Rapid Wrestling is a unique format designed to help youth wrestlers develop and have fun during a long season. For numerous reasons, including COVID concerns, this will not be a "tag team" competition as originally planned. Instead, the format is as follows:
Wrestlers are grouped into brackets according to age, weight and experience. Rather than wrestling formal matches with officials, this will be more of a structured practice format. Once grouped together, wrestlers will compete against others in their group in a variety of pre-announced situations/positions. This will allow coaches to focus on these positions during practices before the event. This includes serious/common wrestling positions as well as some fun events.
We will also allow the participants to wrestle full matches against opponents from other teams (with a centralized clock). In short, Rapid Wrestling allows participants to obtain a lot of live wrestling in various positions that are important for development while also having some fun.
This a "time slot" event. This means you are assigned a "time slot" (or time period) in which to arrive and compete. You must be flexible since you don't know your exact time slot when you register. In general, we begin first thing in the morning with the lightest, youngest elementary school wrestlers and proceed through the day until concluding with the heaviest, oldest (middle school) wrestlers. We expect this event to finish before dinnertime on Sunday.
Your time slot will be emailed to you on Wednesday, January 26. We will also post on our web site. If you cannot arrive on time and participate throughout your entire time slot, please notify us ASAP. Thank you in advance!
If you cancel after the deadline, there are no refunds. Since there are not official matches, the normal registration fee for this event is reduced to $20.
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