Date: Saturday October 14th, 2017
Wrestling begins at 12:00pm Noon
Location: Kellogg Arena - 1 McCamly Square Plaza, Battle Creek, Michigan
Registration: Online Registration Opens August 1st. Tournament will be limited to the first 300 entries, if capacity is not met during pre-registration then walk-up registration will be allowed.
Wrestler Registration Fee:
- $52 late registration (after September 30)
Format: One day event. double elimination bracket format. Standard Folkstyle rules will be used with the addition of College Riding Time.
Standard folkstyle out of bounds rules will be used, NOT the college extended out of bounds rules. Consolation bracket will wrestle back to the Top 6 place winners who will earn GFC All-American honors.
Match Length: Three 1.5 minute periods for Championship Rounds, 1-1-1 periods for Consolation Rounds
Awards: Custom Plaques for Top 6 Placers in each weight. Custom Award for Outstanding Wrestler and Most Falls Award in each division (MS & Elem). Outstanding Wrestler Award chosen by GFC Staff.
Seeding - Grappler Fall Classic staff will seed up to 8 wrestlers in each weight class based on past state and National accomplishments. All seeding information must be entered upon Registration. Registration deadline to be considered for seeding will be Saturday, October 7th at 10pm EST.
Middle School Division - Grades 7th-8th for 2017-18 School Year
Elementary Division - Grades 3rd-6th for 2017-18 School Year
*Elementary wrestlers may move up to MS division, however, if wrestling in both divisions, we WILL NOT stop the tournament or grant additional rest time due to wrestling in both divisions.
*K-2nd grade may enter Elementary Division if they have what it takes to #GETSOME
*Middle School wrestlers (7-8 grade) may double enter in High School & Middle School division, however, we WILL NOT stop the tournament or grant additional rest time due to wrestling in both divisions.
Middle School Weights: 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 110, 120, 130, 145, 170, HWT (Max 250)
Elementary Weights: 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 105, 125, HWT (Max 190)
Weigh-Ins: Friday October 13th, 6:00-7:30pm @ McCamly Plaza.
Saturday October 14th, 9:30-10:00am @ McCamly Plaza
**Wrestlers will be required to wear singlet or shirts/shorts when weighing in.
**If Walk-Up Registration is available, anyone who is not pre-registered will not be seeded and will be drawn in to their bracket.
Weight Class Changes - Upon registration you will enter your weight class. If you choose to change that weight you will need to do so by October 7th at 10pm in order to be pre-seeded at your new weight class.
Wrestlers may change weights at any time, however, after 10/7 they may be unable to be seeded at their new weight class.
To change weight after registration - login into your TrackWrestling Registration and change it or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Headger: Optional, not required
Border Wars National Qualifiers
- Any wrestler who places in the Top 6 of their weight class in the Middle School or Elementary Division will qualify for the 2017 Border Wars Folkstyle Nationals in Battle Creek, Michigan. For more information on Border Wars Nationals, click here
MIDDLE SCHOOL & ELEMENTARY DIVISION SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
August 1st - Registration Opens
October 7 - Deadline to register for seeding purposes
October 10 - Pre-Seeds released on MichiganGrappler.com & AWP
October 13 - Check-in & Weigh-Ins (6:00-7:30pm @ McCamly Plaza/Kellogg Arena)
October 14 - Wrestling goes to completion
-- 9:30-10:00am - MS/ELEM Divisions Weigh-Ins
-- 12:00 Noon - MS & Elementary Divisions begin wrestling
-- 6:00pm (estimate) - MS/ELEM Divisions competition completed