Fayetteville Wild Hog Wrestling

Tournament Information

Meets & Tournaments:

            Most meets and tournaments will be held on Saturdays and will take the majority of the day. It’s important to note that while Novice Tournaments only allow wrestlers with 2 years of experience or less, Open Tournaments allow all wrestlers. As a Club, we will have “dual” meets with other nearby youth clubs periodically, but these will be smaller and less formal than a standard tournament.  (See "Calendar" for a tentative schedule.)

 
General Tournaments Requirements

  • Entry Fee: (Avg. $15.00 - $20.00)
  • All wrestlers must weigh-in the morning of the tournament (see note below about remote weigh in)
  • All wrestlers must have a USA Wrestling Membership to enter


 Other Tournament Notes:

  • Wrestlers are divided by age into divisions and these divisions are divided into weight classes. 
  • Some tournaments allow clubs to “remote” weigh-in instead of weighing-in on the day of the tournament.  If your wrestler is overweight on the day of the tournament, it is up to the Tournament Director as to whether they will move them or scratch them from competition.  Most weigh-ins require the wrestler to wear a singlet when on the scale.
  • Most tourneys allow wrestlers to compete in their age division and the age division above.  (You are not allowed to enter 2 weight classes in the same age division.)


 
State Birthday Cut-Off Dates:

Missouri
January 1, 2017

Oklahoma
September 1, 2016

Arkansas
September 1, 2016

 
(Your wrestler may wrestle in different divisions in different states if their birthday falls between September 1st and January 1st).

  
Most common weight classes per state:

Arkansas:
Division I – 6U - 37, 40, 43, 46, 49, 52, 55, 60, 66, 72, HWT
Division II – 8U – 43, 46, 49, 52, 55, 58, 61, 64, 67, 70, 75, 83, 90, 100, HWT
Division III – 10U – 52, 55, 58, 61, 64, 67, 70, 73, 76, 80, 85, 90, 100, 110, 120, 131, HWT
Division IV – 12U – 64, 67, 70, 73, 76, 80, 84, 88, 92, 96, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 130, 140, 160, HWT
Division V – 15U – 72, 78, 86, 94, 100, 106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 145, 152, 165, 175, 185, 200, HWT

Missouri:
Division I - 6U - 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 80, HWT.
Division II - 8U ‐ 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 100, 115, 130, HWT.
Division III - 10U - 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 110, 120, 130, 150, 170, HWT
Division IV - 12U - 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 130, 135, 140, 150, 165, 175, 190, HWT.
Division V - 15U - 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 125, 130, 135, 140, 145, 150, 155, 165, 175, 190, 205, 235, and HWT

Oklahoma and Kansas:
Division I - 6U - 37, 40, 43, 46, 49, 52, 55, 60, 66, HWT
Division II - 8U ‐ 43, 46, 49, 52, 55, 58, 61, 64, 67, 70, 75, 83, 90, 105, HWT
Division III - 10U - 52, 55, 58, 61, 64, 67, 70, 73, 76, 80, 85, 90, 100, 110, 120, 131, HWT
Division IV - 12U - 67, 70, 73, 76, 80, 84, 88, 92, 96, 100, 105, 110, 120, 130, 140, 155, HWT
Division V - 15U - 78, 86, 94, 102, 110, 118, 126, 134, 142, 152, 165, 185, 200, 285, HWT

 
Tournaments usually last from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., depending on its number of entries and how far your wrestler advances. A schedule of tournaments will be posted on our website, but is subject to change.

There will be deadlines for entry into each tournament, (typically the Tuesday or Wednesday before the tourney). Our coaches must know by this time if your wrestler will be attending or else they will be unable to enter that tournament. We are not supported by local schools, so transportation to tournaments is the responsibility of wrestlers’ parents.

 
THE DAY OF THE TOURNAMENT:

  1. Your wrestler will need to weigh-in at the site of the tournament within the time period given on the tournament flyer. 
  2. Following being weighed-in, you will want to find where the brackets are posted and write down or take a picture of your bracket.  The brackets will tell you two things; Your Mat Number​ and What bout/match number you have.
  3.  Most wrestlers will stay on the same mat for the duration of a tournament.  The format of the bracket will be either a round-robin or traditional bracket.
  4. Round-robin means you wrestle everyone in the bracket; 2‐5 matches regardless of the outcomes.
  5. Traditional brackets are like March Madness brackets; you win and you advance.  Most allow one loss and wrestle backs for 3rd and 4th places.  If you lose twice, you’re out. 
  6. Once the tournament begins, watch your mat’s table closely.  They will have a sign that shows what match number they are on.  Once you are 2 matches from wrestling, go to the table and begin getting warmed up.  If your first match is #24, be at the table when the sign says #22. 
  7. Important!: Coaches cannot track your bracket for you, it is your responsibility. 
  8. It is vital that you warm up and break a sweat before every match.  Your heart rate needs to be high, but no push-ups or sit-ups that will tire out the muscles. 
  9. Parents are not allowed on the mats or in the coach’s corners, but you can usually get close to take pictures.