In 1988, Sarah Tolin broke through the gender barriers of high school athletics by challenging a Wyoming High School Activities Association rule that prohibited mixed gender teams. After a 2 year fight with the WHSAA, girls were allowed to participate in football and wrestling. Sarah went on to wrestle through high school and attended Casper College but transferred to Neosha Community College to continue her wrestling career. Sarah continued to develop her wrestling skills and was known nationally and internationally for her abilities. Sarah died in March of 2005 and her family turned to a sport she loved to celebrate her life.

The 9th Annual Sarah Tolin Memorial Wrestling tournament, presented by the Windy City Wrestlers, comes our way  this Sunday, March 24th at Kelly Walsh High School. This tournament is open to all folkstyle wrestlers starting with the peewees up to and including high school grapplers. This tournament is sanctioned by USA Wrestling and Wyoming Amateur Wrestling Association and a current USA Wrestling card will be required. For more information contact Kevin Dillon (307) 267-0274 or Vickie Tolin (307) 258-7569.

Sunday, March 24th at Kelly Walsh High School

3500 E. 12th, Casper Wyoming

 NO ONSITE REGISTRATION.

Ages:       

6&U (Peewee)

7-8 (Bantam)

9-10 (Intermediate)

11-12 (Novice)

13-14 (Schoolboy/girl)

15-16 (Cadet) HS (Jr.)

Sunday, March 24

7 am–7:20 am             Check in, finger nail and skin check: Peewee, Bantam and Intermediate age divisions. All athletes MUST have their USAW card in hand at check in.

approx. 8 am                   Wrestling: Peewee, Bantam and Intermediate

12 pm– 12:20 pm           Check in, finger nail and skin check: Novice, Schoolboy/girl, Cadet and Junior age divisions. All athletes MUST have their USAW card in hand at check in.

approx. 1 pm               Wrestling: Novice, Schoolboy/girl, Cadet and Junior

 

SANCTION: This tournament is sanctioned by USA Wrestling (USAW) and Wyoming Amateur Wrestling Association (WAWA) and a current USA Wrestling card will be required.

HEADGEAR & SINGLETS:   Headgear and one red & one blue singlet (or reversible) required (NO ANKLE BANDS will be used, athletes must be in correct color of singlet for each match).

 

COACHES:  Only coaches with a current USAW license will receive a coaching wrist band to coach at mat side.

 

OFFICIALS:  Each club is required to comply with WAWA guidelines for mat and pairing officials.

AWARDS:  Medals will be awarded at mat side for 1st, 2nd & 3rd,  ribbons for  4th, 5th & 6th. Trophies for fastest pin in each age group will be awarded. Team trophies for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place. HUGE TEAM TROPHIES so bring your mat and pairing officials. Only teams meeting WAWA criteria for number of mat and pairing officials will be eligible for team awards. Matt Yeager Memorial Award for outstanding mat official and  SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD will be awarded at conclusion of wrestling.

ADMISSION:      $2 admission fee for non-participants 6 & older and adults or $5 admission fee per family.

INFORMATION:   For questions call Vickie Tolin (307) 258-7569 or Kevin Dillon (307) 267-0274

Concessions and Smoothie stand will be available. Specialty baskets & 50/50 raffle tickets for sale.