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Iowa AAU Grades 3-8 District Tournaments 

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Top 4 Placewinners at each weight from each district qualifies for the AAU State Tournament Feb. 24-25, 2024 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines 

Link to AAU Districts & State Flyer

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Divisions and Weight Classes 

(All Wrestlers Weigh in Singlet at Districts & State)

Weights listed are the upper limits for each class.  You must make the same weight at state as the weight class in which you qualified at Districts.  

Wrestlers are allowed to enter only one age division and weight class.  Wrestlers can move up one grade division or weight class with parent consent.  Grade in school is the primary determinant of division. Age can move a wrestler up a division but not down. 

You can wrestle 3 years in the grades 3-4 division if you wrestle as a 2nd grader.  CHANGED: A wrestler CAN wrestle 3 years in a division if held back in school if meet the Age Requirement.

Participants must be biological males, as stated on participant’s birth certificate.

Biological females may not participate in AAU Kids State and Districts. 

Biological females may participate in AAU Girls State. 

Follow the link for more information. 


Match Times: 

A & B Divisions:  1-1-1           C Division:  1.5-1.5-1.5 


A Division – 3RD & 4TH Grade: 50, 54, 57, 60, 63, 66, 69, 72, 75, 78, 82, 86, 90, 95, 100, 110, 125, 145, 170(MAX)

 If your 12th birthday is in 2024 you must move up a division.  2nd graders may enter with parent consent. NO 1st graders.  A wrestler can wrestle in this division a maximum of 3 years. 


B Division – 5TH & 6TH Grade: 60, 65, 70, 74, 77, 80, 83, 86, 89, 93, 98, 103, 108, 114, 120, 128, 138, 148, 160, 180, 215(MAX)

If your 14th birthday is in 2024 you must move up a division. 


C Division – 7TH & 8TH Grade: 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 125, 130, 135, 140, 145, 152, 160, 171, 189, 215, 260 (MAX)

    If your 16th birthday is in 2024 you are ineligible.  No 9th Graders. 


Brackets & Match Times

Districts:  6 or less wrestlers:  Round Robin.  Above six wrestlers brackets will be 8, 16, or 32 man cross bracket.  Wrestlers will be assigned by random draw   and wrestlers from same club will be separated as much as possible.  We wrestle out to 5th place.  No 2nd place wrestle back. Will wrestle to true 4th.

        Top 4 finishers at each weight qualify for state.  If any of the top 4 do not signup, next in order of finish become eligible.  


State:  Wrestlers are placed in a bracket according to a rotating formula using district finishes.  Wrestle through 8 places.  No 2nd place wrestle back. 



Top 4 medal at Districts.  Top 8 medal at State.  State Champions Earn Customized Gear


Entry Information

Must bring 2024 AAU card to District Tournament.

All AAU cards must be purchased prior to Districts—NOT sold at door.  Purchase online at:

You must bring a copy of your Birth Certificate to districts to be allowed to wrestle.  AAU card is not proof of age. 

Team you register to wrestle for at Districts is same team you will wrestle for at State.  You cannot change after Districts.



$20.00 entry fee if register in advance at: 

$30.00 to enter at door.  NO Mail In Entries 

District Admission:  $8.00 age 6 & up.  Free for kids 5 & under.  

Coaches:  Must Have 2024 Non Athlete AAU Card and will get FREE admission and FREE coaches band at Districts



$35.00 Entry Fee for State Qualifiers

Must enter for State at Districts on the day you qualify. State info will be given at districts once you qualify.

Saturday Feb. 24th: A & B Divisions start at 8 AM C Division starts at approximately 3 PM

Sunday Feb. 25th:  All Divisions:  Doors 7:30am, Grand March 8:30 and Wrestling Starts by 9 AM


*****AAU card required to coach at State & Districts

Questions: Email Wes Creason at:



  • Wrestlers must provide copy of AAU Card and Birth Certificate at Districts.

No Wrestlers below 2nd grade at Districts

No individual petition to change district or wrestle outside your district will granted for any reason.

AAU clubs must be on file by districts to be eligible for team awards at state.

You must enter district qualifier for your county of residence unless your school is in another district in which case you may enter district tournament that your school is in.  In this case you must have copy of your report card as proof of your school.

You must be an Iowa resident or be enrolled in an Iowa school to be eligible.  Bring proof of enrollment if not an Iowa resident.

Siblings from the same household must wrestle in the same district.

All AAU club members must register at districts to represent your club at state.  

All wrestlers must weigh in wearing a singlet.  If you weigh more or less than the weight class you registered for via TrackWrestling for districts, you can change weight classes at the tournament during weigh ins.  

Any violation of age, grade, or residence requirement will result in disqualification for the state tournament. 


District Qualifying Sites

Sites are listed below: Pay attention to which district your county attends. 

You can only attempt to qualify at your district (county where you live or you go to school) not the county in which your club is located

Find your district and register at:

Deadline to Register on Trackwrestling:  Friday, February 3rd at NOON

Do NOT mail entry.  $20.00 online entry; $30.00 walk in

Pay Attention to the Weigh In Times For Your District


District 1 – Northwest                                       Long Lines Rec Center         

Weigh in time: All Grades from 7:00-8:00 AM      401 Gordon Dr.                        

                                                                               Sioux City, IA 51102

Contact: Clint Koedam

               Phone: 712-870-3099         


Includes counties of: Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Ida,

 Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Sac

Sioux, and Woodbury.

District 5 – East                                                        Bettendorf HS

Weigh in time: Grades 3-6 from 7-8 AM                   3333 18th St                        

                         Grades 7-8 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM       Bettendorf, IA 52722         


Contact: Mark or Kathy Trizzino                   

              Phone: 563-349-4245 


Includes counties of: Cedar, Clinton, Dubuque, Jackson, Louisa,

Muscatine, and Scott     

District 2 – North Central                                     Humboldt High School      

Weigh in time: All Grades from 7-8 AM                 1500 Wildcat Rd                                

                                                                               Humboldt, IA 50548

Contact:    Chad Beaman

               Phone: 515-368-3511               


Includes these counties: Boone, Calhoun, Franklin, Greene, Hamilton,

Hancock, Hardin, Humboldt, Kossuth, Marshall, Story,  Webster, Winnebago, Worth and Wright 


District 6 – Southeast                                          Washington High School

Weigh in time: Grades 3-6 from 7-8 AM                  1111 South B Ave.  

                          Grades 7-8 from 1:00-1:30 PM        Washington, IA 52353


Contact: Mike Bowlin                             

               Cell#: 319-471-2832


Includes these counties: Appanoose, Davis, Des Moines, Henry, Jasper, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lee, Mahaska, Marion, Monroe, Poweshiek, Van Buren,

Wapello, and Washington

District 3 – Northeast                                            Waverly-Shell Rock HS

Weigh in time: All Grades from 7-8 AM                   1405 4th Ave SW                            

                                                                                    Waverly, IA 50677

Contact: Jordan Alborn                                                                           

Phone:    319-230-7154                  


Includes these counties: Allamakee, Blackhawk, Bremer, Butler, Cerro

Gordo, Chickasaw, Clayton, Floyd, Fayette, Grundy, Howard, Mitchell, and 


District 7 – South Central                                     Indianola Middle School

Weigh in time: All Grades 7-8 AM                          Blake Fieldhouse

    403 South 15th St

Contact: Matt Young

               Phone 515-681-3262              


Includes these counties: Clarke, Dallas, Decatur, Lucas, Madison, Polk,

Warren, and Wayne

District 4 – Mid East                          Cedar Rapids Prairie High School

Weigh in time: All Grades from 7-8 AM                      401 76th Ave SW                     

                                                                                 Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Contact: Derrick Ball

               Phone:  563-299-3933                                    


Includes these counties: Benton, Buchanan, Delaware, Iowa, Johnson, Jones,

Linn,  and Tama


District 8 – Southwest                                              Glenwood High School

Weigh in time Grades 3-6 from 7-8 AM                        504 E Sharp St.                                                               

                         Grades 7-8 from 11 AM - 12 PM        Glenwood, IA 51534                             


Contact: Matt Fletcher 

Phone: 402-960-6840     


Includes these counties: Adair, Adams, Audubon, Carroll Cass, 

Crawford, Fremont, Guthrie, Harrison,  Mills, Monona, Montgomery,

Page, Pottawattomie, Ringgold, Union,  Shelby, and Taylor

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Feb. 24th & Feb. 25th , 2024


The top 4 place winners at each weight class at each district site on Feb. 4th qualify for the state championships.


You must sign up for state ONLINE by Sunday, Feb. 4th at 11:00 PM. Entry fee is $35.00.  Information for registering for state will be given at districts. 

State Registration:

The top 4 Placewinners at each weight class at each of the eight district tournaments qualify for the AAU State Tournament.  Information for registering for State will be given at the district tournaments or State Qualifiers can click the link below to register:

“A” Grades 3-4 State Registration and T-shirt Link

“B” Grades 5-6 State Registration and T-shirt Link

“C” Grades 7-8 State Registration and T-shirt Link

  1. State T-Shirts: When you register for state online you will also place your order for your customized State Championship T-shirt designed by Ironside Apparel. You will have the ability to order up to five shirts. 

  2. State Weigh-ins

  • HyVee Hall at Iowa Events Center:  730 3rd St.  Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Weigh ins will be on Level One.
  • Friday Feb. 23RD between 5 PM and 7:30 PM. You must make the same weight class in which you qualified

  • Must weigh-in in singlet.   

  1. Brackets will open up on TrackWrestling by Monday, Feb 19th at 7:00pm.  Please contact Matt Young at if there is a bracket issue, spelling error or a scratch.  Wrestlers are NOT allowed to change school/club between districts and state.  Brackets with 8 wrestlers or less will wrestle to completion on Saturday in all divisions.  Any brackets larger than 8 wrestlers will wrestle until 8 wrestlers remain on Saturday and will be completed on Sunday. 

  2. State AAU ADMISSION Costs at Wells Fargo Arena:

    Adult 1 Day Admission:   $18         Sold at Arena: No re-entry

    Adult 2 Day Admission:   $30         Sold at Weigh Ins & Arena:  Allows re-entry

    Youth 1 Day Admission:   $12        Sold at Arena: No re-entry

    Youth 2 Day Admission:   $20        Sold at Weigh Ins & Arena:  Allows re-entry

Floor Access & 2 Day Admission:   $55    Gets you on the floor but not on the mat to coach.    

    Coach’s Band:   $45    Includes admission both days.  Must purchase AAU Card prior to event. 

***There is a 3% Credit Card Processing Fee for all purchases made with a card. 

  1. Schedule:  Wrestling will be scheduled as follows:

   Saturday,  February 24th  

A & B Divisions:  Doors open at 7AM & Wrestling begins at 8AM  

C Division: Wrestling begins at conclusion of A & B divisions: Approximately 3:00 PM

   Sunday, February 25th   – Grand March at 8:30 AM & Wrestling will begin at 9 AM, Doors open at 7:30 AM

  1. Trainers:  Certified trainers will be available.

  2. No coolers or food containers are allowed in the auditorium.

  3. Photographer:  A professional photographer will be available providing pictures for your purchase.

  4. Make sure any skin conditions are controlled and covered by a doctor’s note.

Iowa AAU Website:  Information will be posted at: .  For other questions and press passes please email Wes Creason, head of Iowa AAU Wrestling at: