V.I.S.S.A.A. Wrestling Championships
Current Tournament Information 2015
2015 Vancouver Island Secondary Schools Wrestling Championships
DATE: February 13 & 14, 2015
CONTACT: Nick Zuback
Queen of Angels: 250-746-5919
LOCATION: Cowichan Secondary School
Weigh in & Tournament
DIRECTIONS: Click on the link below for directions to Cowichan Secondary.
Friday February 13th:
4 pm – 6 pm Registration at Cowichan Secondary School in the foyer.
5 pm – 7 pm Weigh-in at Cowichan Secondary School in the gym.
Note: Wrestlers will have 1 hr to make weight (after their first weigh-in attempt), up to the fial deadline of 7 pm.
Note: A wrestler unable to participate at the Island Championships but hoping to wrestle at the BC’s can be petitioned by his/her coach at the Island AGM for consideration under the condition that the reason is medical or unavoidable family or school issues. The wrestler should preferably be in attendance at the Islands and the school must pay the entry fee for that wrestler. If unclear a coach should contact Island Zone Rep Andrew Tuck in advance.
8:00 pm Island seeding meeting at the Duncan Travelodge.
8:30 pm Island AGM at the Travelodge. Please note that every school is expected to have at least one representative attend the Island AGM if at all possible.
Note: Items and motions for the Island AGM should be sent to Island Zone Rep Andrew Tuck.
Saturday February 14th:
8:00 am Venue opens
9 am – 2 pm Wrestling
2 pm – 4 pm Finals & Awards
CONCESSION & T-SHIRTS: There will be a concession at the venue for athletes and spectators. There will also be a room with food available for coaches and officials. We are looking at having 2015 Island Championships shirts done up for the tournament. We were hoping to get an idea of how many to print. If you can ask your wrestlers to see if they are interested in buying a t-shirt that will give us an idea of how many we need to print.
ELIGIBILITY: All competing schools must be members of BC School Sports and have declared for Boys and/or Girls Wrestling. All individual wrestlers must be a member of a registered school team or an approved alternative school and have been submitted to BC School Sports on a player eligibility form either by the January 2015 deadline or by the final add on deadline of February 1, 2015. Only wrestlers in grades 8-12 who have been cleared for eligibility by BC School Sports are eligible. For further details consult the BC School Sports policies on their website at www.bcschoolsports.ca. All wrestlers and coaches should be also registered with BCWA and in good standing before the tournament begins.
FEES: Tournament registration fee is $25.00 per athlete (cheques can be made payable to Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club). Each school must pay their yearly Island fee of $25 per school, which is payable to ‘Vancouver Island Wrestling’. Please make a separate cheque for your wrestler’s registration cheque.
WEIGHT CLASSES: All wrestlers must weigh-in wearing a singlet and they will be given a .2 kg allowance. A skin check will be performed at weigh in and a qualified professional will determine whether identified skin conditions are admissible. Unhealthy weight loss techniques such as wearing plastics will result in disqualification. All wrestlers must have both a red and a blue singlet or a reversible and must compete in a singlet at the Island Championships.
BOYS: 38, 41, 45, 48, 51, 54, 57, 60, 63, 66, 70, 74, 78, 84, 90, 110, 110-130
GIRLS: 40, 43, 47, 51, 54, 57, 60, 64, 69, 75, 90, 90-110
Note: 130 kg is the max for boys and 110 kg is the max for girls. The min for boys is 35 kg and 36 kg for girls. You MUST NOT weigh less than the weight class below you.
Singlets and wrestling boots or clean running shoes must be worn. Wrestlers are required to carry a paper or cloth handkerchief during their match, and only clear fluids are allowed in their corner. Make sure facial hair is trimmed and fingernails clipped before the weigh-in.
AWARDS: The top three wrestlers in each weight class will receive a medal. The top 5 boys and top 6 girls from each division will qualify to wrestle at the Provincials. The top six in each division will earn points for their team. Top three teams for boys and girls will receive a team trophy, and a most outstanding male and female will be acknowledged.
OFFICIALS: If you have any questions of concerns please contact Chris Hicks.
TRAVELODGE SILVER BRIDGE INN
140 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan
$99.95 plus $6/additional person – 2 queen beds, lofts may be available.
$105.95 for kitchenette suites, 1 queen bed, pull out sofa.
When confirming rooms please mentioned it is for the Island Wrestling Championships or Cowichan Valley Wrestling.
5325 Trans Canada Duncan, B.C. V9L 5J2
(250) 748-0661, ext. 0
Fax: (250) 737-1615
$99.00(tax included) plus $10/additional person – 2 queen beds, lofts may be available. Breakfast specials.
When booking, let them know it for the Island Wrestling Championships for the discounted rate.
Thunderbird Motor Inn
5849 York Road, Duncan, BC V9L 3S3
First come, first served. 25 rooms available still for February 13. Closest hotel to the venue.
When confirming rooms please mention it is for the Island Wrestling Championships or Cowichan Valley Wrestling.