2021 Texas USA Wrestling Youth State Championships

2Including high school divisions (Open D6, Girls G6) currently enrolled in grades 9 through 12

February 27-28, 2021

Round Rock Sports Center
2400 Chisholm Trail
Round Rock, TX 78681

Registration – Track Wrestling  |  Event Flyer

The Registration deadline is Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

No late registrations, or on-site registrations, will be permitted.

Registration cost is $50 per entry.

 

Spectator Admissions:

Adults: $10 per day

Kids (5 – 14 years of age): $5 per day

Age 5 and under are FREE

COVID-19 Requirements

The event will be conducted following the requirements of the state and local health authorities, as well as using the safety provisions of the USA Wrestling Return to Events Guidelines.

In an effort to mitigate COVID-19, and adhere to state guidelines all athletes, coaches, and spectators must wear a face mask that covers the nose and mouth while inside the venue. Anyone who does not comply with this will be asked to leave. Be alert for symptoms, including fever, cough, shortness of breath or other COVID-19 symptoms. If you are not feeling well, experiencing any symptoms or may be at higher risk of getting sick Texas USA Wrestling recommends you stay home and watch the live stream through Trackwrestling.

Athletes, Coaches, and Spectators are encouraged to come to the venue for the sessions you, or your athlete, are actively competing or spectating in. This will assist the event staff in maintaining proper COVID-19 protocols. Spectators and athletes can follow, and watch, their teammates on Track Wrestling.

Anyone entering the venue will be required to have their temperature verified prior to entry. Anyone with a temperature above 101°F will not be permitted to enter the facility. Once inside the facility,
athletes, coaches, and spectators are expected to maintain proper maintain social distancing of 6 ft. between themselves and others. Everyone should practice proper hygiene; including,

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Use hand sanitizer
  • Refrain from touching their face
  • Refrain from spitting
  • Cover their cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash

Athletes should wipe themselves down with their own personal towels/wipes before the match, in between periods, and after the match. When athletes are not competing, they will be required to wear a face-covering while inside the venue.

One (1) coach will be allowed to sit in the athlete’s corner throughout the duration of the match. Thatcoach must have current Wrestling Leader credentials, be wearing their Texas USA wrestling lanyardwith the current 2021 sticker, and ensure it is visible to both the mat official and the table. Coaches are required to wear a face covering at all times in the venue, including when actively coaching on the competition mat.

Officials will be required to wear face coverings and / or shield during the match. Officials should not shack hands with the athletes, nor raise the hand of the athlete at the conclusion of the match. At the conclusion of each match, the official should raise their own hand signifying the match winner based on the color of the wristband on that arm. Officials should also sanitize regularly between matches.

Public Service Announcements and other communication methods will be practiced during the event to ensure social distancing, personal hygiene, and other mitigating infection procedures for the event.

 

Event Schedule

There will be NO on-site registration.

Weight class changes will be permitted at a $25 fee.

Adjusted weigh in schedule

Weigh Ins

Friday, February 26, 2021 (only for wrestlers competing on Saturday)

7:00 – 9:00 pm (Rookie or Open Tot to D5)

Saturday, February 27, 2021

8:00 – 8:30 am (Rookies only)

9:30 – 10:30 am (Open Tot to D5 wrestlers only)

5:00 – 7:00 pm (for all wrestlers competing Sunday only)

Sunday, February 28, 2021

11:00 am – 12:00 pm (Girls and Open D6 only)

Note: Athletes need to weigh in only once, regardless of the number of experience groups they enter.

Adjusted wrestling schedule

Competition

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Session 1: 9:00 am  (Rookies—Tot to D4)

Session 2: no earlier than 11:00 am (Open—Tot , D1, and D2)

Session 3: no earlier than 2:30 pm (Open—D3 , D4, and D5)

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Session 4: 9:00 am (Novice—D1 to D4)

Session 5: no earlier than 1:00 pm (All Girls and Open D6)

The event will be streamed on Track Wrestling, fees pertaining to this on-line feature are determined at the sole discretion of Track Wrestling.
The 10 minute rest rule will be strictly enforced to maintain schedule for the event.  Texas USA Wrestling will utilize a call to mat system.  Coaches and competitors should be at their assigned mat when they are on deck.
ALL SESSIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON FINAL PARTICIPATION NUMBERS.

Eligibility, Qualification, and Seeding

The tournament is open to all USA wrestling athlete members, who meet the necessary age requirements and reside in the state of Texas. USA wrestling membership can be obtained through themat.com

All qualification requirements, defined in the By-Laws of Texas USA Wrestling Inc. are waived for this event due to the impact of COVID-19 on our ability to hold typical regional events. Also do to the limited competition schedule, the tournament will NOT be seeded. The organizers will, to the best of their ability, separate competitors based on club and region within the state.

Competitors will NOT be allowed to double enter in a single group. For example, a competitor cannot enter Open D1 50lbs and Open D1 55 lbs or Open D2 50 lbs.

Competitors ARE allowed to enter multiple group tournaments, subject to qualification requirements defined in the By-Laws for Texas USA Wrestling. For example, a competitor CAN enter Novice D1 50 lbs AND Open D1 50 lbs, or Novice D2 60 lbs AND Girls G2 60lbs.

Competitors entered in Open D5 or Girls G5, ARE permitted to enter the Open D6 (high school) or Girls G6 (high school) tournament.

 

Groups and Divisions

There will be no cap on Rookie, Novice, Open, and Girls groups. However, the High School Group (D6/G6) will be limited to the first 350 total entries.

Groups

  • Rookie – 1st year wrestlers
  • Novice – 1st & 2nd year wrestlers
    • 3rd year wrestlers who have not place 1st or 2nd Novice State or placed 1st through 6th in Open State previously
  • Open – wrestlers of any experience level
  • Girls – wrestlers of any experience level
  • D6/G6 (High School) – wrestlers of any experience level

Divisions

  • Tot: Born 9/1/2014 – 8/31/2016
    • Weights: 35, 38, 41, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, HWT
  • Division 1: Born 9/1/2012 – 8/31/2014
    • Weights: 38, 42, 46, 50, 55, 60, 65, 72, 80, HWT
  • Division 2: Born 9/1/2010 – 8/31/2012
    • Weights: 49, 52, 55, 58, 61, 65, 70, 75, 83, 92, 100, 115, HWT
  • Division 3: Born 9/1/2008 – 8/31/2010
    • Weights: 56, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 110, 120, 135, HWT
  • Division 4: Born 9/1/2006 – 8/31/2008
    • Weights: 75, 80, 86, 92, 98, 106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 140, 150, 162, 175, 200, 285
  • Division 5: Born 9/1/2004 – 8/31/2006
    • Weights: 89, 98, 106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 140, 150, 162, 175, 200, 285
  • Division 6 (High School: currently enroll in grades 9-12): Born 9/1/2002 – 8/31/2006
    • Weights: 106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 145, 152, 160, 170, 182, 195, 220, 285
  • Girls 1: Born 9/1/2012 – 8/31/2014
    • Weights: 35, 38, 42, 46, 50, 55, 60, 65, 72, HWT
  • Girls 2: Born 9/1/2010 – 8/31/2012
    • Weights: 46, 49, 52, 55, 58, 61, 65, 70, 75, 83, 92, HWT
  • Girls 3: Born 9/1/2008 – 8/31/2010
    • Weights: 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 102, 110, 118, HWT
  • Girls 4: Born 9/1/2006 – 8/31/2008
    • Weights: 67, 72, 79, 85, 92, 98, 105, 110, 119, 127, 136, 145, 185
  • Girls 5: Born 9/1/2004 – 8/31/2006
    • Weights: 88, 94, 100, 106, 112, 117, 122, 127, 132, 138, 144, 152, 164, 180, 200
  • Girls 6 (High School: currently enroll in grades 9-12): Born 9/1/2002 – 8/31/2006
    • Weights: 95, 102, 110, 119, 128, 138, 148, 165, 185, 215

All Tot – D3 (G3) divisions will receive a 1 lb growth allowance at weigh-ins.

All D4 (G4) through D6 (G6) divisions will receive a 2 lb growth allowance at weigh-ins.

Match Duration

  • Tot, Division 1, and Girls G1 : 1:00 – 1:00 – 1:00
  • Division 2 through 6, and Girls G2 through 6: 1:30 – 1:30 – 1:30
  • All Rookies (regardless of Division): 1:00 – 1:00 – 1:00
  • All Consolation matches: 1:00 – 1:00 – 1:00

 

Weigh-Ins & Medical

Only one weigh is needed for all registered tournaments: for example, Novice weigh-in counts towards Open.

Wrestlers are the only individuals allowed to enter the weigh-in area. Wrestlers must have a competition singlet on when entering the weigh-in area.

Wrestlers must submit to a skin disease screening prior to weigh-in. The medical staff and tournament directors have full authority without appeal in determining the eligibility of an athlete to compete.

Parents/coaches cannot accompany the wrestlers. They will not be allowed to carry additional clothing or anything else with them during weigh-ins.

No weight reduction practices will be allowed on site.

 

Rules, Uniforms, & Gear

National Federation of State High School Association scoring rules with USA Wrestling modifications will govern the competition.

These USA Wrestling modifications include the following:

  • Headgear is MANDATORY for all youth competitors (TOT, D1 thru D5, G1 thru G5). Headgear is OPTIONAL for all High School competitors.
  • Mouth guards are not required for wrestlers (even wrestlers with braces)
  • Rest time in between matches is a minimum of 15 minutes
    • The 15-minute rest time does not apply to matches in different divisions for double-entered wrestlers, which could occur for girls registered in both G5 & G6 divisions.
  • A match can NOT be started when a wrestler does not have a coach
  • A competitor is given a maximum of 5 minutes​from the time the match number is posted at the table to appear for their first bout, failure to check-in at the mat within this time limit will constitute a forfeit.
  • The three-quarter nelson with leg hook is LEGAL in USAW Folkstyle Events
  • The double armbar with sit out is ILLEGAL
  • Singlets with under briefs or a two-piece uniform are required. Guidelines for the two-piece uniforms are as follows:
    • Wrestlers can wear compression or board shorts and a tight-fitting sleeveless, short, or long sleeve shirt.
    • The shorts shall not be excessively baggy or have pockets, buttons, or snaps.
  • NO High School issued singlets may be worn for competition.
  • Shoelaces must be taped!

 

Bracketing Guidelines

Double-elimination line-bracketing with complete wrestle-backs to defined placements based on competition group (Rookie, Novice, Open, Girls, High School). True 2nd Place matches will be contested if 2nd Place and 3rd Place athletes have NOT already wrestled within a group & division bracket.

Weight classes with five (5) wrestlers or fewer will wrestle a Round Robin format.

Brackets will NOT be seeded. Wrestlers will be separated by region and club wherever possible.

BRACKET CHANGES CAN BE MADE UP TO THE COMPLETION OF WEIGH-INS FOR THE GROUP TOURNAMENT, OR APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR PRIOR TO THE START OF THE WRESTLING SESSION. Please contact the tournament director with any issues (ie: wrestler missing from bracket or incorrect weight) prior to the start of the wrestling session by coming to the head table.

 

Awards

Individual Awards

The top 6 placers will be awarded custom Texas USA Wrestling state medals for all open and girls divisions and weight classes.

The state champion will receive a championship bracket.

The top 4 placers will be awarded custom Texas USA Wrestling state medals for all open and girls divisions and weight classes.

The state champion will receive a championship bracket.

True 2nd Place matches will be contested if 2nd Place and 3rd Place athletes have NOT already wrestled within group & division bracket. True 2nd does not apply to round robin brackets, which by definition requires that all wrestlers compete against each other to complete the round robin bracket.

Most Outstanding Wrestler (MOW) will be selected from each tournament group (Rookie, Novice, Open, Girls).

  • There will be 1 award per group (Open Tot to D5 gets 1 award, etc.), not an award for each division within each Group.
  • Outstanding Wrestler Awards will be determined by the tournament committee. There is no set criteria for the tournament committee to determine the
  • Outstanding Wrestler Awards.
  • Outstanding Wrestler Awards cannot be appealed.

NO IRONMAN AWARDS WILL BE AWARDED FOR THE 2020-21 SEASON DUE TO LIMITED COMPETITION AVAILABILITY THROUGHOUT THE STATE.

 

Team Awards

Large Team Awards

Large Teams will consist of teams with 11 or more entries in the specified tournament group, regardless of how many of those wrestlers actually win matches and score team points. The top 15 scorers from each team regardless of weight class will factor into the team score. (D5 and D6 are non-scoring age
divisions). If a wrestler gets shifted to another weight class or a combined weight class, the team points scored will be for that combined or shifted weight class, not their original weight class.

Teams must check and verify their own rosters and make requests for corrections before the team scores are tabulated. Any wrestler that was mistakenly left off of a team’s roster, either by an error in registration by the coach, the parent, the club leader, or the athlete must be corrected prior to final tabulation of the team score or those points will be forfeited.

Challenges to the tabulation of the team score must be brought to the attention of the tournament committee and corrected within 30 minutes after the end of competition for that tournament group.

Team Awards for each group

  • Open Team Champions and Runner-Up (only Tots to D4 can score)
  • Novice Team Champions and Runner-Up (only D1 to D4 can score)
  • Rookie Team Champions and Runner-Up (only Tots to D4 can score)
  • Girls Team Champions and Runner-Up (only G1 to G4 can score)

 

Small Team Awards

Small Teams will consist of teams with 10 or fewer entries in the specified tournament group. Teams do not have to designate themselves as a small team. The number of entries per group determines that they are a small team. All wrestlers from each small team regardless of weight class will factor into the team score. (D5 and D6 are non-scoring age divisions). If a wrestler gets shifted to another weight class or a combined weight class, the team points scored will be for that combined or shifted weight class, not their original weight class.

Teams must check and verify their own rosters and make requests for corrections before the team scores are tabulated. Any wrestler that was mistakenly left off of a team’s roster, either by an error in registration by the coach, the parent, the club leader, or the athlete must be corrected prior to final tabulation of the team score or those points will be forfeited.

Challenges to the tabulation of the team score must be brought to the attention of the tournament committee and corrected within 30 minutes after the end of competition for that tournament group.

Team Awards for each group

  • Open Small Team Champions and Runner-Up (only Tots to D4 can score)
  • Novice Small Team Champions and Runner-Up (only D1 to D4 can score)
  • Rookie Small Team Champions and Runner-Up (only Tots to D4 can score)

 

Coaches

USA Wrestling Copper Certification is required to be Mat side with a competitor. Coaches must have their Texas USA Wrestling lanyard, with the 2021 sticker affixed to it, to coach mat side. Temporary lanyards will be available at a cost of $10 plus a form of personal ID as collateral.

Coaches Passes are distributed per Texas USA Wrestling Folkstyle rules: 2 passes for the first 1-8 wrestlers, plus 1 pass for every 4 additional wrestlers. Additional Coaches Passes may be purchased for $10 each.

There is no coach’s hospitality room this year. The hospitality room is for officials and the tournament director’s team.

Please note that Coaches Passes include admission to the event. You do not need both a coach’s pass and an admission ticket, simply one or the other. In order to obtain your coach’s pass, you must present your current USAW Leader card with minimum Cooper Level Coach Certification, and a valid ID. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS!