USA | Apr.17-19, 2014
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