2017 Greco-Roman State Tournament Information

When: 4/29 & 4/30 (4/30 - only if necessary)
Where: Lincoln-Way Central High School (Click on school name for map)
Enter door 11A, main entrance to the Fieldhouse
Eligibility: Illinois residents only. Wrestlers must hold a current USA Wrestling competitor card.
Age Groups: Junior, Cadet, Schoolboy, Novice, Intermediate, and Bantam.
Click Age & Weights in the navigation bar for divisions and weights.
Entry Fee: Pre-registration: $35 (ends April 26th, 10 pm), On-site: $50
Registration: Must have a current USA Wrestling athlete membership to register. Click HERE to purchase a membership.
Click here to Preregister. Preregistration ends, Wednesday, April 26th at 10 pm.
Onsite: Lincoln-Way Central High School (Friday and Saturday).
Coaching: All coaches are required to hold a current USA Wrestling coaches membership.
Rules: UWW with USA Wrestling Modifications.
Uniforms: All wrestlers are required to compete with a RED and a BLUE singlet. (reversible RED/BLUE singlet is allowed.)
Weigh-ins: Satellite: Are offered to PRE-REGISTERED wrestlers only. Click here for sites: Satellite Weigh-in Sites
Onsite: Friday, 4/28, 5 pm to 7 pm or Saturday, 4/29, 7 am to 7:30 am
Timetable: Click here for viewable/printable timetable (includes satellite weigh-in sites).
Separation: Note: The wording below was corrected on 4/27/2017 to match how the criteria has been handled in tournaments in year's past.
Cadet and Junior:
1) Previous (Any year) Cadet or Junior Greco-Roman All-Americans.
2) 2016 Cadet or Junior Greco-Roman National Team Members.
3) 2016 Cadet or Junior Greco-Roman State Place winners.
4) 2016 Schoolboy Greco-Roman State Place winners.
5) Club Members.
Schoolboy, Novice, Intermediate, & Bantam:
1) 2016 Greco-Roman State Place winners.
2) Club members.
Awards: Cadet and Junior: Medals for 1st through 4th place.
Schoolboy, Novice, Intermediate, and Bantam:
Medals for 1st through 6th place.
Tournament Format: Vertical Pairing (generally speaking, it is a double elimination tournament)
Cadet & Junior (No 5th place bout):
Weight classes with 5 or less wrestlers - one pool
Weight classes with 6 or more wrestlers - two pools (A & B) with semifinal crossover. Winner of pool A will wrestle 2nd placer in pool B in first semifinal crossover. Winner of pool B will wrestle 2nd placer in pool A in second semifinal crossover. Winners in semifinal crossover bouts will wrestle for 1st place in the weight class, defeated wrestlers in the semifinal crossover will wrestle for 3rd place in the weight class.
Schoolboy/girl, Novice, Intermediate, & Bantam:
Weight classes with 5 or less wrestlers - one pool
Weight classes with 6 or more wrestlers - two pools (A & B) with winner of each pool wrestling for 1st place in the weight class, 2nd place winner in each pool wrestling for 3rd place in the weight class, and 3rd place in each pool wrestling for 5th place in the weight class.
Please note: Duplicate bouts WILL NEVER occur in a vertically paired tournament. Results from the pool are always moved forward to the round robin and, if applicable, to the 1st and 3rd place bouts in any given weight class and/or results from the round robin are always moved to forward to the 1st and 3rd place bouts in any given weight class.
Qualifies you for: Cadet - Top two (2) place winners qualify for the Cadet National Greco-Roman Championships.
Junior - Top two (2) place winners qualify for the Junior National Greco-Roman Championships.