The purpose of KBMA Wrestling is to provide
opprtunities for wrestlers of all styles to compete against the best competition, at the regional, national and international
levels. KBMA Wrestling serves parents, coaches and athletes in the most time efficient and cost effective manor, while providing
the best experience possible for all involved. KBMA Wrestling aims to exceed the expectations of coaches, parents, officials,
volunteers and wrestlers themselves at each and every tournament.
Wrestling tournaments go on all day. By all day, I mean sunup until sundown. Don't make other plans that day. Do
not expect to leave at a certain time. Plan to be there the entire waking day and if you get out sooner, you are lucky. You
need to be comfortable when your not wrestling throughout the day. Make sure you have a boat cushion chair. You will need
food, snacks and drinks... lots of them. Don't forget to throw in the ibuprofen either. Show up on time and make sure your
body is ready to go : drink a gallon of water everyday, to keep that healthy diet so you don't gas out, & bring extra
clothing. Bring your camera. You learn alot by watching your matches ( win or lose ) and it is FUN to watch how much progress
you have made after a year or two. Of corse you can embarrass your kids a decade or two later also... Make sure you have your
wrestling shoes and singlet before you get halfway there.
to the Enviornment
Find the bathroom and dind the brakets. It is a good idea to take time to get the lay of the land early on. It increases your comfort level and lowers anxiety over things
that should'nt be that big of a deal until they are. It also helps youfind places to get away from the noise, heat and stresses
of an all day event. Understand how to get yourself mentally prepared for every match. Let your kid go... cut the cord. Let
them experienced a big tournament for what it is. They'll grow so much faster. Never forget that this is your kids journey.
Remind them often that you are proud of them and that you are just along for the ride. They will perform better if they are
not worried about your expectations.
Don't Fear Losing
Mix it up. It is okay to find some ego boosting touraments to keep things positive, but don't be afraid to go to
a tourament and get your butt whipped. Hit the road and wrestle good competiton from all over and then districts, conference,
regional and even state touraments won't be so intimidating. You're going to lose. You might lose more than you win, get used
to it. Don't let it get to you. Come off the mat after a lost and think about what you could have done or what you will do
the next time you face the same opponent. If you are too upset when you come off the mat, you will not be able to learn from
that loss. If you lose you are still learning... Observe the 5 minute rule. After a match ends you will have only 5 minutes
to cry and scream. Then review what you did right, what you did wrong, and move on to getting ready for the next match. Know
how to handle yourdelf when you win or lose. Learn humility. Prtaice sportsmanship. Just because you lost a match or gave
up points doesn't make you a loser. It's important to learn what went wrong, where to improve, and look forward to making
that improvement, so you do not make the same mistake twice.
Go into a tournament believing that even if you aren't the top seed, you will
give the higher seed the toughest match you can. Do NOT be timid. Don't learn about any of the accomplishments of the wrestlers
you may wrestle. Don't worry who he is or where he is from. Don't worry about the brackets and who you wrestle. It doesn't
matter how big the building is, the circle on the mat is the same size.
Singlets with under briefs or a two-piece
uniform is required. Guidelines for the two-piece uniforms are as follow: Wrestlers can wear compression or board shorts and
a tight-fitting sleeveless, short, or long sleeve shirt. The shorts shall not be excessively baggy or have pockets,, buttons
or snaps. Head gear is MANDATORY for all competitors. Shoelaces must be taped! Mouth guards are not required for wrestlers
( even wrestlers with braces), but are highly recommended.
click here to download event flyer
click here to download registration form
click here for Age & Weight Chart
$25.00 Additional Div. $10.00
Team $20.00pp - Spectator $8.00 5yrs. under TREE - Student $3.00
you choose to register the day of the tournament during walk-in Registration your cost is
$30.00 Additional Div. $10.00 - Spectator $10.00 - CASH ONLY AT THE DOOR - Coach's Pass $10.00 is a addition to Spectator
or Competitor's Pass. - Coach's Pass will allow you inside barriers to coach your player during wrestling only