March 9th, 10th, & 11th
Tournament Location: BMO Harris Bank Center
300 Elm St
State Tournament Timetable: Click link under State Tournament Information in the right sidebar.
Team Eligibility: All teams must be chartered with the IKWF by the postmark deadline of February 1st of each season. A team's primary practice site must reside within the borders of the State of Illinois.
Wrestler Eligibility: Novice and Senior Division wrestlers only.
In addition to the regional tournament and sectional tournament eligibility requirements, wrestlers must qualify for the state tournament by:
Place in the top three (3) at their sectional tournament.
Note: A wrestlers weight class is determined at the regional tournament. Wrestlers MAY NOT switch weight classes for the state tournament.
Coach Eligibility: All coaches must hold a current USA Wrestling coaches membership card, they must be NCEP (copper, bronze, silver, or gold) certified, and they must display the coaches membership card at the state tournament as defined in the IKWF by-laws.
Entry Fee: None.
Note: Teams will be charged the following rates for scratches:
$0, if the IKWF office is notified on Monday prior to the start of weigh-ins.
$10, if the IKWF office is notified up to 48 hours prior to the start of weigh-ins.
$20, if the IKWF office is notified between 24 to 48 hours prior to the start of weigh-ins.
$30, if the IKWF office is NOT notified prior to the start of weigh-ins.
Team Scoring: Novice and Senior - as defined by the National Federation of State High School wrestling rules (see Rule 9 starting on page 44 of your NFHS rule book.
Scoring Wrestlers: Novice and Senior divisions - teams are limited to two (2) scoring wrestlers at each weight class. If more than two (2) wrestlers are entered at a given weight class, the scoring wrestlers must be declared by the conclusion of weigh-ins Friday morning.
Brackets: Novice and Senior: 24-man single elimination bracket with wrestle backs to 3rd place. Only wrestlers defeated by the championship semi-finalists are eligible to "wrestle back" in the consolation bracket.
Pairings: See page 36 of the IKWF by-laws.
Pairings were drawn at the IKWF executive board at the Jon Davis Kids Open in January and placed in a sealed envelope. Pairings will be revealed and available on this website on Sunday, March 9th.
Individual Awards: State champions receive a framed bracket board.
Medals will be awarded to the top eight (8) place winners in the Novice and Senior Division.
Marty Combes Award (Outstanding Novice Division Wrestler)
Ron Urwin Award (Outstanding Senior Division Wrestler)
Jim Didi Coach of the Year Award
Team Awards: Trophies will be awarded to the top eight (8) teams in the Novice and Senior Division.
Weigh-in Location and Time: Location: BMO Harris Bank Center:
For Friday's competition:
Thursday, March 9th - 4:30 to 6:30 pm or Friday, March 10th - 6 to 6:30 am.
For Saturday's competition:
Friday, March 10th - approximately 6 pm to 8:30 pm. Saturday, March 11th - 6:30 am to 7 am.
Note: Wrestler's have two (2) consecutive attempts to make weight for each day of competition.
Weigh-in Procedures: All wrestlers, including those in the 275 lbs. weight class are required to weigh-in wearing a competition singlet. Each wrestler must make scratch weight for the 1st day of competition. Wrestler's are given a one pound allowance for the 2nd day of competition. Wrestlers are given two (2) consecutive attempts to make weight. Upon entry to the weigh-in area, wrestlers may not attempt to lose weight and may not leave until their attempt(s) have been completed.
Weigh-in Notes: Wrestler's receive two (2) consecutive attempts to weigh-in for each day of competition. For Friday's competition wrestlers may attempt to make weight either Thursday night or Friday morning. For Saturday's competition wrestlers may attempt to make weight either Friday night or Saturday morning.