AWO-AAU Alabama Youth Championship

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AWO-AAU Alabama Youth Championship
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AWO Alabama Youth Championship

This is why we wrestle

All the hard work, all the sweat, all the aches and pains, the months of pushing your body past limits you didn’t know were possible all preparing for this one moment in time. Just showing up indicates that you are a gladiator willing to take on all challengers. However, this one moment could be your greatest achievement in your young life. After Saturday they will be calling you by your new name, Champion!

And to the victor goes the spoils.  So many awards, it’s mind boggling.

First you’ll battle through the qualifying rounds taking down each challenger that stands in your way.  Which medal will be yours Gold, Silver, or Bronze? Well, that depends on how badly you want it.

You made it to the finals!  You have just earned the coveted AWO State Finalist Singlet.

While the girls are competing in the Alabama Wrestling Chicks Girls Championship, you’ll have time to go put it on and get ready for the finals.  Your parents are so proud. Let’s get a picture in that awesome singlet.

Finally it’s time. One age group on each mat. Finalists are lined up across from each other on each side of the mat wearing their finalist singlets.  All the finalists are introduced to the crowd. Then it begins. Each weight class wrestling one at a time until it’s finally your turn. Go out, shake hands, and do what you have trained all season to do.  Go win that match!

It was an epic battle against your toughest rival, but you prevailed and took GOLD! Step on the podium to receive your medal and your bracket. Give me your best scowl or smile because we are going to honor your achievement on our website for all eternity by posting your photo onto the Wall Of Champions.

But wait!  We’re not done handing out awards.  In every age group we will present Outstanding Wrestler awards and Best Match trophies in every age group. Could it be you? How are you going to fit all this in your car?

Ok, now you’ve visualized yourself winning it all.  Go make it happen.  Register today!
AWO AAU Youth State Wrestling Championships

January 31st, 2015

Hosted By: Vestavia Wrestling Club

Location: Vestavia Hills High School

Directions: Click Here

2235 Lime Rock Road, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

Important Information for the AWO AAU Youth State Wrestling Championships

Mandatory Pre-Registration online @

Note: wrestlers will need their AAU membership # and Trackwrestling # to pre-register


In order to qualify to participate in the AWO AAU Youth State Wrestling Championships, wrestlers must meet all three of the following qualifications:

  • Must be a resident of Alabama
  • Must have competed in a minimum of one AWO-AAU sanctioned event this season
  • Must be a current AAU Member

Wrestlers will be allowed to wrestle in only one weight class and only one age group. The appropriate age group will be determined by the wrestler’s age. Wrestlers are NOT permitted to move up an age group. The State Championships will be seeded, thus no true 2nd wrestle back brackets.

Tournament Participation Fee is $17 and is paid online during registration on

***Please add the wrestler’s record information for seeding purposes***

Any wrestler who fails to pre-register, before the deadline, will not be able to compete in the tournament. There will be NO late additions after registration closes!! AWO-AAU will allow re-bracketing with a $25 re-bracketing fee if a wrestler needs to change weight classes. However, re-bracketing can only occur after registration is closed and before all the wrestlers names are released to all the coaches. Wrestlers who fail to make their pre-registration weight WILL NOT be allowed to change weight classes.

Coaches and Parents – The automated pre-seeds will be announced at 8am on Friday, January 31st. This is an automated pre-seed process based on information obtained during registration from trackwrestling. The seeding meeting along with AWO’s audit of each wrestler’s qualifications will determine final participation and seeding.

Admission fees: Adults $5.00 Children $3.00

Important Information for the AWO AAU Youth State Wrestling Championships

Coaches MUST maintain a visible AAU Coaches Card to be allowed on the mats and in the hospitality room. Only two coaches are allowed in the corner during a match.


Friday, January 30 at 6:30pm at Vestavia Hills High School


Onsite weigh-ins only, NO satellite Weigh ins.
**Weigh-ins will be done in competition singlet with a one-pound allowance**

AWO’s goal is to promote a safe environment for all wrestlers. For this reason, AWO – AAU will not permit any form of weight cutting. The following rules will be strictly enforced at weigh-ins. There will be no check scales at AWO-AAU weigh-in location. No weight cutting activities such as running, spitting, wearing sauna suites, etc… will be permitted. Any wrestler found doing so will be immediately disqualified from the tournament. Once a wrestler steps on the scale their weigh-in is complete. If the wrestler is over weight, they can challenge by immediately moving to a second ‘challenge’ scale at the weigh-in site. The lesser of the two weights will be entered as the official weight; no further weigh-ins will be permitted. If the wrestler is over weight for their registered weight class, they will be bumped to the next appropriate weight class based on their actual weight.

Friday, January 30, 2015
All age groups from 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Saturday, January 31, 2015
TOT & BANTAM: 7 am to 7:30 am
MIDGET: 10am to 10:30am
NOVICE: 12 to 12:30pm

TOT Division Born 1/1/2008 – 12/31/2010 : Wrestling begins at 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Weight Classes: 35,40,45,50,55,60,65,75
BANTAM Division Born 1/1/2006 – 12/31/2007 : Wrestling begins at 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Weight Classes: 40,45,50,55,60,65,70,75,80,90,105,125
MIDGET Division Born 1/1/2004 – 12/31/2005 : Wrestling begins at 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Weight Classes: 50,55,60,65,70,75,80,85,90,95,103,112,120,130,150,175
NOVICE Division Born 1/1/2002 – 12/31/2003 : Wrestling begins at 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Weight Classes: 60,65,70,75,80,85,90,95,100,105,112,120,130,140,155,170,205

FINALS: All Age Groups – 4:00pm on 3 mats


Awards: 1st through 4th place finishers in each age group

Finalists will be awarded a customized AWO State Finalist singlet to be worn during the finals


Top three teams in each age group will receive a team award

An Outstanding Wrestler award will be given in each age group

A Best Match trophy will be given in each age group

Each Champion will be immortalized on our website on the WALL OF CHAMPIONS


Tournament Director: Don Korn at

Tournament Operations Director: Ben Wanagat at

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