Wrestling – State Information

123A WRESTLING STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

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2014 123A WRESTLING STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

December 12-13, 2014
Bartlett High School
Hosted by: ASAA and ASD

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DOCUMENTS & SCHEDULES
• 2014 123A Wrestling State Championships Policies and Procedures
• 2014 123A Wrestling State Championships Schedule
• 2014 123A Wrestling State Qualifiers
• 2014 123A Wrestling State Championship Program

123A WRESTLING STATE CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

Following the 2013 State 1A-2A-3A Wrestling tournament, hosted by ACS, ASAA received a complaint from Americans United for the Separation of Church and State. The complaint was based upon a public prayer delivered at the wrestling tournament just prior to the tournament finals. The complaint generally argued that because the statewide tournament is an ASAA sponsored event, ASAA as a “state actor” could not authorize or be responsible for a prayer because of constitutional establishment clause constraints.

ASAA referred the issue to its own legal counsel for evaluation and opinion. After the ASAA Board reviewed the matter at its recent meeting, it was concluded that an ASAA statewide tournament, even though hosted by ACS or other private school, is nevertheless sponsored by ASAA and is therefore subject to longstanding legal case precedent forbidding the use of prayer at an event sponsored by a public entity.

Anchorage Christian School was then informed by ASAA that a public prayer could not be used in conjunction with any future ASAA statewide tournaments. Anchorage Christian School informed ASAA they would no longer be willing to host the tournament under those circumstances.

ASAA is grateful for ACS’s undertakings to host past ASAA statewide events, and hopes that ACS will be willing to do so in the future. ASAA appreciates the Anchorage School District’s willingness to help us by allowing the tournament to be held at Bartlett High School.

Billy Strickland, Executive Director
Alaska School Activities Association

4A WRESTLING STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

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2015 4A WRESTLING STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

February 6-7, 2015
Anchorage High School
Hosted by: ASAA and Chugiak High School

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DOCUMENTS & SCHEDULES
• 2015 4A Wrestling State Championships Policies and Procedures
2015 4A Wrestling State Championships Schedule
• 2015 4A Wrestling State Qualifiers
• 2015 4A Wrestling State Championship Program

TRACK WRESTLING INFORMATION & USE

Seeding Qualified Wrestlers
Track Wrestling will be used to seed qualified wrestlers into the 123A and 4A state championships. If a wrestler qualifies to the state championship and is not part of track wrestling he/she will not be seeded – Track Wrestling.com

Track Wrestling School Abbreviations
The following lists were created to help make sure all school names are abbreviated the same way throughout the state. This will help with make sure all wrestler records being used when seeding any tournament. Please be sure to make sure you use these abbreviations throughout the year for all the schools.
123A ASAA Wrestling School Abbreviations
4A ASAA Wrestling School Abbreviations
ASAA Wrestling School Abbreviations – Master List

CONFERENCES, STATE BERTHS, & TOURNAMENT SITES

123A Classification
• Northern Conference (2): Kotzebue – December 5-6
• Great Alaska Conference (4): Bethel – December 5-6
• Southeast Conference (4): Wrangell – December 5-6
• Denali Conference (2): Hutchison – December 5-6  
• Kachemak Conference (4): Houston – December 5-6  

4A Classification
• Northern Lights Conference (6): Soldotna – Jan. 30 – 31
• Cook Inlet Conference (6): Chugiak – Jan. 30 – 31
• Mid Alaska Conference (4): West Valley – Jan. 30 – 31