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Kansas Kids Wrestling

March 13-15

Topeka is hosting the Kansas State Wrestling Folkstyle Championships in 2020. We're honored to have the opportunity to host Kansas Kids Wrestling through 2023! Use this site to plan your wrestling trip to Topeka!

 

Kansas Kids Wrestling Schedule

Friday, March 13

Doors Open 10:00a; Exhibition Hall

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

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

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

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

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

 

Saturday, March 14

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

Session 3 14U & HS Div Backside Matches 12:30p; Landon Arena

 
Sunday, March 15

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

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

Session 5 All 5th Place Matches 12:00p; Landon Arena

Top 6 Finishers line up for Parade 1:30p; Landon Arena*

Parade of Champions 2:00p; Landon Arena*

Session 6 All Championship/Runner-up Matches 3:00p; Landon Arena*

 

Ticket Pricing

Tickets may be purchased from the Kansas Expocentre Ticket Office, which will open at the following times: 

Friday, March 13th - 10:00a

Saturday, March 14th - 6:30a

Sunday, March 15th - 6:30a

 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 Kansas Expocentre. If you lose your ticket stub, you will be required to purchase another ticket.

Adults (13 and over)     $4.00 per day

Children (5-12)     $2.00 per day

Toddlers (4 and under)     FREE

 

Future Championship Dates

2021     March 13-14

2022     March 12-13

2023     March 11-12

 

Kansas Expocentre Policies

SMOKING POLICY: The Kansas Expocentre is smoke-free. During all events, designated smoking will be outside the south center glass doors.

COOLERS AND BAGS:  The Kansas Expocentre 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 Kansas Expocentre 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 Kansas Expocentre. 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 Kansas Expocentre 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 2019 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.