Attire and Equipment

All wrestlers will be given a singlet to be worn for tournaments.

Wrestling shoes or other sneaker type shoes is needed for practice and competition. Please make sure shoes are clean. Shoelaces must be taped or covered with a shoelace cover.

Headgear and kneepads if you have them.

No jewelry can be worn during a match. Medical alert chains or bracelets must be removed during matches.

Fingernails must be cut and smooth. The referee will check nails at the start of each match.

Bring each wrestler’s USA Card to the USA Tournaments. The NorCal TOC and High School

Tournaments do not require a USA Wrestling Card.

Tournament Schedule

Coaches will provide a schedule of competitions.

The coaches need help driving wrestlers to tournaments and supervising.

A tournament schedule will be given soon.

Age Groups and Weight Classes

For tournaments, wrestlers are divided by age. Within an age group, wrestlers are further divided by weight. AND further divided by experience level into Varsity or JV.

A wrestler's age for an entire season is determined by the birthday he/she celebrates during the         calendar year. For example, a participant whose 14th birthday falls on any day of the year is considered 14 years old for the entire season.

The Age and Weight Divisions for USA Tournaments only are as follows:

BANTAM: 7 or 8 yrs olds 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 75+ (15 lbs. maximum difference)

MIDGET: 9 or 10 yr olds 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 87, 95, 103, 112, 120, 120+ (20 lbs.max   difference)

NOVICE: 11 or 12 yr olds 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 112, 120, 130, 140, 140+ (25 lbs. maximum difference)

SCHOOLBOY/ SCHOOLGIRL: 13 and 14 yr olds 70, 77, 84, 91, 98, 105, 112, 120, 128, 136, 144, 152, 160, 175, 190, 210, 235

CADETS: 15 and 16 yr olds 84, 91, 98, 105, 112, 119, 125, 130, 135, 140, 145, 152, 160, 171, 189, 215, 285

JUNIORS: 16 and 17 yr olds 98, 105, 112, 119, 125, 130, 135, 140, 145, 152, 160, 171, 189, 215, 285

NorCal TOC Tournaments are broken into Divisions, Varsity is for the experienced kids, JV for beginners and some kids with little experience.

Weight Classes for TOC Tournaments are as follows: 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 76, 83, 89, 95, 100, 108, 112, 116, 122, 128, 135, 142, 153, 168, 185, 205, 235

HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENTS ARE ALSO BROKEN INTO DIVISIONS OF VARSITY AND JV. Weight Classes are as follows: 106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 145, 152, 160, 170, 182, 195, 220, 285

Weigh-Ins

All wrestlers must weigh-in prior to each tournament. Weigh-ins are held at the tournament site and             conducted by tournament volunteers. A digital scale is used to weigh each wrestler.

Any wrestler that is not at or below their desired weight class according to the tournament scales by the time weigh-ins close must compete in the next higher weight class. No weight allowance is provided. There are no exceptions to this rule.

Wrestlers must wear their competition singlet at the weigh-in. It is suggested that wrestlers arrive at             weigh-ins wearing their singlet underneath their clothes, as changing rooms are often not available.

Miscellaneous Tournament Information

The focus in all tournament matches (and all practices) is on improvement. Thus, sportsmanship and           positive encouragement are expected from all wrestlers, coaches, parents, and other spectators. Any           unsportsmanlike behavior will not be tolerated.

BAWA rules require that wrestlers, credentialed coaches, and table help/referees are the only individuals allowed in the wrestling areas. Parents wishing to get close to the action must either become credentialed coaches or work the tables. To be a credentialed coach you must have your USA Wrestling copper-level coaches’ card. A copper -level class will be held in prior to the start of the open tournaments in March.

A tournament fee is charged for each tournament. The fee has generally been $15 per wrestler.