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    2024 IndianaMat Hoosier Preseason Open September 8th

    Date
    September 8, 2024

    Registration
    Registration will start in late July
     

    Petition Information

    Petitions are closed

     

    Brackets and Streaming

    Coming Soon


    Stud List

     

    Coming Soon

     

     

    Location:
    Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

    4000 Parnell Ave
    Fort Wayne, IN 46805

     

    Event Schedule (Tentative)

    • Saturday September 7th 
      • Weigh-ins
        VIP Weigh-ins 2-3pm
        Normal Weigh-ins 5-7pm
    • Sunday September 8th 
      • Wrestling Session 1 
        9:00 am pm EST
        Weights: 109, 123, 141, 147, 168, 193, 288
      • Wrestling Session 2
        2:00 pm EST
        Weights: 116, 129, 135, 153, 160, 178, 218

     

    Weigh-In Information

    • Saturday September 7th 
      VIP Weigh-ins 2-3pm
      Normal Weigh-ins 5-7pm
    • No Satellite Weigh-ins
    • Weigh-ins will be in a singlet or NFHS approved two-piece uniform
    • No weight change fee
    • Weigh-ins are WHOLE pounds, tenths will count! For example if you weigh 153.3 you will NOT wrestle the 153lbs weight class! 

     

    VIP Weigh-In Information

    • Saturday September 7th 
      VIP Weigh-ins 2-3pm
    • $20 cash only paid at the door
    • No limit to number of VIP weigh-in athletes

     

    Entry Fee

    • $40 Registration by September 4th at 10:00pm EST or 850 paid entries, whichever comes first.
    • No membership card is required to wrestle
    • You must pay online by credit card ONLY!
    • There will be no refunds of paid entries.
    • Online registration ONLY will be accepted this year. Registration will be cut off at the first 850 paid entries or September 4th at 10pm ET whichever comes first. Please note we have sold out the past four years.
    • The Tournament Committee will retain the right to add up to an additional 25 wrestlers, at their discretion, via a petition process, after the entry cutoff. Information about the petition process will be posted within a day after registration closes.
    • Once we reach the entry limit registration will be shut down. After that point the ONLY way to enter is through a petition.

     

    Memorial Coliseum Procedures

    • No charge for parking on Saturday for weigh-ins. Please tell the attendant you are there for wrestling weigh-ins
    • Coolers will be allowed in the athlete lunch area only. Athletes can bring coolers in through the Athlete Entrance ONLY!

     

    Tournament Gear and Apparel
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    3X Gear is the official gear distributor for the IndianaMat Hoosier Preseason Open. They will be on hand with a full selection of tournament apparel and other wrestling apparel and supplies.

     

    Spectators
    $20 per person can be purchased at the door Sunday morning or before session 2.

     

    Age Groups
    Students currently enrolled in 7th-12th grades will be wrestling in one division.


    Awards
    Top 4 will receive medals and the top 4 will qualify for Super 32 early entry
     

    Contact
    Joe Caprino
    joe@Indianamat.com

     

    Wrestling Information
    -Wrestling will take place on Sunday September 8th, 2024
    -Weight Classes: 109, 116, 123, 129, 135, 141, 147, 153, 160, 168, 178, 193, 218, 288
    -Wrestlers in 7th-12th grade may participate
    -Double elimination wrestle-backs to 4th place
    -Period lengths Championship 2:00-1:30-1:30 Consolation 2:00-1:00-1:00 
    -Overtime will be 1 minute sudden victory neutral and 30 second ride-out
    -We will seed all wrestlers with specific criteria so please include your state or national credentials when registering 
    -2024/2025 NFHS rules will be utilized, except the overtime modification
    -Wrestling will be on full mats
    -Singlet or approved NFHS uniform is required
    -College out of bounds rules will be utilized.
    -Headgear is not required, but recommended
    -Mouthpieces are required if you have braces
    -NFHS hair rules will apply

     

    Seeding Information

    MatScouts Willie Saylor will seed up to 16 in each weight class. All others with criteria below will be separated beyond the seeded wrestlers.

     

    Each wrestler that qualifies will be given a "Separation Criteria" from the list below. The criteria are ranked in order.

    1. Nationally ranked in FloWrestling or MatScouts rankings
    2. State Champion/IHPO Champion

    3. State 2-3/IHPO 2-4

    4. State 4-5

    5. State 6-8

    6. State Qualifier/IHPO Top 6 or 8

    7. Other Credentialed athletes that deserve separation

     

    With these groups we will determine seeds.  Here is an example

    If we have 2 wrestlers with #1 criteria, 4 with #2, 2 with #3, 2 with #4 and 5 with #5 this is how it will work.

     

    The top two seeds will be the two wrestlers with #1 criteria in a random order

    Seeds 3-6 will be the wrestlers with #2 criteria in a random order

    Seeds 7-8 wrestlers with #3 criteria in a random order

    Seeds 9-10 wrestlers with #4 criteria in a random order

    Seeds 11-14 wrestlers with #5 criteria in a random order

    The seeds will be determined randomly by TrackWrestling. 

     

    Host Hotel
    Information coming soon

     

    College Coaches

    We will offer a special college coaches package for $50. 

    You may pay in advance or pay if you are not attending the event and want the entry database using this button

    Click here to purchase

    The package will include:

    • Registration list of all high school aged wrestlers with name, address, grade, weight, accomplishments, GPA, and college test scores*
    • Preliminary entry list sent after registration closes
    • Note: Due to coliseum policies you will need to purchase a ticket separately.

     

    *Tournament entry information with addresses and contact information will be sent the week after the event and will have all high school aged wrestlers that opted to have information released to coaches.

     

    Past Results
    2023 Results(747 wrestlers from 9 states)
    2022 Results(732 wrestlers from 10 states)
    2021 Results(716 wrestlers from 12 states)
    2020 Results(707 wrestlers from 16 states)
    2019 Results(610 wrestlers from 11 states)
    2018 Results(605 wrestlers from 12 states)
    2017 Results(607 wrestlers from 10 states)
    2016 Results(647 wrestlers from 11 states)
    2015 Results(580 wrestlers from 11 states)
    2014 Results(586 wrestlers from 14 states)
    2013 Results(598 wrestlers from 10 states)
    2012 Results(444 wrestlers from 8 states)
    2011 Results(254 wrestlers from 9 states)
    2010 Results(171 wrestlers from 9 states)  

     

    IHSAA Rules

    Regarding Coaching at the IHPO
    15-2 During School Year Out-of-Season
    15-2.1 Individual Sports (Cross Country, Golf, Gymnastics, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Wrestling)
    a. Students may participate in non-school contests as individuals or as members of a non-school team in non-school contests provided that participation during school time is approved by the school principal or his/her designee.
    b. Coaches, from a member school coaching staff, may coach students in that sport if NOT under the organization, supervision and operation of the member school.
    c. Member schools may not organize, supervise or operate athletic practices or interschool athletic contests.
    d. Member schools may not provide school-owned uniforms (jerseys, shirts, shorts, pants, singlets, or swimsuits, etc.) worn by the student in non-school contests.

     

    Estimated Future Event Dates
    *We try our best to be the weekend after Labor Day

    September 7-8, 2024

    September 6-7, 2025

    September 12-13, 2026

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