We’re excited to host the first ever Girls State Wrestling Tournament in Ohio!
The purpose of this document is to share updated information about the event.
You can also visit our website https://www.ohswca.org/girls-state-tournament or follow us on Twitter @ohswca for more information.
Weight Classes: 101, 106, 111, 116, 121, 126, 131, 137, 143, 150, 160, 170, 189, 235 Scratch +2 for Day 1, +3 for Day 2 (as long as wrestler has made scratch prior to this event)
Qualifying: At least one coach per participating school must be a current member of the OHSWCA for their athlete to compete. Please see the website for an updated list of members (https://www.ohswca.org/membership)
There will be NO sectional, district or regional meet to qualify. All competitors must be members of their OHSAA school team as of 2/20/2020 in order to be eligible to compete.
Each competitor must be on the team’s Alpha Roster and have completed the weight assessment. This State Meet follows all rules set by the OHSAA. Competing in this tournament DOES NOT count against tournament points for the wrestler/team (same as state duals).
WE HAVE DECIDED TO OPEN THE TOURNAMENT TO ALL GIRLS ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE BY OHSAA RULES. YOU WILL NEED TO DECIDE WHO YOUR SCORER IS FOR TEAM POINTS.
TIMELINE OF IMPORTANT DATES
Sunday, February 2 Updated information will be e-mailed and posted on the website (https://www.ohswca.org/girls-state-tournament).
Friday, February 7 Window opens for registration on trackwrestling.com
Entry Fee: will be $30 per wrestler via trackwrestling.com Admission will be $10 per day. Spectators, stats, extra team personal.
- i. A wristband will be given at the ticket table
- ii. The wristband will be good for all sessions per day
- iii. The gym will NOT be cleared throughout the day, either day
- iv. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased on Friday Feb 21 from 7-8 pm at Davidson HS. No assigned seating
Wednesday, February 12 Window closes for registration at 5pm.
Friday, February 14 Brackets posted on trackwrestling.com
Monday, February 17 Window closes for challenging scratch weight at 5pm. If an opposing coach wants to challenge a wrestler who they think may not have made scratch weight prior to the event, a formal request via email must be submitted to Dominic DiSabato (email@example.com) by Monday, February 17 at 5pm. Any challenges after this date will NOT be accepted.
If a wrestler is challenged, they will be contacted on Monday, February 17 after 5pm. They must produce their team alpha and proof of your wrestler(s) weighing in at scratch weight (weigh in sheet signed by opposing coach and official).
Friday, February 21 Packet Pickup from 7-8pm at Hilliard Davidson High School. This will be during set- up. There will NOT be open workouts available at the school during this time. Coaches can purchase additional tickets at these times.
Saturday February 22 Packet pickup for out-of-town coaches from from 630-730 am. Coaches can purchase additional tickets at these times. Doors will open for coaches and wrestlers at 6:30 am. Enter through the main doors on Avery Road.
Check In: 6:30 am – 7:30 am Coaches report to the fieldhouse for check-in procedures You will receive the following:
- 1 pass per competitor
- Wristbands for coaches
- a. 1 wrestlers – 1 pass
- b. 2-4 wrestlers – 2 passes
- c. 5-8 wrestlers – 3 passes
- d. 9 or more – 4 passes
- No passes for stats, trainers, bus drivers etc
Team personnel pass is needed for admittance, bullpen entrance and to sit matside. The event badge will allow entrance for both days.
Saturday, February 22 Weigh-ins begin in Fieldhouse at 730 am on three scales. Wrestlers will be in the main gym and called to the Fieldhouse by weight class.
We will follow the OHSAA procedures for skin check and weigh ins for female wrestlers.
Please have qualifier passes for wrestlers at weigh-ins. Your wrestler will be stamped at the scale.
1. All OHSAA Skin Authorizations appropriately signed and dated must be present at weigh-ins
2. Weigh-ins will begin at 101 pounds and conclude at the end of the 235 pound weight class. Wrestlers can step on and off the first scale 2 times, then if she still does not make weight, she can check the other scales one time
Wrestlers will get +2 for the first weigh in and +3 for the second. Every wrestler MUST have made scratch weight prior to the event if she will utilize the 2 pound allowance. If she has NOT made scratch weight prior to the meet, she must do so on the first weigh in.
Saturday, February 22 Coaches meeting at approximately 9 am in the hospitality room. Please just one coach per team for the meeting
ALL WRESTLING TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE:
Session #1 begins at 930am and we will wrestle to the championship semifinals and consolation quarterfinals.
Evening Weigh out: Upon completion of the 143 pound weight class, of the final round, we will weigh in the girls for Day 2. Scratch + 3. Scales will be open for 1 hour after completion of final match. If a wrestler does not make weight, she will be able to weigh in Sunday morning from 7- 8 am
Sunday, February 23 Session #2 begins at 10am and we will wrestle a round of consolation, then semifinals, consolation semifinals and placement matches.
Doors open: 700 am-Must have pass or wristband for admittance
Weigh-ins: 730-830 am (If necessary)
Skin Check: 9-930am for consolation wrestlers, 10-1030am, for semifinal wrestlers (if necessary).
Consolation Round – 10am
Championship Round – TBD
Placement Matches for 3rd place and 5th place
The Championship matches will start 2 hours after the last placement match on the morning session.
Awards will be handed out at the conclusion of 235 pound weight class to the top 6 in each weight class. We will also award trophies to the Championship and Runner-up team.
Trainers and Physicians WILL be available. Please bring your own tape, pre-wrap and other supplies you need and our trainers will tape your athlete up. If you have any treatment that needs to be completed, please have your trainer write a note for the Ohio Health trainers staffed for this event.
- Ray Anthony – Head Official
- David Detec, Rich Carpenter, Kelly Stillman, Dino Sevastos – NE
- Ron Joseph, Jason Green – C
- Scott Myers, GerryGlowik, Rich Lowenstine – SW
- Paul Basinger, Michael Diglia – NW
- John Jefferis – E
Fieldhouse or Commons Please do NOT use crock pots and clean your area after use.
Locker rooms, Bags, Coolers
Locker rooms will be available. The fieldhouse will be available for stations so athletes can leave bags as well. Please do NOT keep bags in the bleachers as we expect a full house.
Will be available for tournament workers and officials only. No coaches or wrestlers. The Davidson Athletic Boosters will have concessions available.
Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus Hilliard
3950 Lyman Drive
Hilliard, Ohio 43026
Rudis will have a booth setup to purchase tournament gear and your favorite products. Look for info on their sponsored athletes to be in attendance to sign autographs
David Grant Insurance
GNE Fitness – Alexandra Ward
A special thank you to Olentangy Orange junior, Neviah Williams, who designed the logo for the competitors, coaches and volunteers pass.