WRESTLING

I. Start time:  J.V. or exhibition matches are to start at 6:30 p.m.

II. Weight in procedure for dual matches:
    A. Weighing in for Varsity and J.V. will start at 5:30 p.m. and end at 6:00 p.m. before the scheduled match starting time of 6:30 p.m.
    B. The visiting team will be given 10 minutes to privately weight 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 time 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 league tournament will count for the other half.  The first place team in the dual will receive 5 points, second 4 points, thirds 3 points, etc.  The team with  the highest combination of points will be the champion.  Ties will result in a co-championship.  Any team tying in the duals or league tournament will split the points of the two places.  If tied for second place, both teams receive half of the second and third place points (6 1/2 ).  The next team would receive the next lower points (5).

IV. Seeding Criteria for the Section Dual Meet Championship:
The seeding will be determined on the basis of team record during league play.  The team with the best dual record would be the top seed from the TVL, the next best record total would be the second seed and continue on for the third seed.

V. In The Event of a Two Way Tie:
    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:
    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 criterion of a two way tie.  That would be criterion #1 or winner of the head to head match.

VII. Varsity League Tournament (Including J.V. Tourney with no medals) 3/15/99
Tournament Costs:  Refer to page 6-IV for tournament costs.

VIII. Running the Tournament:
    A. The tournament will be run with a 8 man bracket and out brackets if needed.  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, 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 Friday 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
        2. State
        3. Sections
        4. Subs 1-6 any weight
        5. League at same weight or above, Placers 1-4
        6. League at lower weight, Placers 1-4
        7. Common opponent
        8. Agreement of coaches involved
        9. Records by percentage
        10. Coaches vote, majority rules
        11. Coin flip

XIX. Wrestling League Meet Rotation
Hilmar 14-15, Modesto Christian 15-16, Ripon 16-17,  Escalon 17-18, Riverbank 18-19, Mountain House 19-20, Hughson 20-21

X. Awards: Refer to TVL Constitution—Financial Section-III Awards

XI. 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 varsity line 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 other league 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 will still qualify to other meets through our league meet.  (6/16/98)  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.  (1/14/14)

XII. League teams shall participate as per Sac Joaquin Section Bylaws:
Article 5. General Rules   504 Season of Sport
The following exception are in effect for the Trans Valley League: 
2.  There shall be no “Limited Periods” as stated in Section Bylaw Article 5 General rules
504.9 Limited Periods a, b, c, d, e, f, and g.
*Note: 504.9 Limited Periods h. Out of Season and i. Summer Rules, are in effect.



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