Midwest Nationals Wrestling Tournament

Presented by the Midwest Laborers

Weigh-ins are 5:00-8:00p.m. July 10, 2015
Tournament starts 9:00a.m. July 11, 2015
Illinois Wesleyan University Shirk Center

IWU Shirk Center Exterior

IWU Shirk Center Interior

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Entry: The Official Entry Form can be downloaded as a word document here, or as a pdf here.

  • The form must be accurately completed and filed at registration. The entry fee will be $40 per individual.
  • There were 1,117 participants at the 2014 Midwest Nationals Tournament!
  • Registration is available on-site during weigh-ins on July 10th from 5:00–8:00p.m.
  • Cash and checks are accepted on-site (no online registration or credit cards accepted on-site during weigh-ins).
  • Wrestlers in divisions 1st/2nd, 3rd/4th, 5th/6th, and 7th/8th grades should report to the Shirk Center at 8:00am, with wrestling beginning at 9:00am.
  • Wrestlers in divisions 9th/10th, 11th/12th grades, and college/open should report to the Shirk Center at 11:00am, with wrestling beginning at 12:00pm.

Host Hotel:
Holiday Inn and Suites
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Title Sponsor: Midwest Laborers

Pin Sponsor: Illinois Wrestling Coaches & Officials Association, Gatorade
Takedown Sponsors: Illinois Coaches Association
Team Awards: Awards will be presented to the top team in each division. A maximum of 12 wrestlers can be counted towards team scores.
Individual Awards: Will be provided for each weight class
Mens 1st–2nd Grade: Folk Style
Mens 3rd–4th Grade: Folk Style
Mens 5th–6th Grade: Folk Style
Mens 7th–8th Grade: Folk Style
Mens 9th–10th Grade: Folk Style
Mens 11th–12th Grade: Folk Style
Mens College & above: Folk Style

Women are encouraged to compete, but we are no longer offering Women's Divisions.
Weight classes will be determined at weigh-in (all weight classes in pounds).

Folk Style Rules will apply
**Tournament will be double elimination with wrestle backs to 3rd place**
Awards: Awards will be given to the top 6 individuals in each weight class. Team trophies will be given to the top 2 teams in each class.
Uniforms: Headgear, singlets, and wrestling shoes are recommended but not required.
Medical Information: Athletes must be prepared and must submit to a Skin Disease screening at weigh-in. The Chief Medical Officer’s decision is final and not subject to appeal.
Weigh-Ins: All athletes will be required to weigh-in once on Friday, July 10th from 5:00–8:00p.m. at the Illinois Wesleyan University Shirk Center.
  • The tournament will be broadcast live at trackwrestling.com
  • Coach Passes are $15 each and allow that coach access to the mat during their participant's match, as well as serve as your admission pass.
  • Adult admission 14 & up is $10.
  • Youth admission 6–13 is $3.
  • Youth admission 5 and under is free.
  • Air conditioning is available in the main gym. The field house area and concourse are not air conditioned.
  • A free wrestling clinic will be open to the public on July 10 at 6:00pm in the Shirk Center Main Gym.
  • Participants and attendees are not permitted to bring in their own food, drink, or coolers. A concession stand will be open during the tournament.

Tournament Headquarters:
Send entry forms and payment to this address
Midwest Nationals Wrestling Tournament
3201 CIRA Drive, Suite 201
Bloomington, IL 61704
Phone: 800.433.8226

Weigh-ins and Tournament Location:
Shirk Center
302 East Emerson Street
Bloomington, IL 61702
Click here to download a map of Illinois Wesleyan University, including The Shirk Center and parking areas.


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