Hello, my name is Danny Crotts and I’m the Head Wrestling Coach at North Davidson Senior High School in Lexington, North Carolina. I am writing today to invite you and your team to our wrestling tournament, King of the Mat. This is a 32 man bracket, double elimination tournament, placing the top 8 in each weight class. This is a very good tournament. We are NFHS Sanctioned as well.
In 2010, we had teams from 7 different states, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Virginia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Oklahoma and North Carolina in attendance. KOTM place was a good indicator of State Tournament place as we had 28 State Champions (8 Weight Classes with Multiple State Champs), 13 Runner-Ups, 10 Third place’s, 5 Fourth places, 3 Fifth places and 3 Sixth places. I would love to increase our out of state teams in the event to having 10 states represented if at all possible. For teams, we had 20 Teams that were in the Top 10 at their State Meet with three of those being State champs, two being Runner-Ups, three being Third, two Fourths and two Fifth place finishers.
Individually last year we had 28 State Champions, as well as 13 State Runner-ups, 10 Third Place finishers, 5 Fourth Place finishers, 3 Fifth Place finishers and 3 Sixth Place finishers in the tournament. We strive to have the toughest tournament possible.
As you can see, the competition level is very high.
We will take the first 38 teams that pay the entry fee or pay their deposit. Once we have received payment from 38 teams we will start a wait list.
Date: Thursday December 22nd and Friday December 23rd, 2011
Seeding: (State, King of the Mat, Regional Placement (only for 2010-11) and 2011-12 Record (5 Match Min). Private School State Champs will be seeded as Regional Champs unless previous KOTM Placer)
? State placers (Only 2010-11 Season)
? King of the Mat Placement (Only 2010-11 Season)
? Regional Placement (Only 2010-11 Season)
? The 2011-2012 record based on at least 5 matches (Different States start different dates)
Entry Fee: $150.00 (Subtract Deposit from Entry Fee)
? $75.00, NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT, due by Friday, November 11, 2011 (May pay entire entry fee) to reserve your spot. Until this is paid, you are not in the tournament.
? $150.00 if paid before end of the tournament on Friday December 23, 2010.
? $250.00 ($100.00 LATE FEE) if paid after the conclusion of the Tournament
? Danny Crotts ? Tournament Host
o 336-731-8431, ext. 8522 (School)
o 336-225-0788 (Cell)
o 336- 731-2642 (Fax)
o firstname.lastname@example.org (Put King of the Mat in Subject or it will go to Junk)
? Lee Lawson ? Tournament Director
? Carolyn Cudd/Tammy Gourdine, Hampton Inn
o 336-970-4082 (Phone)
o 336-970-4099 (Fax)
? Shavon McLean, Hilton Garden Inn
o 336-765-1298 ext. 627 (Phone)
o 336-765-1299 (Fax)
? Renee Walston, Courtyard by Marriott
o 336-760-1383 (Phone)
o 336-760-6627 (Fax)
? Therese Henderson, Holiday Inn Express
o 336-224-6730 (Phone)
o 336-224-6738 (Fax)
? COACHES AND OFFICIALS ONLY!
o You will be asked to send your coaches names in ahead of time, otherwise you will receive 3 bands and that is it. Please do not send in the college kids that are home for the weekend, they are not coaches.
o We will limit the number of coaches’ passes to 5 per team. Anything over 5, is $10.00 per person, as this is catered
o My parents have also asked that children not come in with their parents, as they feel they are not coaches on the team
o MUST HAVE WRISTBAND ON OR WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE!
? (If NEEDED) will be fed out of the Concession Stand or Hospitality Room at no charge to the workers
Proposed Schedule (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
? Weigh-Ins: 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
? Wrestling will start by 9:30 AM (Earlier if we can)
o First Round (Any Bracket over 32 Man) ? 6 Mats
o Round of 32 ? 6 Mats
o Round of 16 ? 6 Mats
o 1st Round of Consi ? 6 Mats
o Quarter-Finals ? 6 Mats
o Consolation Round 2 ? 6 Mats
o Consolation Round 3 ? 6 Mats
? Weigh-Ins: 8:00 AM to 900: AM
? Wrestling will start by 9:30 AM (Again, Earlier if we can)
o Consolation Round 4 ? 6 Mats
o Semi-Finals on Mats 1 and 2 ? Consi-Quarters on Mats 3,4,5,6
o Con-Semis ? 4 Mats
7th on Mats 5 (103-140), 6 (285-145)
o Consi-Finals ? 4 Mats
3rd on Mats 1 (103-140), 2 (285-145)
5th on Mats 3 (103-140), 4 (285-145)
o Finals ? 1 Mat
WE DO NOT TAKE BREAKS UNLESS WE ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO! THE ONLY SCHEDULED BREAK WILL BE TO BREAK DOWN TO 1 MAT FOR THE FINALS.
CONTRACT FOR THE 20011 KING OF THE MAT INVITATIONAL WRESTLING TOURNAMENT
Enclosed you will find an invitation to the 2011 King of the Mat Invitational Wrestling Tournament. In our effort to run a top-quality wrestling tournament, we want teams that will represent good wrestling and sportsmanship. We will do all we can to provide a good experience for all participants, coaches and spectators.
It is important for our planning to have a firm commitment from the participating schools. If you agree to participate in the tournament please help us by completing and signing the following statement and returning to us by no later then November 11, 2011 with a check for $75.00, which is a non-refundable deposit to hold your spot (You may pay the entire entry fee at this time as well). The entry fee should be paid according to the following schedule:
Regular Registration $150.00 by December 23, 2010
If registration is not paid by Conclusion of the tournament, there will be a $100.00 late fee imposed ($250.00).
Contracts and Checks (Payable to NDHS Wrestling) should be mailed/Faxed (336- 731-2642):
North Davidson High School
7227 Old Highway 52
Lexington, NC 27295
ATTN: Danny Crotts
_______________________________High School accepts the invitation to the King of the Mat Invitational Wrestling Tournament, to be held at North Davidson High School in Lexington, NC on December 22nd/23rd, 2011. We will honor the payment terms of the contract, specifically, the Deposit and Entry Fee and understand that there is no refund unless the Tournament is cancelled.
Coach School Phone_____________________ Fax ______________________________
Coach Home/Cell Phone_____________________________________
Email (print) _____________________________________________________________
Athletics Director Signature ________________________________Date_____________
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