National Championships

Junior & Senior National Championships

March 22 - 24, 2019 in Saskatoon

Junior Champions

Junior Championships …

The Junior Championships will happen on Friday, March 22, 2019.

Important Times:

  • Medicals: 7:15 AM
  • Weigh-Ins – 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Travelodge Hotel – Delta Room
  • Session 1: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Lunch Break: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
  • Session 2: 1:30 PM – Completion of 5th and 6th place & Bronze Medal Matches
  • Opening Ceremonies – 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Finals: 6:30 PM to Finish

Cost : 

  • Session 1 and Session 2 Combined: Adults – $10.00; Students – $5.00; Pre-school – Free
  • Finals: Adults – $10.00; Students – $5.00; Pre-school – Free
  • All Day Pass: Adults – $15.00; Students – $8.00; Pre-school – Free
  • Weekend Pass: Adults – $25.00; Students – $15.00; Pre-school – Free

Senior Championships …

The Senior Championships will happen on Saturday, March 23, 2019. (Second year juniors are allowed to enter.)

Important Times:

  • Medicals: 7:15 AM
  • Weigh-Ins – 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Travelodge Hotel – Delta Room
  • Session 1: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Lunch Break: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
  • Session 2: 1:30 PM – Completion of 5th and 6th place & Bronze Medal Matches
  • Opening Ceremonies – 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Finals: 6:30 PM to Finish

Cost : 

  • Session 1 and Session 2 Combined: Adults – $10.00; Students – $5.00; Pre-school – Free
  • Finals: Adults – $10.00; Students – $5.00; Pre-school – Free
  • All Day Pass: Adults – $15.00; Students – $8.00; Pre-school – Free
  • Weekend Pass: Adults – $25.00; Students – $15.00; Pre-school – Free

Greco Championships …

The Greco – Roman Championships will happen on Sunday, March 24, 2019.

  • Medicals: 7:15 AM
  • Weigh-Ins – 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
  • Time: 10:30 AM – Completion
  • No Cost

Craven Sport Services will be on hand throughout the weekend to support the Championships with any necessary medical needs.

Wrestling Objective

The ultimate goal of freestyle wrestling is to demonstrate control over your opponent.  There are 3 ways to win…

  • Win by a FALL – You pin your opponents shoulders to the mat simultaneously and controlled for a one count.  The mat referee seeks confirmation from the judge.
  • Win by POINTS – Wrestler is ahead on points at the end of the match.
  • Win by TECHNICAL SUPERIORITY – Wrestler who establishes a point lead of 10 or more points in freestyle and 8 or more points in greco roman, wins the match.

Wrestling Styles

  • There is FREESTYLE – wrestlers are allowed to attack the whole body.
  • There is GRECO ROMAN – wrestlers cannot attack below the hips.

Scoring Points

Points are awarded for a variety of takedowns and holds on the ground.

  • One point is scored when there is a reversal on the ground – wrestlers switch top and bottom positions.
  • One point is awarded if a wrestler steps out of bounds.  You must always wrestle in bounds.
  • Two points are scored when a wrestler does a takedown from feet to stomach(no back exposure).
  • Two points are awarded when wrestlers are ground wrestling and the wrestler on top exposes the opponents shoulders to the mat.
  • Four points are scored when a wrestler performs a takedown or throw from feet to back.
  • Five points are awarded for a grand amplitude throw from feet to back.  This is only seen in greco roman.

Timing

A wrestling match consists of 2 periods that are 3 minutes in length.  There is a 30 second interval between periods.

Cautions

Cautions are at the discretion of the referee and are given for things like fleeing a hold, performing an illegal hold, and maintaing an incorrect ‘Par Terre’ starting position.  Each caution is 1 point and if a wrestler accumulates 3 cautions they will lose the match.  Also, if a wrestler injures their opponent with an illegal move they will forfeit the match.

Officials

  • Referee – this is the official on the mat responsible for starting and ending the match, and awarding points in the match.
  • Judge – this is the official who verifies the points being awarded by the referee.
  • Chairman – this official will step in when the referee and judge disagree on the points awarded.

Terminology

  • Neutral Position – starting position with wrestlers standing and facing each other in their stance.
  • Danger Position – a wrestler has their back exposed to the mat.
  • Out of Bounds – any body part that is outside the outside edge of the ring.
  • Hold – a wrestler is controlling opponent’s movement.
  • Reversal – when a dominated wrestler switches control with their opponent.
  • Par Terre – this is a starting position with both wrestlers on their hands and knees.

Sponsors:

Many thanks to our sponsors who make this championship possible.

Host Hotel

Click on image below to see hotel.

Wrestling Venue

Click on image below to see wrestling venue

Alternate Hotel

Click on image below to see hotel.

Facebook Iconfacebook like button