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Info for Coaches, Wrestlers & Fans

Melee on the Metro 5 - Coach & Fan Information

Friday, February 7, 2020:

3:00pm - Team Arrival

3:30pm - Varsity Weigh Ins (Scratch +2lbs.)

4:45pm - Coaches Meeting

5:30pm - Wrestling Begins; Round of 32 to Quarterfinals; 2 Rounds of Consolations (All Mats)

Saturday, February 8, 2020:

7:00am - Team arrival

8:00am - Varsity Weigh Ins (Scratch +3lbs.)

9:00am - JV Semi Finals and Consolation Quarters; Varsity and JV Consolation Semi-Finals (All Mats)

1:30pm - JV Finals (All Mats)

5:30pm - Championship Finals and Consolations for 1st, 3rd, and 5th place.  (3 Mats)

Medals and Team trophies will be awarded as soon as wrestling ends. The top 6 wrestlers in each weight class will receive medals. The top 3 teams will receive trophies.  OW will receive a trophy.

Notes:  This schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the tournament director.  No matches will be held if the tournament is running ahead of schedule.

Please remember to enter your lineups into TrackWrestling on time.  You don't have to have a wrestler's record entered into the system yet but we need to see how many slots we have for non-scoring wrestlers.  Several coaches have expressed interest in this option. Teams who have entered their preliminary lineups first will receive preference when we place non-scoring wrestlers.

Parents are forbidden to confront tournament staff at the tournament regarding last minute scratches, seeding or other related issues.  Failure to comply with this rule will result in a parent being asked to leave the tournament.

Coaches are forbidden to verbally harass or threaten tournament staff or officials for any reason.  Failure to comply with this rule will result in a coach being asked to leave the tournament.

  • Tournament brackets will be released via Trackwrestling by 5pm.
  • Last minute scratches will cause brackets to be redrawn only if the wrestler is a top 6 seed.

February 7-8, 2020 - Information for Wrestlers and Fans

  • Wrestlers should be dropped off at the entrance to the Wilson High School at the intersection of Fort Street and 40th Street at 3:00pm on Friday and 7:00am on Saturday.
  • Here is a link to a campus map with parking here.
  • Doors Open at 4:30pm Friday to fans.  Wrestling starts at 5:30pm
  • Doors Open at 8:00am Saturday to fans.  Wrestling starts at 9:00am
  • Admission is $10 for each day. Or you can pay $16 for a two day admission ticket.

Rules - The tournament matches and team scoring will be governed by the National Federation of State High School Associations Wrestling Book 2015-2016 Edition (NFHS Wrestling Rules).

  • Team scoring will follow Rule 9-2, Article 3, see page 48.
  • Match rules and scoring will follow NFHS Wrestling Rules, see Rules 6-7, Article 1, page 34.
  • Tournament structure
    • The tournament will be double elimination.
    • After each weight class finishes their matches, their medal ceremony will occur. Medals will be awarded to 1st through 6th place.
    • Team trophies, OW Award will occur at the end of the tournament after scores are tabulated and votes counted.

Awards - There will be engraved medals for every place winner 1st through 6th from Pittsburgh Trophy.

Officiating - Officiating will be conducted by the Washington Metropolitan Wrestling Officials Association.

Weather - The tournament will following District of Columbia Public School rules regarding weather.