Competition Guidlines

  • No age-based rule modifications; FILA/UWW rules with minor AAU modifications
  • Weight Classes are as per AAU Wrestling rules
  • One singlet as well as covered shoe laces are required
  • Head gear and kneepads are allowed but not required
  • Coach's Pass required to go matside
  • Match Duration
    • Greco-Roman: All matches will consist of three (3) periods of two (2) minutes
    • Freestyle: Matches will consist of three (3) periods of
      • One (1) minute for Tots/Bantam/Midget
      • One (1) minute and thirty (30) seconds for Novice/Schoolboy/Masters
    • Freestyle Cadet/Elite/Senior: Matches will consist of two (2) periods of three (3) minutes
    • Folkstyle: Matches will consist of three (3) periods of
      • One (1) minute for Tots/Bantam/Midget
      • One (1) minute and thirty (30) seconds for Novice/Schoolboy/Masters
      • Two (2) minutes for Cadet/Elite/Senior
  • Technical Fall for freestyle, Greco-Roman and folkstyle will be awarded when one wrestler achieves a 12-point lead.
  • A minimum 15-minute wait period is required between matches, unless waived in writing.
  • Pairing will be performed using Line Bracketing (5-Man Pool, 8-Man, 16-Man, 32-Man or 64-Man)
  • Note: There is a strong likelihood that athletes wrestle more than five (5) matches in one day.
  • For more information about AAU Wrestling Rules, click here.
  • Awards will be made to athletes placing 1st through 6th in a weight class, as well as Sportsmanship Awards, Outstanding Wrestler Awards, Fastest Pin Awards, Triple Crown Awards, the AAU Wrestling National Championship Belt Series and Team Trophies!


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