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2023 IOWA AAU KIDS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Feb. 24th & Feb. 25th , 2024
WELLS FARGO ARENA, DES MOINES
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 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.
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.
Brackets will open up on TrackWrestling by Monday, Feb 19th at 7:00pm. Please contact Matt Young at email@example.com 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.
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.
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
Trainers: Certified trainers will be available.
No coolers or food containers are allowed in the auditorium.
Photographer: A professional photographer will be available providing pictures for your purchase.
Make sure any skin conditions are controlled and covered by a doctor’s note.
Iowa AAU Website: Information will be posted at: www.iowaaauwrestling.com . For other questions and press passes please email Wes Creason, head of Iowa AAU Wrestling at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Iowa AAU Kids State Tournament
Feb. 25th & 26th, 2023
Wells Fargo Arena
Link to AAU Districts & State Flyer
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
State Qualifying District Tournaments
February 5th, 2023
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.
A & B Divisions: 1-1-1
C Division: 1.5-1.5-1.5
A Division – 3RD & 4TH Grade: 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 70, 74, 78, 82, 86, 90, 94, 98, 105, 115, 130, 150, 175(MAX)
If your 12th birthday is in 2023 you must move up a division. 2nd graders may enter with parent consent. NO 1st graders
B Division – 5TH & 6TH Grade: 60, 65, 70, 74, 78, 82, 86, 90, 94, 98, 103, 108, 114, 120, 128, 138, 148, 160, 180, 215(MAX)
If your 14th birthday is in 2023 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 2023 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
AAU Club awards at state based on club size.
Must bring 2023 AAU card to District Tournament.
All AAU cards must be purchased prior to Districts—NOT sold at door. Purchase online at: www.aausports.org.
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: www.trackwrestling.com
$30.00 to enter at door. NO Mail In Entries
District Admission: $5.00 adults. Free for kids 5 & under.
Coaches: AAU (adult) card will get you free admission to districts. Coaches band is $10.
$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. 25th: A & B Divisions start at 8 AM C Division starts at approximately 3 PM
Sunday Feb. 26th: 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: email@example.com
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: www.trackwrestling.com
Deadline to Register on Trackwrestling: Friday, February 4th 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 8:30-9:30 AM 401 Gordon Dr.
Sioux City, IA 51102
Clint Koedam Phone: 712-870-3099 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Noon - 1:00 PM Bettendorf, IA 52722
Contact: Mark or Kathy Trizzino email@example.com
Phone: 563-349-4245 [C]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Grades 7-8 from 1:00-1:30 PM Washington, IA 52353
1111 South B Ave
Contact: Mike Bowlin Southeastdistrict6@aol.com
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: Zach Zimmerman Phone: 319-230-8789 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 email@example.com
Includes these counties: Adair, Adams, Audubon, Carroll Cass,
Crawford, Fremont, Guthrie, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Montgomery,
Page, Pottawattomie, Ringgold, Union, Shelby, and Taylor