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Winter Classic Coaches: Submit roster here, by Dec. 24th!


Bishop Ready Winter Classic – 2007



Athletic Director or Coach,


Thank you for choosing to attend the 2007 Bishop Ready Winter Classic.  For over thirty years, the tournament has drawn some of the best and brightest teams in Ohio, thriving on the age-old wrestling tradition of holiday events. It is our goal to not only return this event to its previous status as the Central Ohio tournament, but also to elevate it and streamline the process, making it a challenging tournament to win and a fun event to attend. Please read the instructions carefully, as some elements of the tournament have changed since last season.





There will be no seeding meeting this year.

  • Rosters must be submitted online using the following link
  • The following criteria will be used.  There is space to enter your criteria on the roster form.

1.     State Champ 

2.     State Placer 

3.     State Qualifier 

4.     District Place-winner 

5.     Ready Classic Champion 

6.     District Qualifier 

7.     Ready Classic Top Six Place-winner

8.     Current record

9.     Head to head



Participating Teams


       Africentric Secondary

       Olentangy B


       Pickerington Central

       Bishop Ready



       Walnut Ridge




       Whitehall Yearling



       Grove City B


       Hilliard Davidson B



       Hamilton Township

       Linden McKinley

       Bishop Watterson

       Marion Franklin

       Coffman B



Mats, Food and Locker Facilities


Teams will be assigned to a locker room, with space available for those who wish to bring locks and store their gear.  Gear bags may also be placed in the weight room or warm-up room (wrestling room).  ALL BAGS MUST BE OUT OF THE STANDS!


Four mats will be used on the first day, reducing to three on day two.  Wrestlers will warm-up in the wrestling room and be escorted out to their mat area.  A Medina Board and closed circuit TV (to the wrestling room) will be used to let the wrestler know when they are warming up, in the hole, on-deck and wrestling.  Match numbers will be usedP.A. announcements will be kept to a minimum.


There will be minimal electrical outlets available in the cafeteria, however, each team will be provided a table to stage their food and drink.  A full concession menu will also be available for purchase.



Weigh-ins, Passes and Start Time


On both days, the scales will open at 7:30 AM (to check) with weigh-ins beginning at 8:00 AM.  There will be a one-pound weight allowance on the second day.  Please bring a copy of your statewide Alpha weight certification sheet.


Sessions on both days will begin at 10:00 AM.  There will be an hour break before finals, allowing staff to reset the gym.  Overall, there will be four sessions.  Passes are $5 per individual session or $15 for a four-session package.  Each team will receive free passes for their wrestlers, coaches and three statisticians.

       I Preliminaries (Day 1)

       II Quarterfinals and wrestle backs (Day 1)

       III Wrestle backs and semis (Day 2)

       IV Finals (Day 2)



Tournament Style and Placing


The tournament will be run using a 16- to 32-man bracket, depending on the entries.  Seeds will follow the standard placement, using the bracket located within the state rules booklet.  The bracket will only be redrawn in the case of a #1 or #2 seed scratching.  A wrestler who misses weight on the day of the tournament will be scratched and his spot will become a forfeit.  That wrestler will not be able to move into a higher weight division.  If a wrestler fails to show to the scale, the line he previously inhabited will become a bye.


Team points will be awarded to 8th place, however awards will only be given to 6th place.



Tournament Fee


If you havent yet submitted your teams entrance fee of $175, please do so as soon as possible.





We invite the coaches of participating teams to come sporting the best mustache that they can muster in a short time.  It must be a stand-alone (no goatees), although no other criteria are being set.  Creativity is encouraged, but size and thickness certainly will be considered.  Fans will be given the chance to vote for their favorite by donating $1 to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.  This is a great chance to help feed the hungry and look like an idiot at the same time.



Please contact either one of us with any questions or concerns you may have.  See you in a few weeks.







Ralph Locke III

Athletic Director



Brian Nicola

Head Coach