Challenge for the Chain

PANDEMIC ALERT

Today’s world is constantly changing; reluctantly, we had to change our tournament schedule.   Will will not be able to do the parade of states in the opening ceremonies.  Way too many people in a small area.  We are also breaking the event up into separate sessions.  Please understand this need to be done this year in order to control the number of spectators.  All mats will be streamed on Track Wrestling.
Along with running a quality event, our first priority is the safety our wresters, coaches, and parents.  We are required to follow CDC guidance and local restrictions.  We are committed to this event and will be taking all perceptions possible.
 

  • At this time, the Governor of Nebraska has restricted arena gathering to 25% capacity.  This order is set to expire November 30th.  At that time, they could extend it or cancel it.  We are committed to running this event for the sake of the wrestlers who work so hard to compete.  Until we know for sure what our capacity restriction will be, we have made the following TEMPORARY restrictions: 
  • At 25% capacity, we are restricted to 800 limit of total capacity
  • Temporary suspended General Admission ticket sales (will open once restrictions are lifted)
  • Restricting entries to 500 wrestlers per session (1000 total still)
  • Restricting coaches passes to 300
  • We will be streaming all mats on Trackcast
  • We are exploring options for outside Bars and Restaurants to offer free streaming of all mats
  • AGAIN, THESE RESTRICTIONS ARE TEMPORARY.  PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION.

 

 
IF THE EVENT IS CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19, A FULL REFUND OF ALL TRACK PAYMETNS WILL BE MADE BACK TO THE CRDEDIT CARD ON WHICH IT WAS PAID ON.

EVENT SCHEDULE

WEIGH-INS

FRIDAY (JAN 1ST) – Ralston Arena

EARLY WEIGH-INS: 12-2pm (All Groups) $20 Charge and must be pre-purchased on Track Wrestling, no walk-ins at this time. 

NORMAL WEIGH-INS (All Groups) 6-8pm 

SATURDAY (JAN 2ND) Comfort Inn & Suites (7007 Grover Street)

There will be NO weigh-ins available on the arena on Saturday

10am-12pm – Tots, Bantam, Midget (No Saturday weigh-ins for Schoolboy or Novice) 

WRESTLING SCHEDULE

SATURDAY (JAN 2ND) 

8:00 Novice and Schoolboy/Girl 

2:00 Tots, Bantam, Midget 

Will wrestle all girls brackets, 3-4 man Round Robins, and 2-4 rounds of all brackets. 

SUNDAY (JAN 3RD) 

9:00 Wrestling Continues for All Age Groups 

Awards immediately following each bracket completion 

REGISTRATION

• Register on line at: TrackWrestling.com

• Entry Fee $45

• Cut off is at 1000 PAID wrestlers (This could be less if CDC tightens up restrictions, so register early)

• An unpaid entry WILL NOT be held.  If you don’t pay on line at time of registration, your entry will be deleted.

• Early Weigh-ins (12-2) must be purchased on Track at time of registration.

ALL ATHLETES MUST HAVE A CURRENT AAU CARD AND BIRTH CERTIFICATE AT WEIGH-INS.

ADMISSION

• Spectator tickets can only be purchased online:  Click here. 
  • We are asking that no more than one spectator per athlete.
•  Spectators will be limited to local restrictions.  At this time, we are restricted to 50% capacity and ticket sales will be adjusted accordingly.  
 
•  All mats will be streamed on Track Wrestling.
 
• Box office will be open for additional seats ONLY if restrictions are lifted or seats become available.
 
• Each session must be purchased separately: Day 1 Morning, Day 2 Afternoon, Day 2 Finals
 
• Each session: $12
 
ALL COACHES MUST SHOW A NON-ATHLETE AAU CARD. (Must be pre-purchased due to Background Checks) 

COACHES PASSES

• $40/weekend (includes entry fee for all sessions.)

• All coaches passes must be purchased online on: Track Wrestling 

• One free HEAD COACHING Pass per 8 wrestlers. (only head coaches have access to the Hospitality room)

• All coaches passes must be picked up at the Arena.  

• All coaches must show non-athletic AAU card in order to receive a coaching pass.

STANDARD AAU DIVISIONS

ALL WRESTLERS GET A .9 (Nine Tenths) POUND SCALE ALLOTMENT

DIVISION AGE WEIGHT CLASSES
Tots 6 & Under 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 & HWT (90 lb Max)
Bantam 7 & 8 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 90 & HWT (125 lb Max)
Midget 9 & 10

50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 103, 112, 120, 130, &

HWT (175 lb Max)

Novice 11 & 12

60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 112, 120, 130, 140 &

HWT (205 lb Max)

School Boy/Girl
No High School wrestlers
13-15

70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 125, 130, 140, 150,

160, 180 & HWT (260 lb Max)

Heavyweights weights (HWT) will be split if needed to insure no more than 18% is exceeded.

Age as of tournament date.

GIRLS DIVISION WILL FOLLOW AAU BOYS – All girls will be block bracketing (no set weight groups).

• Chains for Champions of each weight class

• Trophies for 2nd and 3rd place in each weight class

• Medals for the top 6 places in each weight class

• Team Awards Presented

• Awards immediately after completion of bracket

TEAM AWARDS

• Class A: 18 or More (Score only the top 18)

• Class B: 13-17 Wrestlers (Score only the top 13)

• Class C: 8-12 Wrestlers (Score only the top 8)

ACCOMODATIONS

COMFORT INN & SUITES

(Saturday weigh-ins will be at this location ONLY)

Room Rate: from $79/night

Rate code: BUEPQB

Parking: FREE
Address:

7007 Grover Street,
Omaha, NE 68106
Phone: (402) 934-4900

• Ask for Winter Nationals room rate

• Only 6 blocks from Ralston Arena..

• Offers larger sized rooms with more beds (best for Teams bring more kids than coaches)

• Will open a FREE, FULL, MADE-TO-ORDER HOT BREAKFAST early in order to take advantage of when leaving early.

•  Very high speed internet is available at this hotel in order to stream via Track Wresling.

 

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS RALSTON ARENA

Room Rate: $119

Parking: FREE
Address:

7306 Q Street
Omaha, NE 68127
Phone: (402)991-0084

• Complimentary Breakfast Buffet

• Complimentary WiFi

• Onsite Laundry Facility

• Six restaurants within walking distance from the hotel.

• Indoor Pool with hot tub

• Fully equipped fitness center

• Same parking lot as Ralston Arena

Contact Winter Nationals

Dan Vacha

Tournament Director

402-578-5252