Contest Rules & Scoring

Roster Rules - Salary Cap
1. Each roster must have exactly one wrestler at every weight class.
2. Each roster must stay below the allotted salary cap for the league (1000 pts is used for public leagues but your league may have a different number)
3. There is no minimum for the total salary cap used.
4. Each wrestler ranking slot will be allotted a set amount of points. Those points are listed here:
  • 1st – 196 points
  • 2nd - 148 points
  • 3rd - 139 points
  • 4th - 129 points
  • 5th - 117 points
  • 6th - 107 points
  • 7th - 93 points
  • 8th - 87 points
  • 9th - 78 points
  • 10th - 71 points
  • 11th - 59 points
  • 12th - 45 points
  • 13th - 38 points
  • 14th - 31 points
  • 15th - 26 points
  • 16th THRU 20th – 10 points
  • Unranked – 5 points

The National Championship contest salary cap costs are based on the average rankings (not seeds). Private leagues can choose their salary cap source.
5. Withdrawal Rule - You will have until the official starting time of the first round of the turnament to add or make changes to your rosters. If a wrestler withdraws from the tournament prior to its start, and that wrestler is on your roster, you will not receive any points for that weight class. Therefore, you should make a final check of your rosters prior to the submission deadline to insure you don’t have this issue. *Our best effort will be made to place notifications on the roster page and Twitter as soon as we can after learning of a wrestler withdrawal but you are ultimately responsible for changing your lineup.

Scoring - National Championship Tournament
1. Scoring for each wrestler is based on the official wrestling tournament team scoring rules.
2. Placement Points – wrestlers earn placement points for finishing in 1st through 8th place.
  • 1st place: 16 points
  • 2nd place: 12 points
  • 3rd place: 10 points
  • 4th place: 9 points
  • 5th place: 7 points
  • 6th place: 6 points
  • 7th place: 4 points
  • 8th place: 3 points
3. Advancement Points – wrestlers earn advancement points if they win.
  • Each advancement in the championship bracket is worth 1 point
  • Each advancement in the consolation bracket is worth .5 points
  • If a wrestler has a bye and wins his very next match, he will earn an advancement point for the bye.
  • If a wrestler has a bye and loses his very next match, he will not earn any advancement point(s).
  • Each wrestler who is not in a pigtail match in either the championship or consolation bracket is considered to have received a bye since they didn’t wrestle a pigtail match. If those wrestler go on to win their first match, they will receive 2 advancement points due to the bye.
  • If the losing wrestler in the championship bracket pigtail match wins his wrestleback match, he will earn an additional .5 advancement points due to a bye. This bye is not shown on the brackets due to space constraints.
4. Bonus Points – wrestlers earn bonus points for certain types of victores.
  • Each fall, forfeit, default, disqualification: 2 points
  • Each tech fall (w/ near fall points): 1.5 points
  • Each tech fall (w/o near fall points): 1 point
  • Each major decision: 1 point
5. Deduction Points
  • If team point(s) are deducted during the tournament they will not be deducted from individual wrestlers. ** This is a change from past years
  • Otherwise scoring follows how the team race is scored.

Tiebreakers - National Championship Tournament
Roster Format: Salary Cap
1. Each roster must have all tie-breakers saved including team champion, team champion points, team runner-up and team runner-up points
2. In the event of a tie between two or more rosters, the winner will be determined based on the following criteria in this order
  • Team Champion: The roster who has chosen the tie-breaker team champion correctly wins
  • Team Champion Points: The roster with the closest team champion points (+/-) to the team champion wins regardless of if the team was chosen correctly
  • Individual Champions: The roster with the most National Champions wins.
  • Individual All-Americans: The roster with the most All-Americans (top 8 place finishers) wins.
  • Lower Salary Cap: The roster that used the least amount of points toward their salary cap wins.
  • Team Runner-up: The roster who has chosen the tie-breaker team runner-up correctly wins
  • Team Runner-up Points: The roster with the closest team runner-up points (+/-) to the team runner-up wins regardless of if the team was chosen correctly
  • Earliest Submission: The roster created and finalized the earliest wins.

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