* TOURNAMENT RULES & INFORMATION * (Printable) RMN does not charge extra for an insurance card at any RMN Event
RULES: National Federation High School Rules (modified) apply.
REGISTRATION & FEES ALL REGISTRATION FEES: ON-LINE – Please review each of the tournament pages for the registration fee. Last day for on-line registration is Sunday by Midnight prior to each scheduled event, no exceptions. Check for early bird savings when applicable for registrations received 30 days prior to the scheduled event deadline. Confirmation WILL NOT be given by phone. Those who register on-line will receive a receipt when you pay via Track Wrestling.
Registration Changes: RMN Event's new tournament registration system now allows registrants the convenience of making weight changes for registered wrestlers up until the registration deadline. You must use the password you registered with, and the invoice number you received at the time you registered in order to access your registration.
Weight Insurance: $5.00 weight insurance available as an "Add-on" during registration for each RMN Event. By electing to purchase weight-insurance, IF your wrestler misses weight, he will not be charged an extra-fee. In an effort to start all of our scheduled events on time, we encourage all wrestlers to make their pre-registered weight, by doing so, the events will start on time. Smaller tournaments can afford to make changes, have a later start time and still finish early. When you're dealing with 800-2500 wrestlers, the options become limited IF you have to finish at a decent hour for out of state attendees.
Late Registrations: Registrations after deadline are assessed additional fees. We encourage you to register before the deadline to save yourself time and money. NOTE: Registering after the deadline may cause us to create a new bracket and awards may or may not display a specific age & weight, this may also apply to wrestlers that are challenged with being very light or heavy.
Weight changes are only allowed before the tournament registration deadline which is Sunday at Midnight prior to the event date. Please make the weight you registered for and there are no problems.
PROOF OF AGE: State issued BIRTH CERTIFICATE or the most current REPORT CARD required in case of protest. Additionally, the 18 & Under age group implies that you are a high school eligible wrestler. The fee to file an age group protest is $25, and will be refunded if protest prevails.
REST PERIOD: Fifteen-minute (15) rest period between matches will be honored. Referees will check hair, skin and fingernails. Headgear, singlet's and taped shoelaces are REQUIRED.
BRACKETS: Available on 1st day of scheduled events. RMN Events does our best to not allow 2-man brackets, therefore, expect your wrestler to be combined in this circumstance. We also do not award trophies or medals to those wrestlers who are moved up or down to create a new weight bracket. Double Bracketing: Double Bracketing is allowed in same age group or older age group; (Example 8 & Under 54 lbs. & 58 lbs. or 8 & Under 54 & 10 & Under 53 lbs.)
COACHES' BANDS: One (1) coaches' band will be given for every 5 wrestlers PRE-REGISTERED under the same team name. No more than four (4) bands will be given per team. It is the coaches & the person performing the registering responsibility to ensure credit for coach"s bands. Coaches are strongly encouraged to have a copy of their original pre-registration of team wrestlers and will need to show I. D. to pick up their coaches band(s). Wrestlers who pre-register and do not identify a team name will be considered Independent. Changes to team names cannot be made after tournament deadlines.
COACHES' BANDS: Important note: Coaches may only pick up their free bands at weigh-ins. If you do not pick up your free bands at weigh-ins, the bands will be forfeited. No Free bands will be offered on competition day. SAFETY: CHILD ABUSE, DISORDERLY CONDUCT, ABUSIVE LANGUAGE, ETC. WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. TIME PERIODS: Age Groups: 6 & 8 1–1–1 Age Groups: 10, 12 & 15: 1.5–1.5–1.5 Age Group: 18: 1.5 – 1.5 – 1.5 Open Division: 1.5 – 1.5 – 1.5 Consolation: Cut by: 30 seconds in the first period. RMN Events reserves the right to combine brackets; our goal is to never offer a 2-man round-robin.
AGE GROUPS & WEIGHTS: A 2-Pound weight allowance applies to all wrestlers in the 15, 18 & Open Divisions ONLY. Wrestlers in the HWT division at 6, 8, 10, 12 & Under will be maxed at 20% heavier than highest posted weight in that division. Download-able - Team Roster Form RMN Events makes every effort not bracket 2-man round robins. RMN Events reserves the right to block bracket bracket or combine weights.
Rookie 7-9 Weights [40 to 49] [49.1 to 57] [57.1 to 66] [66.1 to 78] [78.1 to 86] [86.1 to 95] [95.1 to HWT]
Rookie 10-12 [50 to 57] [57.1 to 65] [65.1 to 73] [73.1 to 81] [81.1 – 90] [90.1 to 100] [100.1 to HWT]
Rookie 13-15 [78 to 86] [86.1 to 95] [95.1 to 105] [105.1 to 114] [114.1 to 123] [123.1 to 130] [130.1 to 137] [137.1 to 144] [144.1 to 155] [155.1 to 170]
Rookies means: a wrestler who has wrestled for 2-years or less in the sport of wrestling. NOT, 2-years wrestling in RMN Events or non-local events.
NEW RULE: ALL Rookies will receive a discount to enter the Rookie Division & receive an additional discount to double-bracket in both the regular and Rookie divisions. When registering on Track Wrestling, look for the "Add on" to enter the Rookie Division. Awards: Medals or T-shirt for 1st -6th place,
All "Rookies" will be matched according to age and weight. RMN Events reserves the right to block-bracket. NEW! The "Rookie of the Year-Belt" wrestlers must meet the following criteria to be considered: 1. Be the Champion of at least 3-RMN Events 2. Be the Champion in one out-of-state RMN Event 3. The 3-match rule per tournament in the Rookie division will apply (RMN staff will do our best to make this happen) 4. Wrestler must wrestle and finish 1st place in the Rocky Mountain Nationals in March. 5. One weight per tournament will count toward the Rookie of the Year belt) 6. Please keep in mind, "Rookies" must only have 2-years or less experience, a violation of this rule will eliminate wrestler from all Rookie awards. 7. The Rookie of the Year Belt will be awarded to the top place finisher with the most wins. 8. Only one "Rookie of the Year Belt" will be awarded in this division at Rocky Mountain Nationals in March.
AGE & WEIGHTS: NOTE: For Heavyweight Groups, the best attempt will be made to match the wrestlers without creating a safety issue. As a general rule we use 15% as a guideline for difference in weight.
6 & Under – Wrestlers born in 2006 or later (No Rookie Division offered for this age group) 37, 40, 43, 46, 49, 52, 55, 61, HWT
8 & Under Wrestlers born in 2004 or 2005 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 70, 74, 78, 87, 97, HWT
10 & Under – Wrestlers born in 2002 or 2003 49, 53, 57, 61, 65, 69, 73, 77, 81, 85, 89, 100, 113, 120, HWT
12 & Under – Wrestlers born in 2000 or 2001 62, 66, 70, 74, 78, 82, 86, 90, 98, 106, 114, 122, 130, 146, 165, HWT
NOTE: 5 & Under – In a K-9th grade tournament, NO varsity or junior varsity high school wrestlers in 10th Grade are allowed to compete. (9th graders are allowed) K-12 tournaments No 10th grade high school wrestlers allowed in the 15 & Under Division: If you're in 10th Grade you must wrestle in the 18 & Under)
15 & Under division Wrestlers born in 1997, 1998 or 1999 78, 83, 88, 95,102,109,116,123,130,137,144,156,172,190, 285 Max
18 & Under – Born in 1994, 1995 or 1996 106,113, 120,126,132,138,145,152,160,170,182, 195, 220, 285 Max
Open Division – Born in 1993 or earlier (If you are not in high school and are not eligible to wrestle due to age, you must enter the Open Division) 125, 133, 141, 149, 157, 165, 174, 184, 197, 215, 285 Max
Possible combined weights: RMN Events reserves the right to combine weights. IF the wrestlers also want to combine weights, we will do our best to accommodate them.
OPEN & OPEN PRO DIVISION
Offered at the following events:
Monster Match Las Vegas All Star Classic Who's Bad? New Mexico Showdown Rocky Mountain Nationals Terminator
MIDDLE SCHOOL TOURNAMENTS
Middle School Tournaments: (This rule does not apply to Colorado applies only to Washington and Idaho) Additional rules & notes for Middle School tournaments: In a state that is governed by a High School Association, the following 3-rules apply:
1. Team Awards must not allow their middle school to pay for registration 2. Team are not allowed to represent their middle school by wearing school singlet's 3. Middle School Coaches are not allowed to coach the middle school wrestler while at the event. Our goal remains to offer middle school wrestlers opportunities not offered currently by the public schools. Teams: (Does not apply to Washington) Coaches may enter a middle school team that consists of more than one middle school but will be considered an All Star team and no All-Star teams will be considered for team awards.
Middle School Time Periods: 1.5, 1.5, 1.5
Format: Double Elimination
Middle School Weights for Middle School Tournaments: (Download-able Roster Form) 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 125, 130, 135, 140, 145, 152, 160, 171, 198, HWT (2 lb. Allowance at Regionals and the same (2 lb.) Allowance at State. Example: A Wrestler may declare 70 lbs. and weigh in at 72 lbs; (Example 105 lbs can weigh in at 107 lbs.)
AWARDS INFORMATION Tri State Belt - Triple Crown - Golden Gear - RMN Championship Belt & Ring of Fame
We will make every effort is to bracket multiple tournament champions to have at least 3-matches per event & one bracket per event.
AWARDS: Trophies 1st, 2nd & 3rd Custom medals 4th through 6th. Outstanding Wrestler Award presented in each competitive age group. 6-12 & Under, 15 & 18 & Under and All Star Team Trophies based on submitted team roster due before 1st round begins, no exceptions. Clubs may enter more than one team. (See specific event page for information on awards for ages 6 to 15 & under tournaments)
State tournaments: Outstanding award: Lower & Upper weights 1st & 2nd Place Trophies with a custom bracket for 1st place 4th - 6th Place will be awarded custom medals Team awards: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th place team
Regionals will award custom medals for wrestlers 1st - 6th and custom ribbons for 7th & 8th. Team awards that regionals will be awarded to 1st and 2nd.
Note: Please note, Colorado wrestlers must compete in at least one out of state RMN event. Wrestlers must wrestle in the same age division at all qualifying tournaments. All special awards except those specifically named, must be awarded at the Rocky Mountain Nationals in March.
If a wrestler begins the season competing at one weight class, then moves up and then back down a weight class, the matches wrestled in the higher weight will not count toward special awards, exception is; RMN Events staff combines/moves the wrestler due to bracketing reasons. The 3-match rule will still apply. Outstanding Wrestler: awarded to each of the divisions 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 18 and must be present to win. All OW winners must place 1st in the tournament(s)
NOTE: In case of O/W ties or IF bout sheets are not available, O/W's RMN Events will reserve the right to award O/W.
RMN TRI-State Belt TOTAL OF (3) RMN EVENTS: Wrestlers must email their choice of Tri State series before the 1st event in that series, contenders must receive confirmation email. Award Eligibility requires the wrestler to be the Champion in a minimum of three (3) matches per event. Wrestlers must choose three events and win those same three events. (Not an average) Please refer to the individual event to determine eligibility for Tri State criteria. Qualifiers are not allowed to use the same event twice. RMN Events must receive an email prior to the first leg of the Tri State belt declaring your three tournaments of choice, email to
Qualifiers for Tri-State Belt: (RMN will send a confirmation email - please keep your email receipt) Wrestlers must choose from one of the following buckets to win a Tri State Belt. NOTE: Notifications are only required on the Tri State Belt.
1. Monster Match, Predator, WA Games of Rome 2. Monster Match, Las Vegas, New Mexico Showdown 3. Who's Bad, New Mexico Showdown, Wild West Championships 4. Terminator, RMN, Aztec Warrior
Triple Crown TOTAL OF (3) RMN EVENTS: Award Eligibility requires the wrestler to be the Champion in a minimum of three (3) matches per event in any two (2) RMN tournaments (Colorado wrestlers must compete in one out-of-state tournament) AND must compete and win the Rocky Mountain Nationals held in March. Winners must have accumulated (9) nine wins, resulting in a 1st place finish.. (Not an average) NO EXCEPTIONS!
The Golden Gear TOTAL OF (4) RMN EVENTS: Award Eligibility requires the wrestler to be the Champion in a minimum of three (3) matches per event in any three (3) RMN tournaments (including one out of state tournament) AND must compete and win the Rocky Mountain Nationals held in March Winners must have accumulated (12) twelve wins, resulting in a 1st place finish.. Not an Average - NO EXCEPTIONS!
RMN World Championship Belt TOTAL OF (5) RMN EVENTS: Award Eligibility requires the wrestler to be the Champion in a minimum of three (3) matches per event in any four (4) (including one out of state tournament) RMN tournaments AND must compete and win the Rocky Mountain Nationals held in March. Winners must have accumulated (15) Fifteen wins, resulting in a 1st place finish. Not an average - NO EXCEPTIONS!
RING OF FAME: TOTAL OF (6) RMN EVENTS: Award Eligibility requires the wrestler to be the Champion in a minimum of three (3) matches per event in any five (5) RMN tournaments (including one out of state tournament) AND must compete and win the Rocky Mountain Nationals held in March. Winners must have accumulated (18) wins resulting in a 1st place finish...Not an average – NO EXCEPTIONS.
Double bracketing or moving up & down weight: Wrestlers who double-bracket, only the lower weight that the wrestler competed in will count toward the special awards. Wrestlers are only allowed to win one special award in one-age group.
Dual Team Tournament: Middle School & High School ONLY: Our goal is to offer at least each of the teams a minimum of five-duals on Friday. Please refer to the scheduled times for weigh ins.
ELIGIBILTY: Any wrestler who has graduated high school, or is currently in high school but ineligible to wrestle, may enter the open division. Bracketing reserves the right to combine and move weights to insure matches for everyone participating. Custom plaques will be awarded for the top 4 placers in each weight.
1. Team must be pre-registered under the same team name. (No Exceptions) 2. No All Star Teams qualify (Team must practice at least 2-times per week with each other) 3. Team must submit roster to
4. All donation checks will mailed out within 15-days after the event or after roster is received.. 5. No other discounts apply. 6. Teams will receive $4.00 rebate for 40 Wrestlers, $5.00 for 50 & $6.00 for 60 wrestlers pre-registered.
1. Team Rosters must be turned in before 1st round begins at event - Track Wrestling system calculates team scores. 2. Teams may only use one individual wrestler per team. (Example: John Smith on All Star & John Smith on 6-18 is prohibited) 3. Team rosters must be turned into Central Bracketing before the 1st round begins 4. NEW; As of January 1, 2012: All Star Teammates must be pre-registered on the same roster. No recruiting at weigh-ins or combining rosters after deadline. 5. Double Bracket wrestles are allowed to enter only once on a team and score only once on a team.
6. All Star Team members must be Pre-Registered with the same team name.
LIABILITY & CONSENT: I hereby authorize Rocky Mountain Nationals, Inc. to act according to their best judgment in any emergency requiring medical attention and release Rocky Mountain Nationals, Inc. and its entire staff from liability for any illness or injury incurred at the Rocky Mountain National Events.
Be certain to enter at a listed weight class for the age group. If the weight entered is not a listed weight class, the wrestler will be entered in the next highest weight class. Entrant may enter only one (1) age group and weight class. A wrestler's age may be challenged. It is the wrestler's responsibility to provide a valid state issued BIRTH
CERTIFICATE if requested. Failure to provide a valid state issued BIRTH CERTIFICATE will result in a forfeit. The fee to file an age group protest is $25.00. If the challenge proves an incorrect age and age group, the fee will be returned.
Certain promotional and educational materials in the form of still photography sound recordings and video images will be captured and/or recorded during the course of the Rocky Mountain Nationals Tournaments and are the exclusive property of the tournament and its assigns. Your participation in the tournament releases to the tournament, the use of any and all images recorded during the event for promotional, educational or commercial use. PARTICIPANT AGREES THAT HE/SHE DERIVES A MATERIAL BENEFIT FROM THE EVENT AND/OR PARTICIPANT'S INVOLVEMENT THEREIN AND PARTICIPANT FURTHER AGREES TO USE ALL PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT ISSUED FOR HIS/HER PROTECTION. YOUR REGISTRATION WILL BE CONSIDERED AN EXECUTION OF THIS AGREEMENT, PARTICIPANT EXPRESSLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY ASSUMES ALL RISKS AND DANGERS KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, FORESEEN OR UNFORESEEN, AND RELATING OR INCIDENTAL TO PARTICIPANT'S INVOLVEMENT IN THE EVENT AND ANY ACTIVITY ASSOCIATED THEREWITH. PARTICIPANT HEREBY RELEASES, FOREVER DISCHARGES AND HOLDS HARMLESS THE ORGANIZERS FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DAMAGES, LIABILITIES, COSTS AND EXPENSES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO PARTICIPANT'S INVOLVEMENT IN THE EVENT AND ALL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED THEREWITH.
Participant further agrees that the Organizers shall have the right to record, broadcast and otherwise exploit in any and all media throughout the world Participant's activity/performance in the Event and to use Participant's name, likeness, voice and biographical information in connection therewith. If any provision of this Agreement shall for any reason be held invalid or unenforceable, such invalidity or unenforceability shall not affect any other provision hereof and this Agreement shall be construed as if such invalid or unenforceable provision were omitted.
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