Tournament Schedule


Date Time
Signed contracts due to Holmen High School 03/31/2014
Team entry fees due 12/05/2014
Team information sheets due 12/23/2014
Line-up entry deadline(Trackwrestling) 12/21/2014 10:00pm
Seeding criteria entry deadline(Trackwrestling) 12/27/2014 10:00pm
Seeding call-ins 12/28/2014 3:00pm - 5:15pm
Designated practice time 12/28/2014 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Early team arrival and check-in at Radisson Hotel 12/28/2014 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Session 1

Date Time
   • Team arrival and check-in (La Crosse Center) 12/29/2014 7:00am - 7:45am
   • Designated practice time 12/29/2014 6:30am - 8:00am
   • Weigh-ins      2 lbs allowance (i.e. 106 can weigh 108) 12/29/2014 8:00am
   • Doors open to public 12/29/2014 8:45am
   • Coaches meeting (Zielke Suite) 12/29/2014 9:00am
   • Preliminaries (bouts 1-88) 12/29/2014 9:30am

Session 2

Date Time
   • Doors open to public 12/29/2014 5:45pm
   • Wrestle-backs & Quarter-finals (bouts 89-108) 12/29/2014 6:30pm

Session 3

Date Time
   • Team arrival and check-in (La Crosse Center) 12/30/2014 7:30am - 8:00am
   • Designated practice time 12/30/2014 6:30am - 8:00am
   • Weigh-ins      Additional 1 lbs allowance - total of 3 lbs (i.e. 106 can weigh 109) 12/30/2014 8:00am
   • Doors open to public 12/30/2014 8:45am
   • Wrestle-backs & Semi-finals (bouts 109-124) 12/30/2014 9:30am
   • 7th, 9th & 11th Placement Matches (bouts 125-128) At the conclusion of wrestle-backs
& Semi-finals (bouts 109-124)

Session 4

Date Time
   • Doors open to public 12/30/2014 4:30pm
   • Parade of Champions 12/30/2014 5:00pm
   • 1st, 3rd & 5th Placement Matches (bouts 127, 129 & 130) 12/30/2014 5:15pm

     Ticket Prices

All Session passes will be on sale starting December 5st, 2014 at the following locations:
  • By Phone call 1-800-745-3000 (press zero(0) 4 times to get live operator).
  • All Ticketmaster outlets
  • Internet orders
  • La Crosse Center box office starting on December 1st, 2014 and the days of the event.
Individual Session passes can be purchased at the La Crosse Center box office during the event.
Additional Fees may apply for phone, Ticketmaster & Internet orders.

All Session Pass:$35.00
Individual Session (1, 2 or 3): $10.00
Finals Session (4): 12.00

All Session Pass:$30.00
Individual Session (1, 2 or 3): $8.00
Finals Session (4):$10.00

     Team Entry Fees

Team entry fees due by Friday December 5th, 2014. Make checks payable to Holmen Area Foundation
Mail to the following address:
    Holmen High School
    Attn: Naomi Rislow
    1001 McHugh Rd
    Holmen, WI 54636


Seeding Personnel Event Personnel
  • Scott Brookman - Tomah
  • Chuck Walek - Independence (Head Official)
  • Mike Nickelatti - La Crosse
  • Lynn Isensee - Sparta
  • Gail Pronschinske - Hammond
  • Kirk Layer - Richland Center (Head Official)
  • Matt Boyer - Baraboo
  • Bill Coker - Athens
  • Don Dilaura - Ossian, IA
  • Dan Engelke - Rewey
  • Jeremiah Burish - La Crosse
  • Harry Hellen - Dodgeville
  • Mike Linehan - Warrens
  • Ted Kiefer - Stevens Point
  • Dave Miller - Middleton
  • Dan Parlier - Marathon
  • Matt Pronschinske - Eau Claire
  • Jeff Ryba - Stanley
  • Steve Williamson - Blue River

     Trackwrestling Deadlines

  • Lineup entry deadline is Tuesday December 23rd at 10:00pm. You will be locked out of TrackWrestling at this time to enter or change your lineups.
  • Seeding information must be entered between Tuesday December 23rd at 10:00pm and Saturday December 27th at 10:00pm.
  • Lineups can be changed after the lineup entry deadline up until and including your seeding call-in time slot. If lineup changes are required before your seeding call, you will have to contact one of the tournament staff. Otherwise your seeding official can make the change(s) during your call in.
  • No seeding information can be entered after 10:00pm Saturday December 27th.

     Seeding Criteria

  • Records and head to head competition is very important to have your wrestlers seeded correctly.
  • Check the call-in matrix below for your time slot. You are still required to call into your seeding official even if you don't have line-up or seeding changes.
  • Entering your lineups into TrackWrestling
    • Enter all participant informtion correctly in the Participant Info section.
    • Do not enter wrestlers names in UPPERCASE.
    • Make sure you enter a record for every wrestler.
    • Last years performance for Bi-State, Regionals, Sectionals & State.
    • Accurately complete all the information in the Criteria Values section.
    • You need to select a seeding category(1 - 9) for every wrestler in your lineup.
    • Indicate other wrestlers that your wrestler has beaten in the Head to Head section.
    • Remember to add your media contacts also.
  • The wrestlers will first be placed in order using the seeding criteria below, then any wrestler that has beaten a wrestler within 1 slot(s) above him and has not lost to any wrestler below the wrestler will get moved ahead of the wrestler he beat.
  • If a wrestler has beaten a wrestler but lost to another wrestler below the wrestler he beat, that wrestler will not be moved.
  • Initial seeding is determinted by the information you enter into TrackWrestling. Final seeding maybe determined by the officials at the seeding meetings based on all factors.
Failure to enter correct records, criteria values, seeding category, or head to head data will seed your wrestler incorrectly!

     Seeding Call-In Matrix

Direct your calls to the Radisson Hotel - (608) 784-6680.
Time Slot Room 201
Mike Nickelatti
Room 210
Gail Pronschinske
Room 211
Chuck Walek
Room 212
Lynn Isensee
Room 213
Kirk Layer
Room 214
Scott Brookman
3:00 PM Adams Friendship Lodi Pulaski Athens Auburndale Baraboo
3:15 PM Belmont/Platteville Bloomington Kennedy Boscobel Burlington Caledonia, MN Cashton
3:30 PM Cuba City/Southwestern D.C. Everest De Soto Dodgeville Eastview Ellsworth
3:45 PM Hillsboro Holmen Hudson Independence/Gilmanton Iowa Grant Kickapoo/LaFarge
4:00 PM La Crosse Central La Crosse Logan Lakeville South Lancaster Luxemburg-Casco Marshfield
4:15 PM Mauston Middleton Monroe Mt Horeb/Barneveld Muskego Nekoosa/Port Edwards
4:30 PM New Lisbon New Richmond North Crawford/Seneca Portage Prarie du Chien Richland Center
4:45 PM Royall River Valley Riverdale Shell Lake South St Paul Stratford
5:00 PM Tomah Verona Area Viroqua Wausau West West Salem/Bangor Westby
5:15 PM Weston/Ithaca

     Team Arrival/Team Packets

  • You may pickup your packet on the evening of Sunday December 28th after 7:00pm in the Illinois Room of the Radisson Hotel.
  • Team entry for Monday December 29th is on the Second Street side of the La Crosse Center using the Exhibition Hall entrance(North). These are the doors closest to the Radisson Hotel. Do not use the arena doors.
  • Pick up your packet at the counter if you did not pick it up Sunday December 28th evening.
  • Included in your packet will be security badges for each of the following:
    • All Participating Wrestlers
    • Three(3) Coaches
    • One(1) Manager
    • One(1) Statistician
  • Extra personnel who HELP you during the event, may purchase passes for the same as admission.
  • Please use the admissions for qualified people only. These are not for parents, friends, siblings, etc. to watch or coach from the arena area.
  • Only team personnel and school personnel will be allowed through the exhibition/weigh-in areas.
  • Admission to La Crosse Center.
    • The North entrance doors of the La Crosse Center (2nd St) will be the only entrance for teams(wrestlers, coaches, managers, cheerleaders).
    • Main entrance will be for general admission and media.
    • Back door(Front St) will be for staff and deliveries only. Team entry will not be allowed.
    • Skywalk entry only for ticket holders & staff - not for teams. You will be allowed to exit the arena through the skywalk but re-entry without ticket will have to be through the North entrance.
  • Teams must use the areana level to store your gear, you can not use the La Crosse Center seating area.
  • The La Crosse Center will not allow coolers or bags in the arena seating area. This is a La Crosse Center policy and voilators will have their items confiscated.

     Weigh-Ins / Weight Allowances

  • NFHS wieght classes will be used.
  • Day 1 there will be a 2 lbs weight allowance (i.e. 106 can weigh 108 or less).
  • Day 2 there will be an additional 1 lbs weight allowance (i.e. 106 can weigh 109 or less).

     Tournament Format

  • 64 man brackets with wrestlers competing against wrestlers in all 3 divisions.
  • Ten(10) mats will be used for sessions 1, 2 & 3. Session 4 will use three(4) mats.
  • 1st place matches will wrestle on the elevated stage. 3rd, 5th & 7th place matches will wrestle on the outer mats next to the elevated stage.
  • PLacement matches for 9th & 11th will be wrestled at the end of Session 3.
  • Each placement match will use two officials.
  • Match lengths will be 2-2-2 for championship matches. Wrestleback matches will be 1-2-2.

     Updates & Paperwork

  • Updated charts and scores will be available at the beginning of each session at the head table.
  • You will receive a score agreement sheet with each rounds score. Someone on your team is to turn in a comparison score sheet at the conclusion of EACH ROUND. This is done to prevent any team scoring errors.
    Please help by confirming your team score at the conclusion of each round.
  • You can pickup your weigh-in list for boths days during the third session at the head table.


  • Awards will occur at the conclusion of the matches for the weight class preceding the concluding match for 12 places.
  • Awards area will be located by the Northeast stairway to facilitate picture taking.
  • Please have wrestlers available for awards at the conclusion of a weight class. This is all 12 place winners.
  • We request that all 14 champions be available at the conclusion of the awards ceremony for a photograph for media use.
  • Team awards will follow the conclusion of the last match.
  • There will be three team trophies awarded, one per division 1, 2 and 3. Competition is across the whole field and the highest placing team by
    division will receive one of the three division trophies.
  • Awards for MVW and most falls in the least amount of time is also awarded.
  • Teams are asked to enter the stage for awards from one side and exit across to the other side.


  • Cheerleaders will be checked in separately.
  • You will receive security badges for five(5) cheerleaders in uniform and one advisor.
  • Cheerleaders will have restricted access will only be allowed to cheer on the end mats during the first 3 sessions.
  • Session 4 you will be allowed to cheer on the south side of the arena only.

     Future Dates - (Tentative)

  • 2015 - Tuesday December 29th and Wednesday December 302th
  • 2016 - Thursday December 29th and Friday December 30th
  • 2017 - Friday December 29th and Saturday December 30th
  • 2018 - Friday December 28th and Saturday December 28th


Hotel Address City Website Phone Number
Baymont 3300 Kinney Coulee Rd. North Onalaska (608) 783-7191‎
Best Western Midway Hotel Riverfront Resort 1835 Rose Street La Crosse (608) 781-7000
Comfort Inn 1223 Crossing Meadows Drive Onalaska   (608) 781-7500‎
Courtyard La Crosse Downtown 500 Front Street S La Crosse   (608) 782-1000
Days Inn 101 Sky Harbour Drive La Crosse (608) 783-1000
Econo Lodge 1906 Rose Street La Crosse   (608) 781-0200
GrandStay Residential Suites Hotel 525 Front Street North La Crosse (608) 796-1615
Hampton Inn Onalaska 308 Hampton Court Onalaska (608) 770-5000
Holiday Inn Express Hotel 9409 Hwy 16, Valley View Plaza Onalaska   (608) 783-6555
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites 200 Pearl Street La Crosse (608) 784-4444
Microtel Inn & Suites Onalaska 3240 N. Kinney Coulee Rd Onalaska   (608) 783-0833
Radisson La Crosse 200 Harborview Plaza La Crosse (608) 784-6680
Settle Inn 2110 Rose Street La Crosse (608) 781-5100
Stoney Creek Inn (by the mall) 3060 S Kinney Coulee Rd Onalaska   (866)-539-8430
Super 8 1625 Rose Street La Crosse (608) 781-8880

     La Crosse Center

  • There are no changing room facilities available throughout the event.
  • Locker Rooms A and B can be used for showering throughout the day. They are not large enough for all wrestlers to be in them at the same time.
  • Locker Room C is for Officials use only.
  • There are two dressing rooms on the northwest side of the La Crosse Center near the head table. One is for tournament personnel and the other is assigned to cheerleaders/female wrestlers. Please direct your team to stay away from this area.
  • No towels will be supplied. Wrestlers must supply your own.
  • The exhibition hall/weigh-in area can be used for changing, but it is very open. The entrances are draped but caution your personnel to eliminate total nudity. We will control access during weigh-ins and it should be safe at that time
  • Full concessions are available from the La Crosse Center. The La Crosse Center WILL NOT ALLOW bags and coolers in the arena seating areas.
  • Reminder ... The La Crosse Center is cleared between session. Please have your wrestlers & staff take there belongings with them and not to leave them in the center.

     La Crosse Center Configuration

Preliminary Matches (Sessions I, II & III)

Finals (Session IV)