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MINNESOTA/USA KIDS STATE FOLKSTYLE TOURNAMENT 2023


Rochester MN Sports (Mayo Civic Center)
30 Civic Center Dr SE # 200, Rochester, MN 55904


THURSDAY, MARCH 16TH - SUNDAY, MARCH 19TH

Eligibility & membership

All wrestlers MUST have a current (2022) USA Wrestling athlete’s card to compete at any MN/USA State tournament.
 

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MN State Folkstyle Qualifying Procedures 

Overview

The State Tournament uses 16-man brackets at each age group and weight class. To qualify for the state tournament, a wrestler must finish top 3 at Regionals (or top 4 if participating at the Wild Card region). To qualify for Regionals, a wrestler must accumulate at least 30 points during the season from MN/USA qualifying tournaments. 

NOTE:  Schoolboys/girls do not need any points to qualify for the regional tournament 

Scoring Points at MN/USA Qualifying Tournaments

Wrestlers score points by competing in MN/USA qualifying tournaments during the season. A wrestler will score 40 points for 1st place, 25 points for 2nd place, 10 points for 3rd place and 0 points for 4th place. The wrestler’s points will be tracked and updated every week on the MN/USA website. 

Regional Tournament Format

There will be 5 regional locations with tournaments held over a minimum of two weekends on dates and at locations determined by MN/USA Wrestling. Once a participant is eligible for inclusion in the Regional Tournaments, a participant may select to compete at any regional tournament they desire and may compete at more than one tournament provided they have not yet qualified for the State Tournament. The top 3 wrestlers at each region from each weight class will qualify for the State Tournament. There is a rotation each year, among the 5 regions, where each of them is designated as the Wild Card Region. In the Wild Card Region, the top 4 wrestlers at each weight class will qualify for the State Tournament. Regions are to be conducted in a similar manner as the state tournament with paid officials, full mats etc. Regional tournament locations will need to demonstrate the ability to host a large tournament in a successful manner to be considered by MN/USA Wrestling. Participants must have met all qualification requirements for their division to participate at a regional tournament. Each competitor must make weight at a specified weight class. No allowance is to be given; however, any wrestler not making weight has the option to wrestle in a higher weight class (THIS ONLY APPLIES TO REGIONALS). Wrestlers must wrestle at the State Tournament at the weight in which they qualified, there are no exceptions. Once a wrestler qualifies for the State Tournament, they are prohibited from participating in any other Regional Tournament. They may not wrestle at a different tournament to qualify at a different weight. 

 

Clarification:  In order to participate in the Minnesota State Tournament, a wrestler must either live in Minnesota or have belonged to a Minnesota Chartered Club for the entire Folkstyle season.  You cannot compete in multiple State tournaments in the same wrestling style. If you compete in the Minnesota State tournament, you are not allowed to compete in the state tournament in which you reside. 

Points system & current points list

***2022 Folkstyle Points List***  

The points list is updated frequently by MN/USA.

Registration & Admission

2022 Information Pending

Divisions/Weights

Weight Classes:  

Pee Wee 6U (Born in 2017 - 2018):  will use scratch weights (Grouping wrestlers within 5 lbs or 10% body weight starting from the lightest wrestler in the age group and moving up. Exception being heavy weights where USA Wrestling has defined weight classes that exceed the 10% rule.). 

Bantam 8U (Born in 2015 - 2016):  will use scratch weights (Grouping wrestlers within 5 lbs or 10% body weight starting from the lightest wrestler in the age group and moving up. Exception being heavy weights where USA Wrestling has defined weight classes that exceed the 10% rule.). 

Intermediate 10U (Born 2013 - 2014):  49, 53, 56, 59, 63, 67, 71, 77, 84, 93, 105, 120, 140

Novice 12U (Born 2011 - 2012): 58, 63, 67, 70, 74, 78, 82, 86, 92, 98, 108, 117, 135, 160, 190

Schoolboy 14U (Born 2009 - 2010):  71, 77, 83, 87, 92, 97, 102, 106, 110, 114, 119, 125, 130, 136, 149, 165, 187, 250

Cadet 16U (Born 2007- 2008):  88, 94, 100, 106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 145, 152, 160, 170, 182, 195, 220, 285

The Girls Division will use USA Girls Age and Weight groups where possible.

At all MNUSA Regional and State Tournaments athletes must weigh at or below the listed weight class. NO ALLOWANCES are given.  If a wrestler is over the weight for which they registered, they will be moved to the next higher weight class the weigh-in weight qualifies them for Regionals ONLY.  Wrestlers must wrestle at the State Tournament at the weight in which they qualified, there are no exceptions.  MNUSAW strongly discourages weight cutting. Young wrestlers should be allowed to wrestle at their natural weight.


Match Lengths:

Pee Wee, Bantam, Intermediate & Novice: 3, 90 second periods.

Schoolboy & Cadets: 3, 2 minute periods.

Uniforms, Rules, & Awards

Uniforms for MNUSA Wrestling state competitions:

A one-piece singlet shall be cut no lower than the level armpits in both the front and back and under the armpits no lower than ½ the distance between the armpit or belt line. The one-piece singlet may be worn and should be a predominant single solid color. Unadorned tights with stirrups may be worn in folkstyle competition only. Wrestlers shall wear a suitable undergarment under a one-piece singlet, which covers the buttocks and groin area. If the undergarment extends beyond the inseam it shall be tight fitting, a single solid color, unadorned and not extend below the knee. Arm and leg “sleeves” are illegal unless they have a sewn in pad. Wrestlers shall not wear sweatbands.

Note: Female contestants wearing a one-piece singlet shall also wear an undergarment covering the breast when age and developmentally appropriate. An appropriate undergarment covering the buttocks and groin is also required for female wrestlers.

The two-piece uniforms shall be compression shorts or shorts designed for wrestling and shall have a minimum 4-inch inseam that does not extend below the knee. Shorts designed for wrestling shall have an elastic waist and drawstring that is not exposed. Compression shorts or shorts designed for wrestling shall not have belt loops, zippers, snaps, buttons or pockets. Shorts designed for wrestling may be worn over a one-piece singlet or with a form fitting compression shirt. The form fitting compression shirt shall not cover or extend below the elbow and shall have a minimum of a 3-inch tail; the form-fitting compression shirt may be worn under a singlet, or with compression shorts or shorts designed for wrestling. Suitable undergarments as described in the first paragraph are required for male and female contestants wearing a two-piece uniform.

● Headgear are required for all wrestlers in age groups 14U (Schoolboy/Girl) and younger.

● It is recommended but not required wrestlers with braces wear mouthguards.

● Athletes must weigh-in wearing a competition singlet. There is no weight allowance for the singlet or uniform.

Wrestlers shall wear white, black, or no socks.

● It is highly recommended in MNUSA Greco and Freestyle that competition singlet be predominantly red or blue. Two-piece uniforms should also have either a neutral top or bottom with a shirt or short that is predominantly red or blue.

● Athletes, please be aware that the two piece uniform is currently not legal at USAW regional and national Freestyle and Greco competitions.

The tournament head official shall determine the legality of all questionable competition uniforms and equipment.

 

Rules:  The rules of High School Wrestling with current USA Wrestling modifications where applicable will govern the event and the competition.

 

Individual Awards:  Awards for 1st through 6th places.


schedule

There is no schedule for the tournament at this time.

Contact

Blaine Wrestling Takedown Club
12555 University Ave. 
Blaine, Minnesota 55434

Email: [email protected]

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