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High School Division Information

2 High School Divisions - ELITE and VARSITY

WE HAVE TWO HIGH SCHOOL DIVISIONS!  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!  GET SOME!

2) The VARSITY division features 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.  In three years of hosting the Varsity division we've had over 300 wrestlers with an average of over 20+ wrestlers per bracket with 42 wrestlers in 2018 who were high school all-state wrestlers.

Read below for full details....

2020 GFC High School Information

Date:  Saturday and Sunday October 3-4
Elite: Competes Saturday and Sunday (Oct 3 & 4)
Varsity: Competes on on Sunday (Oct 4)

Location: Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Registration: Online Registration opening SOON
 
Wrestler Registration Fee
  • $50 pre-registration
  • $60 late registration (after September 11)
Format: Folkstyle Wrestling, Adapted High School rules with college riding time and college extended out-of-bounds rules incorporated. 
ELITE DIVISION: Day 1 will wrestle all brackets through the Championship Quarterfinals and Consolation Rd of 12.  Day 2 will include Ch. Semis, Cons Quarters, Cons Semis, and all placement matches.
 
Match Length:2:00-2:00-2:00 Championship Rounds, 2-1-1 Consolation Rounds
 
Awards:
ELITE DIVISION - Custom Plaques for Top 8 Placers, Custom Award for Outstanding Wrestler and Most Falls Award.  Finalists receive custom finals uniforms, courtesy of Addix.
 
VARSITY DIVISION - Custom awards for Top 4 Finishers, Champions receive custom champion shirt courtesy of Addix.
 
Elite Seeding - Up to 12 seeded wrestlers in each weight class based on in-state success and national accomplishments. 
Registration deadline to be considered for pre-seeding will be Saturday, September 27th.
 
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, 155, 167, 185, 240 (no weight allowance)
 
Weigh-Ins:
  • Friday, October 2nd, 6:30-8:00, Myrtle Beach Convention Center 
  • FAST PASS FRIDAY WEIGH-IN: 3:00-4:00pm, MB Convention Center
  • Saturday, October 3rd, 6:30-8:00 (Varsity Division Only)
  • FAST PASS SATURDAY WEIGH-IN: 3-4pm
  • Elite & Varsity Division are 1 weigh in.  Elite competitors must weigh-in Friday.  Varsity may weigh in Friday OR Saturday.
Headger: Optional, not required
 
HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, October 2nd
3-4pm - Fast Pass Weigh-Ins (Elite &  Varsity)
6:30-8pm - Weigh-Ins (Elite & Varsity)
 
Saturday, October 3rd
9:00am - Elite Division Day 1 wrestling begins (goes through Ch. Quarterfinals and Cons. Rd of 12)
3-4pm - Saturday Fast Pass Weigh-In for Varsity Division
6:30-8pm - Saturday Varsity Weigh-In
 
Sunday, October 4th
9:00am - Elite Division Day 2 
9:00am - Varsity Division Starts, goes to completion
Noon - Elite Division Finals & Placement Matches

 

GFC 2020 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Day Time Event
Friday, Oct 2nd 3:00pm Friday Fast Pass Weigh In
6:30-8:00pm Friday Weigh Ins
Saturday, Oct 3rd 9:00am HS ELITE begins (wrestle through Ch Quarters & Cons. Rd 12)
9:00am HS Girls Folkstyle
9:00am 14U, 12U, 10U, 8U, 6U Folkstyle
3:00pm Saturday Fast Pass Weigh Ins
3:30pm HS Girls Freestyle
3:30pm 14U, 12U, 10U, 8U, 6U Freestyle
6:30-8:00pm Saturday Weigh Ins
Sunday, Oct 4th 9:00am HS ELITE Day 2 (up to placement matches)
9:00am HS Varsity Division
9:00am 13U, 11U, 9U, 7U Folkstyle
12:00 Noon HS ELITE FINALS
3:30pm 13U, 11U, 9U, 7U Freestyle

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