National Federation of State High School Association scoring rules with USA Wrestling modifications will govern the competition. These USA Wrestling modifications include the following:
- Headgear is MANDATORY for all competitors
- Mouth guards are not required for wrestlers (even wrestlers with braces)
- Rest time in between matches is a minimum of 15 minutes
- A match can be started when a wrestler does not have a coach
- The three-quarter nelson with leg hook IS legal in USAW Folkstyle Events
- The double arm bar with sit out is illegal
USA Wrestling rules governing ages, weights and match time will take precedence where applicable.