Meet Divisions: Greco-Roman, Folkstyle, and Freestyle
Awards and Qualifying:
AL. State Games gold, silver and bronze medals awarded to all age divisions in each style.
Wrestling is a medal sport for the State Games of America event. Those who medal in the 2017 Alabama State Games wrestling event qualify to compete in the 2017 State Games of America, held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, August 3-6, 2017. Click the images below for more info. Participants in the Alabama State Games are responsible to check event format and age groups for all SGA qualifying sports offered at the Alabama State Games.
Additional Event Information
Additional information about Wrestling and the overall Alabama State Games event activities, including Opening Ceremony, can be found in the tabbed section below. Use the tabs on the left to reveal the section you want to view.
Don't miss the Olympic-style Opening Ceremony festivities on Friday, June 9
National Peanut Festival
Dothan, AL 36301
3:00 PM - Gates open for the Alabama State Games Fan Fair festivities.
T-shirt pick up, fun activities, food and product vendors, music, Olympic Day giveaways and much more!
5:00 PM - The Athlete Leadership Summit.
A platform for athletes, coaches, parents, spectators and volunteers to learn the importance of academic excellence, good citizenship, responsibility, leadership and the concept of community. Past speakers include Former Head Football Coach Bobby Bowden, Olympic Gold Medalist Jennifer Chandler, Former Head Football Coach Pat Dye, Olympic Gold Medalist Harvey Glance, Heisman Trophy Winner Bo Jackson, Former Alabama Football Player Siran Stacy, Team USA Handball, and Paralympic Athlete Maze Marshall.
6:00-6:45 PM - Parade of Athletes begin to line up by region.
7:00 PM - Opening Ceremony Celebration show begins.
The Ceremony will take place in an Amphitheater, with limited seating available, lawn chairs and blankets are welcomed and recommended.
Parade of Athletes, live entertainment, t-shirt cannons, the Olympic torch relay and the lighting of the Olympic Flame, huge fireworks show, and so much more! Every registered athlete participating in the Opening Ceremony and the Parade of Athletes will receive a FREE Commemorative Opening Ceremony T-Shirt. Bring an American flag!
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Athlete of the Year presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors
The Alabama State Games, in an effort to recognize outstanding youth and adult amateur athletes, presents an Athlete of the Year award to four deserving individuals that participate in the Alabama State Games sporting event. One male and one female youth (under 18 years old) Athlete of the Year, and one male and one female adult (18 years and older) Athlete of the Year will be selected from submitted nominations.
How the Athlete of the Year presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors is Chosen
Following the State Games, sports directors, coaches, athletes and parents can nominate athletes from individual sports and team sports for the Athlete of the Year presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors. An entire team can't be nominated, but individual players from team sports are eligible for nomination. A selection board will meet to determine the winners.
What Selections Are Based On:
Sportsmanship, effort, attitude, overall athletic participation in the AL. State Games (include all AL. State Games awards won) and other athletic competitions, achievement, motivation and special attributes or circumstances that have been overcome.
What Recipients Receive:
The recipients of the Athlete of the Year award presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors will receive a medal, walk in the Parade of Athletes and anchor the torch relay during the Alabama State Games Opening Ceremony, possibly mentioned in future Alabama State Games publications and be involved in promotional events. Winners will also be awarded a certificate signed by the current Governor of Alabama, at a special proclamation signing ceremony held at the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery, AL. Winners of the Alabama State Games Athlete of the Year presenting by Academy Sports + Outdoors will also be submitted for consideration by the National Congress of State Games in naming the youth and adult, female and male National Athlete of the Year.
Forms will be available at competition venues (ask your event/tournament director) during the AL. State Games.
Deadline To Nominate:
Online submissions can be made, beginning June 9, 2017. Nominations received by August 1, 2017 will be considered.
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Alabama State Games Hospitality Patrons
The Alabama State Games Hospitality Patrons support the games by donating equipment, food for volunteers and supplies as well as monetary donations. We would never be able to pull of the Alabama State Games without these organizations. Please take the time to support these fine companies.