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Technical Package for Wrestling

Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games
July 23-26, 2020

Technical Packages provide details of the eligibility requirements as well as event and competition information.  In order to fully understand the rules and requirements for participation in the BC Games, it is expected that the BC Games General Rules will be read in addition to the sport-specific information contained in the Technical Package.
Technical Package for Wrestling last updated: October 17, 2019.
Be sure to check back for updates.

 

Venue:
Maple Ridge Secondary
Age:
14–17
Age Description:
14–17 years in 2020. Eligible Birth Years: 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006 only.
Zone Team Composition:
14 competitors (no more than 10 of one gender) per zone.
Wildcards:
24 wildcards (no more than 18 of one gender)
Maximum Athletes:
136
Coaches:
(See BC Games General Rules for information about the "adult supervisor" role)

1 Head Coach and 1 Assistant Coach per zone. Where the zone team includes both male and female athletes, the Coach and Assistant Coach must be of the opposite gender, otherwise at least one must be the same gender as the athletes. Each zone is required to bring a Head Coach; if there is a second member of the zone coaching staff, they must be registered as an Assistant Coach.
Every zone must name a head coach and at least one assistant coach (exception: sports for athletes with a disability, which must have one head coach and at least one assistant coach for the sport).  If additional adults are named for the zone (or sport) and they meet the certification requirements of assistant coaches, they should be registered with the role "assistant coach", otherwise they are registered with the role "adult supervisor". 
See BC Games General Rules for more information.
Officials:
(the number of Officials the sport is permitted to register as participants)

14

Transportation, accommodation, and meals, as arranged by the Host Society, will be provided for officials. See BC Games General Rules for more information.

Athlete Eligibility:

In addition to BC Games General Rules, the sport-specific eligibility requirements noted in this technical package are in effect for the 2020 BC Summer Games.

Participants must be members of BCWA. To register, send name and address to: BC Wrestling Association, Unit #8, 7850 Edmonds Street, Burnaby, BC V3N 1B8 or via email to info@bcwrestling.com

Wrestlers who placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd at any Canadian Juvenile or Junior National Championship are not eligible to participate in the BC Summer Games. The only exceptions to this are those athletes who had fewer than 6 participants in their weight class at the National Championship. Exceptions must be approved by the Provincial Advisor.

Athletes who have been selected and competed for Canada as a member of the Canadian Cadet National Team at the Cadet World Championships or Pan American Championships are not eligible to compete at the BC Summer Games.

Athletes may attend a second BC Summer Games to compete in Wrestling if at the second Games they intend to move up a weight class AND have submitted a formal request to BC Wrestling demonstrating advancement in skill level and physiological development from the previous Games. Athletes who are attending the Games for the first time will be given priority in selection, where all other aspects of selection are equal. Athletes are not permitted to attend more than two BC Summer Games to compete in Wrestling.

Wildcard positions will be given to athletes who are unsuccessful in qualifying for the zone teams. These athletes must submit an application form to BC Wrestling through their Zone Representative in order to be considered. The 24 athletes with the highest tournament points from the current season (Provincial Development Plan) will be awarded the wildcard spots. Wildcard athletes will not contribute to team points.
Fees:

See the BC Games General Rules for current BC Games registration fees.  Note that fees are assessed for athletes only (coaches, adult supervisors, and officials do not pay this fee).  Sports may assess additional fees to cover training, uniforms, qualification event(s), etc.  Please contact your Provincial Advisor or the PSO for more details. Fees are collected by the sport and paid to the BC Games Society upon invoice after the Games.
  The current BC Games registration fee can be found by clicking here. The BC Games Registration fee is included in the fee charged by the BC Wrestling Association. Contact BC Wrestling for confirmation of the fee for the current BC Summer Games.
Coach Eligibility:

Note that the role of head coaches and assistant coaches at the BC Games includes travelling to and from the Games with the team/zone, residing with the team/zone in BC Games accommodation, and acting in a supervisory capacity throughout the Games.

See BC Games General Rules for information about the roles of the head coach and assistant coach.

All Head Coaches must be Intro Comp Certified and must have completed the Make Ethical Decisions online evaluation. Assistant coaches must have completed the Make Ethical Decisions online evaluation.

BC Games General Rules dictate the level of coach certification required for head coaches and assistant coaches unless otherwise stated in this Technical Package - click here for details.  A minimum of Making Ethical Decisions is required for all assistant coaches - more information can be found here.

Events and Categories:
Weight Classes:
Boys: 45kg, 48kg, 51kg, 54kg, 57kg, 60kg, 63kg, 66kg, 70kg, 74kg, 78kg, 84kg, 90kg, and 110kg (Maximum)
Girls: 47kg, 51kg, 54kg, 57kg, 60kg, 64kg, 69kg, 75kg, and 90kg (Maximum)

Weigh-in: Each athlete will weigh-in after their zone has been accredited. There will be a 1 kg allowance.

Rules: Contact Provincial Sport Organization. (BCSSWA High School Rules)

Team Classification:
At the BC Summer Games, team points will be awarded in each weight class.
The top 14 (Wildcards can be used as long as not more than 14) placing wrestlers from each zone in a given weight class, will be awarded team classification points.
  • 1st - 16 points
  • 2nd - 12 points
  • 3rd - 9 points
  • 4th - 6 points
  • 5th - 3 points
  • 6th - 1 point
Any weight class, involving boys or girls, that has fewer than six participants in the BC Games will not have their team points calculated from the top of the team point scale above. Instead, team points would count from the bottom of the scale if there are fewer than six participants. Example: If there are three participants, 1st would receive 6 points, 2nd would receive 3 points and 3rd would receive 1 point. AGM 2004

In the event of a tie between two teams, the placing will be determined by using the following tie-breaking criteria. Each step shall be applied until the tie no longer exists.
  • the team with the most 1st place finishes
  • the team with the most 2nd place finishes
  • the team with the most 3rd place finishes
  • the team with the most 4th place finishes
  • the team with the most 5th place finishes
  • the team with the most 6th place finishes
If a tie still exists, it shall be recorded as such. In the event of a tie between more than two teams, use the tie-breaking criteria listed above until one place can be determined. Then start over and use the criteria to break the remaining tie(s)
Equipment:
Zone Selections and Registration Deadline: 

Please refer to the BC Games General Rules for the registration deadline set by the BC Games Society. The BC Games deadline is in effect unless an earlier date is set by the Provincial Sport Organization is specified in this technical package.  See BC Games General Rules for registration procedures.

The BC Wrestling Association states that wrestlers must qualify through the Zone Representative or Coach/manager if not affiliated with an existing team.

Zone selections must be made by June 15, 2020.

It is incumbent on Coaches to select athletes who have demonstrated that they possess the skill and technique required to compete at the BC Games.

Wildcard positions will be given to athletes who are unsuccessful in qualifying for the zone teams. These athletes must submit an application form to BC Wrestling through their Zone Representative to be considered. The 24 athletes with the highest tournament points from the current season (Provincial Development Plan) will be awarded the wildcard spots. Wildcard athletes will not contribute to team points.
Accommodation and Transportation:

Also see BC Games General Rules for further details about accommodation and transportation.

It is the BC Games Society policy that all participants under 19 are required to stay in Games accommodation, regardless of where they reside, and that at least one adult of the same gender as the athletes must stay in Games accommodation in a supervisory capacity.
Medals:

The Minus-One Rule will be implemented for all sports. This means that when there are four or more competitors or teams, Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals will be awarded; when there are three competitors or teams, Silver and Gold medals will be awarded, when there are two competitors or teams only a Gold medal will be awarded.  If there is only one competitor or team, no medals are awarded. For more details about BC Games medals, review the BC Games General Rules.

Medals will be awarded to athletes in each weight category based on individual wrestler results from the tournament, within the parameters of the BC Games Society Minus-One Rule.

Medals will also be awarded to athletes of the top teams based on a zone team competition.





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