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Heartland USA National Elementary Duals

Heartland USA Elementary, Middle School & Girls National duals 

 

Heartland USA Elementary, Middle School & Girls National Folk Style Duals 2019

April 12th, 13th and 14th
Mid America Center, Council Bluffs, Iowa

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

We are expecting 40 Elementary teams, 38 middle school teams & 20 women's teams this year.

Elementary Team entry fee is $825 for the first team and $725 for each additional team.

Middle School Team entry fee is $825 for the first team and $725 for each additional team.

Womens division team entry fee is $600 per team

Click link to pay for your teams here: 2019 Team Fee

Elementary 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. This event is for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. A wrestler cannot 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 Flowrestling, a camera operator, and a bopper. These duties should be divided between the 2 dual teams competing. NE USA will provide the notebook computers for each table.  All mats will be live streamed by FloWrestling.

Middle School weight classes for the event are as follows: 75, 80, 85, 90, 95 102, 110, 117, 125, 132, 140, 150, 160, 175, 195, 220, 275. 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 a Middle School authority) will be required for all wrestlers. This event is for 6th, 7th and 8th graders. A wrestler cannot be in this event if he or she is 16 years old. 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 Flowrestling, a camera operator and a bopper. These duties should be divided between the 2 dual teams competing. NE USA will provide the notebook computers for each table.  All mats will be lived streamed by FloWrestling.

Women's division - Grade 1st through 8th grade.  A wrestler can not be 16 and wrestle in this event.  All other criteria is same as other divisions mentioned above.  Weight classes are as follow:   58, 65, 73, 82, 89, 97, 102, 109, 117, 126, 138, 150 & 165. (The women's teams will not have to provide an official for this event.)

States or clubs to provide Certified Officials (Must be USA Wrestling Leader)  based on number of total teams. (Example 1 elementary team and 1 middle school team = 1 official)  Must show credentials
  

Elementary & Middle School - All States or clubs with 2 to 3 teams = 1 Official, then 4 to 6 teams = 1 additional Official, 7 to 9 teams = 1 additional Official.  
Women's division - The women's teams will not have to provide an official for this event this year.

NEUSAW will pay each official $200 on Saturday and $175 on Sunday, provide lunch on event days and social meal on Saturday evening.  Each State or club is responsible for travel, lodging and any meals not mentioned (breakfast and friday evening meal after weighins) of their officials. 
States or clubs may not contract Nebraska officials to meet this criteria. 
 

Address of Venue

1 Arena Way, Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Event Dates and times
April 12th Friday- Weigh-ins from 6:00pm to 8:30 pm

Teams do not have to weigh in together.
April 13th Saturday- Doors open at 6:30am and wrestling begins at 8:00am - 5:30pm approximate.
(We will wrestle in pools to determine the bracketing for Saturday)
April 14th Sunday- Doors open at 6:30am and wrestling begins at 8:00am - 2:30pm approximate.
(Championship brackets will be wrestled to completion) We are usually done with awards and all brackets by 3:00pm.  The airport is 15 mins from venue.  Plan accordingly.

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 that is undefeated will be acknowledged as All Americans (must have a minimum of 6 matches.) 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. 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. The team sportsmanship award and Referee awards will be given prior to the start of the last day of tournament.

Rules of Engagement
National Federation High School Rules--- Head gear not required.
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)

Exceptions---Mouth pieces are not required for wrestlers with braces.  Shoe laces do not have to be secured but strongly encouraged. Hair nets are not required but encouraged.  Competition singlet can not be low cut singlets.  Must meet High School singlet criteria.  

Example of criteria for championship bracket in each division: 
For elementary and middle school there will be a bracket of 8 that will make the top championship bracket.  It's the Diamond bracket.  Top pool winners on Saturday get automatic birth.  If there aren't 8 pools on Saturday for MS and Elem the next teams needed to make the championship bracket of 8 will be the teams that scored the most points in their pool that did not win their pool.  

Team entry fee and roster

Online payment only this year.  See link below

Payable to Nebraska USA Wrestling.  This link is for payment only.  You will get another link sent to your email about entering in your teams roster through Flowrestling. 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.

2019 Team Fee

Adult pass and student pass
Adult pass is $18.00 and student pass is $10.00. This is a per day fee. If child is not in school yet they are free.

Coaching/Table worker passes for teams - Each team will be given 4 coaching passes and 1 table worker pass.  Each team is responsible for working their dual tables.

For hotels call or email

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.  Please use the hotels in Council Bluffs; they make our event possible. 

For individual room reservations, please feel free to use your desired hotels reservation link, made for your convenience. For team reservations, please call Alicia at the Council Bluffs Convention & Visitors Bureau 844-271-6909x1 C: 402-214-3405 afrieze@unleashcb.com.  If calling the hotel directly               ask for Council Bluffs Wrestling Classic group rate. 

Country Inn & Suites
Group Name:     Heartland USA Duals 
Start Date: 04/12/2019
End Date: 04/14/2019
Rate: USD 99.00 per night
Phone Number:  712-322-8282
 

Courtyard by Marriott
Group Name:     Heartland USA Duals 
Start Date: 04/12/2019
End Date: 04/14/2019
Rate: USD 109.00 per night
Phone Number:  712-318-3330
Book your room for Heartland USA Duals  

Fairfield Inn by Marriott
Group Name:     Heartland USA Duals 
Start Date: 04/12/2019
End Date: 04/14/2019
Rate: USD 124.00 per night
Phone Number:  712-366-1330
 

Hampton Inn & Suites
Group Name:     Heartland USA Duals 
Start Date: 04/12/2019
End Date: 04/14/2019
Rate: USD 119.00 per night
Phone Number:  712-328-2500
 

Hilton Garden Inn Omaha East/Council Bluffs
Group Name:     Heartland USA Duals 
Start Date: 04/12/2019
End Date: 04/14/2019
Rate: $112.00-$124.00 USD per night
Phone Number: 712-309-9000
 

Holiday Inn Express
Group Name:     Heartland USA Duals 
Start Date: 04/12/2019
End Date: 04/14/2019
Rate: USD 129.00 per night
Phone Number:  712-352-1300
 

Microtel
Group Name:     Heartland USA Duals 
Start Date: 04/12/2019
End Date: 04/14/2019
Rate: USD 102.00 per night
Phone Number: 712.256.2900
 

SpringHill Suites by Marriot
Group Name:     Heartland USA Duals 
Start Date: 04/12/2019
End Date: 04/14/2019
Rate: USD 119.00 per night
Phone: 712-256-6500
 

Contact info
Tournament Director- Fred Franklin
Mobile number- 402-380-1939
Email- 
alphalandsurveying@gmail.com

 

Sunday Bracket Placement Criteria:

1)  Pool Placement
2)  Record
3)  Head-to-Head
4)  Most Team Points
5)  Least Team Penalty Points
6)  Most Individual wins
7)  Coin Flip