Challenge for the Chain

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES THURSDAY, JANUARY 6TH, AT 11:59 PM
 
Friday, January 7th:
 
12 – 2:00 pm – Early Weigh-ins (all ages, all wrestlers get 0.9 lbs allotment)
     -$20 additional cost if purchased online before the close of registration, $30 if NOT pre-purchased
6 – 8:00 pm –  Weigh-ins:  (all ages, all wrestlers get 0.9 lbs allotment)
12 – 8:00 pm – Ticket booth opens  to prepurchase admission
12 – 2:00 pm and 6 – 8:00 pm – Coaches passes can be  picked up if purchased online ($40 before registration closes) or can be purchased on sight ($50)
 
***** ALL wrestlers need to have AAU Card in order to weigh in
*****Please have a copy of birth certificate available (will only check if age is challenged)
*****Coaches will need to show Non-athletic AAU card in order to get a Coaches/Floor pass
 
Saturday, January 8th:
 
6 – 6:30 am –  Weigh ins (30 min only)
6:15 am – Arena Doors Open
7:30 am – Floor open for warm uptime
8:30 am – All wrestlers report to weigh-in area for Parade of States
8:30 am – Coaches Meeting
8:45 am – Parade of states starts
9:00 am – Wrestling begins.
1:00 pm – Awards area open and all completed brackets will be called to the podium
 
Will wrestle at least two rounds, Round Robins, and ALL Girl Brackets
 
Sunday, January 9th:
 
6:30 am – Doors Open
7:00 am – Floor Opens for warm-ups
8:00 am – Wrestling Starts
9 – 10:00 am – Weigh-ins – Tots (Sunday Tournament Only)
10:00 am – Awards area opens for awards for completed brackets
11:00 am – Tots Begin
 
Awards immediately following each bracket completion. 
 

REGISTRATION

• Register online at: TrackWrestling.com (Closes Thursday, Jan 6th at 11:59 pm)

• Entry Fee $45

  • Walk-ins will be taken for a $20 additional fee as long as the tournament limit isn’t met.

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

• IF a wrestler doesn’t make registered weight, they will be moved to the proper weight class free of charge.

• Early Weigh-ins (12-2) can be purchased on Track at the time of registration for $20.  If not prepurchased, you can walk in for $30.

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

ADMISSION

GENERAL ADMISSION

  • Can be prepurchased during weigh-ins or purchased the day of.
  • $15/day or $25/weekend 
  • 5 and under free
  • SUITES will be awarded for free for the top 14 teams that bring the most wrestlers

COACHES PASS

  • $40 For the weekend and includes admission if prepurchased on Track before registration closes.
  • $50 IF not prepurchased (walk-in)
  • ALL COACHES MUST SHOW NON-ATHLETIC AAU CARD (a USA card WILL NOT work)

HEAD COACHES

  • Teams will receive one free HEAD COACH pass per 8 wrestlers
  • Head coaches will be provided lunch in the hospitality room on both Saturday and Sunday

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
8th Grade and Under
13-15

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

160, 180 & HWT (260 lb Max)

Heavyweights (HWT) will be split if needed to ensure 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).

COACHES PASSES

• $40/weekend (includes the entry fee for all sessions.)
 
• Coaches passes can be purchased online on Track Wrestling for $40 and must be purchased before the end of registration.  If not prepurchased on Track, a walk-in rate of $50 will apply.

• One free HEAD COACHING Pass per 8 wrestlers.

• Coaches’ passes can be picked up at Weigh-Ins
• All coaches must show a non-athletic AAU card in order to receive a coaching pass.

• Chains for Champions of each weight class

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

• Medals for the top 6 places (8 places in 32 and 64 man brackets) in each weight class.

• Team Awards Presented After the ALL Age groups complete.

• 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)

** We will not be able to present the team awards until all wrestling is concluded on Sunday Afternoon. We understand that most will not want to stay around until Tots is complete.  Awards will be broadcast on Mat 1 of track cast and posted on the website.  Team awards will then be mailed to each team if a coach is not available.

ACCOMODATIONS

COMFORT INN & SUITES

Room Rate: $79 for double queens, $89 for king business suites, and $119 for family suites

Rate code: LH92B0

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: $124

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