MO AAU State

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  1. eddiek

    eddiek JV Level

    Please see updated flier below. Additional information at

    Missouri AAU State Wrestling Tournament
    February 26, 2012

    A wrestler must be a current registered AAU member and attend school in the State of Missouri to be eligible to compete in the Missouri AAU State Wrestling Championships.

    Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis University
    1 South Compton Avenue
    St. Louis, Missouri 63103

    Admission is $5. Seven (7) and under are free.
    AAU certified coaches must show their coaches card and photo I.D. for admission.

    Gold Division: For wrestlers with less than one (1) year experience.
    Blue Division: Open to any competitor meeting age requirement but is intended for wrestlers with more than one (1) year experience.

    Gold division wrestlers will be grouped within the AAU mandated 12% allowance. Eight person brackets will be used in the Gold division, whenever possible.

    Blue division and High School wrestlers must weigh-in at their scheduled time and make their “scratch weight” with no weight allowance.

    Wrestlers are required to weigh-in with a singlet and hair cover (if necessary). There will be no early or late weigh-ins and no changing weight classes. Please put exact weight for Blue division heavyweight wrestlers.

    BANTAM (Born in 2004 and after)
    40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, HWT
    MIDGET (Born in 2002-2003)
    50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 92, 100, 112, 125, HWT
    NOVICE (Born 2000 - 2001)
    55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 108, 119, 132, 148, HWT
    SCHOOLBOY (Born July 1, 1998 thru December 31, 1999)
    65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 112, 119, 125, 130, 135, 140, 145, 152, 160, 171, 189, HWT
    CADET (Born 1996 thru June 30, 1998)… 8th grade or lower
    80, 88, 95, 103, 112, 119, 125, 130, 135, 140, 145, 152, 160, 171, 189, HWT
    106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 145, 152, 160, 170, 182, 195,220, HWT

    Double elimination, MSHSAA (Folk Style) match rules will apply. Length of bouts for Bantam, Midget, Novice (1,1,1). Schoolboy, Cadet and High school (2,1,1). Only AAU certified wrestling coaches allowed on mats.

    Sunday, February 26 @ 9:00 A.M. -Wrestling begins for the Gold division.
    Sunday, February 26 @ 1:00 P.M. -Wrestling begins for the Blue division.

    The Blue division seeding meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, at Crestview Middle School, 16025 Clayton Rd., Ellisville, MO 63011, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.

    The Gold division will be grouped into brackets by actual weight, not seeded.

    The High School division will be randomly drawn into brackets, not seeded.

    Weigh-ins will be Saturday only. Weigh-ins will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2012, at Crestview Middle School gymnasium, 16025 Clayton Rd., Ellisville, MO 63011, from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Check the tournament website for potential alternate weigh-in sites and times.

    Team and Individual entries accepted. DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012. Changes of weight/age classes will be accepted for a $25 fee until 12:00 P.M. on Monday FEBRUARY 20, 2012. Entrants and brackets will be posted on Expect email confirmations. If not received, please email for confirmation.

    The entry fee is $25 per wrestler. All wrestlers must be currently registered with the National AAU.

    Send rosters via email to Preferred method of submitting roster is an Excel spreadsheet. An example can be found at Payment must be made prior to the Seeding meeting on Tuesday, February 21 with one check made payable to “Missouri AAU State.”

    Must register and pay online at Click on MO AAU state and then registration. Individuals registering this way will not be associated with a team and will be considered unattached. The tournament will not accept mail registration for individuals.

    Gold Division - Medals to top 6 wrestlers.
    Blue Division - Trophy to Champion and medals for 2nd -6th.
    Blue Division - Plaque for “Most Falls by Champion” in each age group. The Champion with the most falls wins the plaque. Tiebreaker will be determined by the shortest combined time.

    Blue division team scores are based on the top 6 places in each bracket. 6 points for 1st, 5 points for 2nd …. ,1 point for 6th.

    Contact tournament coordinators at or (314) 827-4006.
    Allen Bogar
    Greg Kloeppel
    Mike Kreh
    Jeff Schlote

    1)This event is sanctioned by the Amateur Athletic Union of the U.S. Inc.
    2)All participants must have a current AAU membership.
    3)AAU membership must be obtained before the competition begins except where the event operator has a laptop available with an internet connection. Participants are encouraged to visit the AAU website to obtain their memberships.
  2. dabears37

    dabears37 State Placer Level

    Before any comments are made about the change in cost... all the BonHomme wrestling families have been told to come up with a sponsor (or donate $$ toward sponsorship) to help keep costs down. We are part of the wrestling community and understand the expenses because we all have kids that wrestle.

    Changing venues was a big deal, and the purpose was to make AAU State a better experience for all. Yes, there was a big glitch that occurred in the first year... people are working hard to make sure everything runs smoothly this year. And we are all trying to do what we can to make this event affordable for everyone else who participates.

    I hope people give this new location another shot. It would be a shame for the kids' sake to have good competition stay home.

    Thank you,
  3. djdad

    djdad JV Level

    Thank You for your commitmet to this event and making it the best it can be.
  4. Rhino

    Rhino Varsity Level

    Is it correct that Gold wrestlers do not have to weigh-in, will not be put in set weight classes and will only be put in 8 man brackets?

    I know in the past they have used the established weight classes and brackets were bigger if needed.

    What is the reason for the change?

    The one thing we like about the big 3 AAU tournaments is the large brackets.

    The other thing is that weigh-ins and actual weight classes go a long way towards maintaining the integrity and insuring the honesty of all those involved.
  5. granby4win

    granby4win Varsity Level

    I just hope we have a back up plan ready to go ,as far as the computers printing bout cards, reason for my concern is that EVERY bilikens basketball game i have watched this year they have had stoppage due to electrical difficulties , sounds like we are heading down the same rd. , but i know bonhome will be on it, they might let everybody know they have a back up plan! and thanx again to bonhome for stepping up and getting our state meet in a great building
  6. eddiek

    eddiek JV Level

    We have learned a lot from last year, and are having weekly meetings to make sure all bases are covered.

    In regard to the concerns about the Gold division, this is where a lot of breakdown occurred last year. Gold wrestlers will weigh in, however they will be grouped in 8 man brackets within 12% of their weight as mandated by AAU. We are running 8 man brackets to make certain the tournament runs smoothly. If you are a fan of the larger brackets and your wrestler does well in the beginners bracket, I would suggest wrestling them in the Blue division.

    We are having a special section of seating to get all wrestlers lined up by bracket and for coaches as well. This will be considered the bullpen. I encourage coaches and parents to review the board and postings as we near the tournament. We will have the first call to the bullpen 30 minutes prior to starting wrestling time. There is a very efficient plan in place to ensure smooth running of the tournament.

    The initial brackets and bout cards will be printed out via computer, however we are going to complete the brackets and complete the additional bout cards old school and do them manually. This way if a computer crashes it will not have any effect on the tournament.

    Although we know that not everybody can be pleased, we are striving to have a tournament that the majority will have nothing but positive comments to make. We are loooking forward to hosting the tournament and setting a standard for the future of AAU state.
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2012
  7. haks

    haks JV Level

    Will there be remote weigh ins for those going to Liberty Nationals?
  8. eddiek

    eddiek JV Level

    Please note the edit to my last post. Gold wrestlers will all weigh-in, however they do not have to make a set weight. We will be putting their brackets together after weigh-ins, and post them at the Chaifetz prior to wrestling.

    In regard to remote weigh-ins, if you are interesting in setting one up please contact myself or one of the other contacts on the AAU State Flyer. It will have to be set-up for late Saturday afternoon or early Saturday evening. You must have an official and high school wrestling coach present at the weigh-in and sign-off on the weights, and be able to email this information to one of the contacts within 30 minutes from the close of weigh-ins listed on the AAU State flyer. If this is coordinated, it will be posted on this website as far as time, meeting location, etc.
  9. DCON

    DCON JV Level

    Are there still no options for a remote Liberty weigh-in?

    It would be a shame if kids have to opt out of AAU State because it conflicts with the only real national tourney hosted within the state. I applaud the venue change and the desire to make the event bigger, but will that purpose be accomplished if the event is missing some of the top kids ?
  10. eddiek

    eddiek JV Level

    I am pleased to announce that there has been a remote weigh-in coordinated at Liberty Nationals. Here are the details:

    Weigh-ins will be from 2-4 PM behind the stage. Todd Berck will be coordinating the weigh-in, and anyone planning to use this option must coordinate with Todd ahead of time. Todd can be reached at the following email address:

    Thank you.
  11. haks

    haks JV Level

    Thank you so much for coordinating the remote weigh ins! We look forward to a great weekend of wrestling!!
  12. eddiek

    eddiek JV Level

    We are pleased to announce that we have added an additional weigh-in location for AAU State.

    Jackson Wrestling Club will be hosting a remote weigh in on Saturday, February 25th from 6:00 - 7:30 PM. The weigh in location is:

    Jackson High School Multipurpose Room
    315 S. Missouri
    Jackson, MO 63755

    We are working on trying to coordinate one additiona weigh-in location in St. Joseph at 6U/rookie state. If we are able to coordinate additional details will be provided. Thank you.
  13. eddiek

    eddiek JV Level

    We are pleased to announce a third remote weigh-in site in Rolla. Weigh-ins at this location will be run from 6:00 - 7:30 PM on Saturday, February 25th. Location below:

    Rolla High School Wrestling Room
    900 Bulldog Run
    Rolla, MO 65401

    Any questions let us know. Thanks!
  14. YEP/DONE

    YEP/DONE Varsity Level

  15. eddiek

    eddiek JV Level

    Please read below for several reminders relative to AAU state this weekend. Additionally we have added another remote weigh-in site at Rookie State in St. Joseph. Remote sites will be recapped below:





    Remote sites (all weigh-ins pertain to Saturday, February 25):

    Rolla High School Wrestling Room
    900 Bulldog Run
    Rolla, MO 65401 all divisions 6-730 PM

    Jackson High School Multipurpose Room
    315 S Missouri
    Jackson, MO 63755 all divisions 6-730 PM

    Liberty Nationals - Kansas City, MO
    *Contact Todd Berck for detail @
    (must coordinate ahead of time)

    USA Rookie State - St. Joseph, MO
    *Contact Derrick Montieth for detail @
    (must coordinate ahead of time)

    Important note to parents and coaches:

    Please allow plenty of time to park and access the arena. We will be calling Gold wrestlers to the bullpen at 8:30 AM. It is important that the wrestlers report to the bullpen. If they are not there within 1 minute of final call, they will forfeit their match. There are no exceptions to this rule as we must keep the tournament running smoothly and on schedule.

    Blue brackets are posted on If their are scratches of seeded wrestlers or more than one wrestler scratched on a particular side the bracket will be redrawn at the discretion of the MO AAU State committee. Final brackets will be posted at the Chaifetz Arena. I would suggest that all look for any changes that may occur. We will try to announce the brackets with changes, however to be safe please check the wall for same. The current brackets will be available for purchase with the tournament guide book, which will also have the schedule for wrestling.

    Gold brackets will be made up Saturday night following the conclusion of weigh-ins. They will be available upon your arrival on Sunday.

    Please continue to look for updates on

    We are looking forward to seeing a good day of wrestling on Sunday!
  16. Gramps

    Gramps JV Level

    AAU State

    It sounds like AAU State went better than Liberty Nationals. Ive just read
    some interesting Threads on another forum site???!
    Congrats. Bonhomme Wrestling Club & AAU wrestling for a great Tournament.
  17. preceptor

    preceptor State Qualifier Level

    Congrats to all involved in the tournament this year. It went well. It was a long day of wrestling for those of us that were there for the first session but that is to be expected with such a large tournament. This was a well run event. Great job to all those involved.

    One question though, will results be posted?
  18. eddiek

    eddiek JV Level

    On behalf of Bonhomme, we would like to thank everybody who was a wrestler, parent, spectator, referree and volunteer to the AAU State event this season. We would also like to thank the teams and UNA wrestlers who helped support the tournament. We have learned a lot from last season, and have even learned more this season and feel like the event was successful. We could not have done it without the support of the wrestling community.

    Results will be posted on this week. There are many that are still breathing on fumes after the hours they put in for preparation and running of the event this past weekend :)

    Thanks, again, and good luck for those wrestling in the USA state series!
  19. pin2wn

    pin2wn Varsity Level

    Any results yet?
  20. abtbjb

    abtbjb JV Level

    Results are now posted to the site.

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