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AREA XII
2017 PJW AREA XII YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS


Date: Sunday, March 12, 2017 * Wrestling Start Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Tunkhannock Area HS, 135 Tiger Drive, Tunkhannock, PA 18657

Weigh~Ins: Saturday, March 11, from 6~8 PM at the Tunkhannock Area High School Gym
Sunday, March 12, from 8~9 AM at the Tunkhannock Area High School Gym    

Tournament Director & Area XII Chairman: Ray Woods ~ 570~240~0154 e~mail: rkwoods@frontier.com
Registration: On~line ONLY at http://wrestlereg.com ~ Deadline for entry is Wednesday, March 8, 2017.
Entry Fee is $27.00 per wrestler.

Age Divisions and Weight Classes: Ages as of December 31, 2016

8 and Under: 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 75, 90, 110 (max.)
10 and Under: 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 105, 120, 150 (max.)
12 and Under: 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 115, 125, 135, 145, 160, 200 (max.)

Additional information: www.wrestlereg.com  and  www.pajw.org and our Facebook page.

Admission: Adults ~ $5.00 and Students ~ $3.00.  Hot food and drinks available all day.

Awards: PJW Area XII Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each weight class.  The top 2 wrestlers in each weight class will advance to the PJW Youth State Championships at the   Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes Barre, PA on March 24 and 25, 2017.

PJW RULES
1) Wrestler must reside in AREA XII comprised of Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming Counties.
2) Wrestler may only submit one entry and may only wrestle one weight class and division.
3) An 11 or 12 year old on a Jr. High roster may choose only 1 PJW tournament series (Youth or Jr. High).
4) No weight changes will be permitted after entry form has been submitted online.
5) Wrestlers not making weight at weigh~ins will forfeit their entry without refund.
6) Proof of residency and age of wrestlers must be provided if requested by a PJW Official.
7) All entrants must be willing to represent Area XII at the PJW Youth State Tournament.  
8) Advancing wrestlers will be required to pay a refundable $50.00 deposit for singlet use prior to leaving tournament and must provide a copy of their Birth Certificate prior to leaving tournament.
10) Championship bout times are 2~1~1. Consolation bouts are 1~1~1.
11) Overtime rules will be 1 minute sudden victory from a neutral starting position.  If necessary a 30 second ride out will be utilized with the wrestler scoring the first points of the bout having choice.
12) Full double elimination format will be used.  True second place bouts will be wrestled when necessary. Weight classes with three wrestlers will follow a round robin format.
13) A suitable undergarment must be worn for weigh~ins.
14) Singlets and head gear are required.  Shoe laces must be secured.  PIAA hair rule applies.  Mouth guard is required to have a top and bottom to cover braces and chewing surface and must be presented at weigh~ins.  If tights are worn, they must have stirrups.
15) Seeding will be determined by tournament committee.  All decisions are final.
16) The Release and Waiver of Liability Agreement & Participant Code of Conduct form must be checked and agreed to in order to completed the electronic registration.
17) Failure to comply with any PJW or PIAA rule will result in disciplinary action and/or forfeiture of participation.


RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AGREEMENT & PARTICIPANT CODE OF CONDUCT
I acknowledge that I have voluntarily applied to participate in the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling (PJW) Tournament. I am aware that these activities may be hazardous and that I could be seriously injured. I am voluntarily participating with knowledge of the danger involved, and agree to assume any and all risks of bodily injury, or death, whether those risks are known or unknown.


As consideration for being permitted by PJW, and any owner, administrator, tournament director,
chairperson of the premises holding any of the events, to participate in these activities and use the premises and facilities, I forever release PJW or any Lessor or any PJW affiliated organization, and their respective directors, officers, employees, volunteers, agents, contractors, and representatives (collectively Releasees) from any and all actions, claims, or demands that I, my assignees, heirs, distributees, guardians, next of kin, spouse and legal representatives now have, or may have in the future, for injury, death, or property damage, related to (i) my participation in these activities, (ii) the negligence or other acts, whether directly connected to these activities or not, and however caused, by any Releasee, or(iii) the condition of the premises where these activities occur, whether or not I am then participating in the activities. I also agree that I, my assignees, heirs, distributees, guardians, next of kin, spouse and legal representatives will not make a claim against, sue, or attach the property of any Releasee in connection with any of the matters covered by the foregoing release.
I have carefully read this agreement and fully understand its contents. I am aware this is a release of liability and a contract between myself and PJW, and the lessors, and sign it of my own free will. When Signed by Parent or Guardian: I recognize the dangers of the activities and the significance of this Release and Waiver were explained to the Participant and that the Participant understood them, or I, as parent of the Participant, understand them.

I understand the Tournament Director, under the guidance of the PJW rules and administration, may withdraw our son/daughter from any Tournament if he/she is involved in behavior or activity deemed to be detrimental to the health, safety or welfare of other participants, spectators, tournament staff, or tournament sites; or if involved in actions considered to be detrimental to the goals and objectives of PJW or in violation of the PJW Code of Conduct. We have read and agree with the tournament rules as listed on the information page.