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Kansas Kids Wrestling

March 11-13

Topeka is hosting the Kansas State Wrestling Folkstyle Championships in 2022. We're honored to have the opportunity to host Kansas Kids Wrestling! Use this site to plan your wrestling trip to Topeka!

 

Kansas Kids Wrestling Schedule

Friday, March 11

Doors Open 10:00a; Exhibition Hall & Landon Arena

Weigh-Ins 12:00p - 2:00p; Landon Arena

BBQ 12:00p - 3:00p; Outside Exhibition Hall - Atrium

Coaches Meeting 3:30p; Hospitality Area in Exhibition Hall

Session 1 14U & HS Division Start 4:00p; Landon Arena & Exhibition Hall

Weigh-Ins (remainder of 8U/10/12U if needed) 6:00p - 7:00p; Landon Arena

 

Saturday, March 12

Doors Open to General Public 6:30a; Landon Arena

Coaches Meeting 7:30a; Hospitality Area in Exhibition Hall

Parade of Athletes 8:00a; Starts in Exhibition Hall (all officials, wrestlers, and coaches arrive no later than 7:45a)

Introductions and Announcements 8:15a

Session 2 8U, 10U, 12U Division Start 8:30a; Landon Arena & Exhibition Hall

Session 3 14U & HS Div Backside Matches 4:00p; Landon Arena & Exhibition Hall

 
Sunday, March 13

Doors Open to General Public 6:30a; Landon Arena

Session 4 8U, 10U, 12U Div Backside Matches 8:00a; Landon Arena

Awards Presentation & Top 6 lineup 12:00p; Landon Arena

Parade of Champions 1:00p; Landon Arena*

Session 5 All Championship/Runner-up Matches 2:00p; Landon Arena

5th Place Matches 2:00p; Exhibition Hall

 

Ticket Pricing

Tickets may be purchased from the Stormont Vail Events Center Ticket Office, which will open at the following times: 

Friday, March 11th - 10:00a until Session 1 Complete

Saturday, March 12th - 6:30a until Session 3 Complete

Sunday, March 13th - 6:30a Until Finals

 Seating is first come, first served, and saving of seats is prohibited. You must retain your ticket stub if you plan to exit and re-enter the Stormont Vail Events Center. If you lose your ticket stub, you will be required to purchase another ticket.

Reserved Seating All Ages     $10.00 per session

Adults (13 and over)     $4.00 per day

Children (5-12)     $2.00 per day

Toddlers (4 and under)     FREE

 

Future Championship Dates

2023     March 10-12

2024     March 14-17

2025    March 13-16

 

Stormont Vail Event Center Policies

SMOKING POLICY: Stormont Vail Event Center is smoke-free. During all events, designated smoking will be outside the south center glass doors.

COOLERS AND BAGS:  The Stormont Vail Event Center will not allow ANY food, glass containers, or coolers to be brought into Landon Arena. If you bring a large bag, do not be alarmed when you are asked to open it. Bags may be checked!

DIABETIC WRESTLERS:  If you have a wrestler that is diabetic, the Stormont Vail Event Center will allow you to bring in some snacks. They will also have the necessary type of food to be available in the event of an emergency.

CLUB BANNERS:  Club banners may be placed around the arena, however, they need to be hung with string or zip-ties only since no tape is allowed. 

VIDEO CAMERAS: Video cameras will be allowed in the upper level only. This means there are to be NO VIDEO CAMERAS on the wrestling floor during the tournament. We ask that tripods not be used because of safety and fire codes within the Stormont Vail Event Center. Please try to be considerate of others watching the matches when filming. This is not the decision of the tournament directors, but your executive council!

PRESS PASSES: Press passes will be provided by Stormont Vail Event Center Security personnel at the Pass Gate / Handicap Entrance to individuals who are employed by their local newspaper or other recognized media outlet to cover the State Tournament and will be admitted free to the tournament and allowed on the arena floor, provided they have their official press card from their local newspaper or other recognized media outlet. Letters requesting individuals to take pictures that do not have the appropriate credentials are not acceptable! Individuals with press passes will need to enter from the south-end (handicap entrance) / pass gate to gain admission. Only the “official event photographer” will be allowed down the center of the mats.

AWARDS / PHOTOS: Plaques will be presented as listed 16-man brackets place top 6 8-man brackets place top 4 Round robin brackets place top 3 The awards will be presented in Exhibition Hall and then photos will be taken in Exhibition Hall. J & C Imaging will be taking action photos throughout the tournament and an awards photo immediately following the presentation of the awards. They will begin taking “awards” orders for photos on Friday. Parents will be able to gain entrance to Exhibition Hall through Exit 8 (near section 125) located at the north end / upper level of Landon Arena. They will also be taking action photos throughout the tournament. If you would like to order one, you can do so in Exhibition Hall.

 

* These times are approximate! They'll begin earlier if they are ahead of schedule.