Wilkes Open

76th Open Wrestling Championships at Wilkes University
“The Rose Bowl of Wrestling”

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Registration Saturday, December 27, 2008 (If not pre-registered)
250 wrestlers will be accepted. Pre-registration is encouraged
Wrestling Sunday, December 28th at 9 AM
Location Wilkes University, Henry Gym – Marts Center, 274 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766
Rules The 2008-2009 NCAA

Rules will govern all contests. Referees’ decisions will be based on the National Collegiate Point System. Full wrestle backs.
Uniforms Tights or well-fitted trunks, sleeveless shirts, supporters, and gym shoes. (This Rule Will Be In Strict Order). The 2008-2009 NCAA Rules define and display the legal uniform.
Awards Trophies for First, Second, Third, and Fourth place will be awarded in each weight class. Special awards will be given for Outstanding Wrestler (John Reese Award), Individual High Point Man (Marv Antinnes Award), and the George Ralston Award will be presented for the “Greatest Number of Falls in the Least Total Time”.
Weight Class The following weight classes will be contested: (no weight allowance) 125, 133, 141, 149, 157, 165, 174, 184, 197, 285
Registration Saturday evening, December 27, 2007 from 5 PM – 7 PM. Team representatives are welcome to attend a seeding meeting at 7:30 PM. A team entry fee is available for 10 or more wrestlers. ($30 each for the First 10 Wrestlers on a team – $25 for each additional wrestler)
Weigh-in Sunday, December 28, 2008 at 7 AM

Mail your entry or entries on or before December 14, 2008 (WALK-ONS WILL BE ACCEPTED) with your entry fee of $30.00 per contestant enclosed to: Tourney Chairman, Keystone State Games, Inc., c/o Wilkes Open Wrestling Tournament, PO Box 1166, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703-1166. Additional entry blanks may be reproduced. Detach and return. Make checks payable to Keystone State Games, Inc.

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