WWS REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT
Tournaments may sell out due to restrictions on building capacity. Please do not wait until deadline to register because it may be too late!
A wrestler must sign up online for each WWS tournament to participate. It doesn't matter if you purchased a Season Pass, Winter Pass, or Travel Pass (or if your club pays the fees), we need to know if you're coming to specific events.
Your registration must be completed before the registration deadline (usually Monday at midnight before event). It is wise to sign up shortly after registration opens because the number of participants may be capped.
Few exceptions, if any, are made for persons who miss registration deadlines. If TOP needs additional wrestlers in a certain weight class or if a participant can easily be accommodated, a late registrant may be accepted. However, there is a late fee of $20 to enter the tournament.
Registration windows are posted above. We don't want people signing up too far in advance and then forgetting about it (this used to happen all the time). While it may be more convenient to sign up for all events at one time, we've found this approach decreases "no-shows."
After the Registration Deadline, we immediately start working on brackets. Once finalized (no later than 2 days before the event), we email you a detailed schedule that includes your "time slot" which tells you when to arrive (this is also posted on our web site). In general, elementary school wrestlers (starting with lightweights) begin first in the morning, and middle school wrestlers (ending with heavier weights) wrap up the day. You can generally plan to compete around the same time at most WWS events, but we never know for sure until brackets are finalized. So you must be prepared to be somewhat flexible. If you discover the time slot doesn't work for you, you must let us know immediately.
After "time slots" are announced, we expect cancellations to be rare and caused only by unexpected circumstances (e.g., sudden illness, injury, family emergency). In short, you are expected to be there and wrestle (unless you tell us right away after time slots are announced). If you ever discover you can't make it, please notify us as ASAP so we can readjust brackets in advance. We also send text reminders the day before the event.
Finally, it's critical for wrestlers to show up on time. If they are late, they will be put on "Standby" status. This means they will only be allowed to wrestle if we truly need them in a particular bracket. In many instances, they will be scratched----so don't be late.
Warning: Please review our No-Show and Late Arrival Policy.
New Refund Policy----If you register online and cancel before the Registration Deadline, we will refund your registration fee less a small service charge to cover the costs charged by our service provider. If you cancel after the registration deadline, there is no refund.
Payments by Clubs....For clubs who buy in bulk (10 or more wrestlers), a Season Pass is $79/wrestler and covers all 8 events. You can also purchase a Winter Pass for $59 which includes the five events in 2022. Travel Passes can be purchased for $45 (for three events) by clubs traveling more than 100 miles to attend. Clubs must provide a listing of wrestlers along with payment. Payment options are check, Venmo or Paypal.
We also offer a Pay-As-You-Go option for clubs who prefer not to buy a special Pass in advance. In this case, we track who attends the tourneys from your club and then send an invoice. A club receives a 20% discount if 10 or more wrestlers attend.
In all of the above cases, we send you coupon codes to distribute to wrestlers before registration opens for each tourney (so they don't have to pay).
For more information, contact Tom Houck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are an individual and your club pays the fee......individual wrestlers should NOT pay fees on our site (we do not issue refunds due to the administrative hassle, so please consider it as a tax-deductible donation to our nonprofit). Instead, your club will send you a coupon code so you don't pay when registering for specific tournaments. If you're not sure if your club pays the fees, please ask them before paying on our site.
If you are an individual and your club does not pay the fee....you can register for specific tournaments when registration opens ($24 per event). Alternatively, you can save money by purchasing a Season Pass ($99 for all 8 events), Winter Pass ($79 for 5 tourneys in 2022), or Travel Pass ($45 for three tourneys if you live more than 100 miles away). You still must sign up for individual tournaments when Registration opens, however we will send you a coupon code in advance so you don't have to pay. Please don't buy these passes if you're club is purchasing passes for your team's wrestlers.
Please let us know if you have any questions!