Future Olympian Rankings
Recognition & Rules
At the conclusion of the season, the top 36 wrestlers in each age group will receive a special recognition. Recognition will be awarded by age group in the following quantities:
1st – 12th – 1st Prize
13th – 36th – 2nd Prize
Boys (10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, Junior)
To be eligible for end of season recognition, they must have competed in a minimum of FIVE (5) of the events listed below. Please note that a Regional Championship event will count as TWO (2) events if the wrestler competes in both Freestyle and Greco-Roman at the same regional. (Northwest Regional 14U is a festival and does not count toward FOR points) The Folkstyle portion of the Freestyle and Greco-Roman regionals (if offered) will NOT count towards the Future Olympian Rankings. Wrestlers are eligible to compete in and earn Future Olympian Ranking values in ANY Freestyle & Greco-Roman regional, not just their designated regional. However, 10U, 12U, and 14U wrestlers must still compete in their designated regional in order to qualify for the Kids Nationals. For Tour of America events, True Beginner brackets will not count towards the rankings.
Girls (14U, 16U, Junior Women)
To be eligible for end of season recognition, girls must have competed in at least FIVE (5) events (Any Tour of America Series Events, Preseaon Nationals, Girls Folkstyle Nationals, Women’s Nationals, and Junior & 16U Nationals.
The type of recognition will be determined and announced at the end of each season.
Tie Breaking Criteria
In the event that two or more wrestlers end the season with the same Future Olympian Ranking value AND the tie needs to be broken in order to distribute prizes (for example if #12 and #13 are tied), then the following criteria will be used to rank the wrestlers:
- Number of Future Olympian Ranking events competed in
- If Wrestler A has competed in 6 events, and Wrestler B has only competed in 5, then Wrestler A wins the tie breaker
- Highest Event Category Placement
- If Wrestler A has competed in a National Championship event and Wrestler B has only competed in Regionals or Tour of Americas then Wrestler A wins the tie breaker
- If Wrestler A and Wrestler B have both competed in the same level of events, then Wrestler A must have placed higher in the highest event category in order to win the tie breaker
- If Wrestler A and Wrestler B both have the same placement in the highest event category (for example, 1st place at a national championship event), then Wrestler A must have competed in a bracket with more wrestlers in the highest category event to win the tie breaker (for example Wrestler A’s national event bracket had 30 wrestlers, Wrestler B’s national event bracket had 29 wrestlers, then Wrestler A wins the tie breaker)
- If the tie is unable to be broken after the above criteria has been applied, then the wrestlers will remain tied and will receive the higher level prize
Events for the Future Olympian Rankings will be grouped into two categories:
National Championships – Ranking scale up to 100.0, plus additional points for number of wins
Regional Championships – Ranking scale up to 75.0 plus additional points for number of wins (this will include Tour of America events)
Future Olympian Ranking Calculation Explanation
Every time an athlete participates in a Future Olympian Ranking event they receive a placement percentile finish for the weight class they participated in for that event. The placement percentile is calculated based on how they placed and how many wrestlers were in the bracket. If they did not place it is calculated based on the number of wins the wrestler earned.
Additional points are earned for number of wins. For Regional and National Events, each win is worth .5 points multiplied by the placement percentile for that specific event.
EXAMPLE 1 (National Event) - If you win 6 matches and place 2nd at a National Championship Event and your placement percentile for that specific event is .96 (example percentile). We take .96 x 3pts (6 wins x .5) and you will get 2.88 additional bonus points for the 6 wins. To calculate the total score for that specific event we now take the placement points (.96 placement percentile x 100 pts for National level event) = 96 pts and add the 2.88 additional bonus points for the 6 wins and you will earn 98.88 points for that specific National event.
EXAMPLE 2 (Regional Event) - If you win 6 matches and place 1st at a Regional Event and your placement percentile for that specific event is 1.00. We take 1.00 x 3pts (6 wins x .5) and you will get 3 additional bonus points for the 6 wins. So to calculate the total score for that specific event we now take the placement points (1.00 placement percentile x 75 pts for Regional level event) = 75 pts and add the 3 additional bonus points for the 6 wins and you will earn 78 points for that specific Regional event.
EXAMPLE 3 (DID NOT PLACE) - If you did not place at a Regional or National Event and won 4 matches, the total number of points earned will be 2pts for that specific event.
The Future Olympian Rankings are calculated using the event levels specified above. The new rankings, add together the total points earned for their best 5 events for boys and best 3 events for girls in the levels they competed in. Once the events for each wrestler is added together, we can determine the wrestler’s final ranking and the top 36 for each age group.