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Assistant Athletic Director:
AJ Martinez

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Department Phone:
512-471-5883

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512-471-6589

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Wrestling Manual Post Season Information

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Post Season

District and Regional Tournaments
Representation
Each school may enter one team of boys and one team of girls for the district wrestling tournament. Each school is allowed to enter one athlete in each weight class.

Dates

January 21, Last day for all weight certifications
February 4, District certification deadline
February 10-11, Regional Tournaments
February 17-18, State Tournament


Entries
Entries are due to the district wrestling director five (5) days before the district tournament.

District Tournament
Each District Executive Committee shall schedule a district boys’ and girls’ wrestling tournament to determine representatives for the regional tournament. The top four qualifiers in each weight class at the district tournament will advance to the regional tournament. District wrestling tournaments for girls are mandatory. Regional tournaments for girls wrestling will no longer be open events.

Format
The district executive committee shall set the format of the district wrestling tournament for boys and girls competition.

Site
The site of the district tournament shall be determined by the wrestling district executive committee.

Starting Times
The wrestlers shall start at the time and in the order arranged by the district or regional director. The penalty for breach of this rule is disqualification.

Substitutions
The final decision on substitutions is left up to the district committee. There shall be no substitutions after the tournament has begun.

Scoring
In district, regional and state tournaments, team honors shall be determined by the National Federation scoring standards detailed in the wrestling rule book.

Advancement for Boys and Girls
In district tournaments, the top four wrestlers in each weight class will advance to the regional tournament. At regionals, the top four finishers in each weight class will advance to the state individual championships.

District tournament director will certify district results to the regional director immediately upon completion of the tournament. Regional tournament directors will certify results to state tournament director immediately upon completion of the tournament.

Wrestle Backs
At district and regionals, wrestle backs are allowed for advancement purposes only and only if the 4th and 5th place finishers have not previously faced each other in that tournament or if the 4th place finisher has not defeated the 5th place finisher in that tournament. This should be documented on the district and/or regional results prior to submitting to the UIL office.

Rules Committee
A rules committee appointed by the district wrestling executive committee should be established to act on all violations. A rules committee should be established at the regional tournament as well.

Rules
All UIL wrestling matches will be conducted in accordance with National Federation Wrestling Rules.

Weigh-Ins
Weigh-ins for all UIL district and regional tournaments shall follow the procedures outlined in Rule 4-5 of the National Federation Wrestling Rule Book. The district or regional director sets the schedule for weigh-ins.

Alternates - Regional/State - will be weighed in with the other competitors in their respective weight classes. Alternates will be placed in the bracket if the advancing wrestler is unable to compete. An advancing wrestler unable to compete due to injury, not making weight, or not being present at the start of weigh-ins can only be replaced from the alternates from his/her same qualifying tournament. An alternate not present at the start of weigh-ins for his/her respective weight class and not registered on the official weigh-in sheet cannot replace the advancing wrestler. Alternates are to be placed in the 4th qualifying position, moving other seeded wrestlers up one spot.

Format
The format of the regional tournament is set by the regional director. The regional director determines how the bracket will be filled (seeding, draw, etc.).

Regional Sites and Directors

Regional sites and directors can be found on the UIL website at http://www.uiltexas.org/wrestling/regional-sites.
State Tournament
Team Packets
Team packets will be available Thursday, February 16, 2023 at the state tournament site as well as Friday morning. Please check the UIL website for further details (
www.uiltexas.org/wrestling/state).

Tournament Director
AJ Martinez will serve as the tournament director.

Date and Site
T
he UIL Wrestling State Championships will be held on February 17-18, 2023 at the Berry Center in Cypress, TX. The state schedule will be announced at a later date on the UIL website (www.uiltexas.org/wrestling/state).

Rules Committee
The tournament director and rules committee members shall rule on all wrestling state tournament rule situations.

State Tournament Certificates
Certificates for each participant will be included in the team packet.

Programs
Each participating school will receive one free state tournament program. Others may be purchased at the site during the tournament.

Awards
Awards will be presented during the finals. The top three finishers in each weight class will receive medals. The top three teams will receive trophies.

State Tournament Rotation
Brackets for the state tournament will be determined by a rotation method. Brackets will be available on the UIL website (www.uiltexas.org/wrestling/state) following regionals.

State Tournament Weigh-In Procedures
Weigh-ins for the UIL Wrestling State Championships will be held in accordance with Rule 4-5 of the National Federation Wrestling Rule Book. The times for official weigh-ins will be listed in the state tournament schedule. Alternates will weigh in with their weight class.

Scoring
In district, regional and state tournaments, team honors shall be determined by the National Federation scoring standards detailed in the wrestling rule book. UIL will score six places for the boys and six places for the girls at the State Tournament.