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Freestyle & Greco-Roman State

2024 Overview

The 2024 Freestyle/Greco State Championships are moving to the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison! The Wisconsin Dells Dome collapsed in April and will not be repaired in time for the state tournament.

The date, schedule, session times, remote weigh-in locations, etc., remain the same. Please note that coolers, inflatables, etc. are not allowed inside the Exhibition Hall.

The 2024 WWF Freestyle & Greco State Championships will be Saturday and Sunday, May 4th-5th, and is open to all Wisconsin residents.

Please view the tournament flyer here to access the complete schedule, weigh-in procedures and cost information. 

Pre-registration is $40 per style if completed through the USA Wrestling membership system by noon on Thursday, May 2nd; $60 per style at the door at the Alliany Energy Center or at any Remote Weigh-in site.

Matside Coaching Requirements: Coaches Pass, USA Wrestling Leaders Membership, and a Copper Coaches Certification or higher.

Coaches Passes: $20 if purchased online through the USAW Membership system by noon on Thursday, May 2nd. Coaches must have a profile photo uploaded to their USAW profile and approved by USA Wrestling for the printed pass. If a coach misses the Thursday deadline, they may continue to purchase a coaches pass until Friday midnight for $50. If purchasing onsite, coaches may be delayed getting mat-side until the coaches pass has been processed and approved by USA Wrestling. Passes are good for all sessions.

A current USA Wrestling Leaders membership and a Copper Coaches Certification or higher is required to be matside at the WWF Freestyle & Greco 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.

Note: Individuals 18 years of age and older must successfully complete a mandatory background check before purchasing USA Wrestling Leaders Membership.

All USA Wrestling Leaders Members will receive free admission to the WWF State Freestyle and Greco Tournaments.

RCEP Clinic (Referee Coach Education Program) 
The WWF is excited to share that Na Humma, an M1 USAW official from Texas, will host a State Level Referee/Coach Education Program Clinic before the FS/GR state championships on Friday, May 3rd, from 6-9PM. The RCEP clinic will be held at the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center. Officials and coaches of all levels are encouraged to attend!

Why attend the RCEP?
This clinic will be of great value for officials looking to move up in the national system and begin preparing eligible officials for international certification. Attending the OCEP will provide officials an opportunity to be evaluated at their State Championship for potential promotion from national M3 to M2 level officials.

For coaches, this course aims to have coaches and mat officials collaboratively improve their knowledge of the rules and philosophies of Freestyle and Greco wrestling. Additionally, there is a focus on how to coach and tactically plan to the rules, as well as philosophies and strategies for using video review as a tool to support your wrestlers in competition.

If you are interested in becoming an official in Wisconsin, please contact Tom Platner at

Brett Back at #Fargo21, by Jenni Peterson

Jeff Jones

Jeff Jones

Tournament Director

Phone: (262) 424-3672

WWF Clinics Leading up to Freestyle and Greco State
The WWF is partnering with the hosts of three local events to run freestyle and Greco technique sessions again this season to highlight the Olympic styles, and to share more about the opportunities for our athletes within the WWF FS & GR programs! These clinics are open to all attendees of the events and are a great opportunity for younger athletes to get exposed to the W WF head coaches.

All matches at the FS/GR state tournament will be streamed live on FloWrestling! Finals for boys and girls 16U and Junior divisions will have matside commentary. Finals for the girls will be at be Saturday at noon; finals for boys freestyle will be Saturday at 3pm.