2013 Qualifying Tournaments

2013 State Tournament Brackets & Results

Results from other years' State Championships

For a printable copy of this information, click here (updated 2/12/13).

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DATE: March 29-30, 2013 (Friday & Saturday)

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 2
    District 4 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.
    Thursday, March 28 ... 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
    Friday, March 29 ... 6:00 - 6:30 a.m.
Emergency Contact Number:  (785) 224-5161 or (785) 632-1887.  If voicemail picks up, LEAVE A MESSAGE.
        A missed call will not be considered proper notification, but a voicemail (with time/date stamp)
        will be considered in any decision making process

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: Friday, March 29 @ 7:30 a.m.  The meeting will be held in Exhibition Hall.

PARADE OF ATHLETES: The procession will start at 8:00 AM Friday. All officials, wrestlers, and coaches should be in Exhibition Hall no later than 7:45 a.m. ready to go.

    8:30 a.m. ... Friday
    8:00 a.m. ... Saturday

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.

Thursday, March 28 ... 2:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, March 29 ... 6:30 a.m. - ???
Saturday, March 30 ... 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.

No saving of seats on Thursday night for Friday or Friday night for Saturday will be allowed and all ADA handicapped seating are reserved for its intended purpose.  Violation of this will result in a member of staff reminding you of the violation and you will be asked to move.  Thank you for your cooperation.

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 2012-13 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 2012-13 (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 pm.

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 Mark Stanley.

Mail your list of coaches who ARE NOT in good standing to club’s coaches list to:  Mark Stanley, Asst. State Director, 2201 NE 35th, Topeka, KS  66617 or by email to:  mark.stanley.ks@gmail.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. 2012-13 Coaches Card
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)

TABLE WORKERS: District directors are in charge of finding table workers from their area. Club directors should contact them if you have individuals who are willing to offer their assistance. District Directors are:
   District I - Joe Knecht (913) 709-9875
   District II - Richard Salyer
(316) 541-2764
   District III - Lance Engel (620) 241-5679
   District IV - Steve Woody (785) 626-3

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 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.  ALL WRESTLERS participating in the Parade of Champions will be required to be in a team uniform. 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.  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.

AWARDS / 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 2013 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 area.
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 (during the event): 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.

Mark Stanley, Co-Chair
2201 NE 35th
Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 537-4935

Leanna Grater, Co-Chair
2377 Thunder Road
Green, KS 67447
(785) 632-1887

Lonnie Woodman, D1 Rep
4948 NE Indian Creek Rd
Topeka KS 66617
(785) 207-1082
Richard Salyer, D2 Rep
1892 SW Adams Road
Towanda, KS  67144
(316) 541-2764
Danny Grater, D3 Rep
2318 Utah Rd
Green KS 67447
(785) 632-4778
Scott Edwards, D4 Rep
1205 Avenue K Court
Dodge City, KS 67801
(620) 338-2987
Barb Shields
TrackWrestling Coordinator
(785) 364-7993
Pat Kell
 Mats Coordinator
(785) 221-7728

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!
     Mark Stanley, Leanna Grater, Lonnie Woodman, Richard Salyer, Danny Grater, Scott Edwards, Barb Shields and Pat Kelly

AGE & WEIGHT DIVISIONS Age of as August 31, 2012

    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

    High School:
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).





* 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.


We would like to invite your wrestling club or local businesses to be a part of the 2013 Kansas Kids State Wrestling Program Book. The program book contains pictures of 2012 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


Program Book
 & Scoreclock

1/2 page

$  75.00   $125.00

Full Page



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 2013 program book. When you have your ad information complete, please mail it along with your check, made payable to USAW - Kansas Kids Wrestling to:

Leanna Grater
2377 Thunder Road
Green, KS 67447