Contact Information

Dave Campbell - Chairman
Cell: (570) 971-2481
dcampbell@linemountain.com

Steve Gobble - North Section & District Tournament Director
Cell: (570) 637-9398
smgobble1959@icloud.com

Bob Apple - Central Section Director
Cell: (570) 490-7613
bagideon@verizon.net

Sean McCann
Cell: (570) 220-8024
smccann@wasd.org

Hal Stockdill - AAA District Representative
Cell: (570) 447-4415
stochal@sulcosd.k12.pa.us

Important Links

2019-20 Individual Districts Information

2019-20 AA Northeast Regionals Information

2019-20 AA Sectional Brackets and Results

Past Championship Brackets

Important Dates

Friday, October 18, 2019
Deadline for inputting team schedules into the OPC Calculator

Friday, October 25, 2019
First day for Minimum Wrestling Weight (MWW) Certification

Monday, November 18, 2019
1st Day of Practice

Saturday, November 23, 2019
1st Scrimmage Date

Monday, December 2, 2019
Last Day for Minimum Wrestling Weight Certification

Friday, December 6, 2019
1st regular season contest date

Wednesday, December 25, 2019
2lb Weight Allowance

Saturday, January 25, 2020
Team Seeding Deadline

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Individual Seeding Deadline

Friday, February 14, 2020
MWW Deadline

Team Wrestling Tournament Schedule

Pig-Tail Round (17 or more Teams)

Monday, January 27, 2020

  • Home team is the higher seed
  • Weigh-ins: 6:00 p.m.
  • Wrestling begins: 7:00 p.m.

Round of 16

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

  • Home team is the higher seed
  • Weigh-ins: 6:00 p.m.
  • Wrestling begins: 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 1, 2020 — Milton High School

  • Weigh-ins: 10:00 a.m.
  • Round #1, Quarter-Finals: 11:00 a.m.
  • Round #2, Semi-Finals & 1st Rd. Consolation: 1:00 p.m.
  • Round #3, Consolation Semi-finals: 3:00 p.m.
  • Round #4, Consolation & Championship Finals: 6:00 p.m.

Monday, February 3, 2020

  • District 4 3rd Place @ District 3 Runner-Up: 7:00 p.m.

Thursday-Saturday, February 6-8, 2020

  • Giant Center, Hershey
  • February 6: District 4 Champ vs. 10-2 – 7-3 winner
  • February 6: District 4 runner-up vs. 11-1
  • February 6: 4-3 vs 3-2 winner vs. 7-1
  • February 6: AAA 9/4 champ vs. 11-2 vs. 3-4 winner

Sectionals

Saturday, February 15, 2020

  • Weigh-ins: 9:00 a.m.
  • 1st Session: 10:00 a.m.
  • Consolation & Championship Finals: 6:00 p.m.

North Tournament @ Troy High School

Athens
Canton
Jersey Shore
North Penn-Liberty
Northeast Bradford
Sayre
Sullivan County
Towanda
Troy
Williamson
Wyalusing

Central Tournament @ Hughesville High School

Benton
Bloomsburg
Central Columbia
Hughesville
Loyalsock
Meadowbrook Christian
Montgomery
Montoursville
Muncy
South Williamsport
Warrior Run

South Tournament @ Southern Columbia High School

CMVT
Danville
Lewisburg
Line Mountain
Midd-West
Mifflinburg
Milton
Mount Carmel
Southern Columbia
Shamokin
Sugar Valley Rural Charter

Districts

Williamsport Area High School

Friday, February 21, 2020

  • Registration: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Weigh-ins: 4:00 p.m.
  • Coaches meeting: 4:30 p.m.
  • Wrestling begins: 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

  • Weigh-ins: 7:30 a.m.
  • Elimination Round: 8:30 a.m.
  • Semi-Finals & Consolation Quarter-finals: 10:00 a.m.
  • Consolation Semi-Finals: 12:30 p.m.
  • Coaches meeting: 3:30 p.m.
  • 5th & 6th place bouts: 4:00 p.m.
  • 3rd & 4th place bouts: 4:45 p.m.
  • Hall of Fame: 5:30 p.m.
  • Parade of Champions: 5:45 p.m.
  • Championship Finals: 6:00 p.m.

Regionals

Williamsport Area High School

Friday, February 28, 2020

  • Registration: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Weigh-ins: 5:00 p.m.
  • Coaches Meeting: 5:30 p.m.
  • Quarter-Finals: 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

  • Weigh-ins: 8:30 a.m.
  • Championship Semi-Finals (2mats) & Consolation Quarter-Finals (1 mat): 9:30 a.m.
  • Consolation Semi-Finals: 12:00 p.m.
  • Coaches meeting: 3:30 p.m.
  • Parade of Champions: 4:00 p.m.
  • Championship and Consolation Finals: 4:15 p.m.

2019-20 Seeding Dates and Criteria

Sectionals

Dates

  1. Cut-off date for seeding points for Sectionals is 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.
  2. Matches can be made up until Tuesday, February 11, 2020.
  3. Seeding points are final upon closing of the Becker Networks program at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 13, 2020.
  4. No shifting of weight classes is permitted after the seeding is completed in the Becker Network Program.
  5. Replacement for injury and illness is permitted.
  6. Note: brackets will be reseeded if a wrestler withdrawals, or is disqualified at weigh-ins.
  7. Seeding information will be sent out via email to Head Coaches by 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 13, 2020 for review prior to the release of seeding to the District IV webpage and media outlets at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 13, 2020.

Criteria

  1. If two wrestlers have the same point total, the higher seed will go to:
    1. 2019-2020 head-to-head result.
    2. Greater number of matches wrestled.
    3. Coin flip by tournament director.
  2. Only varsity records can be counted for seeding.
  3. All forfeits count on a wrestler's record for seeding.
  4. All wrestlers must have 12 bouts to get full total if not subtract 8 points or each bout under 12 from total.
  5. Byes:
    1. Points will be earned for a bye when that wrestler wins his next bout.
    2. A win via bye does not apply to the individual record.

Districts

Dates

  1. Seeding will be completed on Sunday, February 16, 2020.
  2. Seeding will be first released to coaches for review and confirmation at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 16, 2020.
  3. Seeding will be released to the Media after this confirmation period at 4:00 p.m. by the District Wrestling Chairman.

Criteria/Placement

  1. Champions only will be seeded 1-3 by points only.
  2. All other seeds will be predicated by the seed of sectional champions using the following formula:
Champs 2nd 3rd 4th
1 6 7 12
2 5 8 11
3 4 9 10

Regional Seeding

District IV Champ has higher point total District II Champ has a higher point total
#1 District IV Champ #1 District II Champ
#2 District II Champ #2 District IV Champ
#3 District IV Runner-up #3 District II Runner-up
#4 District II Runner-up #4 District IV Runner-up
#5 District IV 3rd place #5 District II 3rd place
#6 District II 3rd place #6 District IV 3rd place
#7 District IV 4th place #7 District IV 4th place
#8 District IV 5th place #8 District IV 5th place

PIAA WRESTLING RULES AND REGULATIONS 2019-2020

Weight Control Program

Pursuant to the Weight Control Program adopted by PIAA: 1) the deadline for a PIAA member senior high school to enter its complete varsity wrestling schedule into the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Optimal Performance Calculator (OPC) is one week prior to the first assessment (Friday, October 18, 2019) (see NOTES 1 and 2) prior to the participation by any student in interscholastic wrestling, the Minimum Wrestling Weight (MWW) at which the student may wrestle during the season must be (a) certified to by an Authorized Medical Examiner (AME), and (b) established NO EARLIER THAN six weeks prior to the first Regular Season Contest day of the wrestling season (Friday, October 25, 2019) and NO LATER THAN the Monday preceding the first Regular Season Contest day of the wrestling season (Monday, December 2, 2019) (see NOTE 2). This certification shall be provided to and maintained by the student's Principal, or the Principal’s designee.

In certifying to the MWW, the AME shall first make a determination of the student's Urine Specific Gravity/Body Weight and Percentage of Body Fat, or shall be given that information from a person authorized to make such an assessment ("the Assessor"). This determination shall be made consistent with National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Wrestling Rule 1, Competition, Section 3, Weight-Control Program, which requires, in relevant part, hydration testing with a specific gravity not greater than 1.025, and an immediately following body fat assessment, as determined by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Optimal Performance Calculator, Scholastic Edition (together, the "Initial Assessment").

Notes

  1. Any subsequent additions or substitutions to a PIAA member senior high school’s complete varsity wrestling schedule must be approved by that school's PIAA District Wrestling Chairman.
  2. For senior high school wrestlers coming out for the Team AFTER the Monday preceding the first Regular Season Contest day of the wrestling season the OPC will remain open until January 14 and for junior high/middle school wrestlers coming out for the Team AFTER the Monday preceding the first Regular Season Contest day of the wrestling season the OPC will remain open all season.
  3. Any athlete who disagrees with the Initial Assessment may appeal the assessment results one time by having a second assessment, which shall be performed prior to the athlete’s first Regular Season wrestling Contest and shall be consistent with the athlete’s weight loss (descent) plan. Pursuant to the foregoing, results obtained at the second assessment shall supersede the Initial Assessment; therefore, no further appeal by any party shall be permitted. The second assessment shall utilize either Air Displacement Plethysmography (Bod Pod) or Hydrostatic Weighing testing to determine body fat percentage. The urine specific gravity testing shall be conducted and the athlete must obtain a result of less than or equal to 1.025 in order for the second assessment to proceed. All costs incurred in the second assessment shall be the responsibility of those appealing the Initial Assessment. Where the Initial Assessment and/or a second Assessment establishes a percentage of body fat below 7% for a male or 12% for a female, the student must obtain an AME’s consent to participate.

For all wrestlers, the MWW must be certified to by an AME.

To reduce or eliminate "clerical errors", it is required that each head wrestling Coach initial the MWW of each of his wrestlers before the school's Principal certifies to the eligibility of the school's wrestlers.

A two (2)-pound growth allowance is authorized on or after Wednesday, December 25, 2019 for both junior high/middle school and senior high school wrestlers.

The deadline for senior high school wrestlers to establish their MWW is Friday, February 14, 2020.

Procedure to Request Relief from Delinquent Hydration Test(s) and/or Weight Assessment(s) in PIAA Wrestling Weight Control Program

  1. A member school shall submit the following, relative to its request for relief:
    • A letter requesting relief from the delinquent hydration test(s) and/or weight assessment(s) submitted, on behalf of the affected student(s), by the concerned Principal.
    • Confirmation from the school’s attending assessor of the respective dates of failed hydration test(s) and the hydration level(s) achieved.
    • Any pertinent information from the attending assessor of any assessments attempted and the rationale of why those assessments failed.
  2. All information must be forwarded to the PIAA District Wrestling Chairman on or before Friday, February 14, 2020, for that wrestling chairman's consideration, with a courtesy copy of the cover letter requesting relief from the delinquent hydration test(s) and/or weight assessment(s) forwarded to the involved PIAA District Chairman.
  3. The District Wrestling Chairman will submit all provided information to that District's Chairman with a cover letter of support or nonsupport of the request for relief.
  4. The District Chairman will review all information and either approve or reject the request for relief.
  5. Upon request by the Principal of the concerned school, the District Chairman may convene a hearing before his District Committee into the request for relief.
  6. Decisions of District Committees may be appealed by the Principal of the concerned school to the PIAA Board of Directors or a PIAA Board of Appeal by requesting an appeal, in writing, to the PIAA Executive Director.

Wrestling Coaches' Rule

Coaches and other Team personnel are restricted to the bench/chairs while the clock is running and during normal out-of-bounds and resumption of wrestling except:

  1. When walking behind the Team bench to encourage wrestlers.
  2. To approach the scorer's table to request the match be stopped to discuss the misapplication of a rule.
  3. During a charged time-out or at the end of the match.

Coach misconduct (during the match) is called when a conference is requested with the referee regarding a misapplication of a rule, and the referee determines there is no misapplication involved, or when, during a conference, a Coach questions the judgment of the referee. The referee shall penalize the Head Coach for misconduct.

Penalty for Coach misconduct (during the match):
First Offense: Warning.
Second Offense: Deduct one (1) Team point.
Third Offense: Deduct two (2) Team points and immediate removal from the premises of the Head Coach for the remainder of the day.

Unsportsmanlike conduct of Coaches and other Team personnel is any act which becomes abusive or interferes with the orderly progress of the match. These acts could occur prior to, during, or after a match. This includes violations of the bench decorum rule, taunting, acts of disrespect, or those actions which incite negative reaction by others. The offender shall be penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct without warning.

Penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct of contestants (not during the match), Coaches, and other Team personnel:
First Offense: Deduct one (1) Team point.
Second Offense: Deduct two (2) Team points and immediate removal from the premises for the remainder of the dual meet, Multiple School (Dual) Event, or Tournament. Flagrant misconduct on the part of the Coach or any other Team personnel is any act which the referee considers serious enough to remove the offender from the premises. These acts can occur prior to, during, or after a match. This includes the use of tobacco products. Flagrant misconduct shall be penalized without warning.

Penalty for flagrant misconduct of Coaches and other Team personnel:
First Offense: Deduct three (3) Team points and immediate removal from the premises for the remainder of the dual meet, Multiple School (Dual) Event, or Tournament.
Premises are defined as a tract of land with the building thereon.

The PIAA Wrestling Championships are one Tournament series, starting with section Tournaments. A Coach, other Team personnel, and/or contestant disqualified and ejected from a PIAA Section, District, or Region Tournament for unsportsmanlike conduct or flagrant misconduct is eliminated from further participation in any remaining competition in the PIAA Wrestling Championships Tournament series.

A written report must be filed with the PIAA Office by the appropriate PIAA-registered wrestling official when a Coach, other Team personnel, and/or contestant is disqualified and ejected from a Regular Season and/or Postseason Contest for unsportsmanlike conduct or flagrant misconduct.

Written reports received by PIAA shall be copied and distributed to the Principal of the involved school, the District Chairman, sport specific chairperson, District Officials' Representatives, and the Sportsmanship Chairperson of the PIAA District Committee having jurisdiction over the school. In addition, the Principal of the involved school is required to complete a disqualification response form and submit same to the sport specific chairperson of the PIAA District having jurisdiction over the member school.

District 2A 3A District 2A 3A
I 1 4 VII 3 3
II 1 1 VII 0 1
III 3 4 IX 1 1
IV 3 0* X 3 1
V 1 0* XI 2 2
VI 2 1 XII 0* 2

PIAA Inter-District Wrestling Regions

Member schools are responsible for acquiring their own lodging and meals. Each competing member school is responsible for the transportation expenses of its contestants and Coaches. PIAA will not reimburse member schools for lodging, meals, or transportation expenses.

PIAA Wrestling Championships

Member schools are responsible for acquiring their own lodging and meals. Each competing member school is responsible for the transportation expenses of their Coaches and contestants. PIAA will not reimburse member schools for transportation expenses. PIAA will reimburse member schools an expense allowance to defray the cost of lodging and meals for all contestants and two (2) Coaches per member school. Member schools will be reimbursed for lodging and meals when a contestant has been eliminated from further competition in the Championship bracket. Reimbursement will be on a per person basis, based upon the Region from which the member school qualified, as follows:

Region Prelims Quarterfinals Semi-Finals Finals
SC $20 $30 $40 $50
SE $30 $40 $50 $60
NE $40 $50 $60 $70
SW $50 $60 $70 $80
NW $60 $70 $80 $90

PIAA Wrestling Championships Pairings

  1. No Region champions shall meet in the first round.
  2. Region champions and runners-up shall not meet until the finals.
  3. Regional champions in each weight class shall be ranked utilizing a formula which includes a combination of the winning percentage of each wrestler and prestige points from placement in the previous year’s Championship, and/or Region, as applicable. All remaining qualifying wrestlers will be placed on the bracket according to the ranking of each Region champion.
  4. Separation of returning champions in the same weight classification, qualifying as Region champions, shall be done, if necessary.

Junior High/Middle School Wrestling Weight Classifications

Competition shall be divided into 15 weight classifications as follows:

80 lbs 115 lbs 155 lbs
87 lbs 122 lbs 170 lbs
94 lbs 130 lbs 190 lbs
101 lbs 138 lbs 210 lbs
108 lbs 145 lbs 250 lbs

A contestant is permitted to wrestle up one weight classification above that for which the contestant’s actual stripped weight qualifies that contestant to wrestle.

A two (2) pound growth allowance shall be added on or after Wednesday, December 25.

Optional Junior High/Middle School Interscholastic Wrestling Competition

A junior high/middle school, in cooperation with other junior high/middle schools, may conduct interscholastic wrestling competition using the following criteria:

  1. At weigh-in, all wrestlers shall be listed from lowest to highest match-up weights.
  2. To the weight of 138 pounds, the difference in stripped weight for that day shall not exceed 5 pounds. Above 138 pounds, the difference in stripped weight shall not exceed 10 pounds. Minimum weight classification certification shall be done at the 15 weight classifications set forth herein.
  3. The selection of wrestlers in the bouts shall be done by the two schools alternating with the visiting Team having first choice.
  4. Forfeits shall not be permitted.

Junior High/Middle School Wrestling Length of Match

Regular matches in dual meets or Tournament Championship competition shall be four and one-half minutes in length divided into three periods of one and one-half minutes each.

Consolation matches in Tournaments shall be three-minutes in length divided into three periods of one-minute each. Overtime matches, in Tournaments and dual meets, shall consist of one, one-minute period followed by two, 30-second tiebreakers, if necessary, and one, 30-second ultimate tiebreaker, if necessary. In all matches there is no rest between periods and the match is recessed only long enough to position the wrestlers for the start of the next period.