" John is one of the most passionate coaches in the sport of wrestling. His desire to be great was evident as a young person when he chose to walk-on and wrestle for legendary coach University of Iowa coach Dan Gable."
- Tom Ryan, Head Coach, Wresting,[ MORE TESTIMONIALS ]
Ohio State Buckeyes
Tournaments - Journeymen Fall Classic
2016 Journeymen Classic, Over Flo Challenge October 1st
Billed as a replica of the boys’ (men’s) Journeymen Fall Classic-HS tournament, arguably one of the toughest preseason competitions in the country! The Journeymen Classic – Over-Flo features the best of three additional segments within our wrestling community: Middle School, Women and the Over-FLO Challenge.
MIDDLE SCHOOL: The best of the best middle schoolers (6th-8th graders), from across the USA squaring off in a preseason round-robin format.
OVER-FLO CHALLENGE: Didn’t make the cut in the Journeymen Fall Classic-HS due to being late or light accolades? Don’t stress. You can work your way into the event by wrestling in this mini tournament. Winners of identified brackets earn a slot into Sunday’s competition. For those who feel that this may be beneath them, almost all of the 2014 participants in the Over-Flo Challenge were state placers or state qualifiers.
OVER-FLO EVENT PHILOSOPHY:
Tier 1 – Best of the Best: This is a true battleground for the hardcore wrestlers. Four, five-, six-, or eight-man or lady round-robin brackets with all decorated and accomplished opponents. National place finishers get preference. *Eight-man round-robins are two four-man groups with a cross-over.
Tier 2 – Best of the Rest: the next four or five best-accomplished wrestlers are bracketed together. Four-, six-,or eight-man round-robin brackets with decorated opponents.
2016 Journeymen Classic, October 2nd The event that everyone wants to see!
The best of the best from across the country squaring off in a preseason round-robin format. Last year, our fourth year, was perhaps our best event ever. We had 245 competitors from 30 different states, of which 47 were nationally ranked. We anticipate an even more competitive environment in 2015!
Best of the Best: This is a true battleground for wrestlers on the east coast. Four-, six-, or eight-man round-robin brackets with all decorated and accomplished opponents (three to four matches for each wrestler) National, State or New England place finishers, followed by state qualifiers, get preference. Best of the Rest: the next four, five or six best-accomplished wrestlers are paired together.
PLEASE DO NOT email or call asking for a particular tier or round-robin bracket. It doesn’t work that way. A coaches’ committee from around the country ranks the wrestlers, which determines the groupings.
Staying at one of the host hotels is a prerequisite of the event. Participants are required to stay at one of the host hotels.
CLOSE PROXIMITY TO ARENA
[Double Tree by Hilton Schenectady] - $179/Night
[Hampton Inn Schenectady] - $TBD/Night
[Hampton Inn-Albany Airport] - $119/Night - Weigh Ins for the Classic Main Event are here - 7.7 Miles
[Comfort Inn & Suites-Wolf Road] - $115/Night - 13 Miles
CLIFTON PARK AREA
[Hampton Inn-Clifton Park] - $145/Night - 12 Miles
[Holiday Inn Express Suites-Clifon Park] - $115/Night - Weigh ins for the Classic Over-Flo are here - 11.25 miles
[Red Roof Inn-Clifton Park] - $65/Night - 11.3 Miles
Nick Suriano - Hammer Award Winner
FLO MAJOR - This event is one of the select few FLO Majors in the country and it’s the very first FLO Major of the season. However, NOT all winners will be crowned FLO Major winners. Since there are two tiers in the event, only the weight classes deemed the 15 most competitive will get the nod, regardless of the tier. The 15 weights declared Flo Majors will be determined after weigh ins.
Awards For Champions and MOW's
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