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    Default New 2009 Ohio Tournament of Champions Team Dual Event

    ***We are now up to 10 spots having been reserved***

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: BART FREIDENBERG
    614-833-5885
    2009 OHIO TOURNAMENTOF CHAMPIONS
    DUAL MEET TEAM COMPETITION
    APRIL 25, 2009
    8:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.

    The Ohio Tournament of Champions, the largest one day amateur wrestling tournament in the world, announces the addition of dual meet competition for 2009. This is in addition to the individual competition, which will also be held the same day and will commence at the completion of the team competition. ALL wrestling will still be completed in one day. Now in its 17th year, the Ohio TofC will again be held at the Columbus Convention Center, in Downtown Columbus, OH,in 200,000 square feet of wrestling space and up to 34 full size mats - all under one roof.. Additional information on the individual tournament, as well as hotel information, can be found at the Ohio Tournament of Champions website

    Entry fee: There will be 17 weight classes in each division.and the entry fee will be $50 per weight class (total of $850), regardless of the number of wrestlers that you have on your team. In addition, each competitor must also have a current AAU card.

    Wrestlers in the team compeition MAY enter the individual competition as well. However, being a member of one of the competing teams DOES NOT guarantee him a spot in the individual tournament.

    Divisions
    : The Divisions to be contested will be:

    1A. High School Club Team/Community Division: For those wrestlers born in the years 1990-1994*
    ( a wrestler born in 1995 may compete in this division and may be in middle school). No high school graduates will be allowed to compete in this division. Wrestlers in this division must reside in a 30 mile range of each other, be from schools that are adjacent to each other or be from a club that practices regularly together (at least twice per week. There will be a maximum of 24 teams allowed in this division.

    1B. High School All-Star Division: For those wrestlers born in the years 1990-1994*
    ( a wrestler born in 1995 may compete in this division and may be in middle school). No high school graduates will be allowed to compete in this division. There will be no restriction on where a wrestler resides to be in this division. There will be a maximum of 12 teams allowed in this division.

    Weight classes for Divisions 1 will be:
    100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 125, 130, 135, 140, 145, 152, 160, 171, 189, 220, 285

    2A. Middle School Club Team/Community Division: For those wrestlers born in 1994-1996
    (wrestlers born in 1997 may compete in this division and may be in the 5th grade).Wrestlers in this division must reside in a 30 mile range of each other, be from schools that are adjacent to each other or be from a club that practices regularly together (at least twice per week). No all star teams are permitted in this division. There will be a maximum of 12 teams allowed in this division.

    2B. Middle School All Star Division: For those wrestlers born in 1994-1996
    (wrestlers born in 1997 may compete in this division and may be in the 5th grade). There will be no restriction on where a wrestler resides to be in this division. There will be a maximum of 12 teams allowed in this division.

    Weight classes for Division 2A & 2B will be:
    75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 126, 132, 140, 148, 160, 180, 230

    3A. Elementary School Club Team/Community Division: For those wrestlers born in 1997-2004
    . Wrestlers in this division must reside in a 30 mile range of each other, be from schools that are adjacent to each other or be from a club that practices regularly together (at least twice per week). No all star teams are permitted in this division. There will be a maximum of 12 teams allowed in this division.


    3B. Elementary All Star Division
    : For those wrestlers born in 1997-2004. There will be no restriction on where a wrestler resides to be in this division. There will be a maximum of 12 teams allowed in this division.

    Weight classes for Divisions 3A & 3B will be:
    45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 110, 120, 130, 150, 180

    Competition
    : all matches will consist of one three minute period...similar to the individual Tournament of Champions. However, if after the regulation time the match is tied, a one minute overtime will be contested. If the match is still tied, then there will be no addiitonal wrestling and each team will receive an equal number of team points. The team competition will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2009 - from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The individual competition will begin at 1:00 p.m., with certain ages/weights wrestlign from 1:00-6:00 p.m. and the remainder fo the groups from 6:00-11:00 p.m. ALL wrestling will be compeleted on April 25. There will be NO WRESTLING on Sunday, April 26.


    Brackets
    : Will be determined by the umber of teams in each particular division. Each competing team will be guaranteed five dual meets.

    Weigh-ins
    : All weigh ins for the team competition will occur on Friday, April 24, 2009,at the Columbus Convention Center. A separate scale will be allocated to teams weighing in. Those wrestlers competiing in the individual tournament also may weigh in for the individual tournament at that time, but will need to have their individual weigh in card with them. Otherwise, they will need to weigh in a second time.

    Team Rosters
    : Need to be sent in 2 weeks prior to the TofC. You can have up to 34 kids on your team roster, but a maximum of three in any one weight class. ALL wrestlers in the team competiition will need to
    submit proof of date of birth and have verification of a current AAU card, in order to participate. You may change roster names at the site, BUT any substitutions will need to have proof of AAU card purchase and also proof of date of birth with them. NO AAU cards will be sold at the event.

    Awards:
    Will be given to the top 3 teams in each division, with a maximum number of individual awards of 20 per team.

    RESERVE A SPOT:
    To reserve your team?s spot, a $100 non refundable deposit, per division you wish to enter a team in, is due. This payemnt is due within 2 weeks of your notifying the TofC that you wish to enter a team in that division. After that time, your team will be placed at the end of the team list for that division and cannot be guaranteed a spot. The remaining payment of $750 is due by March 24, 2009. If not received by then, the Tournament of Champions has the right to offer your spot to the next team on the waiting list.

    Before sending in your deposit, you will need to receive confirmation from the TofC that a spot is still open in your division. To check on this, go to the Ohio tournament of champions website.


    ***We expect this event to fill up quickly, so don?t delay



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    Default Re: New 2009 Ohio Tournament of Champions Team Dual Event

    12 spots already accounted for.

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    Default Re: New 2009 Ohio Tournament of Champions Team Dual Event

    Event is now full, with 114 teams, representing 24 states.

    Registration for the Individual Ohio TofC, April 24 at the Columbus Convention Center (Columbus, OH) is now open. This year, we are expecting more than 3000 wrestlers to compete.

    Ohio TofC

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