28th Annual IWCOA State Championships
March 9-10, 2024
The Freshman/Sophomore State Series begins with almost 2000 wrestlers entering sixteen regional events to qualify for eight sectionals. The top four from each sectional will compete in the State Championships at The BOS Center in downtown Springfield. The series is reserved for those who did not qualify for the IHSA State Tournament.
The IWCOA Girls Open Championships will be an open tournament for all girls, except those who qualified for/placed at the IHSA Girls State Tournament. There is no regional qualifier for the IWCOA Girls Open.
Fresh/Soph – Regional sites and regional assignments are listed in the download. Top four (4) qualify for Sectional.
Girls - there is no regional qualifier
Fresh/Soph - Sectional Sites are listed in the download. Top (4) qualify for State.
Girls - Sectional Sites are listed in the download. Top (4) qualify for state.
Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10, 2024
Bank of Springfield Center
1 Convention Center Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701
Clocks spring forward on Sunday March 10.
Girls Open wrestling starts on Saturday, March 9 at 10:40 a.m.
Girls wrestling reconvenes on Sunday, March 10 at 9:00 a.m. Sunday
Weigh-ins are Saturday, March 10 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
***Weigh-ins are Saturday Only***
Boys Freshman/Sophomore wrestling starts on Saturday, March 9 at 10:40 a.m.
Boys Freshman/Sophomore wrestling reconvenes on Sunday, March 10 at 9:00 a.m.
Weigh-ins are Saturday, March 9 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
***Weigh-ins are Saturday Only***
Who can enter
Boys Freshman Sophomore State
Freshman and Sophomore wrestlers who did not qualify for the 2024 IHSA Individual state tournament.
The Freshman/Sophomore state series is an event for individual wrestlers. The Freshman/Sophomore designation is used to define a group of wrestlers and does not indicate that a wrestler is representing his or her school. Boys must be 16 years old or younger on first day of competition, February 24, 2024. Wrestlers are not required to have a coach.
High School Girls State Open
All HS grades during the 2023-2024 high school season who did not qualify for the 2024 IHSA Individual state tournament.
This is an open individual event and not an IHSA event. The high school designation is used to define a group and does not indicate school representation. Girls must be 19 years old or younger on first day of competition, March 2, 2024. Coaches are not required.
How to enter
Fresh/Soph Boys - You must register in the assigned regional site for your high school. Fees are collected at the Regional. If your school is not listed in the regional site, please contact Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org
All competitors must register online through Trackwrestling.com. Once in the Trackwrestling site, search for the event(s) you are looking for by typing in IWCOA. You can also view or print the flier from any of the 2024 IWCOA series tournaments to find your qualifying site base on the school attended.
2021 Boys Champions
101-Jimmy Norris, McHenry
106-Anthony Lopez, Morton (Berwyn Cicero)
113-Solomon Gilliam, Glenbard (North)
120-Jacob Crandall, Palatine (Fremd)
126-Grason Johnson, Ottawa
132-Nico Clinite, South Elgin
138-Carlos Perez, Chicago (Mt. Carmel)
145-Aidan Blackburn, Mattoon
152-Andrew Dado, Chicago (Marist)
160-Ari Zaeske, Frankfort (Lincoln-Way East)
170-Jonathan Fulgencio, Chicago (St. Rita)
182-Jack Lesher, Aurora (Marmion Academy)
195-Steven Marquez, Rock Island
220-Luke Liberatore, Chicago (Marist)
285-Wyatt Schmitt, Joliet (West)
2021 Girls Champions
101-Natalie Cortes, Chicago (Lane Tech)
106-Brooklyn Murphy, Jacksonville
113-Cadence Diduch, Freeport
120-Maya Davis, Chatham (Glenwood)
126-Sharon Leon, Downers Grove (South)
132-Sydney Perry, Batavia
138-Sara Sulejmani, Lincolnshire (Stevenson)
152-Arei Johnson, Peoria (Richwoods)
160-Khailia Hughes, Alton
170-Maria Ferrer, Elgin
182-Noelia Vazquez, Bensonville (Fenton)
195-Kiara Ganey, Belleville (East)
220-Lilijana Reyes, Schaumburg
285-Jade Nappier, Marion