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USA Wrestling’s Folkstyle Tour of America Series kicks off with two events in November



The first two events in USA Wrestling’s Folkstyle Tour of America will be held in November.

The Northwest Bigfoot Battle will be held at the Hub Sports Center in Liberty Lake, Wash., on November 16-17.

Later in the month, the King of the Mountain will be held at the Douglas County Events Center in Castle Rock, Colo., on November 30-December 1.

Both events are one-day tournaments that will feature the following age divisions:

• BANTAMS (Age: Born 2005-2006)
Weight Classes: 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 75+ (15 lbs. max difference)

• *BANTAMS - TRUE BEGINNERS (Age: Born 2005-2006)Weight Classes: N/A

• INTERMEDIATES (Age: Born 2003-2004)
Weight Classes: 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 87, 95, 103, 112, 120, 120+ (20 lbs. max difference)

• *INTERMEDIATES - TRUE BEGINNERS (Age: Born 2003-2004)
Weight Classes: N/A

• NOVICES (Age: Born 2001-2002)
Weight Classes: 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 112, 120, 130, 140, 140+ (25 lbs. max difference)

• *NOVICE TRUE BEGINNERS (Age: Born 2001-2002)
Weight Classes: N/A

• MIDDLE SCHOOL (Age: Born 1998-2000 (plus enrolled in grades 6-8))
Weight Classes: 70, 77, 84, 91, 98, 105, 112, 120, 128, 136, 144, 152, 160, 175, 190, 210, 265

• *MIDDLE SCHOOL TRUE BEGINNERS (Age: Born 1998-2000 (plus enrolled in grades 6-8))
Weight Classes: N/A

*TRUE BEGINNERS ARE DEFINED AS HAVING ACTIVELY COMPETED IN THE SPORT OF WRESTLING FOR LESS THAN TWO (2) YEARS.

Registration is available online at www.TrackWrestling.com.

USA Wrestling does not charge for adjusting weight classes, even at weigh-ins, so sign up early to guarantee a spot. For more information and links to registration, please visit www.USAFolkstyle.com

USA Wrestling will be testing a Challenge Duals tournament prior to the King of the Mountain in Colorado. Several youth clubs from across the country have been hand-picked to compete in this trial event. Competition will take place on Friday evening, and the winning team will be recognized prior to the state of the individual tournament on Saturday.

Coaches and athletes must have current USA Wrestling memberships. To renew or purchase a card, visit www.USAWMembership.com

There are three other events in the Tour of America, all which will be held in early 2013: Salt Lake Slam (January 3-5 in Heber City, Utah), Georgia Grind (February 9-10 in Suwanee, Ga.) and Dominate in the Dells (March 15-16 in Wisconsin Dells, Wisc.).

For information on all of USA Wrestling’s events, please visit www.USAWrestlingEvents.com
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