Warrior Clash

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Be the Hammer.  Win the Hammer.

AWO-AAU Warrior Clash

Do you have what it takes to defeat all other warriors and win the coveted Warrior Hammer? Much like Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir, only the most worthy of warriors can wield its mighty force. If you’re ready for the fiercest competition in the state, bring your inner warrior and compete for the Warrior Hammer.

This week, we will be awarding custom engraved Warrior Hammers to the Outstanding Wrestlers in each age division. The war hammer was created to deliver a full force blow to overtake an opponent wearing hardened steel armor.


The Alabaster Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday starting at 10am. Part of Hwy 31 will be closed. Interstate 65 to Exit 238 is probably a better way to travel but still anticipate traffic delays. Please plan accordingly so that you arrive on time to the tournament. Here is the published parade route per the Shelby County Reporter:

Alabaster’s annual Christmas parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, according to the Alabaster Parks and Recreation Department. This year’s parade will follow the same route as last year’s, and will begin at the Ernest McCarty Ford dealership on U.S. 31 before turning right onto Second Place Northwest, traveling down First Street Southwest and ending at the stop sign in front of Southbrook Village.
During the parade, which is organized and sponsored by Alabaster city personnel and the Alabaster Beautification Board, the two southbound lanes of U.S. 31 will be closed, and northbound and southbound traffic will be diverted onto the two northbound lanes.


AWO-AAU Warrior Clash 

December 5th, 2015

Thompson High School

Thompson High School, 100 Warrior Dr. Alabaster, AL 35007

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Notice to all warriors!

Criteria for Outstanding wrestler: 

1 per age division * Advanced brackets only * Most number of pins

In the event of a tie on number of pins the wrestler with the least amount of time on the mat will be selected


Please note that wrestlers will need their AAU Card and Trackwrestling number to pre-register. Tournament Fee is paid online * Each wrestler may compete in one weight class in two age divisions. When pre-registering, each wrestler is required to select a skill level * Any time there are four or more Beginners in a weight class they will have a separate bracket * Any wrestler who fails to pre-register will NOT be able to compete in the tournament * Registration cost $12.00. Late registration cost $17.00. Registration DEADLINE: Friday December 4th at 9:00 am CST Late Registration: 9:01am to 12:00 pm CST

Pre-Register Now!


NOTE: Only 6U and 8U divisions will use satellite weigh in sheet. We encourage and fully expect our coaches and club representatives to demonstrate honor and integrity in the weigh-in process. Each Club will weigh in their wrestlers on Thursday night before practice or by Friday before the noon deadline. The wrestler’s weight will be written on his left arm by a coach or club representative. The coach will then email the official weigh-in document to the Tournament Operations Director and State Teams Director by the noon CST deadline on Friday morning. The only document that will be accepted for satellite weigh in will be the one provided by the Tournament Operations Director. If you do not have a copy please e-mail him to obtain a copy. The Tournament Operations Director will match the Club Weigh-in Document to the Trackwrestling Pre-Registration Data to ensure all wrestlers are in the correct bracket.


Age groups 10U, 12U and 14U will begin 1 hour prior to start time of each age division and will end 15 min prior to start time. Each wrestler must weigh in during their appointed weigh in times. After the weigh in is closed, any wrestler that misses the weigh in can bump up to the next division.

Tournament Director: Shad Rissler, shadrissler@gmail.com

Tournament Operations Director: Ben Wanagat, benwanagat@yahoo.com


AWO Standards will be used for age divisions and weight classes.

The wrestle-back format will be used to determine a true second place finish.

Coaches must maintain a visible AAU Card and must provide proof of the completed CDC’s Concussion training to be allowed on the mats and in the hospitality room.

Only two coaches are allowed in the corner during a match.

Entrance Fees: Adults: $5.00, Kids: $3.00, Under 3 free

Saturday December 5th Wrestling Schedule 

TOT Division Born 1/1/2009 – 12/31/2011: Wrestling begins at 9:00 am – 11:00 am

BANTAM Division Born 1/1/2007 – 12/31/2008: Wrestling begins at 9:00 am – 11:00 am

MIDGET Division Born 1/1/2005 – 12/31/2006: Wrestling begins at 11:15 am – 1:15 pm

Weigh in: 10:15 am to 11:00 am

NOVICE Division Born 1/1/2003 – 12/31/2004: Wrestling begins at 1:30 pm – finish

Weigh in: 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm

SCHOOLBOY Division Born 1/1/2001 – 12/31/2002: Wrestling begins at 1:30 pm – finish

Weigh in: 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm

This event is licensed by the Amateur Athletic Union of the U.S.,Inc.

All participants must have a current AAU membership.

AAU membership may not be included as part of the entry fee to the event.

AAU Youth Athlete membership must be obtained before the competition begins.


Adult and Non Athlete memberships are no longer instant and cannot be applied for at event.

Please allow at least 10 days for membership to be processed.

Participants are encouraged to visit the AAU website www.aausports.org to obtain their membership.

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