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Article: 2020 IndianaMat Hoosier Preseason Open September 12th-13th

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September 12-13, 2020

**Registration will open July 24th**

Stud List
**Coming soon**

Carroll High School
3701 Carroll Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46818

Registration and Weigh-In Information
**Note information is tentative as we will have a different format this year!**

  • Enter in door 13(see map below) for weigh-ins
  • Saturday September 12th from 12:00-3:00 pm EST
    *Note: No weight change fee
  • No Satellite Weigh-ins
  • Weigh-ins will be in a singlet 


Entry Fee
$32 Registration by September 9th at 10:00pm EST
*No membership card is required to wrestle
You may pay online by credit card ONLY!
Per TrackWrestling policy there will be no refunds of paid entries.

Online registration ONLY will be accepted this year. Registration will be cut off at the first 750 paid entries or September 9th at 10pm EST whichever comes first. Please note we had had around 650 preregistered entries the past four years and we sold out the past two 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.

Tournament Gear and Apparel
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.

Enter in door #16(see map below)
Adults $15 per person
Students/Seniors(over 60) $10
Coaches $10 ***See Coaches Registration below for qualifications***
Under 5 free


Coaches Registration
Coaches will receive a free coaching pass with Photo ID and one of the following:

  • Membership card from your state's Coaches' Association valid from the 2019-20 or 2020-21 season
  • USA Wrestling Coach's Card valid from the 2019-20 or 2020-21 season (note - this must be an actual USAW yearly membership, NOT the copper or bronze certification card)
  • AAU Wrestling Coach's Card valid from the 2019-20 or 2020-21 season

These membership cards listed above are the ONLY ones that will be accepted and admitted for a discount.

Coaches who do not meet the above criteria can still obtain a coaches wristband with general admission.

You will not be allowed onto the competition area without a coaches wristband!

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

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

Joe Caprino


Wrestling Information
-Wrestling will take place on Saturday September 12th and Sunday September 13th, 2020
-Note format will be determined at a later date.
-Wrestling will take place in two gyms
-Weight Classes: High School: 109, 116, 123, 129, 135, 141, 148, 155, 163, 173, 185, 198, 223, 288
-Wrestlers in 7th-12th grade may participate
-Double elimination wrestle-backs to 4th place
-Period lengths 2-1-1 Championship 1-1-1 Consolation
-Overtime will be 1 minute sudden victory neutral and 30 second rideout
-We will seed 4-16 wrestlers so please include your state or national credentials when registering 
-2019/2020 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
-Wrestlers need to be clean shaven when they step on the mat, long hair is allowed.


Host Hotel
Coming soon


College Coaches
Coming soon


Tobacco Use
Northwest Allen County Schools is a tobacco free environment. If anyone is found to be using tobacco of any kind during the tournament they will be asked to leave and thus forfeit their tournament entry or gate admission.


Past Results
2019 Results(610 wrestlers from 11 states)
2018 Results(605 wrestlers from 12 states)
2017 Results(597 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)  


Carroll High School Map
Click for a larger view CarrollMap-1024x571.jpgIHSAA 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.

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