Tournament Seeding Proceedures

Team Dual Tournament

The District One Wrestling Chairman will organize the Seed Meeting for Team Duals.

The District One Wrestling Steering Committee members meet to determine which schools will participate in the District Dual meet tournament.  Schools interested in competing in the District Duals must notify their League representative and/or the Wrestling Chairman of their desire to participate.  Eligible schools will then be considered for entry into the tournament.  League representatives discuss their member school's qualifications and propose to rank them appropriately.

Seed meetings are open meetings.  However League appointed Wrestling Committee members are the only persons allowed to vote during this process.  Votes are counted and finalized by the District One Wrestling Chairman.

Dual Meet Tournament Seeds are final at the conclusion of the Seed Meeting.

Individual District Tournament 

All Wrestlers are to be seeded. A wrestler entered at the start of seeding is the entry for that weight class and cannot change weight class after this point.

A forfeit entered for seeding will remain a forfeit. Any injured or ill wrestler may be replaced prior to the beginning of weigh-in. If a coach believes an injured or ill wrestler will be available for the post season he should seed that wrestler.

A seeded wrestler cannot change weights.

All wrestlers will be seeded by the District 1 Wrestling Steering Committee according to the procedures outlined in manual.

When byes are required for the first round, they shall be placed by mutual consent or drawn so they are distributed evenly throughout the bracket.

No quarter-bracket or half-bracket shall have more than one bye in excess of its paired bracket.

Criteria #1 – Percentage record of this season’s varsity bouts – won/loss record

  • Points:   1 point for win
  • Divide:   Points scored by total bouts

Example 1:  record 15 wins – 5 losses     15/20 = 0.75 or 75pts

Example 2:  record 12 wins – 17 losses   12/29 = 0.41 or 41pts

Example 3:  record 10 wins – 4 losses     10/14 = 71 – 20 = 51pts

  • Must have a minimum 18 bouts to get full points … if not, subtract 5 points for each bout under 18.

Example 3: record 10 wins – 4 losses   10/14 = 71 – 20 = 51

(note:points will round out two decimal points)

Criteria #2 – Prestige Points

Bonus Points awarded for the highest placed earned for last season’s post-season tournament.

A wrestler who transfers into PIAA D1 for this season and was a place winner last season in another state or National Preps, will be given Regional criteria points. District points will be awarded for State Prep placers.  This information must be sent to District 1 Wrestling Chairman to determine his prestige points from previous year. 

State Champ  - 100

Reg. Champ - 60

Dist. Champ - 25

2nd – 95

2nd – 50

2nd – 20

3rd – 90

3rd – 45

3rd – 15

4th – 85

4th – 40

4th – 10

5th – 80

5th – 35

5th – 9

6th – 75

6th – 30

6th – 8

7th – 70

 

 

8th – 65

 

 

Criteria #3 – Caliber of wrestler’s competition this season

Bonus points are awarded for competing against last year’s medal winners (Regionals, States) Only for PIAA Wrestlers.

Points will be awarded for competition against last year’s medal winners in PA Regional and Districts.

Caliber points must earned in a match not a forfeit. 

States

Win

Loss

Champion

50

4

2nd

48

4

3rd

45

4

4th

43

4

5th

40

4

6th

38

4

7th

35

4

8th

33

4

 

Regionals

Win

Loss

Champion

30

3

2nd

25

3

3rd

23

3

4th

20

3

5th

18

3

6th

16

3

 

Criterion #4 - (0-0 Record):

Any wrestler with 0-0 record and no prestige points is automatically seeded last.

EXAMPLE FOR SEEDING:           

 

   Points

 

    Points

Wrestler 1 (18-0)

    100

         Wrestler 2 (19-1-0)

       95

Win v Regional 3rd Place

     23

Placed 2nd in Districts

       20

 

 

    Win v Regional 2nd Place

       25

 

 

         Loss to State 6th Place

         4

 

    123

 

      144

Substitute Wrestler:

When a wrestler is removed from the tournament and is:     

a Seeded wrestler, each wrestler seed below him moves up one place.

(in 3A ONLY) - All Substitutes for 3A Regionals from the 3A District Tournament will be determined by:

  1. The 5th place finisher will be selected first.
  2. The 6th place finisher will be selected second.
  3. The wrestler with the most seeding points coming into the district tournament is next.

Substitute wrestler may enter tournament due to illness/injury prior to seeding or prior to start of tournament up until weigh-ins.

If both wrestlers forfeit in either the consolation finals or championship finals, the third place and first place wrestler will be determined by record (points) coming into that tournament.

Wrestler Receiving Exceptional Seeding Approval

Notes:  Need criteria for seeding outstanding wrestler who missed season/seeding points (either previous or during season due to absence from the sport or injury/illness)

Suggested: no penalty for minus points missing match minimum.

D1 Wrestling Chairman and/or designated committee will vote to make exceptions and ultimate decisions as needed.

Any returning Regional medalist or greater from any previous season who wrestles in less than 12 matches (not including District/State Duals) in the current season can petition the District One Steering Committee to seed that wrestler by "human judgement" instead of solely based on points.  The points will be calculated for that wrestler, but the steering committee (or sub-committee appointed by the chairman) has the right to move that wrestler to where they feel is an accurate place in the bracket.

A spreadsheet will be provided to all Coaches and Tournament Directors with all District One Wrestlers post-season points.  If coaches have concerns they may contact the D1 Chairman and/or D1 Seeding Coordinator if corrections need to be made.  These points will include the total points for each wrestler entered into District Tournaments for the post-season individual PIAA Championships.