27th Annual IWCOA State Championships

March 11-12, 2023



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 , including those who qualified for/placed at the IHSA Girls State Tournament.  There is no regional or sectional qualifier for the IWCOA Girls Open.

Please contact Debbie Nason with all questions: debn4690@aol.com


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 - there is no sectional qualifier

State Championships

Saturday and Sunday, March 11-12, 2023

Bank of Springfield Center 
1 Convention Center Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701



Girls Open wrestling starts on Saturday, March 11 at 10:40 a.m.

Weigh-ins are Saturday, March 11 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.


Boys Freshman/Sophomore wrestling starts on Saturday, March 11 at 10:40 a.m.

Weigh-ins are Saturday, March 11 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Who can enter

Boys Freshman Sophomore State

Freshman and Sophomore wrestlers who did not qualify for the 2023 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 25, 2023. Wrestlers are not required to have a coach.

High School Girls State Open

All HS grades during the 2022-2023 high school season.

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 11, 2022. 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 debn4690@aol.com


All competitors must register online through Trackwrestling.comOnce 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 2022 IWCOA series tournaments to find your qualifying site base on the school attended.

Past Winners

2021 Champions

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

2019 Champions
2018 Champions
2017 Champions
2016 Champions
2015 Champions
2014 Champions
2013 Champions
2012 Champions
2011 Champions