JOURNEYMEN/DEFENSE SOAP WORLD CLASSIC/DUALS
APRIL 10th & 11th 2020
EVENT PHILOSOPHY: The World comes to us! That’s what
is being created. Hot off our Journeymen Fall Classic, one of the
preeminent pre-season tournaments in the USA, we’ve created
a spring freestyle version for the wrestling community. The event that everyone wants to see! The best of the best from across the world, squaring off in a round-robin format. We expect competitors from all across the United States of America and several traditional wrestling countries to participate.
BEST OF THE BEST: This is a true battleground for wrestlers across the country and the world for that matter. Six-, eight or 12-man round-robin brackets with all decorated and accomplished opponents (three to four matches for each wrestler). World, National, State or New England place finishers, followed by state qualifiers, get preference.
Not a world beater, but like freestyle? Don’t worry, we pair competitors with like skill levels.
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE? If you’d like to participate in this event, please reach out to Journeymen Wrestling to research availability by emailing Frank@journeymenwrestling.com. This is a small, ultra-competitive event and it will fill up quickly.
• Cadet/Junior ages combined in the same brackets. 18 years old and younger allowed to participate (Must be in high school, minus international students).
• Athletes cannot wear high school singlets at the competition
• USA Wrestling card required WEIGHTS: Cadet / Junior Division: 100 lbs (45.5 kg), 106 lbs (48.2 kg), 113 lbs (51.4 kg), 120 lbs (54.5 kg), 126 lbs (57.3 kg), 132 lb (60 kg), 138 lbs (62.7 kg), 145 lbs (65.9 kg), 152 lbs (69.1 kg), 160 lbs (72.7 kg), 170 lbs (77.2 kg), 182 lbs (82.7 kg), 195 lbs (88.6 kg), 220 lbs (100 kg) and 285 lbs (129.5 kg)
Middle School Division: 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 112, 120, 128, 136
REGISTRATION & ENTRY FEE:
• All entry forms must be completed online and meet April 10, 2019 deadline or be inputted before the event is sold out.
• Once you’ve received a written pre-approval and a four-digit code from Journeymen Wrestling to wrestle in the event, you’ll be directed to register online via www.journeymenwrestling.com. Once you’ve been approved, you have 24 hours to finish the registration (register and pay), otherwise the process starts over. Please reach out only when you’re ready to actually enroll.
• Registration is $65 (+ paypal fee)
• THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS ONCE YOU REGISTER
• Spectator Fee: $15 (good for April 13 only), Duals $10 (April 14 only)
• Coach’s Pass/Fee: $25 (good for April 13)
JOURNEYMEN ADIDAS FALL CLASSIC
FALL CLASSIC - OVER-FLO TOURNAMENT
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 Journ-
eymen 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 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 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.
FALL CLASSIC - MAIN EVENT
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.
SATURDAY APRIL 25TH, 2020 AT UNION COLLEGE
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MAY 16TH & 17TH, 2020 AT THE OLYMPIC ARENA IN LAKE PLACID
High School: Tournament is based on 32 teams on 8 mats, guaranteeing each squad a minimum of 5 duals, no matter what round they lose in the competition. All 32 teams will begin in the championship bracket. The 16 teams that lose in their first round will go into their own bracket for a separate tournament. The 8 teams that lose in the second round will do the same – creating their own tournament bracketing. When each team in their respective bracket has had two bouts, we will end up with four 8-team brackets and 32 teams will wrestle it out for their respective titles.
Youth: Pool format. 16 -20 teams (Pool wrestling and then crossover matches against corresponding place finisher in other pools). 6 or 7 matches in all.
Mat Assignments for Duals - Click Image to Enlarge
Saturday Nov 9, 2019 - High School All Star Showcase featuring nationally ranked wrestlers.
Saturday Nov 9, 2019 - Scrap & Scramble Youth Duals: Featuring top tier east coast clubs. K-8th Grade 10 Team Round-Robin Format 4 matches within your pool and 2 cross over matches.
Sunday Nov 10, 2019 - Round Robin Individual Tournament at HVCC, Troy NY: Participating teams: Davidson University, Brown University, The Citadel, Hofstra University, Indiana University, Pitt-Johnstown University, Lock Haven University, Oklahoma University, George Mason University, Utah Valley University, Rutgers University, Old Dominion University, Bloomsburg University, Long Island University, Nebraska University, Lehigh University, Arizona State University
Sunday - Spectator Entry Fee - $20
Saturday Nov 9, 2019 - Duals @ Hudson Valley Community College;Participating teams: American International College, Alfred State University, Arizona State University, Castleton State College, Ithaca College, Johnson and Wales University, Long Island University, Purdue University, Sacred Heart University, St. Cloud University, The College of New Jersey, University of Buffalo, University of Pittsburgh, University of Virginia, Utah Valley University.
Saturday - Spectator Entry Fee - $25