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Hardship Petitions

See info on Hardship waivers under FAQ and then download the hardship waiver at the bottom of the FAQ page.  

NEUSAW State Tournament - March 17-19, 2023

NEUSAW Coaches get in free at the gate for all sessions. To be on the floor you need a current USA Wrestling Leader Membership card (Coaches card). (This is the same as our previous coaching card.) If you are a copper, bronze, silver or gold level coach then you get on the floor for free as well.  If you are a regular NEUSAW member coach with no additional certifications then the cost is $15 and must be purchased online only at this link:  

*Add yourself like a wrestler and choose the coaches pass you want as a division.

Link for a Coaches floor pass click below:

(Link coming soon)

  • To Purchase a Wrestling Leader membership/coaches card go to this link:  (Link coming soon)
  • There may be a background check needed and it usually takes about 8 days, so don't delay.
  • Coaches floor wrist bands will be available at the entry point of floor.  You must show ID, Current Coaches card and Floor pass online purchase in order to receive a floor pass.  If you are a copper, bronze, silver or gold level coach you do not need to purchase a floor pass.

NEUSAW Folkstyle State Tournament Details 2022

  • Districts will be held the first weekend in March as usual.  The top 4 will qualify for State.  District directors will have the same leeway they have had in the past and stay within our current district guidelines.  District tournaments will also be staying within local Health guidelines as well.  If the District director deems necessary, the District tournaments may run on 2 consecutive days the first weekend in March.
  • Hardships are allowed year. 
  • The top 4 from districts will qualify for State. (Hardships allowed see frequently asked questions on how to apply)

Location

Heartland Event Center

700 E Stolley Park Road,

Grand Island, NE 68801

Registration For State

  • All wrestlers must have a USA wrestling athlete membership. Here's the link: (Link coming soon)
  • PreK-8: (Link coming soon)
  • Girls K-8: (Link coming soon)
  • High School Boys/Girls: (Link coming soon)
  • Registration will open shortly after all the District tournaments have completed. Registration will end at Midnight on Wednesday, March 16th.

State Weigh-Ins

  • On Friday, March 18th, there will be satellite weigh-ins across the State in every District.  Each District can have up to 2 satellite weigh-ins within their District.  There must be a NEUSAW representative or Certified official present at the weigh-ins.  (Melissa Price will get each District Director setup in TW for weigh-ins) There will be a weigh-in in Grand Island at the venue as we normally do but strongly suggest that everyone weigh-in at a satellite weigh-in unless you are in District 2.  Wrestlers can weigh-in at any satellite weigh-in that they want.
  • Remember you must wear a singlet at weigh-ins.  You must make weight in the weight class you qualified for at Districts or you will be scratched from the tournament with no refund.  There are no hardships this year and that includes not being able to bump up a weight class at weigh-ins.  
  • This does not include the Girls division or High School. The girls and HS can bump up a weight if they don't make the weight they registered for.

  • Satellite weigh-ins can begin as early as 2pm central time but must be completed by 7pm central time on Friday evening.  This is only a window so each District can allow for weigh-ins between these times.  The weigh-in in at the Heartland Event Center will be from 6pm to 8pm.  The exact District weigh-in places and times will be updated on our website as that info becomes available.
  • Wrestlers can weigh-in at any satellite location. 
  • These weigh-ins will be for all grades and divisions no matter if they wrestle on Saturday or Sunday.  There will be no weigh-ins on Saturday afternoon like we have had in the past.
  • Each wrestler will receive a specific colored lanyard and session letter they are wrestling in immediately after they weigh-in.  This must be worn to get in the gate. Also must be worn to get on the wrestling floor during their session only.  Wrestlers with lanyards will be allowed to stay in the building, but not on the floor, for other sessions if their parents are coaches or have siblings still wrestling in other sessions.  Wrestlers with lanyards will not have to pay a gate fee for sessions they aren't wrestling in but should be accompanied by their parent.
  • All weigh-ins for girls attending USAW Women's Folkstyle Nationals will be accepted for NEUSA State. Here is the weigh-in schedule at nationals:

    • 16U Thursday 6:00-6:30pm
      Juniors Friday 12:30-1:00pm
      8U, 10U, 12U, 14U Saturday 10:00-10:30am

Tickets For Spectators At State

  • An online ticket link will be available soon if not already. All tickets will be sold online.  All tickets will be reserve seating this year.  There will not be tickets available at the venue.  The online ticketing will be open throughout the weekend.  People will be able to buy tickets right from their phones if needed. These tickets will be sold in sessions.  If you want to watch more than 1 session, then you must purchase another session ticket or purchase a "2 Session package same day same seat" ticket at a discounted price. Each individual session ticket that is bought will be $13, the "2 Session package same day same seat" will be $22 each.  All tickets are the same for adults and children 4 years and older.  All children under 4 years old are free but must sit in the parents lap if they want a seat.
  • Kids that wrestle in a session do not have to purchase a gate ticket for other sessions.  They must have their session lanyard on at all times.  Wrestlers that are wanting to stay for other sessions must enter the main gate with their parents present.  The only wrestlers allowed on the floor will be wrestlers with lanyards that are the same as the current session that is wrestling at that time.

If you want to buy tickets for a single session (Session A,B,C,D,E),

Session A link - (Link coming soon)

Session B link - (Link coming soon)

Session C link - (Link coming soon)

Session D link - (Link coming soon)

Session E link - (Link coming soon)

If you want to buy tickets for a "2 Session package same day same seat"

Session A and B package (same seat) link - (Link coming soon)

Session C and D package (same seat) link - (Link coming soon)

   

 Live Stream Video Available Online

  • ONLINE Live Rokfin video will be available.  Subscription fee will be for the whole tournament (that’s both days and all sessions except High School).  You will be able to subscribe to the NEUSAW State tournament and then watch all wrestling in all sessions for both days.  Click this link to watch the State Tournament live on Rokfin.
    https://rokfin.com/NEUSAW

NEUSAW State – Saturday Event Schedule

  • 8:30am - Saturday doors open for Session “A” wrestlers and spectators.
  • 10am - Session A - Wrestling begins. The following divisions and weights will be in Session A: 1) Boys 1st-2nd weights 40,45,50,53,56,59,62 2) Boys 3rd-4th all weightsAll wrestlers that are done competing will need to exit the floor area. 
  • The spectators that only have a Session “A” will need to exit the building upon completion.  If you have an "All day pass" you can stay right where you are.  We aren't having people exit the building between sessions this year.
  • 2:30pm (Approximately) - Session B:   Starts shortly at the conclusion on Session “A” with Boys 5th-6th all weights, and Boys 1st/2nd 65 through 140.  The Session “B” wrestlers will be allowed to enter the venue at any time but will not be able to get on the floor until Session A is complete.  
  • There will be a separate gate entrance for Coaches and wrestlers as we have done in the past.  The progress of the tournament can be monitored on Track Wrestling for completion times of previous sessions.
  • There will not be an annual meeting on Saturday evening this year.

NEUSAW State – Sunday Event Schedule

  • 8:30am - Sunday doors open for Session “C” wrestlers and spectators.
  • 10am - Session C – Wrestling begins. The following divisions and weights will be in Session C –  Boys 7th/8th all weightsAll wrestlers that are done competing will need to exit the floor area.
  • The spectators in Session “C” will need to exit the building upon completion so the next Session can enter. You must have a Session “D” ticket to remain in the building.
  • 2:30pm (Approximately) - Session D:  Starts shortly at the conclusion of Session “C” - Boys Prek all weights and all Girls divisions (except high school) all weights. The Session “D” wrestlers will be allowed to enter the venue at any time but will not be able to get on the floor until Session C is complete.
  • There will be a separate gate entrance for Coaches and wrestlers as we have done in the past.  The progress of the tournament can be monitored on Track Wrestling for completion times of previous sessions.

All of the previously mentioned matches
will be wrestled in the Arena.

NEUSAW State – Sunday Event Schedule In Expo Hall

  • 8am to 9am - Additional weighins for High School wrestlers in Expo Hall.  Same place as competition area.
  • 9am - Sunday doors open for Session “E” wrestlers and spectators.
  • 10:30am - Session E:  Begin wrestling for Boys High School
  • 12:00pm - Session E:  Begin Wrestling for Girls High School

Awards

  • All awards will be given right at the table at the end of the medal matches.  We can still move matches at the end if we need to, but their award will be on the mat they were on originally assigned.  We are still placing top 8 in all divisions.

Weights

2022 Grade Divisions and Weight Classes 

*Only girls who reside in the state are able to participate in the girl’s division.

  • Girls K-2 Submit actual weight (weight classes will be determined)
  • Girls 3-5:   45, 52, 58, 65, 73, 82, 89, 97, 102, 109, 117, 126, 138, 150
  • Girls 6-8:   58, 65, 73, 82, 89, 97, 102, 109, 117, 126, 138, 150, 165, HWT
  • Girls 9-12 will utilize the NFHS Girls weights: 101, 109, 116, 123, 130, 136, 143, 155, 170, 191, 235

Boys Divisions

PreK-K Submit actual weight (weight classes will be determined)

  • 1st-2nd: 40, 45, 50, 53, 56, 59, 62, 65, 70, 75, 85, 95, 105, 115, 140
  • 3rd-4th: 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 112, 120, 140, 160
  • 5th-6th: 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 112, 120, 130, 140, 160, 200, 250
  • 7th-8th: 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 102, 110, 117, 125, 132, 140, 150, 160, 175, 195, 220, 275
  • High School: 104, 111, 118, 125, 131, 137, 143, 150, 157, 165, 175, 187, 200, 225, 290 

*NO WEIGHT ALLOWANCE FOR ANY WEIGHT CLASSES IN ANY DIVISIONS

Length Of Periods

Folkstyle Length of Periods for Grade Divisions

  • PreK-4th grade divisions are 60 second periods for all 3 periods on both the championship and consolation sides.
  • 5th-8th grade divisions are 1st period- 60 seconds, 2nd period- 90 seconds and 3rd period- 90 seconds on the championship side and 60 seconds per period on the consolation side.

Other Items Of Interest

  • Masks are encouraged. 
  • Mats will be cleaned at the end of each session.

National dual teams for Elementary, Middle School, Girls 1st-8th and High School are still in place this year. The Middle school will still be going to Danville, IL for USA Nationals and Heartland Nationals in Council Bluffs

Satellite Weigh-In Locations // March 18th

District Location Contact Name Email Phone Hours
All Heartland Event Center Fred Franklin statechair@neusaw.com 402-380-1939 6-8 PM CST
1 Gering High School Redo Celli redo@celliscycle.com 308-631-7904 1-3 PM MST
1 Sidney Foundry Rebecca Arellano district1@neusaw.com 307-640-4063 1-3 PM MST
2 Broken Bow HS Jason Rynerson bowwrestling@hotmail.com 308-440-7571 5:30-7 PM CST
2 Kearney High School Clint Smith clint@clintsmithgraphics.com 308-216-1227 5:30-7 PM CST
2 D&N Event Center Tad Haneborg Tadhane@yahoo.com 308-520-5454 3:00-7 PM CST
3 Battle Creek High School Cody Wintz cwintz@bcpsne.info 402-360-4162 4-6 PM CST
3 O'Neill High School Bryan Corkle district3@neusaw.com 402-340-5812 4-6 PM CST
3 Valentine High School Joni Titus jonititus@gmail.com 402-322-0079 4-6 PM CST
3 Burwell High School Evan Gideon evan.gideon423@gmail.com 308-214-1356 4-6 PM CST
3 Columbus High School Brian Brownlow columbuswrestlingorg@gmail.com 402-910-8749 5-7 PM CST
4 York High School Chad Mattox district4@neusaw.com 402-570-3585 4:30-6 PM CST
4 Wilber-Clatonia High School James Bates james.bates@wilberclatonia.org 402-499-4897 4-6 PM CST
5 Fremont HS Sean Edie spedie_edie@hotmail.com 402-720-1508 4-6 PM CST
5 Firehall - Wisner, NE Curt Lantz info@bigredconstructionllc.com 402-380-5801 2-4 PM CST
6 HTC Lincoln Tim Morfeld 402-304-8847 4:30-6:30 PM CST
6 508 Ella Street Beatrice Peter Thew pthew2002@yahoo.com 402-440-4875 5-6:30 PM CST
8 Omaha Skutt Wrestling Facility Jason Johnson jason68116@gmail.com 402-616-0573 4-6 PM CST

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