2012 Qualifying Tournaments
2012 State Tournament Brackets & Results
Results from other years' State Championships
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2012 KANSAS STATE WRESTLING FOLKSTYLE
DATE: March 24-25, 2012 (Saturday & Sunday)
LOCATION: Kansas Expocentre, One Expocentre Drive, Topeka, Kansas
ENTRY FEE: $20.00 (Payable at District Tournament Site)
RULES: National Federation of State High School Association Rules with KKWF adoptions will be followed. Hair length, skin conditions, and fingernails will be checked before entering weigh-in.
District 1 vs. District 4
District 2 vs. District 3
The state requires entry deadline be 10 days prior to the initial qualifying tournament in each District after which no additional entries may be made without paying a penalty fee of $50. At the seeding meeting, weight or age corrections or scratches may be made in all age groups, including walk-on wrestlers, prior to the start of seeding the wrestlers without requiring a penalty fee. Additional entries may be made in writing one hour prior to the published start time of the seeding meeting, but any such entrant must pay a penalty fee. Once the seeding starts, no changes, or additions will be allowed except in the case of clerical errors by the tournament director.
WEIGH-IN: Kansas Expocentre, Exhibition Hall
All participants will weigh-in wearing a properly worn singlet.
A hair, nail and skin check will be conducted before entering the weigh-in area.
Friday, March 23 ... 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 24 ... 6:00 - 6:30 a.m.
Emergency number (785) 564-0203
When weighing-in, you will be required to have all paper and special equipment with you (hair cover, mouth guard, etc). If you hair is below the acceptable length, it must be contained in some type of skullcap if it does not meet the criteria by the high school rulebook (shirt collar length and no longer than ear lobes). Wrestlers will also be checked for communicable skin disease or any other condition during weigh-in. If requested, you must have the approved silhouette form. Only this form will be accepted! The date on the form must be within one week of the State Tournament.
COACHES' MEETING: Saturday, March 24 @ 7:30 a.m. The meeting will be held in Exhibition Hall.
PARADE OF ATHLETES: The procession will start at 8:00 AM Saturday. All officials, wrestlers, and coaches should be in Exhibition Hall no later than 7:45 a.m.
8:30 a.m. ... Saturday
8:00 a.m. ... Sunday
TICKET SALES: Tickets may be purchased from the Kansas Expocentre Ticket Office during the hours listed below. Doors to the arena will open both days at 6:30 a.m. Seating will be on a first-come / first-serve basis.
Friday, March 23 ... 2:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 24 ... 6:30 a.m. - ???
Sunday, March 25 ... 6:30 a.m. - ???
Toddlers (4 and under) ... FREE
Children (5-12) ... $ 2.00 per day
Adults (13 and over) ... $ 4.00 per day
You must retain your ticket stub if you plan to exit and re-enter the Kansas Expocentre. If you lose your stub, you will be required to purchase another ticket. There is no exception to this rule as the Kansas Expocentre handles all ticket sales.
CHURCH SERVICE: There will be a short church service (Wrestlers for Christ) held Sunday morning at 7:00 am on the wrestling mats. We would like to invite all individuals to take part in the short service held before wrestling starts. We ask that when you enter the arena, you do so quietly while the service is going on.
SMOKING POLICY: The Kansas Expocentre is SMOKE-FREE! During all events, designated smoking will be outside the south center glass doors. Kansas Expocentre personnel will staff this area and they will provide individuals with a hand stamp. This hand stamp will allow admittance back into the facility.
PASS GATE: The pass gate is located on the south end / lower level of Landon Arena (handicap entrance). It is required that anyone entering the facility FREE OF CHARGE, enter through the pass gate. The pass gate is for wrestlers who are participating in the tournament (arms must have the appropriate marking), coaches with 2011-12 coaches cards, officials, table workers, and press officials.
SECURITY: The Kansas Expocentre handles all of our security needs. If they find you on the floor without proper identification, you will be asked to return to the stands. Don’t argue with them, just do as they ask! Please inform your coaches and parents that to be on the floor, they must have the correctly colored wristband visible at all times.
COACHES: You will be allowed in the building free of charge when entering through the pass gate provided you have your 2011-12 (current year) coaches card with you. To be allowed onto the arena floor you must have the coaches’ band on and visible at all times.
COACHES BANDS: In the motion passed at the 2008 State Body,
it states: A Coach has to have a Bronze card certification, their
USA Card, and are in Good standing with their Club, District and with the State.
They will receive a coaches pass that is NOT transferable.
You can pick up your Coaches Bands in Exhibition Hall on Friday from 2:00 – 7:00
The Club Directors MUST submit a list of coaches names who are NOT in good-standing or will not be allowed to have a coaches pass after Districts to the State Tournament Director by email on a Deadline of Monday midnight, March 19th to Tom Richard.
Mail your list of coaches who ARE NOT in good standing to club’s coaches list to: Tom Richard, Asst. State Director, 9130 Green Valley Drive, Manhattan, KS 66502 or by email to: email@example.com
To pick up your coaches bands, you will need to report to the Table, provide the information listed below, at a designated table in the entrance of Exhibition Hall (2:00 – 7:00 pm on Friday). The only other time coaches’ passes will be handled is each morning at the pass gate until 10:00 a.m. Saturday & Sunday morning at the Pass Gate. In order to obtain a coaches pass, you must present the following:
1. 2011-12 Coaches Card
2. Bronze Level Certification Card (check and be sure your name is on the list on the web site prior to the qualifiers)
3. Identification (must be a photo ID)
District I - Tuff Hermreck (913) 731-8214
District II - Richard Salyer (316) 541-2764
District III - Lance Engel (620) 241-5679
District IV - Steve Woody (785) 626-3309
Table workers will be admitted free only the day they are working. Table workers MUST enter through the pass gate (handicap entrance) and be wearing the correct colored wristbands. You can pick up your table workers wristbands/passes Friday evening during weigh-in from your District Director. Table workers should not purchase a ticket for the day they are working.
There will be a two different colored bands for each day. You are allowed on the floor only during the shift you are working. Security and/or officials will not allow a table workers pass to be at mat side coaching.
PARADE OF CHAMPIONS / FINALS ROUND: The finals round is tentatively scheduled to begin at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. ALL WRESTLERS participating in the Parade of Champions will be required to be in sweats. There will be two mats for 8 and under, then a mat for 5th-6th, 3rd-4th, 1st-2nd in each of the other age groups (10, 12, 14, & High School). Before the start of the finals round, all six wrestlers will be escorted into the arena. Only those wrestlers competing for the title of “Champion” will be introduced. These wrestlers should begin lining up in Exhibition Hall at 2:15 p.m. You can gain entrance to Exhibition Hall through Exit 8, north end / upper level. Remember, these times are all approximate! We will begin earlier if we find we are ahead of schedule!
COOLERS AND BAGS: The Kansas Expocentre will not allow any food, glass containers, or coolers to be brought into Landon Arena. They are under contract for all food, beverage, novelty, and concession services in Exhibition Hall and Landon Arena. If you bring a large bag, do not be alarmed when you are asked to open it. BAGS MAY BE CHECKED!
DIABETIC WRESTLERS: If you have a wrestler that is diabetic, the Kansas Expocentre will allow you to bring in some snacks. They will also have the necessary type of food to be available in the event of an emergency.
/ PHOTOS: Plaques will be presented to the top six finishers in each age
group and weight bracket. The awards will be given in Landon Arena and then
photos will be taken in Exhibition Hall. J & C Imaging will be taking action
photos throughout the tournament and an awards photo immediately following the
presentation of the awards. They will begin taking “awards” orders for photos
on Sunday. Parents will be able to gain entrance to Exhibition Hall through
Exit 8 (near section 125) located at the north end / upper level of Landon Arena
They will also be taking action photos throughout the tournament. If you would like to order one, you can do so in Exhibition Hall.
VIDEO CAMERAS: Video cameras will be allowed in the upper level only. This means there are to be no video cameras on the wrestling floor during the tournament. We ask that tripods not be used because of safety and fire codes within the Kansas Expocentre. Please try to be considerate of others watching the matches when filming. This is not the decision of the tournament directors, but your Executive Council!
PRESS PASSES: The Kansas Expocentre Security will be handling
admission to the tournament for press people and will allow only those with the
proper credentials from their newspapers into the tournament. You will receive
your floor press pass once you present them with your press card.
Press passes will be given to individuals who are employed by their local paper to cover the 2010 State Tournament and will be admitted free to the tournament and on the arena floor, provided they have their official press pass from their local newspapers. Letters requesting individuals to take pictures will not work! Individuals with press passes will need to enter from the south-end (handicap entrance) / pass gate to gain admission Only the "official event photographer" will be allowed down the center of the mats.
CLUB BANNERS: Club banners may be placed around the arena, however, the Kansas Expocentre asks that they be hung with string only.
MOTELS: We hope that your club has been able to locate
motel rooms in Topeka. If you are having a problem, please contact the Topeka
Convention and Visitors Bureau as they are keeping posted on the availability of
rooms or you can contact them at (800) 235-1030. Topeka has more than enough
motels to handle our event, so please contact them if you are staying out of the
We offer the following suggestions when booking motel reservations:
* Keep in contact with the motel throughout the year
* Do not overbook, book only approximately what you will need
* Provide a rooming list to the motel on Monday prior to state (fax it to them and then follow with the original)
* Cancel immediately any rooms that you will not be needing - do not hold them past Tuesday
* Club Directors, coaches, and parents - try and watch your children a little closer while at the motel
* Be responsible - you are representing your club and USAW Kansas Kids!
CAMPERS: The Kansas Expocentre does have camper electrical facilities available on the grounds at a charge of $15 per day. They are on a first-come, first-serve basis. A dump station is available on-site. If you would like to use the camper hook-up, you will need to check in at the security entrance upon arrival.
EMERGENCY PHONE: This phone number is to be used for emergency calls only! It is very difficult to hear from this phone, so please be patient with whoever answers. The phone number is 785-291-5545.
TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE: We ask that you contact one of the people listed below if you have any questions regarding the Kids State Tournament.
9130 Green Valley Drive
Manhattan, KS 66502
2377 Thunder Road
Green, KS 67447
Jim Lund (Computer Guy)
Fox Business Systems
531 Fort Riley Blvd.
Manhattan, KS 66502
2201 NE 35th
Topeka, KS 66617
1892 SW Adams Road
Towanda, KS 67144
1205 Avenue K Court
Dodge City, KS 67801
We wish each Kansas Wrestling Club and their wrestlers the best of luck, as
we are about to start the qualifying tournaments. If you have any questions
pertaining to the State Tournament or the qualifying requirements, please
contact your District Director, contact members of the Tournament Committee by
email, or by phone. See you at State!
Tom Richard, Leanna Buckley, Jim Lund, Mark Stanley, Richard Salyer and Scott Edwards
AGE & WEIGHT DIVISIONS Age of as August 31, 2011
8 and under:
40, 43, 46, 49, 52, 55, 58, 61, 64, 67, 70, 73, 76, 80, 88, 95, 110, 125
9 & 10:
52, 55, 58, 61, 64, 67, 70, 73, 76, 79, 82, 85, 90, 95, 100, 110, 120, 130, 150, 170
11 & 12:
64, 68, 72, 76, 80, 84, 88, 92, 96, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 130, 140, 150, 165, 190, 215, 240
13 & 14:
75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 125, 130, 135, 140, 145, 150, 155, 160, 165, 175, 205, 235, 265
100, 106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 145, 152, 160, 170, 182, 195, 220, 250, 285
These are the weight classes determined by the State Body Meeting, November 1995, and modified September 1999, October 2007 and October 2010. Age classifications were changed November 1996 and October 2009 (High School Division).
RELEASE FORM *
RULES MODIFICATIONS *
SILHOUETTE FORM (SKIN RELEASE) *
VENDOR CONTRACT *
* Available in Adobe PDF format. To view the forms, you can download Acrobat Reader for free by clicking here. After downloading, you must install Reader on your computer before you can view the forms.
2012 STATE PROGRAM BOOK
We would like to invite your wrestling club or local businesses to be a part of the 2012 Kansas Kids State Wrestling Program Book. The program book contains pictures of 2011 State Finishers, names of the 2012 state qualifiers, blank brackets, upcoming events, ads, general information pertaining to the state tournaments, etc. Why not make your club a part of the book?
These are available for sale during weigh-in on Friday night and in Mills Trophies / Awards stand throughout the tournament.
In the past, several clubs have placed a team photo or have gone around to local businesses and asked them to help sponsor an ad in the book. Parents can also place an ad in the book wishing their son / daughter “GOOD LUCK!”
The cost of placing an ad in the program book is listed below. This year, we will also be selling advertising for the space above each of the 14 scoreclocks. If you (businesses) are interested in doing both, prices are listed below.
Size of Ad
PLEASE have it set exactly the way you want it to appear in the program book. If using a photograph, we ask that you have it photo ready. It is best to send a black and white photo, as it will produce a much clearer picture in the book. Please do not email the pictures or ad! All money must accompany your ad in order for it to be placed in the book.
Each year we have a few wrestling friends that leave us and pass on to a more peaceful world. If you would like to remember a wrestler, coach, or club supporter from your club who has passed away this past year, we would like to publish a photo, along with your club name, and some general information about this person. There will be no charge for this!
We must receive the information for the program book no later than March 1 to be able to include it in the 2012 program book. When you have your ad information complete, please mail it along with your check, made payable to USAW - Kansas Kids Wrestling to:
2377 Thunder Road
Green, KS 67447