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General Information

DATES: July 27-28, 2019

SITES:
All divisions except Beach Wrestling: Lincoln Southwest High School (7001 S 14th St, Lincoln) – View Map
Beach Wrestling: Spikes Beach Bar & Grille (2300 Judson St, Lincoln) – View Map
Spikes Beach Bar & Grille Policies:

  • No outside food or drink can be brought into Spikes Beach Bar & Grille.
  • Must wear shirt and shoes when entering the bar & grille area.
  • May not take glass out of the inside bar & grille area.

Please help us with the clean-up process by placing all cups and other trash into into waste containers and not leave them on tables or ground.  If you move picnic table from another area please return it to where you got it from. Our goal is to leave the venue better than we found it.

Spikes will have a limited menu of food items available for our event.  We will e-blast a list of food items that Spikes is going to serve for beach wrestling about a week before our event.

We want to stress that this event is designed to be a low-key, fun event.  This is a great time for parents and coaches to kickback and watch young and old wrestlers hit some moves on the sand.  Note we also have spectators who just happen to be at Spikes and end up watching some of the matches. We want to encourage behavior that puts our sport in a positive image to the all those watching this event.  Please be positive with wrestlers and officials.

ADMISSION: Admission will be charged daily for all divisions except Beach Wrestling.

General Admission – Adults: $5
General Admission – Students (6-18 Years): $2
General Admission – Children (5 & Younger): FREE
General Admission with Super Pass: FREE

NOTE: Age determined as of July 27, 2019

SATURDAY, JULY 27:
Session 1 – Advantage  – Start time: 9 a.m.
Session 1 – Female Advantage – Start time: 9 a.m.

Session 2 – Scholastic (14 Years & Younger) – Start time: 11:30 a.m.
Session 2 – Female Scholastic (15 & Older) – Start time: 11:30 a.m.

Session 3 – Scholastic (15 Years & Older) – Start time: 2 p.m.
Session 3 – Female Scholastic (14 & Younger) – Start time: 2 p.m.

Session 4 – *Beach (All Ages) – Start time: 7 p.m.
Session 4 – *Female Beach (All ages) – Start time: 7 p.m.
*All Beach Wrestling competition takes place at Spikes Beach Bar & Grille

SUNDAY, JULY 28:
Session 5 – Greco – Start time: 9 a.m.
Session 5 – Female Freestyle – Start time: 9 a.m.

Session 6 – FreestyleStart time: 11 a.m.

Session 7 – Takedown – Start time: 1 p.m.
Session 7 – Female Takedown – Start time: 1 p.m.

AWARDS

MEDALS: Custom Cornhusker State Games gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three wrestlers in each bracket.

OUTSTANDING WRESTLER PLAQUES: Outstanding Wrestler Plaques, will be awarded in five age divisions: Ages 8 & Under, Ages 9 to 11, Ages 12-14, Ages 15-17, and Ages 18 & Over. Outstanding Girl Wrestler Plaque will be awarded to the top female wrestler, ages 13 & under and 14 & over, selected by the CSG Wrestling Director. Factors used to determine the Outstanding Wrestlers include earned Iron Man shirts, past Cornhusker State Games wrestling success, defeating outstanding competition, and great sportsmanship.

IRON MAN SHIRTS: Special Iron Man t-shirts, will be given to those wrestlers who earn ten or more points in medals (three points for a gold medal, two points for a silver medal and one point for a bronze medal).

Events

Event Name                                                                                                               

Advantage 7-10 Years
Advantage 11-13 Years
Advantage 14-16 Years
Advantage 17 & Over

Beach 5-8 Years
Beach 9-11 Years
Beach 12-14 Years
Beach 15-17 Years
Beach 18 & Over

Freestyle 7-10 Years
Freestyle 11-13 Years
Freestyle 14-16 Years
Freestyle 17-19 Years
Freestyle 20 & Over

Greco 8-11 Years
Greco 12-14 Years
Greco 15-17 Years
Greco 18 & Over

Scholastic 4-6 Years
Scholastic 7-8 Years
Scholastic 9-10 Years
Scholastic 11-12 Years
Scholastic 13-14 Years
Scholastic 15-16 Years
Scholastic 17-19 Years
*Scholastic 20 & Over
**Scholastic 25 & Over

Takedown 6-9 Years
Takedown 10-12 Years
Takedown 13-15 Years
Takedown 16-18 Years
Takedown 19 & Over

*Wrestlers who are 25 years or older have the option to enter either the Scholastic 20 & Over or 25 & Over division, but CAN NOT enter both.

**Wrestlers in the Scholastic 25 & Over division will be given one pound per year over the age of 30. Example: A 45-year-old wrestler who weighs 165 lbs will be recorded as 150 lbs. Wrestlers must be at least 25 years old to wrestle in this division.

Female

Advantage 7-10 Years
Advantage 11-13 Years
Advantage 14-16 Years
Advantage 17 & Over

Beach 6-9 Years
Beach 10-12 Years
Beach 13-15 Years
Beach 16 & Over

Freestyle 7-10 Years
Freestyle 11-13 Years
Freestyle 14-16 Years
Freestyle 17 & Over

Scholastic 5-8 Years
Scholastic 9-11 Years
Scholastic 12-14 Years
Scholastic 15-17 Years
Scholastic 18 & Over

Takedown 5-8 Years
Takedown 9-11 Years
Takedown 12-14 Years
Takedown 15-17 Years
Takedown 18 & Over

NOTE: Participants will be allowed to move up an age division only with special approval of the tournament director.

Competition Format

Advantage: Two periods of two minutes. Overtime is a 30-second tie-breaker where the winner of coin flip picks up or down. First to score wins. If no one scores in the 30 seconds, the top wrestler will be awarded one point.

Beach: Two periods of two minutes. Overtime is sudden victory with no time limit.

Freestyle: Two periods of two minutes. Criteria will be used to break ties.

Greco: Two periods of two minutes. Criteria will be used to break ties.

Scholastic: Three periods of 90 seconds. NFHS overtime rules will be used.

Takedown: Two periods of two minutes. Overtime is sudden victory with no time limit.

BRACKETING: TrackWrestling will be used to manage the tournament.

PAIRING FORMATS:
Weights with 6-8 wrestlers: Brackets with true second
Weights with 3-5 wrestlers: Round robin pools
Weights with 2 wrestlers: Best two out of three

ROUND ROBIN TIE-BREAKERS WITH SAME RECORDS:

Two wrestlers with the same record or same record and criteria breaker: Head to head winner

Criteria order of tie-breakers for three or four wrestlers with the same record:
1. Most Falls
2. Most Tech Falls
3. Faster Fall Times
4. Faster Tech Falls
5. Most Match Points Scored
6. Least Match Points Allowed

Rules

TECHNICAL FALLS: Advantage, Beach, Freestyle, Greco, and Takedown will be 10 points. Scholastic will be 15 points.

RULES CLINICS: A rules clinic for the style being conducted that session will be held 5 minutes before the start of each session.

HAIR LENGTH & FACIAL HAIR: Typically, the Cornhusker State Games is not as strict with high school hair length standards. However, wrestlers with long hair are strongly encouraged to wear a hair net during competition. Participants with long or rough beards will be asked to shave before competition. Please help the Cornhusker State Games maintain a safe environment for everyone.

ADVANTAGE: Before the start of the match, a coin is flipped and the winner picks top or bottom for first period. Wrestlers will start in the opposite position in the second period. Match will be stopped for either an escape or reversal. The scoring wrestler will start in the down position when the match is restarted. If a reversal occurs that puts the opponent on his back the match will not be stopped till the near fall situation has ended. Match will be called like a Scholastic match.

FREESTYLE & GRECO: USA Wrestling Rules.

SCHOLASTIC: NFHS Wrestling Rules.

TAKEDOWN: Takedown–2 points. Takedown to near fall criteria–4 points. No falls can happen. Called like a Scholastic match.

BEACH: Four-Man Round Robin for Beach Wrestling. All male competitors must wear a swimsuit only. The female competitors will be allowed to participate in whatever they feel is comfortable for them. No shoes, socks, or jewelry will be allowed. Wrestling will be conducted on a sand surface with a 20-foot diameter circle. Match will be called as if was a freestyle match, but no ground wrestling will occur. The match is stopped after someone has scored, and then is restarted from the neutral position. It is possible for both wrestlers to score on the same action. If a wrestler forces and holds his opponents face into the sand play could be stopped for being potentially dangerous.

Spikes Beach Bar & Grille Policies:

  • No outside food or drink can be brought into Spikes Beach Bar & Grille.
  • Must wear shirt and shoes when entering the bar & grille area.
  • May not take glass out of the inside bar & grille area.

Please help us with the clean-up process by placing all cups and other trash into into waste containers and not leave them on tables or ground.  If you move picnic table from another area please return it to where you got it from. Our goal is to leave the venue better than we found it.

Spikes will have a limited menu of food items available for our event.  We will e-blast a list of food items that Spikes is going to serve for beach wrestling about a week before our event.

We want to stress that this event is designed to be a low-key, fun event.  This is a great time for parents and coaches to kickback and watch young and old wrestlers hit some moves on the sand.  Note we also have spectators who just happen to be at Spikes and end up watching some of the matches. We want to encourage behavior that puts our sport in a positive image to the all those watching this event.  Please be positive with wrestlers and officials.

Four-Man Round Robins: There WILL NOT be more than four wrestlers per weight class. The cutoff for weigh-ins is 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 27. This will allow tournament directors time to print off bout sheets for all three rounds in a timely manner. The only exception would be if a wrestler was mistakenly left off a bracket, then a five-man round robin would be created. Wrestlers should visit TrackWrestling.com to make sure they have been paired. Tournament directors will try to have pairings posted by 5 p.m. Almost all of the Beach Wrestlers also participate in Scholastic, so the earlier weigh-in period will affect very few wrestlers.

Lawn Chairs and Towels: Beach Wrestling spectators are welcome to bring lawn chairs to the event. Beach towels are also recommended.

Registration Fees & Deadlines

IF REGISTERED BY THE DISCOUNT DEADLINE:
$20 per participant until Feb. 14
$25 per participant until March 28
$30 per participant until May 30
$35 per participant until June 20
$40 per participant until July 8
Additional events – $10

IMPORTANT NOTES:
Registered wrestlers seeking to add events at weigh-ins will be charged an additional $20 per event.

Wrestlers may enter only one event per session.

Wrestlers MAY NOT enter any events for an older age division than their current age, without approval of the Sport Director. Please email request to Wrestling Director Craig Hellwege at chellwege@gmail.com. Requests can also be made in person before weigh-ins close for that session.

MULTI-EVENT DISCOUNT NOTE: If registering for multiple events, all entries must occur in the same transaction to receive the multi-event discount.

ENTRY FEE INCLUDES: Competition in the 2019 Cornhusker State Games; White cotton athlete shirt (micro-fiber or soft cotton lightweight tri-blend upgrade available); Pass for free admission to SportFest, the Opening Ceremonies, and all competition venues; Sponsor gifts and coupons.

PAPER ENTRY FORMS: Paper entry forms will be accepted with a $5 processing fee. Registering online saves time, money and trees.

Further Information

Sport Specific Questions: Contact Wrestling Co-Director Craig Hellwege at chellwege@gmail.com or Co-Director David Charroin at dcharroin@unl.edu. If you wish to speak with Craig or David, please include your phone number in the email.

Online Registration/Website Questions: Contact the Cornhusker State Games office at 402-471-2544 or info@nebraskasportscouncil.com.

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Mailing address: 
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Lincoln, NE 68529

Shipping address:
3260 Folkways Blvd Suite B
Lincoln, NE 68504