Section I: Requirements
Competitors must be in the kindergarten to sixth grade for elementary
competitions and fourth through eighth grade for junior high competitions. A wrestler's age must not exceed 15 years old during
the current school year , and he/she may compete only for a total of five seasons in the section at the junior high level.
A competitor may compete in any weight class
as long as they are able to meet the weight specification. A competitor must be exactly on or below their weight class to
compete in that weight class. If a competitor fails to meet that weight class he may not compete in a weight class exceeding
two weight classes above his actual weight.
Nor Cal Section Weights Are (in lbs)
Elementary: Novice & Intermediate brackets will consist
of grade level and elementary weight classes. Here are the two options: Option #1 K - 1st, 2nd
- 3rd and 4th - 6th and Option #2 - K only, 1st & 2nd, 3rd & 4th,
and 5th & 6th. The tournament coordinator will determine which options to apply in accordance with the
amount of wrestlers in each division. The tournament director must use Option #1 or #2 and may provide this information
on the tournament flier. An advanced elementary wrestler can compete in a upper grade level and can only compete in one
grade level group. The advanced elementary wrestler will not be allowed to wrestle below his or her grade level.
40, 45, 50,
55, 60, 65, 70, 76, 83, 89, 95, 103, 112, 116, 122, 128, 135, 142, Hwt (max 168)
Elementary MVP Awards: Light (40 lbs - 65 lbs), Middle (70 lbs - 103 lbs) , Heavy (112 lbs - Hwt)
Junior High: TOC weights in Black
62, 66, 70,
76, 83, 89, 95, 100, 103, 108, 112, 116, 122, 128, 135, 142, 153, 168, 185, 205, 235, (exhibition matches
for wrestlers weighing up to 285 lbs)
High MVP Awards: Light (70 lbs - 100 lbs), Middle (103 lbs - 128 lbs), Heavy (135 lbs - 235 lbs)
All competitors must be groomed as to minimize the potential for injury either for the wrestler or
his/her opponent. Fingernails will be clipped to a minimum. Groom checks will be conducted at all section dual meets and tournaments.
required at all competitions. Mouthpiece required if you wear braces.
Competitors may only compete for their club or school team and they must meet the academic requirements of
the school they attend.
the competitor must attend the school or a feeder school.
Feeder: an elementary school in which
graduates move on to the Jr. High/Middle School, which sponsors the team.
Club: competitors must live in town
or school district if district covers outlying areas.
F. Release Acknowledgment
If questions about eligibility arise, contact
the section commissioner. All appeals will be voted upon by all commissioners (5).
G. TOC Qualification Guidelines
Nor Cal Jr. High Section will adhere to the TOC Qualification Guidelines. Number of qualifying wrestlers is based on the number
of wrestlers in the bracket.
1 - 4 Wrestlers = 1 qualifier
5 - 7 Wrestlers = 2 qualifiers (a true second must be determined)
8 - 12 Wrestlers = 3 qualifiers
13 - 18 Wrestlers = 4 qualifiers
19 - 30 Wrestlers = 5 qualifiers
30 + Wrestlers = 6 qualifiers
Section II: Competition
Note: As members of the Nor Cal Jr. High Wrestling
Section, all teams conducting independent tournaments or duals agrees to adhere to all the section rules.
A. Match Rules
Match rules will be conducted in accordance
to current high school rules with the following exceptions:
- Consolations rounds and JV/Elementary dual matches will consist of three, one-minute rounds. For Varsity Dual
Matches and Varsity Championship Rounds, matches will consist of three, one-minute and thirty-second rounds.
- Overtime matches will consist of the 2010-11 NFHS Rules.
When the contestants are tied at the end of the three regular periods, they
will wrestle overtime. Overtime will consist of a 1 minute sudden victory period, and if needed two 30-second tiebreakers.
If the score remains tied at the end of the two 30-second tiebreakers, a 30-second ultimate tiebreaker shall take place.
- The five match rule is not in effect, however, there must be a minimum of 30 minutes
rest between matches.
- Due to the constant shortage of professional
referees, coaches mutual agreement may change referee judgment calls. This will not apply if Association Referees are present.
- Extreme emphasis is placed on safety. Referees and coaches are required to stop
action any time a wrestler's safety is placed in jeopardy.
emphasis is also placed on stalling. With short rounds, verbal warning, and cautions need to be called immediately.
- Before any competition, coaches must communicate any rule emphasis, points of importance,
and specification related to junior wrestling.
- Blood time:
injury and blood time will be enforced at all competitions.
Rule: Any wrestler who taps-out the match ends.
- Each team in each individual league
will wrestle a dual meet against all other teams in that league. The commissioner of each
league will determine the schedule of the meets in their league. (Click on Attachment C - Dual Meet Schedule).
Rescheduling a meet is the responsibility of the competing teams. All meets must be completed prior to the league championship
- Team scoring will be kept in accordance with
high school rules. Team scoring will be kept only for the varsity team and 1 minute and 30 second
rounds. Junior Varsity matches will be paired by coaches according to weight, experience, and ability. No team score
will be kept for Junior Varsity and 1 minute rounds.
teams will use the Nor Cal Jr. Wrestling Dual Roster. Once the Dual Roster has been submitted at the beginning of the dual
match no changes can be made (Click on Attachment B - Dual Roster).
- Duals will take place on the Thursday of each week at 5:30 p.m., unless otherwise scheduled. Wrestlers
are not required to weigh in at duals. Coaches will weigh in their wrestlers the night before the dual, and record weights
for the following day. Coaches are required to provide a 2 week advance notice if they want
the opposing team to weigh-in on Thursday before the dual and each team will be given a 2 lb allowance if this occurs.
- A dual championship trophy will be presented to the team with the
best overall record at the end of league dual competition. The trophy will be presented at the League Championship Tournament.
Tiebreaker: head to head meeting and point differential.
teams will be required to provide a competent, Association Referee for dual meets. Referees
are to be paid a flat rate of $40.00 for their services of 2 hours at each dual. If the Association Referee has to travel
far, the rate is $50.00. Host teams may charge spectators an admission fee of $2.00 to offset the cost
of the referee.
C. League Championship
- There will be a championship
tournament for each league in which all league teams will participate. Each league will determine the site of their tournament
during the previous year. Each team may enter any number of wrestlers per weight. Each wrestler may enter only one weight
class. Teams must weigh in the morning of the tournament at the tournament site.
- It is the responsibility of all teams to enter as many wrestlers as possible in the league tournament.
The entry fee for the league tournament will be $10.00 per wrestler, or a $200.00 team fee, whichever is more. This is to
offset the cost of paying for the Association Referees. The Association Referee Tournament Fees:
$75.00 for 4 hours, fixed rate.
will be seeded by a committee of all coaches before the league tournament is bracketed. Seedings are based on head to head
match-ups and tournament placings.
- For tournament
bracketing, cross bracketing will be done during the quarter final round. Championship rounds
will consist of 1 minute and 30 seconds while consolation rounds will consist of 1 minute rounds.
- Individual award medals will be given to
wrestlers placing 1st - 4th. Outstanding wrestlers plaques will be given to three outstanding wrestlers: Lightweight = 70
lbs - 100 lbs, Middleweight = 103 lbs - 128 lbs, and Heavyweight = 135 lbs - 235 lbs. Outstanding Wrestler Awards will be
decided upon by a committee of all Coaches.
for individual matches will be done according to NFHSA Rules. Team scoring will be as follows: 1st = 14 points, 2nd = 10 points,
3rd = 7 points, 4th = 4 points. Teams will only score points for their highest placing individual in a weight class. No other
points will be scored other than placement points (i.e.: falls or advancement points). If a second wrestler from a team places
in a weight class, no placement points will be awarded for that placement.
- Team trophies will be awarded to the top three teams, and the dual champion team. All awards will
be the responsibility of the host team.
league commissioner will act as a co-tournament director with the tournament host, making sure the tournament's standards
and rules are upheld. The league commissioner will also be the protest committee, along with the tournament host.
- The top (4) four placers in each weight will qualify for the Section
Championship. Each League will also wrestle for a 5th and 6th individual placings (where applicable)
for the purposes of an alternate into the Section Championship.The League Commissioners will record and document the individual
place winners including the alternates and submit it to the Section Commissioner at the Saturday meeting after the League
Section Championship Tournament
will be one section championship in which the top (4) four wrestlers in each weight class from each league will be represented.
The site will be alternate annually on a West-North-South-East basis. The next season's hosts will be determined at the section
- Weigh-ins will be conducted at the
section tournament site on the day of the tournament. Wrestlers may only enter the weight in which they qualify. Those who
fail to weigh in or make their designated weight class, will be eliminated from the tournament, and an alternate will be entered
into the tournament if applicable or their pre-seeded opponent will advance with a bye.
- Bracketing for the tournament will place the four qualifying wrestlers from each league in a preseeded
format drawn up by the Section Commissioner (Click on Attachment D - Section Formula). Only the league champions from each
league will be seeded (1-4). If the #1 seed fails to enter the tournament, the bracket will be pre-seeded, with the remaining
two seeds seperated. The weight class will be re-bracketed according to the new seeds, using the offical format. Cross bracketing
will be done during quarter-final round. Championship
rounds will consist of 1 minute and 30 seconds, while the consolation rounds will consist of 1 minute rounds.
- Individual award medals will be given to
wrestlers placing 1st through 4th. Outstanding wrestlers plaques will be given to three outstanding wrestlers: Lightweight
= 70 lbs - 100 lbs, Middleweight = 103 lbs - 128 lbs, Heavyweight = 135 lbs - 235 lbs. Outstanding Wrestler Awards will be
decided upon by a committee of all Coaches.
for individual matches will be done according to NFHSA rules. Team scoring will be as follows: 1st = 14 points, 2nd = 10 points,
3rd = 7 points, 4th = 4 points. Teams will only score points for their highest placing individual in a weight class.
No other points will be scored other than placement points (i.e.: falls or advancement points). If a second wrestler from
a team places in a weight class, no placement points will be awarded for that placement.
- Team trophies will be awarded to the top (5) five teams. The "Coach of the Year" , voted
on the morning of the section tournament will be awarded a plaque. The tournament host is responsible for all awards.
- The Section Commissioner will act as a co-tournament
director with the tournament host, making sure the tournament's standards and rules are upheld. The protest committee will
consist of all the League commissioners and Section Commissioner. Host teams may charge
$12.00 per wrestler. All teams will be responsible to pay for all qualified
teams will be required to provide Association Referees for the following events: Section/League Championships and TOC Qualifying
Tournaments. Association Referee Tournament Fees: $125.00 for up to 10 hours ($20.00 for each
- The top
(3) three placers in each weight class qualify for the Tournament of Champions in Loomis, CA.
Section III: Administrative
A. Section Meeting
A section meeting will be held on SATURDAY after the league tournaments
at a nuetral site (Corning). A representative from every team is required to attend, in
order to discuss seeding for the section tournament, rule changes, exchange/discuss information for the next season, etc.
Next season's commissioners and tourney hosts will also be decided. Teams not represented are not eligible to host championship
tourneys for the next season. This is the time to evaluate the section and make sure we are providing the development and
growth of youth wrestling.
Commissioners for each league and the overall section will be elected
by their peers at the annual section meeting. Commissioner's duties include:
- Clarifying rules
- Releasing press or web
- Keeping league/section records
A vote of the commissioners will settle all disputes, clarifications,
new rules, etc.