Announcing partnership with Illinois Matmen

We are excited to announce that the IWCOA has entered into a new partnership with Illinois Matmen! Illinois Matmen is the state’s premier wrestling media organization. The partnership will begin with the marketing and streaming of the 2021 IWCOA State Championships series, with more planned beyond June!

As we continue to move forward, we are in need of many more host sites for regionals and sectionals. If you are interested in being a host, please complete the tournament host form:

If you have any questions regarding the hosting of a regional or sectional, please contact Rob Porter directly at

Registration, Rules and Eligibility for the IWCOA Illinois State Open Tournament Series –


  1. JOSE MACATANGAY on May 13, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    The June 19th sectionals runs into Day 2 of Junior FS National Duals in Tulsa, OK. Will you be allowing an exception for wrestlers on the IL Junior National Team to be able to register for the IWCOA state finals the following week?

    • Nate Kessen on May 21, 2021 at 10:16 am

      Please see our rules and guidelines information on the 2021 championships page. There is a special process for what you describe.

  2. Pat on May 20, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    If a sophomore is certified at 138 for the season but loses a challenge and is wrestling for the 2a state at 145 for their team, can they wrestle 138 at Fresh/Soph state if they do not
    qualify for 2a state?

    • Nate Kessen on May 21, 2021 at 10:15 am

      Yes – the IWCOA is not managing and monitoring weight certification.

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