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High School Division Information

2 High School Divisions - ELITE and VARSITY


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....

2019 GFC High School Information

Date:  Saturday, October 5th, 2019.  Wrestling begins at 8:00am
Location: Jenison Fieldhouse, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Registration: Online Registration will open August 1st
Wrestler Registration Fee
  • $50 pre-registration
  • $60 late registration (after September 21)
Format: 1 day event, Folkstyle Wrestling, Adapted High School rules with college riding time and college extended out-of-bounds rules incorporated. 
Match Length:
2:00-1:30-1:30 Championship Rounds, 2-1-1 Consolation Rounds
**For Elite Championship Semi-finals and Finals periods will be 2-2-2
**Due to time constraints the overtime procedure will be as follows: 1:00 sudden victory period, followed by a :30 UTB period as necessary (1st point scored has  choice, if 0-0 then coin flip)
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.
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 28th.
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 4th from 6:00-7:30pm at Jenison Fieldhouse
*Late Weigh-Ins - Saturday morning from 6:00-6:15am.  Anyone weighing in at this time MUST NOTIFY us in advance, no later than Thursday October 3rd 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 Sept 28th 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
September 28th - Deadline to register for seeding purposes
September 30th - Pre-Seeds released on
October 4th - Check-in & Weigh-Ins (6:00-7:30pm @ Jenison Fieldhouse)
October 5th - Wrestling goes to completion
-- 6:00-6:15am - Late Weigh-Ins 
-- 8:00am - HS Elite & Varsity Divisions wrestling begins
-- 6:00pm (estimate) - ELITE division Championship Finals, Placement Matches, and Awards Presentations



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