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Heartland USA National Elementary Duals

Heartland USA Elementary National Folk Style Duals 2014

April 11th, 12th and 13th
Mid America Center, Council Bluffs, Iowa

This is a USA event and you must have a USA wrestling card.

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Team entry fee is $800 for the first team and $700 for each additional team.


The weight classes for the event are as follows: 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 112, 120, 130, 140 and 160. Each team is limited to 20 wrestlers per team and must be listed on your roster. All wrestlers on a team must be from the same state. Grade verification (report card or official letter from an elementary school authority) will be required for all wrestlers, if challenged. This event is for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. A wrestler can not be in this event if he or she is 14 years old or older. Please be prepared to show proof of age if challenged. Each team will be allowed 4 coaches. From your coaching staff, you must provide table help for each dual. There will be an official score keeper that will use TrackWrestling, and a bopper. These duties should be divided between the 2 dual teams competing. NE USA will provide the notebook computers for each table.


Coaches- Each team gets 4 coaching passes.  You must be a USA certified coach.  There will be no additional bands for scoring table.  That is done by one coach from each team.  If a team has a parent that wants to be at the scoring table they will be given a different color band than coaches.  This band gets them on the floor only.   It does not get them in the gate free.  There will be no coaching from the scoring table or the official may deduct 1 team point per violation. 


Address of Venue
1 Arena Way, Council Bluffs, IA 51501


Event Dates and times
April 11th Friday- Weigh-ins from 5:00pm to 9:00 pm- Must weigh with team singlet on.
April 12th Saturday- Doors open at 7:30am and wrestling begins at 9:00am
(We will wrestle in pools to determine the bracketing for Sunday)
April 13th Sunday- Doors open at 7:30am and wrestling begins at 9:00am
(Championship brackets will be wrestled to completion)


Team Awards
There will be awards for the top 8 teams in the Gold championship pool. Then 8 awards for the top 8 teams in the Silver pool, Bronze and/or additional pools. 


Individual Awards
All wrestlers will receive an event medal based on their team place in the tournament. Each team that has a wrestler with 1 loss or is undefeated will be acknowledged as All Americans. A wrestler must have a minimum of 7 matches in actual Dual competition to be considered.  The Head coach of each team will be responsible for keeping track of their wrestler’s record and then getting that info to the tournament director. We will use TW individual wrestler stats for confirmation.  Awards will be given to each All-American. There will be 2 MVP awards given to each that placed in the top 8 of the gold pool and 1 MVP award given to the rest of the teams in the tournament. Your coaching staff must decide which wrestlers on your team get the MVP awards. We will not have extra MVP awards available. There will be a team sportsmanship award given by the referees. There will also be an outstanding referee award given and chosen by the coaches in the tournament.


Rules of Engagement

National Federation High School Rules with 1 USA Wrestling modification. 

(Wrestler can not sit out with a double chicken wing.)

Must have mouth guard if wearing braces and must have shoes laces secured.
45 minute rest between matches not in effect
Must make weight in singlet/ skin ailment must have doctors release
Time periods are: 1 ½ minute (all 3 periods)


Team entry fee and roster
Make checks payable to Nebraska USA Wrestling, P.O. Box 1, Oakland, NE., 68045. You will be able to go on line to trackwrestling.com to enter your team in the event. We will issue you a user name and password. You will be able to update or edit your team up till the time of weigh-ins.


Adult pass and student pass
Adult pass is $14.00 and student pass is $7.00. This is a per day fee. If child is not in school yet they are free.


Hotel information

All hotel accommodations will be handled through the Council Bluffs Visitors Bureau.  The Visitor’s Bureau has been fantastic throughout this process and ready to make getting rooms one easy step.  No more calling every hotel getting prices.  They have all the prices in blocks for this event already.  If you already have rooms in Omaha please call or contact Josee Beier and she will take care of things for you.  The hotels are nice, reasonable and right near the Mid America Center.  The hotels are as follows: Hilton Garden Inn, Microtel, Springhill Suites Marriot, Hampton Inn @ Ameristar, Holiday Express & Suites, Quality Inn & Suites and more coming. 


Josee Beier

Director of Convention & Sports Sales

Council Bluffs Convention & Visitors Bureau

712-256-5653-Direct  402-214-3405-cell

800-228-6878 x 131 (toll free)





Contact info
Tournament Director- Fred Franklin
Mobile number- 402-380-1939