The most anticipated summer tournament our state has to offer will be held this weekend at Lafayette High School in Lexington, KY. Wrestlers will begin weighing-in Friday, July 24th. Based on the forum posts, I think this year’s turnout should have a pretty decent showing. We have a few more pre-registrations than last year. Invite your family and friends and represent your county!
Friday, July 24
4pm – 7pm: Weigh-in ONLY
Saturday, July 25
8:30am – 12pm: Bantam – Schoolboy
1pm – 4:30pm: Cadet – Open
WEIGH-INS: Weigh-in & registration will be at Lafayette High School on Friday, July 24 from 4pm – 7pm. Late registrations will be taken through weigh-ins. There will be remote weigh-ins at other sites. We will release the sites at a later date once they are confirmed. No Saturday weigh-ins or registrations. There will be no exceptions to this rule. Proof of age must be submitted at weigh-ins.
PROOF OF AGE: All wrestlers (except Open Division) must submit proof of age at weigh-ins on Friday. Kentucky driver’s license, birth certificate, AAU card or USA wrestling cards are acceptable. If wrestlers are under age 18, parents must sign on the provided line on the entry form that the parent has read the medical release form and waiver statement and agrees with its contents.
FORMAT: You may wrestle in two weight classes or two age divisions. However, you may not wrestle in an age or weight below what you actually are. You may only move up in age or weight. You must declare your intentions at weigh-ins. University may not wrestle up into Open. However, Open may wrestle in the University age if they wish.
PAIRINGS: Pairings will be done on Friday night. Tournament officials may combine weight classes or age groups if not enough participants in a category. Brackets will be posted on Saturday morning. All entries are final at weigh-ins. There will be no changes made on Saturday morning. The only exception will be if someone is moved into a combined weight class and they do not want to wrestle in the combined weight than they will be removed it will become a forfeit. The tournament director(s) have the final decision on any weight class. This is a double elimination tournament and pairings will follow high school rules as set forth by KHSAA. There will be separation by counties where possible.
RULES: Mat rules will be KHSAA rules for scholastic wrestling (folkstyle). Length of periods may change depending on the number of participants.
EQUIPMENT: All entries except Schoolboy, Novice, Midget, and Bantam must wear a singlet. Headgear is required for Bantam through Schoolboy and can be purchased at local sporting goods stores.
AWARDS: Once a wrestler has lost two matches, he is no longer in the tournament. Wrestling will be to four places with medals awarded to the top three. Awards will be presented as they are earned.