My son, Easton, is a 5th grader 75#. He has been wrestling since he was 5 and watching and wrestling with his older brother (Owen Doster State Placer, 5th 132#, in '16 who is now at Wabash as a sophomore, returning 2017 All-American 7th @ Nationals) We are from Fort Wayne/New Haven area and he is very successful in this area in local opens and he plans to wrestle in the ISWA state both folk-style & freestyle this year. He is even going to give up seeing his brother at the NCAA DIII Championships (if he qualifies, which he should) to be able to wrestle at ISWA State.
We have traveled this year a bit with the Indiana Outlaws to Pennsylvania and he wrestled at the NUWAYs in Fort Wayne (WOW those PA, NJ kids are good). The Heartlands was a tournament we both had noticed and he expressed interest to see if he could make the team and to see how he stacks up against some of the kids he may see later in high school. We will be in Crawfordsville for the NCAA DIII Regionals at Wabash on Friday the 23rd and Saturday the 24th, so this could work out for us since we would be close to Indy.
I have printed off the info sheet and we will discuss as this is something i know he really wants to do. Owen wrestled for Team Indiana in Iowa also and little brother wants to follow in his path.
Thanks again Jason for your insight and i hope we see you at the wrestle offs.