Bulletin for Districts (2/13/01)- IMPORTANT INFORMATION
District IX High School Principals, Wrestling
FROM: TJ Hoover, Tournament Director DATE: 11-05-00
RE: 2001 Individual Wrestling Tournament
Enclosed is important information concerning this yearís individual wrestling tournament which will be held, both AAA and AA, on Friday and Saturday, February, 23 & 24, 2001 in the Waldo Tippin Gymnasium at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.
PLEASE SEE THAT THIS MATERIAL AND SCHEDULE IS MADE AVAILABLE TO YOUR ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AND HEAD COACH.
Students, the community, and local media may also be interested in these materials.
If you, or any of your school personnel, having any questions in regard to these tournament contact:
Terry Hoover, Principal 814-362-3508
FC Fretz Middle School FAX 814-362-1812
140 Lorana Avenue
Bradford, PA 16701
The wrestling tournament is under the supervision of the District IX Committee. Chairman of the committee is Terry Hoover, Principal within the Bradford Area School District. The Wrestling Tournament Committee is:
Terry Hoover, Wresting Tournament Director Bradford FC Fretz Middle
Mr. Larry Stiner, Clearfield Area Senior HS
Mr. Frank Palaggo, Officials Representative
February 20, 2001, 7:00 pm,
Brockway Area Sr HS, Rms 400/401.
Coaches will be responsible for selecting a Seeding Chairperson. Entry into the District IX Tournament is a two-part process.
(A) Entries will be first verified at the seed meeting. There will be no substitution at the tournament unless it is for verified injury or illness. A wrestler may not change weight classes from the seed meeting to the weigh-ins.
(B) To finalize entry the wrestler must make weight at the weight class entered at the seed meeting. There will be no forfeits in the first round of wrestling. All empty lines on the brackets will be considered byes.
"PIAA ELIGIBILITY LISTS ARE DUE AT THIS MEETING."
"CONTAGIOUS DISEASE" FORMS ARE TO BE ONLY ON APPROVED PIAA FORMS, PREFERABLY AT THE WEIGH-IN, BUT A MUST PRIOR TO COMPETITION.
* Note: The AA tournament is only three (3) sessions beginning at 5:00 pm Friday, 2/23
Friday, 2/23 5:00 pm
Consolations - 1st Round
Consolations - 2nd Round
Consolations - 3rd Round
2/24 10:00 am
*AA Semi-Finals (follows AAA immediately)
2/24 12:30 pm
AA Consolations Semi-Finals
AAA/AA Consolation Finals
AAA/AA Finals - "Parade of Champions"
Gates will open 1 hour prior to each session.
Friday 2/23 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday 2/24 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Saturday 2/24 8:00 am - 9:00 am
The scales will be open for weight checks for 1/2 hour prior to the first posted weigh-in time each day. This is an "as allows" basis with the scales being closed 5 minutes prior to the beginning of each weigh-in period.
The PIAA referees will be responsible for the format and completion of the weigh-ins. Wrestlers will have to pass hair and fingernail checks prior to gaining entry to the scales for weight. Completed and "current" PIAA contagious skin disease forms preferred at this time, although must be cleared prior to the start of competition.
AA 4:00 pm Room 204 Tippin Gym
AAA 9:30 am Room 204 Tippin Gym
AAA/AA 5:00 pm Room 204 Tippin Gym
Radio,TV, and Internet wishing to broadcast, live or tape, the tournament must make arrangements with Bob Carlson, AD - CUP, 814-226-1997.
Broadcast Fees: $75.00 per day
Physical Hook-ups and placement of equipment at Tippin Gym will be directed by Mr. Bob Carlson, Athletic Director, CUP. 814-226-1997.
MEALS (*tenative times & prices, TBA)
Clarion Universityís Cafeteria Dining Hall will be available throughout the tournament.
Price hours: Fri 2/23 Sat 2/24
Breakfast $2.95 8:00 - 10:00
Lunch $4.00 10:30 - 3:15
Dinner $4.95 4:00 - 6:30 4:00 - 5:00
* Special Note: For all meals, CUP would like to have a head count. You do not necessarily have to pre-pay, but a count is needed for planning. Please call in your intentions. Arrangements for "team meals", count and pre-pay,can be made through, directly from Ms. DeDe VanEpps, 814-393-1997. Checks for pre-pay should be made payable to "Chartwells"
Information concerning tickets can be obtained from Robert Tonkin, District IX Secretary/Treasurer, at 814-849-8372. There will be NO advance sale.
Student $2.00 Student Series $ 6.00
Adult $5.00 Adult Series $15.00
program information/arrangements are to be made through Mr. Bob
AD - CUP, 814-226-1997.
The District IX Committee will award a team trophy and 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place plaques to individual placewinners in both AAA and AA weight classes.
All wrestlers must meet all PIAA eligibility standards, and a current PIAA signed eligibility list must be presented at the Seed Meeting. PLEASE HAVE IT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.
be consistent with PIAA policy wrestlers will adhere to the following
regulations on dress and behavior while they are on the floor of the
gym. This policy will be enforced, loss of team point for
unsportsmanlike behavior or disqualification, throughout Districts,
Regionals and States.
"All contestants must be dressed in school-issued uniforms and/or school-issued warm-ups while on the arena floor and during award presentations and photographs. Hats, sunglasses, cut-offs, altered clothing or clothing displaying inappropriate advertisements, jewelry, or other cosmetic paraphernalia are prohibited while on the floor." - PIAA
Schools will receive lockerroom assignments from Mr. Bob Carlson.
Teams are responsible from the care of their assigned areas.
2. You are responsible for the security and safety of your valuables and team equipment.
3. Spectator and participant behavior will be according to PIAA Rules and Regulations.
4. The five District IX passes issued to each member school will be honored at the tournament.
5. Wrestlers and participants will be admitted using a Contestantís Pass. These will be distributed at the Seed Meeting. Each should be signed by the contestant/holder for security.