Ohio State Fair Folkstyle/Freestyle/Greco USA Wrestling Tournaments 7/27 & 7/28

OHIO STATE FAIR
Folkstyle/Freestyle/Greco
USA Wrestling Tournaments

Saturday, July 27th, 2019 and Sunday, July 28th, 2019


Buckeye Sports Center - Ohio State Fairgrounds

Pre-Registration
Online Registration - TrackWrestling

WHERE: Buckeye Sports Center - 717 E. 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211

HOTEL & WEIGH-IN INFORMATION

Crowne Plaza North - Worthington

6500 Doubletree Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43229

Phone: (614) 885-1885

Crowne Plaza Columbus North - Worthington is the 2019 Ohio State Fair Wrestling Tournament Host Hotel. Block of rooms have been set aside for Ohio State Fair Wrestling participants and their families. When making a reservation ask for the Ohio State Fair Wrestling block to receive a discounted room rate. (Booking code is: WD5) Limited number of rooms available so don’t wait!!
You can also book your reservation online by visiting the following link:


Friday — July 26th
Registration/Weigh-ins 7:00pm-8:30pm (weigh-in good for all tournaments)

Saturday — July 27th
Registration/Weigh-ins 7:00pm-8:00pm (Freestyle/Greco only weigh-in)

SATELLITE WEIGH-IN TIMES/LOCATIONS/CONTACT-INFO

Westerville South High School

303 S. Otterbein Avenue, Westerville, OH 43081
George Crooks: 614-507-0797
Thursday, July 25th, 2019 6:30pm-8:00pm

Upper Sandusky High School Athletic Complex
(Use Front Doors By The Parking Lot)
346 Houpt Dr. Upper Sandusky, OH 43551
Brian Thomas: 419-835-7261
Thursday, July 25th, 2019 6:30pm-7:30pm

Cincinnati Moeller High School
9001 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, OH 45242
Germane Lindsey: 513-560-4064
Thursday, July 25th, 2019 6:30pm-7:30pm

Beavercreek High School
2660 Dayton Xenia Road, Beavercreek, OH 45434
Jarrod Martin: 937-475-2235
Thursday, July 25th, 2019 6:30pm-7:30pm

Burnett Trained Wrestling
12009 Wikel Road, Milan, OH 44846
Erik Burnett: 440-225-5793
Thursday, July 25th, 2019 5:00pm-7:00pm

Northeastern High School
7295 US 27 N, Fountain City, IN 47341
Jerry Ingalls: 765-312-2062
Thursday, July 25th, 2019 6:00pm-7:00pm

Massillon Perry High School
3737 13th Street SW, Massillon, OH 44646
Brent McBurney: 330-353-4753
Thursday, July 25th, 2019 6:30pm-7:30pm

Medina Buckeye High School
(Enter From The Back Of The School)
3044 Columbia Road, Medina, OH 44256
Steve Bartos: 440-263-8811
Thursday, July 25th, 2019 6:30pm-7:30pm

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday — July 27th
USA FOLKSTYLE TOURNAMENT

9:00am - OFFICIALS Clinic On Mat 2
9:30am - WRESTLING BEGINS: Divisions 1-4 Age Divisions
1:00pm - WRESTLING BEGINS: Divisions 5-8 Age Divisions

Sunday — July 28th
USA GRECO/FREESTYLE TOURNAMENTS

9:00am - GRECO/FREESTYLE Clinic On Mat 2
9:30am - GRECO WRESTLING ALL MATS (Boys/Mens)
1:00pm - FREESTYLE WRESTLING BEGINS: All Age Divisions

CLASSIFICATIONS: AGE AS OF JULY 27TH, 2019

Division 1
: 6 years old or younger
Division 2: 7 or 8 years old
Division 3: 9 or 10 years old
Division 4: 11 or 12 years old
Division 5: 13 or 14 years old
Division 6: 15-18 years old
Division 7: Open (19 - 34 years old)
Division 8: Masters (35 years and older)

ENTRY FEE: $20.00 for each contestant per style if pre-registered.
$25.00 per style on site registration (Cash Only)
$50.00 for each contestant if pre-registered and wrestling all three styles. $65.00 for all three styles on site registration.

PRE-REGISTRATION: Pre-register online by midnight EST - Thursday, July 25th, 2019 at www.TrackWrestling.com

INSURANCE: USA Wrestling card is required. Cards can be purchased online at www.USAWMembership.com

USA CARDS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE (PROOF OF AGE REQUIRED — Birth Certificate, State ID)

AWARDS
: Medals will be given to the top three wrestlers in each weight division as each age group is completed.

ADMISSION TICKETS: (Maximum of 2 tickets per athlete)
Admission ticket is required to enter the fairgrounds. During hotel weigh-ins wrestlers will be given one Ohio State Fair admission ticket for each day registered for. Wrestlers who weigh in using satellite weigh in sites can pick ticket up the day of participation outside Gate 7.

QUESTIONS: Contact Brian Church at 614-496-6369 or email at ChurchBK@Gmail.com
 
Cincinnati Moeller High School
9001 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, OH 45242
Germane Lindsey: 513-560-4064
Thursday, July 25th, 2019 6:30pm-7:30pm we are running open mats Thursday 6:00-7:30pm if anyone wants to work out and then weigh in.
 

MPhillips

Active member
This used to be such a big tourney with kids from all over the US. The competition and the participants were top notch. Funny part was you could walk right off the mat and straight into a cow. 🐄 :LOL:
This was the 'big' FS wrap up tourney of the Summer.
Not knocking what it is now, so no need to jump, just reminiscing. 'Glory Days.'
 

Adamg

New member
We used to go every year in the 90s it was a awesome tournament we’re else can you go wrestle and go eat a turkey leg would be nice to get more kids entered I had a lot of fun as a kid there every year. I do remember people walking out of the cow barns with crap on there boots across the mats not that way now.
Still quality kids there just no we’re neer as many my kid will be there
 

WGTJ

Member
Well, the fact that it occurs at the same time as AAU Junior Olympic Games doesn't help. Some of those kids would likely wrestle in it, but they'll be in North Carolina.
 
Pre-registration is officially closed! Satellite weigh-ins went well last night. There are on-site registration and weigh-ins tonight from 7:00pm-8:30pm at the Crowne Plaza Columbus North - Worthington Hotel. 6500 Doubletree Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43229. $65 for all 3 styles, $50 for 2 styles and $25 for 1 style for those that DID NOT pre-register.
 
Thank you to everyone for coming to the Ohio State Fair Tournament this weekend! The tournament ran well! Hope to see everyone next year!
 

wrestlemom4

New member
My son has attended the tournament the past few years, and TBH, this year was not good. The afternoon session started way late because of the demonstration and interrupted kids in the middle of their warm-ups. The weight classes were a mess. Some had a 3 pound span, some had 12. A few of the weights had multiple classes overlapping that made no sense (even if you factor in skill level).

The closest pre-weigh in site is almost 90 minutes away. Spending money on a hotel, fair entry for the parents, etc. it is not worth it for 3 matches.
 
My son has attended the tournament the past few years, and TBH, this year was not good. The afternoon session started way late because of the demonstration and interrupted kids in the middle of their warm-ups. The weight classes were a mess. Some had a 3 pound span, some had 12. A few of the weights had multiple classes overlapping that made no sense (even if you factor in skill level).

The closest pre-weigh in site is almost 90 minutes away. Spending money on a hotel, fair entry for the parents, etc. it is not worth it for 3 matches.
This wasn't our experience at all. We enjoyed the Russian Belt Wrestling demonstration and it was cool for the kids to meet an actual Olympic medalist. I really don't know how you can call that "interrupting a warm-up". The tournament was very well organized and officiated. The tournament itself has no control over what weight kids arrive at.
 

Abdullah

Member
I agree improvements could be made but overall good competition and event. Also great to meet fellow members of community from here.


Alhamdulillah
 

wrestlemom4

New member
This wasn't our experience at all. We enjoyed the Russian Belt Wrestling demonstration and it was cool for the kids to meet an actual Olympic medalist. I really don't know how you can call that "interrupting a warm-up". The tournament was very well organized and officiated. The tournament itself has no control over what weight kids arrive at.
I agree that you can't control what kids weigh in at...but do these weights classes make any sense to you? 141-151, 148-153, 149-161 and 152-160???
 

jmog

Well-known member
I agree that you can't control what kids weigh in at...but do these weights classes make any sense to you? 141-151, 148-153, 149-161 and 152-160???
Agreed, my son was in the 149-161, he weighed in at 152. By those actual weight classes he techinically could have been in 3 out of the 4 of them.
 
I agree that you can't control what kids weigh in at...but do these weights classes make any sense to you? 141-151, 148-153, 149-161 and 152-160???
The only sense that I can make of it was that they were trying to balance the amount of wrestlers in each bracket. The competition level was pretty tough so i can understand how it would be frustrating for some to have to wrestle kids that potentially had 8-10lbs on them. I guess that's just the nature of the beast. I do agree that more thought could have been put into the actual weight classes, I just didn't find it to be that big of a deal.
 
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