Contestants are randomly drawn by computer.
The current rules of FILA will govern the event and the competition (except bracketing procedures). This event will use the NEW FILA rules as of May 18, 2013.
Click here to review the current rules of FILA.
University Division: Wrestlers from the same club will be separated. This division will employ double-elimination line bracketing with wrestle-backs to third place. University Finals will be the best two (2) of three (3) matches to determine a champion. This format is being adopted due to this event being the trial event for the University World Games.
University FINALS: University Finals will be the best two (2) of three (3) matches to
determine a champion. This format is being adopted due to this event
being the trial event for the University World Games.
FILA Cadet: Wrestlers from the same state will be separated. One pool will be used for brackets with fewer than six (6) competitors and two pools will be employed if there are six (6) or more entrants in any given weight class.
Separation Criteria at FILA Cadet Nationals will be based on the previous year's performance at the ASICS/Vaughan Junior & Cadet Nationals and the FILA Cadet Nationals:
- Level 1: Previous Cadet and above National Champion (IN Style)
- Level 2: Previous Cadet and above National 2nd - 8th (IN Style)
- Level 3: Previous Cadet and above National 1st - 3rd (OUT of style, not including folkstyle)
- Level 4: Separation by state
At weigh-ins and registration, when you receive your weigh-in card and check that the level listed is correct. If it is not, be sure to tell the table workers and the problem will be resolved.