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Notes & Replay: Kids Qualifiers and State Championships

By Gabby Lord-Klein, 02/23/24, 8:15AM CST


Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first Zoom call of the 2024 season! This call covered information for the WWF Kids Folkstyle State Qualifiers (March 16th) and the Kids Folkstyle State Championships (March 22-24), including coaches bands, registration, etc. Last year, 4,139 kids attended the qualifiers and 2,208 competed in the state championships! Highlights and a link to the full replay are posted below.

What: WWF Info Call #1 - Kids Qualifiers and State
When: February 21, 2024
Replay: Select here to watch. Password: 7$a%1fU2


Kids Folkstyle State Qualifiers: March 16th at various locations.
The WWF Kids Folkstyle State Qualifiers are hosted at 8 locations across Wisconsin on March 16th and the top 3 athletes in each age group/division and weight class qualify to compete at the Kids Folkstyle State Championships the following weekend!

  • Wrestlers may compete an any of the qualifier tournaments across the state.
  • Pre-registration for any of the Qualifier Sites is available on Trackwrestling through March 12th for $22 (registration links are posted online on our website for all qualifiers here). Wrestlers can register at the door of any of the sites during the weigh-in times for $40. TrackWrestling requires that a weight class be selected during pre-registration—athletes will NOT be held to that weight. Their weight class will be determined during weigh-ins.
  • All qualifiers have Friday night weigh-ins onsite and at satellite locations.
  • All qualifiers will have flighted start times: wrestling starts Saturday at 8:30 AM for boys born in 2013-14 and born in 2015-16 and all girls age groups. Wrestling starts no earlier than noon for boys born in 2009-10 and 2011-12.
  • Coaching Credentials at Qualifiers: A current USA Wrestling Leaders membership is required to be matside at the WWF Kids State Qualifiers on March 16th—this includes parents, club coaches, etc. Please allow 7-10 business days for the background check process, as USA Wrestling Leaders Memberships will not be available on-site. Select here to get your USAW Leaders card.
  • Select here for the tournament flyer and web page!


WWF Kids Folkstyle State Championships: March 22nd-24th in Madison.
The largest event in our state series is the WWF Kids Folkstyle State Championships, which is hosted at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison! We look forward to hosting every single year as it provides the opportunity for more than 2,000 youth wrestlers to take the mats and experience a championship environment here in Wisconsin.

  • Registration costs $50 if done online by midnight Tuesday, March 19th, or $75 at the door.
  • Qualifier names with their clubs will be posted online on March 16th—parents/coaches need to verify the spelling of athletes' names and club associations and submit changes by midnight Sunday, March 17th.
  • 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 the state tournament.
  • Biggest changes from 2023: Girls-only day of competition on Sunday! We believe that as we build it, they will come, and the number of girls wrestling grows every year here in Wisconsin. Additionally, all weigh-ins on Friday and Saturday afternoons will be completed in an adjunct facility to create efficiency and space for our competitors.
  • Printed Passes: Please ensure a profile photo is uploaded in the USAW membership system for wrestlers by midnight Tuesday, March 19th so they have their picture on their competitor floor pass. Select here for a tutorial on how to upload your profile photo. Coaches are required to have a photo uploaded to get on the floor.
  • Coaching Credentials at State: All coaches are required to have a coaches pass, a current current USA Wrestling Leaders membership and a Copper Coaches Certification or higher to be matside at the Kids State Championships—this includes parents, club coaches, etc. Please allow 7-10 business days for the background check process, as USA Wrestling Leaders Memberships will not be available on-site.
  • Coaches Passes (required) for state will be available for purchase in the USAW Membership System Mar. 1st-Mar. 19th for $20. Coaches must have a profile photo uploaded and approved by USA Wrestling to their USAW profile for the printed pass. If a coach misses the Tuesday deadline, they may continue to purchase a coaches pass until Thursday midnight for $50. If purchasing onsite, coaches may be delayed getting matside until the pass has been processed and approved by USA Wrestling. Passes are good for all sessions.
  • Table Workers: The WWF is looking for clubs or individuals to work matside tables keeping score at the WWF Kids Folkstyle State Championships. The pay is $150 per table per day on Friday and Saturday and $125 on Sunday. Interested parties should contact Jeff Jones at
  • Complete details for the Kids State Championships is posted online here.


Upcoming Zoom Calls
This season features five calls tailored toward a specific audience to share relevant information about WWF opportunities, Team Wisconsin and more! Select here for details and zoom links for the below dates and topics.

  • February 28th—Women’s Freestyle Season
  • March 13th— Men’s Freestyle & Greco-Roman Season
  • May 15th: National Duals & Kids Nationals
  • June 26th: Fargo!


We look forward to another great spring season!

The Wisconsin Wrestling Federation, guided by USA Wrestling, provides quality opportunities for its members to achieve their full human and athletic potential. The Wisconsin Wrestling Federation will strive to be USA Wrestling’s best state organization.