Districts, Regions, & State



March 4th

Tournament Registration
-Everyone registered with AAU is invited to wrestle at districts as long as they reside in the district boundaries.
-Brandon Valley is District 9
-Wrestlers can weigh in at any weight class, but if they advance to Regions they must weigh in at the same weight division as they wrestled in Districts.
     *If you register a wrestler at a weight for districts but they do not make that weight or are able to drop down a weight class this can be done only at Districts.
-Wrestlers may move up in age division, but this can only be done at Districts.
    *If a wrestler advances to Regions, they will wrestle at the same age and weight as they wrestled at Districts
-Top 8 from each age and weight division qualify for Regions Tournament.
-If a wrestler places in the top 8 at District Tournament, they will automatically be registered in the SDWCA Region 5 Tournament
-Matcats association will reimburse wrestlers entry fee at the end of the season banquet for Districts Tournament

Coaching – You must have an AAU coaching membership (don’t wait to get this it can take a few days to get results from the background check, before you receive your membership card) to coach matside at all SDWCA postseason tournaments. You will need to have this stamped at the Districts to be able to coach your wrestler at Regions, and you need it stamped at District  AND Region Tournaments to be able to coach matside at the State Tournament.



March, 11th

-Brandon Valley is Region 5 (Districts 9&10 make up Region 5)
-Wrestlers must weigh in at or below the weight they qualified at, and will be bracketed based on placing in District Tournament (NO WEIGHT ALLOWANCE)
-Top 3* from each age and weight division qualify for State Tournament 
    *each year 1 age division from our region (Region 5) sends 4 wrestlers in each weight class to the state tournament. This year (2023) Region 5 will send 4 Midget wrestlers.
-Qualifiers for the State Tournament will automatically be registered for the State Tournament
-Matcats association will reimburse wrestlers entry fee at the end of the season banquet for Regions Tournament

Future Regions Locations
     -2024 West Central

Congratulations to the 2023 Region 5 Qualifiers

– Asher Genz, Jack Ringling, Lincoln Decker, Finn Meyers, Kason Wolf, Eli McGovern, James Wiese, Dominic Groenewold, Maverick Meyer, Tayber Sehr, Blake Tommeraasen

– Crue Benson, Cooper Genz, Huxley Meyers, Grahm Vanderham, Abram McGovern, Mathis Anderson, Trey Carda, Jaxon Teymer, Roman Weiss, Gideon Witte, Sawyer Johnson, Lincoln Kiefer, Ralph Crawford

– Benjamin Wiese, Owen Bach, Wyatt Veskrna, Sam Riedmann, Bryan Blomgren, Maddox Evans, Andrew Tille, Henry Crawford, Hayden Wolf, Tucker Kiefer

– Jonah Elder, Gavin Carda, Miles Hoiland, Jayden Whipple, Breckin Ball, Everett LaMont, Peyton Johnson, Cayle Mulder, Tyson Carda, Jack Tinker, Jameson Plautz, Parker Ripperger, Enrique Castillo

– Isaac Weerheim, Braylon Bach, Chase Arend, Kaleb Lohff, Mason Carda, Harvey Scheuer, Braden Shoemaker, Rylan Sandersfeld, Cooper Veld, Harmon Kramer, Grant Blomgren, Cody Lindekugel

Girls A
– Mya Kiefer, Alayna Whipple

Girls B
– Ellie Irvine, Avery Christensen, Gracie Peters

Girls C
– Kendall Clayton



March 24th-26th

-Contact Matcats email for Hotel info
-Wrestlers must weigh in at or below the weight they qualified at, and will be bracket based on placing in Region Tournament.
-Matcats association will reimburse wrestlers entry fee at the end of the season banquet for state tournament

2023 State Qualifiers
– James Wiese
     53 – Dominic Groenewold
– Roman Weiss
     76 – Lincoln Kiefer
– Benjamin Wiese
– Wyatt Veskrna
– Bryan Blomgren
– Maddox Evans
– Hank Crawford
     104 – Hayden Wolf
Girls B
     82 – Avery Christensen
     91 – Gracie Peters
– Jonah Elder
     68 – Gavin Carda
– Jack Tinker
– Bode Walker
– Braylon Bach
– Braden Shoemaker
– Harmon Kramer
– Cody Lindekugel
Girls C
– Kendall Clayton
Cadet (16U)
– Beckett Rehorst
– Aaron Tucker
– Juul Heggen

Future State Locations

     -2024 Rapid City, March 15-17

2022 SDWCA State Participants

Nehemiah Elder Midget 53
Tyson Carda Midget 89

James Wiese Tots 43
Gavin Carda Midget 63
Aaron Tucker Schoolboy 120
Hudson Parliament 16U 220

Roman Anderson Schoolboy 115

Levi Veskrna 16U 138

Maddox Evans Bantam 76
Breyson Barthman Novice 60
Grant Blomgren Novice 150
Braden Shoemaker Schoolboy 110

Wyatt Veskrna Midget 59
Isaac Weerheim Novice 68

Ben Wiese Bantam 53

Issac Irvine Schoolboy 150
Ethan Tucker 16U 138
Ellie Irvine Girls A 60

Dominic Groenewold Tots 46
Cooper Genz Tots 53
Mathias Anderson Tots 57
Sam Riedmann Bantam 65
Hayden Wolf Bantam 83
Tucker Kiefer Midget 113
Bode Walker Novice 72
Ben Spahr Novice HWT
Jacoby Fisher Schoolboy 105
Cohen Hartz 16U 160