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High School Division Information

2 High School Divisions - ELITE and VARSITY

This is the 2nd year of having 2 HS division after last year went so well, here are the details.

1) The ELITE division is what the GFC was founded upon and will remain the same, with top 8 placers earning GFC All-American status and national notoriety!

2) The new VARSITY division will feature all the same rules and one-day format of the ELITE division for the serious wrestlers who are looking for an opportunity to get valuable pre-season mat time against competition from around the country, but are not ready to tackle the star-studded ELITE division yet.

Read below for full details....

Date:  Saturday, October 14th, 2017.  Wrestling begins at 8:00am
Location: Kellogg Arena - 1 McCamly Square Plaza, Battle Creek, Michigan
Registration: Online Registration will open August 1st
Wrestler Registration Fee
  • $42 pre-registration
  • $52 late registration (after September 30)
Format: 1 day event, Folkstyle Wrestling, Adapted High School rules with college riding time and college extended out-of-bounds rules incorporated. 
Match Length: 2-2-2 Championship Rounds, 2-1-1 Consolation Rounds
ELITE DIVISION - Custom Plaques for Top 8 Placers, Custom Award for Outstanding Wrestler and Most Falls Award.  Finalists receive custom finals uniforms, courtesy of Wrestling Addix.
VARSITY DIVISION - Custom plaque for Top 4 Finishers, Champions receive custom champion shirt courtesy of Wrestling Addix.
Seeding - Up to 12 seeded wrestlers in each weight class (in both divisions) based on in-state success and national accomplishments. 
Registration deadline to be considered for pre-seeding will be Saturday, October 7th.
Age: High School Grades 9th-12th.
7th and 8th graders may jump in and #GETSOME in the High School division as well if they dare, but please know we will not stop the tournament or give additional rest time for wrestlers competing in multiple divisions.
Weight Classes:
ELITE - 98, 105, 112, 119, 125, 130, 135, 140, 145, 152, 160, 171, 189, 215, 285   (no weight allowance)
VARSITY - 105, 112, 119, 125, 130, 135, 140, 145, 152, 160, 171, 240   (no weight allowance)
Weigh-Ins: Friday, October 13th from 6:00-7:30pm at Kellogg Arena/McCamly Plaza
*Football Player Late Weigh-Ins - Any football players who cannot weigh in Friday night may weigh in Saturday morning from 6:00-6:15am.  Anyone weighing in at this time MUST NOTIFY us in advance, no later than Thursday October 12 via e-mail
Weight Class Changes - Upon registration you will enter your weight class.  You may change your weight at anytime, however, to be considered for pre-seeding you must change your weight before October 7th at 10pm EST.  
To change weight after registering- login into your TrackWrestling Registration and change it or email
Headger: Optional, not required
August 1st - Registration Opens
October 7 - Deadline to register for seeding purposes
October 9 - Pre-Seeds released on & AWP
October 13 - Check-in & Weigh-Ins (6:00-7:30pm @ McCamly Plaza/Kellogg Arena)
October 14 - Wrestling goes to completion
-- 6:00-6:15am - Late Football Player Weigh-Ins @ McCamly Plaza
-- 8:00am - HS Elite & Varsity Divisions wrestling begins
-- 6:00pm (estimate) - ELITE division Championship Finals, Placement Matches, and Awards Presentations



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