Kansas Kids Wrestling
Topeka is hosting the Kansas State Wrestling Folkstyle Championships in 2024. 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 8
Doors Open 10:00a; Exhibition Hall & Landon Arena
Weigh-Ins 12:00p - 2:00p; Landon Arena
BBQ 12:00p - 2:00p; Outside Exhibition Hall - Atrium
Coaches Meeting 3:00p; Hospitality Area in Exhibition Hall
Session 1 14U & HS Division Start 3:30p; Landon Arena & Exhibition Hall
Weigh-Ins (remainder of 8U/10/12U if needed) 6:00p - 7:00p; Landon Arena
Saturday, March 9
Doors Open to General Public at 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 8:00a
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 10
Doors Open to General Public at 6:00a; 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
Tickets may be purchased from the Stormont Vail Events Center Ticket Office, which will open at the following times:
Friday, March 8th - 10:00a until Session 1 Complete
Saturday, March 9th - 6:30a until Session 3 Complete
Sunday, March 10th - 6:30a Until Finals
Seating is first come, first served, and saving seats is prohibited. You must retain your ticket stub to exit and re-enter the Stormont Vail Events Center. If you lose your ticket stub, you must purchase another ticket.
Reserved Seating All Ages TBD per session
Adults (13 and over) $TBD per day
Children (5-12) $TBD per day
Toddlers (4 and under) FREE
Future Championship Dates
2025 March 14-16
Stormont Vail Event Center Policies
SMOKING POLICY: Stormont Vail Event Center is smoke-free. Designated smoking will be outside the south center glass doors during all events.
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 must 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 will 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 must 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 awards presentation. They will begin taking “awards” orders for photos on Friday. Parents can 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 want to order one, you can do so in Exhibition Hall.
* These times are approximate! They'll begin earlier if they are ahead of schedule.