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Kids Folkstyle State Qualifiers


Saturday, March 18, 2017

All information and details are subject to change.

This is a qualifier for the WWF kids folkstyle state championships to be held March 24 & 25 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. In the boys and girls’ divisions the top two place winners in each age and weight class qualify for the state championships. All qualifiers must make the same weight class at the state championships that they qualified for at the qualifier; there is no weight allowance at state.

All eight WWF Kids Folkstyle State Qualifier Tournaments will be held on Saturday March 18, 2017 in each of the eight Wisconsin Wrestling Federation districts.  All in-person registration and weigh-ins are held Friday, March 17, 2017 (only).

New for 2017. In order to be allowed mat side to coach at the WWF kids folkstyle state championships, one must be a current USA Wrestling coach member and a copper coaches certification or higher. This will be enforced and this includes all parents, club coaches, etc.

This event was formerly known as Kids Folkstyle State Regionals.


Jeff Jones

Jeff Jones

MEMBERSHIP | TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR

Phone: 262-424-3672

Mel Dow

Mel Dow

Kids Director

Phone: 608-444-5026

Sandy Russell

Sandy Russell

Membership Secretary

Phone: 262-968-9542



Overview [2017]

In the Boys and Girls divisions, wrestlers must qualify at one of the eight Qualifier Tournaments held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 in order to qualify for the Kids Folkstyle State Championships. The top two place winners from each age and weight group from each qualifier tournament will qualify.

Tournament Start Times:

  • Wrestling starts at 8:30 am for boys born in 2008-09, boys born in 2006-07 and all girls’ age groups.
  • Wrestling starts at 12:00 pm for boys born in 2004-05 and boys born in 2002-03 - age groups.

Registration & Weigh-Ins:

  • Qualifier Sites: Friday, March 17, 2017, from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm.
  • Satellite Weigh-In Sites: Friday, March 17, 2017, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.
  • There will be no Saturday weigh-in opportunities; all weigh-ins are on Friday night only.

USA Competitor Cards: 

  • USA Wrestling cards are required and will be available at the door at each site.
  • Cards can also be purchased online at usawmembership.com (USA Competitor Cards).
  • Advanced preparation is highly encouraged.
  • Plan ahead and request cards by contacting Wisconsin Wrestling Federation membership secretary Sandy Russell before March 1, 2017.

Registration Locations - No Forwarding

Whatever qualifier site location a wrestler registers and weighs in at, is the physical site they must actually wrestle at; there will be no forwarding of registration and weigh-in information between sites.

Annually, each of the 8 districts in the state - individually select a qualifier site for that district. Any wrestler can wrestle in any qualifier site; they do not have to stay in their "home" district.

Mat Rules

WIAA mat rules will apply in the folkstyle state championship qualifiers - with one exception. One minute periods for the youngest three age groups and one and a half minute periods for the oldest group - the same as the state tournament.  There are only 15 minutes of rest required between matches.

All WIAA rules with the exception of time-limit per period will be enforced. The mouth guard rule will be enforced with a penalty applied if a contestant has braces or any mouth apparatus and fails to have a mouth guard. A one-point penalty will be applied along with injury time of one minute thirty seconds will start. If a mouth guard is not secured in that period of time, the wrestler will be disqualified. This rule has been enforced by the WIAA for two years.

Please note that these rules are specific to the WIAA handbook and will be enforced by the officials at the folkstyle qualifiers and folkstyle state championship.

Separation

This year we will be separating 1st and 2nd place finishers from last year's Qualifiers using the Trackwrestling Separation Tool. It will not matter if you placed 1st or 2nd in an age group below or what weight class in the year before just if you placed 1st or 2nd. This is not seeding just separation.

Divisions

Wrestlers must be born in the year listed for each age group.

Since there is a separate girls' division, no girl can wrestle in the boys' divisions; only girls can participate in the girls' division. 

Anyone who has competed in a state high school athletic association wrestling competition(s) is not eligible for participation in the WWF State Folkstyle series, regardless of the athlete’s residence or date of birth.

Alternates

The Wisconsin Wrestling Federation will call 3rd place finishers in order to fill in empty spots.  A system is set up so we rotate qualifiers to see which 3rd place finishers are asked to compete.  Please do not contact the WWF or the regional contact persons regarding alternates; the WWF will directly call you - only if a spot is available - and your name comes up through the existing system.  If a 1st or 2nd place finisher cannot make the state tournament then the 3rd place finisher from that regional is the alternate and will be contacted.

New for 2017. In order to be allowed mat side to coach at the WWF kids folkstyle state championships, one must be a current USA Wrestling coach member and a copper coaches certification or higher. This will be enforced and this includes all parents, club coaches, etc.