ANDERSON COUNTY JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL 1100 W. HWY 31 - GARNETT, KS 66032 PHONE: 785-448-3115 - FAX: 785-448-6670 HS WRESTLING NOVEMBER 28, 2022 Welcome to Anderson County Jr/Sr High School! This letter will serve as notification for the 17th Annual Garnett Optimist Club HS Wrestling Tournament, to be held on Saturday, December 10th. We gladly welcome our visiting schools, wrestlers and patrons to our community. Below you will find information concerning this event. Participating Schools: Anderson County Caney Valley Erie Girard SE Cherokee Iola Jayhawk-Linn Labette County Osawatomie Parsons Pleasant Ridge Santa Fe Trail Uniontown Cherryvale Wellsville Central Heights Ottawa Prairie View Olathe North JV Osage City West Franklin Shawnee Mission-East Entry Fee: $130 Awards: Team trophies awarded to the top three (3) teams and medals will be awarded to the top four (4) individual finishers in all weight classes. Admission: Adults - $5.00 Students (K-12) - $4.00 NO PASSES!!! Time Schedule (Subject to Change): 9AM - ROUND #1 - 10 & 12-Man Only Round Robin 9:45AM - ROUND #2 - Round Robin 11:00AM - ROUND #3 - Round Robin 4-Man 12:00AM - ROUND #4 - All Weights Round Robin (12-Man Quarters) 1:00PM - Lunch 1:30 PM - ROUND #5 - Consolation 2:00PM - ROUND #6 - Consolation Finals 4:30PM - ROUND #8 - 1st/3rd Place Matches (2 Mats) Officials: Michael Ford, Jason Bloodgood, Ben Melick, Keven Son Officials’ Information: Officials working at our facilities will have access to a changing room; administration (or a representative of) will be available to direct you to this area. Tournament Format: Wrestlers will be bracketed into round robin brackets with the possibility of five matches. Entries will determine the bracket being utilized. Coaches Meeting/Start Time: Coaches’ meeting will begin at 7:30AM in Room #125. Be on time. Wrestling is scheduled to begin at 9:00AM. Weigh-In: Weigh-ins will begin in the mezzanine at 7:15AM. Pass Gate & Inclement Weather Information: Pass Gate & Inclement weather contact information is due by Tuesday, December 6th at 3:00PM. Please submit this information by CLICKING HERE and putting your team’s information on the correct tab. Hospitality: A hospitality room will be provided for administration, coaches, and tournament workers only. A concession stand will be available. Online Entry Information: We will again be using the Trackwrestling.com system for our tournament. An email will be sent to each school’s coach on (or before) Monday, December 5th. The email will contain the school’s log-in and password that allows you to enter your wrestlers for the meet. If you DO NOT receive an email by Tuesday, December 6th, please contact Marshall Nienstedt at 785-448-3115 (Work) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please make every effort to fill all the weight classes; we will consider accepting JV wrestlers to reach even numbers in each weight class. Once we have received all varsity entries we will send a follow-up email regarding the number of JV entries available. ALL entries must be in the system by Thursday, December 8th by 9PM. Please inform us if your team is scheduled to wrestle on Friday, December 10th, so that I can notify the other teams. Locker Rooms: Locker rooms will be assigned upon arrival; administration (or a representative of) will be available to help navigate teams to the correct location. Please keep valuables in a secure location. Towels WILL NOT be provided. Team Seating: Each school will be assigned an area in the gym to accommodate blankets, etc. All wrestlers are asked to remain in the gym or commons area, outside the gym. WE DO ASK THAT THERE BE NO COOLERS IN THE GYM! Please keep these in the commons area and/or locker room. Parking: Suggested parking for our officials working at Anderson County Jr/Sr High School is to the south of our school in the student parking lot. School buses parking at Anderson County Jr/Sr High School will find it most convenient to park at the southernmost end of our south parking lot. Anderson County Wrestling Tournament Seeding Criteria 1. Wrestlers will be ranked as best as possible based on the information sent in on the entry form. Coaches need to be ready to provide head-to-head and common opponents information at the seeding meeting. If head-to-head and common opponents don’t separate wrestlers, then the following rankings will decide seeds. Wrestlers with losing records will not be considered for a seed even if they have a head-to-head or a common opponent. 2. The rankings will be based on the following: A. Highest place at last year’s State Tournament at the nearest weight. B. Having placed in the top 3 at last year’s AC Tournament, or had two wins at last year’s State Tournament at the nearest weight will be given the same consideration. C. Placed 4th, 5th, or 6th at last year’s AC Tournament or winning one match at last year’s State Tournament will be given the same consideration. D. Qualifiers for the State Tournament who didn’t win a match at the State Tournament will be given consideration in conjunction with record. E. Record - Only wrestlers with .500 records are seedable, and both the winning percentage and the number of matches wrestled will be considered. F. If the criteria and/or records do not clearly separate wrestlers, they will be considered even and put into a draw for the seed(s) they are up for. 3. If three or more wrestlers are tied after one or more criteria, and the next criteria puts on wrestler above the others for the seed being considered, the remaining wrestlers will go back to the first criteria to separate them for the remaining seeds. 4. The margin of victory or loss will not be considered in separating wrestlers. 5. Being sick before, during, or after a loss will not be considered in separating wrestlers. (Injury defaults will be dealt with on an individual basis, and common sense used to determine if one wrestler will be seeded above the other.) 6. Freshmen, wrestlers on JV last year, and wrestlers who did not compete in the Anderson County Tournament or State Tournament last year will in fact be at a disadvantage in the seeding process. DATES TO REMEMBER DECEMBER 5TH - Trackwrestling information emailed to coaches. DECEMBER 6TH (3PM): Pass Gate & Inclement Weather Information Forms Due! Please enter this information by CLICKING HERE and entering your information on the correct tab. DECEMBER 8TH (9PM): All entries must be in system. DECEMBER 9TH (9PM): All seeding criteria must be in system.