If you're receiving this email, then your son is registered to participate in the USA Wrestling MO District 8 Tournament this Saturday, Feb. 23 at Seckman High School. Even if you've been through the USA series before, please read thoroughly so you are not confused about any changes for this year.
The seeding meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Seckman High School. Please send your son's match record (including date, tournament, competitor name, result (W/L), weight) to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than noon Tuesday so it can be sent with the parents who will represent the Spartans at the tournament. If you are planning to attend, please let me know if you haven't already so I can make sure we have coverage for all age levels.
Criteria for seeding include head-to-head record with other competitors in the bracket, results vs common competitors, competition level, and overall season record.
If your son has or is recovering from an active skin infection that may still be visible by weigh-ins, you will need to obtain a signed skin form (attached) that states the skin infection has been treated and is no longer contagious. This must be completed by a physician the required number of days in advance, so review it thoroughly if your son has an infection and bring the form to weigh-ins. Wrestlers who have signs of infection and no skin form are not allowed to compete.
Weigh-ins will be held Friday night 6:30-8 p.m. at Seckman HS OR Saturday morning 7:30-8 a.m.
Any wrestler who doesn't make weight Friday night may weigh again Saturday morning.
EVERYONE MUST WEIGH IN ON SITE WITHOUT EXCEPTION.
Weigh-ins for AAU State
AAU State will accept your son's weigh-in result from USA Districts, but they want to be notified in advance that you plan to use your weigh-in from districts. Send your son's name, age division and AAU weight class registered for to: MissouriAAUState@gmail.com to let them know you plan to use your district weigh-in.
Cell phone service/wifi at Seckman
Anyone who has been to Seckman before knows it is like 1992 all over again; it is nearly impossible to get a phone signal there, and they usually have no guest wifi availability either. Therefore, it is advisable for you to visit the tournament on trackwrestling.com (enter District 8 in the search and you'll find it easily) before you go and print out or screenshot all info related to your son's bracket and mat assignments so you'll have it handy no matter what.
Qualifying for regionals
The top six wrestlers in each bracket qualify to compete at the Region D tournament the following Saturday in Mexico, Mo. If your son qualifies, you MUST find me BEFORE LEAVING to register for Regionals and pay the $20 fee. I will be in the 14U gym, which will be good to know since you likely won't be able to reach me on my phone.
If you end up going to regionals and decide to stay Friday night in a hotel, some of us will be staying at the Best Western -Teal Lake in Mexico if you'd like to stay at the same place.
The same rules apply for everyone regardless of the size of the bracket. Therefore, if your son is going to automatically qualify for regionals due to there being six or fewer wrestlers in his bracket, he still has to show up, weigh in, and be ready to wrestle. The $20 fee still applies even if he doesn't get to wrestle (hopefully, that will not be the case).
After this week, practices will be limited to those wrestlers competing in the USA series, so you will notice smaller numbers. Our coaches will be working hard to get them ready for competition! If your son does not end up qualifying for regionals, he is still welcome to continue practicing with the rest of the group up until the state tournament.
Best of luck to all of our guys! We know they'll represent the Spartans well!