Live Auction Team National Championship Contest Rules
Contest Entry:
What is the entry fee? $99 per team
How many teams can I enter? 1
How do I enter? Enter Here
What is the entry deadline? 5:45pm CST Wednesday March 15, 2023
Prizes - Nike Wrestling Gift Cards
1st Place: $1000
2nd Place: $350
3rd Place: $250
4th Place: $150
5th Place: $100
6th Place: $75
7th Place: $50
8th Place: $25
*Prizes based on 33 entries
Event Check-in
At check-in you will receive your teams participation package, bidding paddle, auction contest grid to track your team and bracket printouts
Participation Package
  • 1 Nike Wrestling T-Shirt
  • 1 Pure & Clean T-Shirt
  • 2 Adidas sack bags
  • 1 FWNC Sling bag
  • 1 Rudis Hat
  • 1 Spartan Combat Beanie
  • Estimated Package value $100+
Rosters/Salary Cap:
Teams will have exactly 10 wrestlers on roster and only 1 wrestler per weight class
Teams will bid on seeds 1-16 within each weight class. Each 1-16 seed will be drawn in a random order.
Each roster must not exceed the salary cap of 1000 points
The maximum individual bid is 1000 points
The minimum individual bid is 0 points
If you overbid you will be publicly shamed
Once you have successfully bid on a wrestler in a specific weight class, STOP, you can take a break and wait until the next weight class
If you do not win one of the 1-16 seeds you can select any wrestler from the remaining seeds 17-33. Seed 17 will be automatically assigned if you do not choose.
The order that weight classes are bid on will be drawn at random. All wrestlers in that weight class will be auctioned together but in random order
Seeds are the same as the ones assigned by the championship tournament ranking committee
Teams, rosters, remaining salary cap, maximum bid will be shown on TV screens at the event and available online. QR code link will be at the event.
Estimated Event Night Schedule
Time: 5:00p-6:00p Doors Open: Teams Pick Up Registration Packages & Participation Prizes
Time: 6:00p-6:05p National Anthem
Time: 6:05p-6:20p Review process & procedures, do 1 sample bid
Time: 6:20p-6:35p Auction Weight 1
Time: 6:35p-6:50p Auction Weight 2
Time: 6:50p-7:05p Auction Weight 3
Time: 7:05p-7:20p 1st Intermission
Time: 7:20p-7:35p Auction Weight 4
Time: 7:35p-7:50p Auction Weight 5
Time: 7:50p-8:05p Auction Weight 6
Time: 8:05p-8:20p Auction Weight 7
Time: 8:20p-8:30p 2nd Intermission
Time: 8:30p-8:45p Auction Weight 8
Time: 8:45p-9:00p Auction Weight 9
Time: 9:00p 9:15p Auction Weight 10
Time: 9:15p-9:30p Thank You and Goodbye
Scoring results are calculated live (within 5 minutes of match end) and can be viewed by logging into your account and clicking on Standings for your league
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.
  • Otherwise scoring follows how the team race is scored.
1. Each roster must have tie-breaker teams and scores selected.
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.
  • Team Runner-up: The roster who has chosen the tie-breaker team champion correctly wins
  • Team Runner-up Points: The roster with the closest team champion points (+/-) to the team champion wins regardless of if the team was chosen correctly