& GIRLS WRESTLING RULES
I. Duel Start Time: J.V. Boys and Girls exhibition matches are to start
p.m. Boys and Girls Varsity matches to follow.
II. Weight in procedure for dual matches:
A. Weighing in for Varsity and J.V. will start at
4:30 p.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. before the scheduled match starting time
of 5:30 p.m.
B. The visiting team will be given 10 minutes to
privately weigh in all of their wrestlers. If any wrestlers are
overweight, the team must make any
adjustments it deems necessary at this time. They may reconstruct
the line up or insert another wrestler (J.V) into that spot.
C. Coaches may weigh in multiple athletes at the
same weight. The choice of who will wrestle will be made at the
mat side before every match as outlined in the National Rule Book
D. Varsity, J.V. and extras will weigh in shoulder
to shoulder, starting with the lightest weight.
E. The home coach will be the official at the weigh
ins. His decision is final.
F. If the visiting coach requests, the home coach
must check and verify if a wrestler is or is not on weight before the
line up cards are exchanged.
G. All coaches should have a prepared line up card
to give to the opposing coach for their scorekeepers
III. To Determine the League Champion
The dual matches will count for half of the points and the TVL
Tournament will count for the other half. The first place team in
the duals and TVL Tournament will receive 6 points, second 5 points, 4
etc. The team with the highest combination of points will
be the TVL champion. Ties will result in a co-championship.
team tying in the duals or league tournament will split the points of
the two places. Example: If tied for second place, both teams
of the second and third place points (5+4=9 X 1/2=4 1/2 points
each). The next team
would receive the next lower points (3).
IV. Seeding Criteria for the Section Dual Meet Championship: (Boys
Only. Two Teams Qualify)(All girls qualify for the Section Meet)
The seeding will be determined on the basis of team record during TVL
dual play. The team with the best dual record would be the top
seed from the TVL, the next best record would be the second seed.
V. In The Event of a Two Way Tie: (Boys Only)
A. The team that won the dual match between the two
schools would become the higher seed.
B. If those teams tied (i.e., 26-26), the team with
the highest total of individual match wins (including forfeits), would
be the higher seed.
VI. In The Event of a Three Way or More Tie: (Boys Only)
A. Teams A, B, & C are tied. The scores
between the schools are A beats B 40-30. B beats C 35-32, and C Beats A
33-32. When you total all scores A=72, B=65 and C=65. Team
A would receive the #1 seed. B
would receive the #2 seed by virtue of its 35-32 dual match
win over C. The rationale here is: once the tie is broken, you
should revert back to the criteria of a two way tie. That would
be criterion #1 or winner of the head to head match.
VII. Boys and Girls Varsity League Tournament (Including J.V. Tourney
with no medals) (Coaches pay for JV medals)
A. Running of the Tourney is to be the
responsibility of the hosting school. (Organization, calling a
seeding meeting of the league wrestling coaches Wednesday or Thursday
prior to the meet, ordering and paying
for the officials and ticket takers, providing mats, etc.)
B. League maximum admission prices are to be charged.
C. Any net loss after officials and ticket takers
are paid will be absorbed by the TVL. Any net profit is to be
paid to the TVL. Host school keeps concessions.
VIII. Running the Tournament:
A. The tournament will be run with an 8 person
and out brackets if needed. Out brackets, when needed, will be
placed so that the winner moves onto the bracket at the highest
position (s) available (4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th) The out brackets
will be drawn in randomly to any position. Advancement points
will be given for
out brackets. Since the League Tournament is a qualifying
tournament for the boys, all spaces in the 8 man bracket that are not
filled by a
league team will be forfeits and scored as such.
B. A seeding meeting will be held Wednesday or
Thursday before the
day of the league meet to establish the brackets for each weight
class. Criteria for seeding will be as follows:
1. Head to head
4. Subs 1-6 any weight
5. League at same weight or
above, Placers 1-4
6. League at lower weight,
7. Common opponent
8. Agreement of coaches involved
9. Records by percentage
10. Coaches vote, majority rules
11. Coin flip
C. the TVL Tournament host school shall be responsible to
maintain an accurate teams score (scored as per the National Rule Book
for a tournament with the designated number of places). The host
school will publish and make printed copies of the team scores
available following each round of the Tournament. The score
sheets will display the team points scored in each wieght class by each
team to that point in the tournament and a grand total for each team
will be provided. The team scores will also be announced
following each round.
IX. Wrestling League Meet Rotation
Modesto Christian 21-22, Ripon
22-23, Escalon 23-24, Livingston 24-25, Hughson 25-26, Hilmar 26-27
X. Awards: Refer to TVL Constitution—Financial Section-III Awards
XI. Qualification as a TVL Team: (Boys Only)
All League wrestling schools must qualify as a team on the Monday
of the third week of December. A league team is defined as any
school that can fill at least 7 positions in their
up. A team roster will be presented to the AD of that school on
the Monday of the third week of December. If the team cannot
produce at least 7 wrestlers, the AD must contact all
schools to relieve them of the requirement to have a dual that
season. Any duels before this time will not count in the league
standings. The non-qualified team members will still qualify to
Section Playoffs through our TVL Tournament. If a team drops
below 7 varsity wrestlers at any time during the season
they are to
call and notify their next opponent and the match is a forfeit.
XII. Partent and/or Senior Night:
Parents and seniors may be recognized during the pre match
XIII. League teams shall participate as per Sac Joaquin Section
Article 5. General Rules 504 Season of Sport
"Limited Period" dates vary from year to year.
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