High School Boys Divisions = October 27t - 9:00am (Will Finish in one day); 8th Grade and Below Divisions = October 28- 9:00am (Will finish in one day); All Girls Divisions = October 28 - 9:00am (Will Finish in one day)
SITE: Des Moines, Iowa - Iowa Events Center - Hyvee Hall
ELIGIBILITY: Grade School (1st - 6th Grade), Middle School (7th-8th grade) & High School (9th - 12th Grade) wrestlers ONLY.
CUT-OFF: We can only accept the first 1500 High School wrestlers, first 1500 8th grade and below wrestlers and the first 400 Girl wrestlers. This tournament sold out LAST YEAR. Make sure you don’t miss out and register ASAP.
RULES: Modified National Federation Rules—Folkstyle Due to time constraints, we will NOT be using the "new" overtime rules implemented for High Schools in the 2006-07 season. Any matches that go into overtime will use the "old" rules: 1 minute sudden death overtime, if no score, followed by tiebreaker ride out (first to score in regulation gets choice)
MATCH LENGTH: High School Division 2 - 1 - 1 on Championship side and medal matches. Consolation matches will be 1 - 1 - 1
Grade School and Middle School Division 1 1/2 -1-1 on Championship side and medal matches. Consolation matches will be 1 - 1 - 1
Mouthguard: Mouthguards are NOT mandatory (this includes individuals with braces).
GIRLS SINGLET: Girls MUST wear a Women’s Cut Singlet.
REST TIME: The minimum rest time between matches is 15 minutes.
HEADGEAR: Headgear IS required.
AWARDS: Attractive Awards will be handed out.
High School Boys Division- 1st - 8th Place
8th grade and below - 1st - 8th Place
All Girls divisions = 1st - 6th Place
FORMAT: Double Elimination – will wrestle to top 8 in the High School boys division and 8th Grade and below division. We will wrestle to top 6 in the High School Girls Division. Referees decision final.
REGISTRATION OPENS: July 1, 2018
REGISTRATION CLOSES: October 21 at Midnight EST
REGISTRATION FEE: $60 To be paid online when you register.
WALK– INS: If a Wrestler does not register before the October 21st deadline, he / she may walk-in at the weigh-ins. The cost for Walk-ins is $80.00 to be paid at Weigh-ins.
CHANGING WEIGHT CLASSES: We are no longer charging to change a weight class. You may change a weight class online anytime before the registration deadline. After the registration deadline you can only change a weight class at the weigh-ins. If you do not know how to change a weight class you can just email the tournament director (Brian Keck) and he will make the change for you. Brian@PreseasonNationals.com
USA Wrestling Card: All Wrestlers MUST have a USA Wrestling Card. You must purchase your USA Wrestling Card before the tournament. You CANNOT purchase your USA Wrestling Card at the event.
COACHES: Only two coaches allowed per wrestler during the match. Coach must have a coaching band to be in the coaching chairs in his/her wrestlers corner. An official will issue a warning to any coach who is out of line or who acts inappropriate. The band will then be black marked. Any further inappropriate action will cause for removal of band and coaching privileges for the remainder of the tournament.