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Kids Folkstyle State Championships

2018 Dates are March 23rd and 24th

2018 dates for the WWF Kids State will be March 23rd and 24th at the Alliant Energy Coliseum. Information below will be updated in the Fall

The Qualifiers will be on March 17th

Important Information

The WWF Kids State Folkstyle State Championships will be held on Friday & Saturday March 24 & 25, 2017 at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Alliant Energy Center) located at 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI 53713.

State championship participants must qualify for this event by placing in the top two in their respective age and weight division at any of the eight qualifier tournaments which are held on Saturday, March 18, 2017.

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.

Important Documents

Jeff Jones

Jeff Jones


Phone: 262-424-3672

Misrepresentation Consequences

Falsifying a registration form by misrepresenting birth date, age or place of residence will result in the intended competitor’s suspension from the respective event, and the competitor will not be eligible for any of the WWF Championship Tournaments for one calendar year, including the corresponding event the year following.  This tournament is only open to Wisconsin residents.


Schedule of Times:

Friday, March 24, 2017

  • Doors open 1:45 pm [No Early Entry]
  • Weigh-ins
    • 2:00 - 3:30 pm boys born 2002-03 and 2004-05 & girls born in 2002-2004
    • 3:30 - 5:00 pm boys born 2006-07 and 2008-09 & girls born in 2005-07 and 2008-09 (girls born 2005-09 can also weigh-in Saturday from 8:45 am - 9:00 am)
  • Grand march - 4:45 pm boys born 2002-05 and girls born in 2002-04. Meet in your staging area at 4:35 pm
  • Wrestling starts at 5:00 pm and ends at around 10:00 pm for boys born 2002-05 and girls born in 2002-04.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

  • Doors open 7:00 am and not before.
  • Grand march 8:10 am for boys born 2006-09 and girls born 2005-09.  Meet in staging at 8:00 am.
    • Wrestling starts 8:30 am boys born 2006-07 and 2008-09.
  • Weigh-in 8:45-9:00 am for girls born in 2005-07 and 2008-09.
  • Wrestling starts 9:30 am for girls born in 2005-09.
  • Wrestling resumes 12:45 pm for boys born 2002-03 & 2004-05 and girls born in 2002-04 (warm-ups start at approximately at 12:30 pm; no one is allowed on the mats until it is announced that they are allowed to do so).
  • Finals approximately 4:00 – 4:30 pm for all age groups.

Admission Prices

  • Adults (9th grade and older): $10.00 for all sessions.
  • Children (K-8th grade): $5.00 for all sessions.
  • Under 5 years old and competitors: free.
  • USAW Coaches Cards accepted for free entry. Please see back side of downloadable flier for additional important information.
  • Admission bracelets and programs will be sold at weigh-ins.
  • Cash only accepted at ticket office.  No checks / no credit cards.

Registration and Weigh-Ins

  • All wrestlers must register and weigh-in by the time listed above for their age group.  Wrestlers must wear a singlet during weigh-ins and no weight allowance is given for the singlet itself.  Remember: there is no weight allowance given for the state tournament and all wrestlers must make the same weight class that they qualified during the qualifiers.
  • Note to parents: your wrestler must be in his/her singlet before entering the registration line.  There is no area available for changing during the weigh-in process.  Parents will be responsible for their child's belongings during the registration & weigh-in procedure.


  • Alliant energy center collects a daily parking fee.  There is also parking in the back of the arena.

Food and Coolers

  • No food and beverage coolers are allowed in the Alliant Center.  This is strictly enforced.

Mat Assignments

  • Wrestlers will be assigned to a set of mats for each session.  Rounds 1-3 are one session for each age group and rounds 4 and 5 are another; finals are assigned individually by the place you are wrestling for.  Please check at weigh-ins or the WWF website ahead of time for your assigned mats.  
  • Wrestlers will be assigned bout numbers for their bouts on their chart.  Please refer to the score clocks for your mats to see what bout numbers are being wrestled on your set of mats and when they are about 5 bouts times the number of mats your group is using away from your bout number.  In addition the projection screens (near the staging area) are also used for mat assignments.  Once an assignment is shown on the display, wrestlers can proceed to the assigned mat through the floor entrance with their two respective coaches.

Qualifier Tournament Results & State Championship Qualifier List

  • All the Kids State Qualifier Tournaments will be run on Trackwrestling and results will be on this site on Sunday, March 18, 2017. 
  • In addition, a list of all State Championship qualifiers will be posted.  
  • Please carefully review the qualifiers list to verify and spell-check all wrestlers’ names and accurate club name.  Notify Jeff Jones (contact information above) for corrections before 11:59 pm, Sunday, March 19, 2017.  
  • The names and clubs will be going in the program exactly the way they are on the web site as of Monday, March 21 (am).
  • The brackets will not be posted anywhere until the day of the event before weigh-ins.

Mat Side Coaching USA Coaching Card Requirement

  • In order to be allowed mat side to coach at the WWF kids’ folkstyle state championship event, one must be a current USA wrestling coach member; and one must specifically hold a USAW Copper Certification or higher.  This includes parents, club coaches, etc. 
  • Individuals 18 years of age and older must successfully complete a mandatory background check before purchasing USA wrestling coaches membership.  Please allow 7-10 business days for the background check process, as USA wrestling coach’s memberships will not be available on-site.
  • All USA wrestling member coaches will receive free admission to the WWF state folkstyle championships.  The coach’s must enter the coaches entrance to receive their wristbands and free admission and they will only be open Friday 2:00-6:00 pm and Saturday 7:00-9:30 am.  
  • Coach’s entrance will be on either side this year and will only be open Friday 2:00-6:00 pm and Saturday 7:00-9:30 am. In order to receive free admission and floor access, proof of coach membership along with a valid photo ID will be required.
  • One adult without a USA wrestling coach membership will be allowed to accompany each wrestler to the arena floor.  This adult will not be allowed to coach and must stay within the designated area along the arena wall.  This is being done to ensure that youth wrestlers may be accompanied by someone.