SportsLaunch: Wrestling

SportsLaunch’s wrestling program promotes the development of inner-city wrestling programs in Chicago schools, parks and community-based organizations. The program leverages strategic alliances with targeted initiatives such as:

  • Hosting the city’s largest all-ages wrestling tournament,
  • Mat usage grants for the start-up of new programs,
  • Micro-grants for basic equipment and supplies,
  • Coach training and development, and
  • Integration into the regional and national communities.

World Sport Chicago works in partnership with select school programs to help the coaches develop growth and sustainability plans that will allow them to reach more youth with the hope of eventually becoming self-sufficient clubs.

For more information, contact wrestling@worldsportchicago.org or 312-861-4949.
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World Sport Chicago Wrestling Festival

The annual World Sport Chicago Wrestling Festival is the largest all-ages wrestling tournament in Chicago, offering an opportunity for everyone from first-year athletes and seasoned veterans to have a fun and challenging experience. Admission is free and open to the public for spectators

Date\Time: Saturday, April 26th, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Chicago’s Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave (map), Festival Hall B

Wrestling Festival

Tournament Information

Tournament Format

Four person, blocked weights, round-robin structure. Tournament formats will include both Folkstyle and Freestyle.
All groups will have three 90 second periods.
Medals for 1st and 2nd place.

Groups:

  • Youth Division (ages 5 to 14)
  • High School Division (ages 15 to 19)
  • Senior Division (ages 18 and over)
  • Female Division (all ages)

Athlete Weigh-ins

Tournament staff will host weigh-ins for both tournament styles at Chicago Hope Academy (2189 W Bowler St, Chicago, IL) on Friday, April 25th from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM.
Location Contact Dan Verr, (630) 390-8766 dverr@chicagohopeacademy.org

Additional Weigh-In Locations

 


To expedite the start of the tournament, no weigh-ins will take place at Navy Pier.

Freestyle Tournament begins at 8:00am & Folkstyle Tournament begins at 1:00pm

Featured Exhibition:
“Northside vs. Southside”
Chicago Dual
(12pm to 1pm)

Tryouts and wrestle offs for CPS wrestlers will be held for weight classes of 120-285 lbs.

For more information or to try-out contact David Burchett at 773-454-0022 or dburchett@worldsportchicago.org.

Entry Fees and Registration

Athlete Entry Fees

Single Tournament Both Tournaments
Standard Registration $30* $55*

* A small portion of your registration fee ($5) will go directly to support inner city youth wrestling programs.

Payment will be due as part of the pre-registration at TrackWrestling.com. No refunds.

Online Registration Now Open

Online registration is now open on TrackWrestling.com. Pre-registration is required. No on-site registration will be allowed. Tournament entry is strictly limited to 700 registrations.

Folkstyle tournament registration

Freestyle tournament registration

Register now!
Must have a valid 2013/14 USA Wrestling Competitors Card to register.

Participant Waiver & Release

All participants will be required to consent to the tournament waiver and release prior to the event. A parent or legal guardian’s consent is required for participants under 18.

The waiver and release may be previewed here and electronic consent is taken during registration.

Grants for CPS Programs

Partial grants are available for elementary and high school wrestlers on a Chicago Public School team.

Please email David Burchett at dburchett@worldsportchicago.org for more information.

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Wrestling Registration 2014

Online registration is now open on TrackWrestling.com

Folk style tournament registration

Freestyle tournament registration

Pre-registration is required. Tournament entry is strictly limited to 700 registrations. Must have a valid 2013/14 USA Wrestling Competitors Card to register

  

No On-Site Weigh-Ins

Tournament staff will host weigh-ins for both tournaments at Chicago Hope Academy (2189 W Bowler St, Chicago, IL) on Friday, April 25th from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

List of Available Satellite Weigh-Ins

To expedite the start of the tournament, no weigh-ins will take place at Navy Pier.