Location: Carroll High School
3701 Carroll Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46818
Registration and Weigh-In Information
Enter in door 13(see map below) for weigh-ins
Saturday September 7th from 6:00-9:00 pm EST
*Note: If you do not make your registered weight class you will be subject to a $10 weight change fee. You may change your weight class until September 4, 2019 at 11:00pm EST on TrackWrestling or by emailing Joe Caprino at joe@Indianamat.com
Sunday September 8th from 7:00-7:30 am with prior registration and notification
*Note: You MUST preregister and will NOT be able to change weight classes if you weigh-in on Sunday morning. If you are going to weigh-in on Sunday please contact Joe Caprino at joe@Indianamat.com to notify him of your intentions by September 4, 2019. If you do not do this you will NOT be allowed to participate.
No Satellite Weigh-ins
$32 Registration by September 4th 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 650 paid entries or September 4th at 10pm EST whichever comes first. Please note we had had around 650 preregistered entries the past four years and we sold out last year.
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 $10 per person
Students/Seniors(over 60) $5 Coaches free ***See Coaches Registration below for qualifications***
Under 5 free
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 2018-19 or 2019-20 season
USA Wrestling Coach's Card valid from the 2018-19 or 2019-20 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 2018-19 or 2019-20 season
These membership cards listed above are the ONLY ones that will be accepted and admitted for FREE.
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!
Students currently enrolled in 7th-12th grades will be wrestling in one division.
Top 3 will receive medals and the top 4 will qualify for Super 32 early entry
Joe Caprino joe@Indianamat.com
-Wrestling will take place on Sunday September 8th, 2019
-Wrestling will begin promptly at 9am
-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 4-12 wrestlers so please include your state or national credentials when registering *Note: You must be preregistered to be seeded.
-2018/2019 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.
Information in August
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 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)
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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.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – IU head coach Angel Escobedo has announced the addition of three time All-American and NCAA Champion Jason Tsirtsis as a volunteer assistant coach.
Tsirtsis, a native of Crown Point, Ind., where he won four state championships in high school, started his college career at Northwestern where in his redshirt freshman season he won the NCAA Championship at 149 lb. That year, in 2014, Tsirtsis also was the Big Ten Champion, Big Ten Freshman of the Year, Intermat Freshman of the Year and Midlands Champion.
Tsirtsis concluded his collegiate career in 2017-18 with Arizona State as an All-American with a seventh-place finish at NCAAs. He was named the Comeback Wrestler of the Year at the NCAA Championships by FloWrestling.
I'm very excited to add Jason Tsirtsis to our staff,” Escobedo said. “Since day one, our focus has been to keep the best kids in state and I believe having an Indiana legend like Jason will help achieve this goal. He will work directly with our middle weights (149-165) and we are excited to have him join our program.”
“I am extremely excited to join the wrestling family down in Bloomington,” Tsirtsis said. “Angel has done a great job at changing the culture within the program and I'm thrilled to help further the growth & development of our wrestlers. I can't wait to get down to Bloomington!”
16U Greco-Roman National Duals When: June 12 and 13 Where: Spokane, Washington Who: Team Indiana featuring wrestlers aged 15 and 16, formerly the cadet age group. Link to Brackets and Video: https://www.trackwrestling.com/tw/teamtournaments/VerifyPassword.jsp?tournamentId=421806132
14U Greco-Roman National Duals When: June 13 and 14 Where: Indianapolis, Indiana(Warren Central High School) Who: Team Indiana featuring wrestlers aged 13 and 14, formerly the schoolboy age group. Link to Brackets and Video: https://www.trackwrestling.com/tw/teamtournaments/VerifyPassword.jsp?tournamentId=421804132
16U Freestyle National Duals When: June 14 and 15 Where: Spokane, Washington Who: Team Indiana featuring wrestlers aged 15 and 16, formerly the cadet age group. Link to Brackets and Video: https://www.trackwrestling.com/tw/teamtournaments/VerifyPassword.jsp?tournamentId=421805132
Final X Lincoln When: June 15 Where: Lincoln, Nebraska Who: Kayla Miracle and Sarah Hildebrandt wrestle for a World Team spot. Link to Video: https://FloWrestling.org
14U Freestyle National Duals When: June 15 and 16 Where: Indianapolis, Indiana(Warren Central High School) Who: Team Indiana featuring wrestlers aged 13 and 14, formerly the schoolboy age group. Link to Brackets and Video: https://www.trackwrestling.com/tw/teamtournaments/VerifyPassword.jsp?tournamentId=421803132
Junior Greco-Roman National Duals When: June 19 and 20 Where: Tulsa, Oklahoma Who: Team Indiana featuring wrestlers 15 and older that are in high school. Link to Brackets and Video: https://www.trackwrestling.com/tw/teamtournaments/VerifyPassword.jsp?tournamentId=421809132
14U Girls's Freestyle National Duals When: June 20 and 21 Where: Tulsa, Oklahoma Who: Team Indiana featuring wrestlers aged 13 and 14, formerly the schoolboy age group. Link to Brackets and Video: https://www.trackwrestling.com/tw/teamtournaments/VerifyPassword.jsp?tournamentId=421810132
AAU Disney Duals When: Community Divisions- June 21-24
All-Star and Developmental- June 19-22
Girls- June 19-21 Where: Orlando, Florida Who: All-Star teams and high schools from across the state.
Bloomington South Purple
Dead Mouse Mafia Silver(Avon)
FC Boom Squad(Franklin Central)
Indiana Marauders(Mount Vernon(Fortville))
Dead Mouse Mafia Gold(Avon)
NWI Gladiators(Hammond Gavit)
Terre Haute South Braves Black
Indiana Cornbrawlers(Oak Hill)
T.O.P. Orange(Columbus East)
T.O.P White(Columbus East)
Warrior Elite Black(Warren Central)
Terre haute South Braves Red
Warrior Elite Gold(Warren Central)
Indiana Outlaws Select
Beech Grove WC
DC Elite(Decatur Central)
DC Select(Decatur Central)
South Select Girls
Link to Brackets and Video:
All-Star, Developmental, and Community Divisions https://www.trackwrestling.com/tw/teamtournaments/VerifyPassword.jsp?tournamentId=434069132
Girl's Division https://www.trackwrestling.com/tw/teamtournaments/VerifyPassword.jsp?tournamentId=434070132
Junior Freestyle National Duals When: June 21 and 22 Where: Tulsa, Oklahoma Who: Team Indiana featuring wrestlers 15 and older that are in high school. Link to Brackets and Video: https://www.trackwrestling.com/tw/teamtournaments/VerifyPassword.jsp?tournamentId=421808132
UWW Cadet Pan-American Championships When: Greco-Roman June 28, Freestyle June 29-30 Where: Morelia, Mexico Who: Jesse Mendez at 60kg Link to Brackets and Video: https://www.trackwrestling.com/tw/opentournaments/VerifyPassword.jsp?tournamentId=278613132
16U Freestyle- July 13-15
16U Women Freestyle- July 13-14
Junior Freestyle- July 14-16
Junior Women- July 16-17
16U Greco-Roman- July 17-18
Junior Greco-Roman- July 18-19 Where: Fargo, North Dakota Who: Team Indiana featuring wrestlers 15 and older Link to Brackets and Video: Coming soon
More people from Indiana have Googled Estonia over the past few days than ever before and with good reason. After this weekend Indiana will have four representatives at the Junior World Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. For those of you that want a little geography lesson, Tallinn is the largest city and capital of Estonia. Estonia is a country that has about 1.3 million people and is about half the size of Indiana. It is a very historical city and sits on the Baltic Sea. Wikipedia has a lot of great information Tallinn and Estonia, just click here for that info.
Now onto the wrestling part, which is why you’re here. Last week Alara Boyd was dominant in her quest to make her first Junior World Team at Women’s Nationals in Texas. After medaling twice as a cadet she is looking for her third world medal in as many tries this year.
The men duked it out this weekend in Raleigh this past weekend looking to join Boyd in Tallinn. Lucas Davison had an immense advantage sitting out until the second day already in the best of three finals. Brayton Lee was the top seed in the challenge tournament in an extremely deep weight class. Lastly, Mason Parris decided a couple weeks ago to start training for the event and with his Fargo placement last year was given the three seed. The tournament brackets were small due to a limited number of qualifiers. Most brackets were 8 man or less with a couple that had around 10 competitors.
Parris’ path to Estonia was quite unique to say the least. Not only was entering the trials a late decision, the top two wrestlers from the Junior Open did not come to the trials. That left the weight wide open as Anthony Cassioppi was considered a big favorite to win the weight.
Parris had one match on Saturday where he defeated Virginia Tech’s John Borst 7-4. That put him in the best of three finals against Wiconsin’s Trent Hillger with whom he defeated during the NCAA season. In the first match of the best of three series Hillger topped Parris 7-6 after a late flurry of action that almost gave Parris the win. The second an third matches were quite different as Mason go after it early with a tech fall in the second match and a pin in about a minute in the last match.
Lucas Davison saw North Carolina’s Brandon Whitman in the finals. Whitman was an NCAA qualifier last year for the Tar Heels as a true freshman. Davison dominated the first match 9-0 with a big 8 point first period. In the second match he wrestled a little more conservatively and won 5-0. Not only will Davison have Indiana friends on the Junior World Team, his Wildcat teammate Yahya Thomas is also on the team.
Brayton Lee had quite the weekend to say the least. Brayton employed quite a unique strategy all weekend long and while it took a few more hairs off his dad Brett’s head it worked out well in the end. He started Friday out with a late tech fall of Justin McCoy who wrestles for Virginia. After that match the drama began. In the challenge bracket semi-finals he faced off with rival Jacori Teemer. They have wrestled three times before and every match was pure pandemonium. This match would be no different. Teemer raced out to a 7-0 lead in the first period on a couple snatch singles and pushout. At the start of the second period something changed…that being Lee broke the ice. He scored 12 straight points to take the lead and ended up winning 12-9.
In the bracket finals Lee had Peyton Robb who was a redshirt for Nebraska last year. This time Robb raced out to an 8-2 lead late in the first period before rattling of four late points to close the gap to 8-6 at the break. The second period once again was all Lee as he racked up 11 more points to win 17-6.
Next up for Lee would be Ohio State’s Sammy Sasso who made quick work of him in Vegas. Lee was prepared to not give up a leg lace, but early on may have forgotten about leg defense. Sasso came out hungry and was up 6-0 after the first period. Another early score in the second period it looked like the match would be cut early due to a tech fall. However, Mr. Lee had other plans. He kept the pressure on and started to crack the ice with constant pressure and heavy hands. Lee started with one takedown, then another with a turn, then a pushout and for good measure two more takedowns to eventually break Sasso. The final score was 11-8 after 11 straight points by Lee.
The final match had a little less drama as you could tell Sasso was still tired both mentally and physically from the first one. Sasso got an early push-out, but Lee rattled off another 8 points to win convincingly 8-1 and earn his trip to Tallinn. On the weekend Lee scored 47 points in the second period while only allowing 7(3 to McCoy and 2 each to Teemer and Sasso).
This year is the third time we have had multiple representatives in the same age group and style at a World Championships. The two other times were when Angel Escobedo and Reece Humphrey both represented the USA at the University Championships in 2010 and the Senior Championships in 2013. Before this weekend Indiana has had six others qualify for the Junior World Championships: Leroy Vega(1999), Matt Coughlin(2006), Angel Escobedo(2007), Andrew Howe(2009), Jason Tsirtsis(2013), and Stevan Micic(2015). Micic and Howe both brought home bronze medals.
On the senior side of things three Indiana natives had solid days on the mat. Kayla Miracle fresh off claiming her third straight spot on a U23 team made quick work of Desiree Zavala spending less than two minutes on the mat total in two matches. She pinned Zavala in 1:10 in the first match and almost broke a sweat in a 34 second tech in the second. She clinched a spot in Final X where she will face Mallory Velte in the best of three series for a spot on the senior world team. Last year Velte won the series in three matches and went on to win a bronze medal at the World Championships.
On the men’s side of things Riley Lefever and Ben Harvey came into the challenge bracket as a 5 and 7 seed respectively. Both exceeded seed expectations and placed 3rd and 4th. For Lefever he lost to Ohio State’s Kollin Moore in his first bout. He beat three-time All-American Tim Dudley in his first consolation match then avenged his loss to Moore for 3rd place.
Harvey faced Mark Hall first round and dropped that match. He defeated Stacey Davis and Geno Morelli in the consolations before falling to Nick Becker in the 3rd place bout.
Overall Indiana had a great few days on the mat and will be well represented at the world level. Currently we have five representatives on teams with the cadet teams determined in a couple weeks and both Hildebrandt and Miracle two wins from earning their spots at Final X. Both girls will be at Final X in Lincoln on June 15th.
The spring is always “rather throw you than know you’ season and while our state freestyle and Greco championships are complete the regional and national events are just getting started. Last week saw two Indiana natives make the World Team for women. Kayla Miracle, now wrestling out of Iowa City, won the U23 Trials along with Yorktown’s Alara Boyd making her first Junior World Team.
This weekend we will have the Junior World Team Trials and the final spots for the seniors for Final X determined in Raleigh, North Carolina. There will be a handful of Indiana natives looking to make the World Team and we’ll highlight them for you here.
Junior Men’s Freestyle Bracket Link
Three Indiana natives from the class of 2018 will be looking to join Alara Boyd in Tallinn, Estonia in mid-August. Leading the way will be Lucas Davison who will not wrestle until the best of three series on Saturday. He won the Junior Open, thus giving him an automatic berth in the finals. His biggest competition will be Arizona State’s Kordell Norfleet and North Carolina’s Brandon Whitman. Note that Indiana fans saw Whitman at the Dream Team Classic last year against Mason Parris.
Speaking of Parris, it seems as if he will be entered at heavyweight. He did not wrestle at the open and thus could see his seed affected by that. He also has very limited freestyle credentials, but he is training with Adam Coon, so that should help him. His biggest competition will be Iowa’s Anthony Cassioppi who is sitting until the best of three on Saturday. Cassioppi is also a two-time IHPO champion if you’re keeping track at home.
Brayton Lee is another contender for a trip to Tallinn at 70kg(154lbs). He was second at the open to Ohio State’s Sammy Sasso and should come in as the challenge tournament top seed. Lee’s budding rival, Jacori Teemer, looks to be dropping to 65kg which will make this weight a little “easier.” However, he will have to fend off Missouri true freshman All-American Brock Mauller along with Peyton Robb, and former Dream Teamer Jared Franek. Even without Teemer this is still a really tough weight class.
Thomas Penola had a great redshirt season for Purdue and continued doing well with a 6th place finish in Vegas. At 86kg, he will have to navigate a deep field of top level talent. Currently he is not registered, so we won't know for sure until Friday morning if he is attending the event.
The schedule for Juniors starts on Friday at 10am with the challenge tournament. The winner of the challenge tournament will wrestle Saturday in the best of three series against the Junior Open champion.
One former and one current Indiana Hoosier will be wrestling on the Greco side of things. Current Hoosier sophomore Liam Cronin will be at 60kg, while former Former Hoosier upperweight Lucas Sheridan will be at 97kg where he has been one of the top guys in the country recently.
Senior Women’s Freestyle
With Sarah Hildebrandt automatically advancing to Final X due to her silver medal at last year’s World Championships there is only one Indiana native to watch here. Kayla Miracle made the move from Kentucky to Iowa last year and it seems to have paid dividends. She won the US Open and thus will be in the best of three finals on Sunday. Just last week she earned what seems to be her 100th spot on a World Team by winning the U23 trials. She will be looking to make her first senior world team after advancing to Final X last year and losing to eventual world bronze medalist Mallory Velte.
The schedule for the women’s freestyle portion begins on Saturday with the challenge tournament. The best of three finals will be on Sunday starting at noon.
Senior Men’s Freestyle
Men’s freestyle is always exciting and provides a great crop of dream match-ups throughout the weekend. This weekend we will have four guys with Indiana ties looking to earn a spot in Final X in either Lincoln, Nebraska or Piscataway, New Jersey.
Current college star Ben Harvey is entered at 79kg after finishing 7th at the US Open. Harvey was a state runner-up at Cathedral and made the round of 12 for Army West Point this past season. He is currently a Junior and has one more year of NCAA eligibility left. The 79kg weight class is highlighted by the likes of three-time NCAA champion Alex Dieringer, three-time NCAA finalist Mark Hall, and freestyle extraordinaire Chance Marsteller. Harvey will likely be one of the lower seeds due to his US Open placement.
Another state runner-up still making an impact is Riley Lefever. Before he won four DIII NCAA titles for Wabash he was a runner-up for Carroll High School…the one in Fort Wayne. He has been training in State College, Pennsylvania with the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club for the past two years. He placed 6th at the US Open and is likely going to slot in at the 5th seed in the challenge tournament at 92kg. He will likely see Ohio State’s Kollin Moore in the round of 8 and then Hayden Zillmer in the semi-finals.
Two others with ties to Indiana to keep your eye on is Indiana University All-American Nate Jackson. He is being coached by former three-time Indiana state champion Reece Humphrey at the New Jersey RTC. He will be entered at 86kg. Last, but not least we always like to keep tabs on Gable Steveson. Even though he is eligible for the Junior age group he has once again entered the Senior division. He didn’t wrestle at the US Open so he will get knocked down a little with his seed. The winner of the challenge tournament here will see Adam Coon in the best of three finals on Sunday.
The schedule for the men’s freestyle will start with the challenge tournament bracket on Saturday and finish with the best of three finals on Sunday. The challenge tournament should be about a 7-10 man bracket for most weight classes. You can follow along on FloWrestling.com and as always check out our social media, especially Twitter(@IndianaMat) for updates throughout the weekend.
Full Schedule Friday May 17 Session I
UWW Junior Freestyle: 1st Round, Quarterfinals and Consolation Rd. 1-2
10:00 am – 2:00 pm – UWW Junior Freestyle (2 MATS)
Senior Greco-Roman: 1st Round, Quarterfinals and Consolation Rd. 1-2
10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Senior Greco-Roman (2 MATS)
UWW Junior Freestyle: Semi-Finals, Finals, Consolation Rd. 3-Semis
4:00 pm – 8:30 pm – UWW Junior Freestyle (2 MATS)
Senior Greco-Roman: Semi-Finals, Finals, Consolation Rd. 3-Semis
4:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Senior Greco-Roman (2 MATS)
Saturday May 18 Session III
Senior Women’s Freestyle: 1st Round, Quarterfinals and Consolation Rd. 1
10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Senior Women’s Freestyle (2 MATS)
Senior Men’s Freestyle: 1st Round, Quarterfinals and Consolation Rd. 1-2
10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Senior Men’s Freestyle (2 MATS)
UWW Junior Freestyle: Best 2 out of 3 Championship, 3rd Place, True 3rd (If Necessary)
1:30 pm – 5:15 pm – UWW Junior Freestyle (2 MATS)
Senior Greco-Roman: Best 2 out of 3 Championship, 3rd Place, True 3rd (If Necessary)
1:30 pm – 5:15 pm – Senior Greco-Roman (2 MATS)
Senior Men’s Freestyle: Semi-Finals, Finals and Consolation Rd. 3, Cons-Semis.
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Senior Men’s Freestyle (2 MATS)
Senior Women’s Freestyle: Semi-Finals, Finals and Consolation Rd. 3, Cons-Semis.
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Senior Women’s Freestyle (2 MATS)
Sunday May 19 Session VI
Senior Men’s Freestyle: Best 2 out of 3 Championship, 3rd Place, True 3rd (If Necessary)
12:00 pm – 3:45 pm – Senior Men’s Freestyle (2 MATS)
Senior Women’s Freestyle: Best 2 out of 3 Championship, 3rd Place, True 3rd (If Necessary)
12:00 pm – 3:45 pm – Senior Women’s Freestyle (2 MATS)