Original Post By OhioTofC (188.8.131.52) February 17, 2019 Subject: 2019 Ohio Tournament of Champions - April 27
Registration for the Ohio Tournament of Champions, to be held April 27, in Columbus, OH, remains open (thru April 23. Now in its 27th year, the Ohio TofC is the largest one day youth wrestling tournament in the country.
Due to scheduling conflicts, this year's event will be held at the Ohio Expo Center, which is located approximately 4 miles Northeast of Downtown Columbus and will be limited to the first 2500-2600 registered wrestlers, depending on how many mats we feel the facility is capable of handling.
New this year is the addition of four age groups in Girl's wrestling. Neither the Girl's Division, or the Open (post high school wrestlers), require any pre-qualification. The Girl's Division will place the top four wrestlers, the Open Division the top six and the Boy's Division the top eight.
For the Boy's Divisions (high school and younger), the following are some of the viable means of qualification. Additional ways can be found on the OhioTofC website (www.ohiotofc.com):
*All High School wrestlers are eligible to compete, with no other qualification necessary. *All Junior High & Kid's State qualifiers, from the past two seasons, (junior high and younger), are eligible to compete. *Any Junior High or Youth wrestler that has placed top 6, during the past two years, at any major National Level event, is eligible to compete. *Any Junior High or Youth wrestler that has won 10 or more matches, during the current wrestling season (October-April), are eligible to compete. *Any Junior High or Youth wrestler that has placed first at any Tournament this season, (rookie events do not count), is eligible to compete. *Any Junior High or Youth wrestler that has placed top 3, in any official Ohio TofC qualifying event, this season, is eligible to compete.
Currently, registration is running far ahead of last year's pace and it is anticipated that this year's event will close out. So, it is highly recommended that those interested register prior to April 17, to make sure they are not closed out.
Entry fee remains at $70 (additional wrestlers from the same immediate family are only $50, as are all those entering the Open or Girl's Divisions). Note: Those registering on April 22-23 are subject to a $10 late fee penalty. Wrestlers also have until the night of April 23 to change weights, at no fee.
In addition, those Clubs/Teams that are interested in entering the Team competition have until March 1 to enter their group at a discounted price. Winning Clubs/Teams can win gift certificates to 3X Gear-$1500 (Division 1) or Rudis Sportswear-$1000/$500 (Division 2 and 3). Second place finishing groups will earn a free one year Flo Pro membership and third place groups will earn a $100 Defense Soap gift certificate.
You are also invited to join the Ohio TofC Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/ohiotofc/
If you have any additional questions, you can contact the TofC at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ages/Weights (and birth years) for 2019 Ohio TofC: