ASICS U.S. Open & FILA Junior National Championships
Public Hall - Cleveland Convention Center

Cleveland, OH    April 07-10, 2011


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  • Rules & Bracketing

    There will be a blind computer draw after the initial weigh-in. A standard, seeded, double-elimination line bracket, with consolation wrestle-backs to 3rd, 5th, and 7th place will be used.

    In the Men's Freestyle "Qualification Tournament" wrestlers from the same club will be separated when possible.

    PLEASE NOTE: Wrestlers from the same club must use the same club name or abbreviation during registration in order to insure proper separation.

    See "Divisions" tab for age and weight class information.

    Men's Freestyle

    Automatic Qualifiers

    Eight (8) athletes will receive automatic qualification to the U.S. National Championships. These athletes will be determined by a selection and seeding committee as established by the Federation of Clubs.

    The selection and seeding committee will be determined by the Federation of Clubs, and will meet via conference call upon the close of registration on Tuesday, April 5th.

    Current National Team athletes earn automatic qualification in the top eight (8) if registered at the same weight and style they hold National Team status.

    Top place finishers from the 2010 NYAC International Tournament (NYIT) and 2011 Dave Schultz Memorial International (DSMI) not already qualified will also earn automatic qualification in the top eight (8). Athlete must have placed in the top four (4) at the NYIT or DSMI. In order to be placed in the top eight (8) athlete's must be entering the same weight class as the respective qualified weight.

    The eight (8) athletes that receive automatic qualification to the U.S. National Championships will be posted at www.themat.com by 9:00 PM (Central) on Tuesday, April 5th.

    Qualification Tournament

    In weight categories with nineteen (19) or less athletes registered, all participants earn automatic advancement to the U.S. National Championships, with no "Qualification Tournament" needed for advancement.

    Athletes not receiving automatic qualification must compete in a "Qualification Tournament." From this "Qualification Tournament" eight (8) athletes will advance to the U.S. National Championships. The "Qualification Tournament" will be line bracket, double-elimination.

    Competition will end once semi-finalists have been determined in both the championship and consolation brackets. These eight (8) individuals will advance to the U.S. National Championships and paired with the top eight (8) individuals that were selected for automatic qualification.

    Championship Tournament

    The U.S. National Champioships will be line bracket, double-elimination; wrestle back to 7th place -- all weight classes completed in one day.

    The tournament will include the eight (8) automatic qualifiers as well as eight (8) athletes that qualified through the Friday "Qualification Tournament" AND athletes for weight categories with nineteen (19) or less athletes registered. No additional athletes will be brought out of the "Qualification Tournament" if any of the eight (8) athletes selected by the committee does not participate.

    The selection and seeding committee, as established by the Federation of Clubs, will seed four (4) to eight (8) individuals in each weight category. The seeded athletes will be separated and placed into the appropriate bracketed slots. All other athletes will be randomly drawn into the remaining available slots. If there are any byes, they will be placed evenly and randomly in the brackets.

    MEN'S GRECO-ROMAN

    There is no qualification tournament for the Greco-Roman Championships.

    The U.S. National Championships will be line bracket, double-elimination; wrestle back to 7th place -- all weight classes completed in one day.

    The seeding committee, as established by the Federation of Clubs, will seed four (4) individuals in each weight category. The seeded athletes will be separated and placed into the appropriate bracket slots. All other athletes will be randomly drawn into the remaining available slots. If there are any byes, they will be placed evenly and randomly in the brackets. The seeding will take place after the close of registration on Tuesday, April 5th with seeds posted at www.themat.com by 9:00 PM (Central).

    WOMEN'S FREESTYLE

    There is no qualification tournament for the Women's Freestyle Championships.

    The U.S. National Championships will be line bracket, double-elimination; wrestle back to 7th place -- all weight classes completed in one day.

    The seeding committee, as established by the Federation of Clubs, will seed four (4) individuals in each weight category. The seeded athletes will be separated and placed into the appropriate bracket slots. All other athletes will be randomly drawn into the remaining available slots. If there are any byes, they will be placed evenly and randomly in the brackets. The seeding will take place after the close of registration on Tuesday, April 5th with seeds posted at www.themat.com by 9:00 PM (Central).



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