Information Package

DATES: Friday, March 13, 2020
Saturday, March 14, 2020
LOCATION: Crescent Heights High School
1019 1 ST NW
Calgary, AB T2M 2S2
(p): 403-276-5521
(f): 403-777-7349
CHAIRPERSON: Michelle Hayden-Ritco (
Stephanie Buchan (


11:30 - 12:30
Classes in-session
Bus Parking & Coaches in Curling Rink Parking Lot
@2nd floor Learning Commons
Students arriving early from 11-12 meet & wait in Learning Commons.
Students arriving from 12 -on move directly to weigh-in areas.
@ 1:00 Parking lot available -
Street parking relaxed.
Boys - @Wrestling Room - west end basement
Girls - @Choral Room - east end basement
(Note - the basement spaces are NOT connected.)
12:45 - 2:45 LUNCH SERVED
@Student Centre
2:00 - 3:00 COACHES’ MEETING @Choral Room
*This is a mandatory meeting for all coaches to be run by the ASAA Wrestling Commissioner
@Gymnasium - Main Floor
4:00 - 4:30 WARM-UP
@Gymnasium - Main Floor
4:30 - 9:00 WRESTLING
No matches will be called after 8:40 PM
@Gymnasium - Main Floor

8:00 am The school will be open
09:00 - Completion Wrestling matches begin at 09:00 and will run to completion with no breaks. The order of events will be:
1. Completion of the preliminary rounds
2. Semi-final crossovers
3. 5th -8th place matches
4. Bronze medal matches
5. Gold medal matches
6. Individual medal and team awards

All entry forms must be received no later than 10:00 am on Monday, March 9, 2020, from the Edmonton, Calgary, and Rural Zone coordinators. Only one (1) entry form per zone will be accepted.
Competitors must be placed in the correct weight class and must be listed in order of finish at the qualifying competition for the Provincials (1 to 5).
Changes will only be allowed in any weight class of the team (Calgary, Edmonton, and Rural) that has already registered for and paid for a competitor in that weight class.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the Rural Provincial meet Chairperson and the Calgary / Edmonton City Championship Meet Chairpersons to coordinate and submit entries for their respective Zones by the deadline.
ATHLETE FEE: $40.00 per wrestler (includes $1 for ‘Pay it Forward’ Loonie Fee)
COACHES FEE: $20.00 per coach
(Each registered coach will receive a lanyard which gives them access to the Coaches & Officials Hospitality Rooms. This room will be stocked with food and beverages for Friday and Saturday.)

Invoices will be sent from the CSHSAA office to each Zone Secretary (Rural, Edmonton, and Calgary) listing the names of participants and schools from each of the respective ASAA zones. Individual schools are to make payment directly to their ASAA Zone - procedures for payment will be provided by your zone secretary.
(Fee Forms were sent to Zone Secretaries for completion - due Monday, March 9th)
St. Paul Centre
124 - 24th Avenue NE
Calgary, AB T2E 1W6
Attention: Pat Harrigan
Send Registration Forms via email to:
Michelle Hayden-Ritco (Crescent Heights High School - Host Co-Chair) at
Keith Daye (Wrestling Commissioner) at
Michael Steele (ASAA) at
Pat Harrigan (CSHSAA chair) at

ASAA Policy:
“Pay it Forward Loonie Fee”: Each provincial championship will charge and additional $1 for each participating student and remit those funds to the ASAA office after the championship, and 100% of those funds will be directed into the ASAA scholarship fund to recognize student-athletes who give back to their communities by either coaching or officiating in school or community sport.
Individuals failing to show: As per the ASAA policy, in wrestling, participating schools will submit a cheque for all athletes confirmed by the entry deadline. In the event that an athlete(s) fail(s) to show, the offending athlete’s school will be penalized an additional $50 per no show, to a maximum of $250. The Executive will have the discretion to impose the penalty based on the rationale provided by the school for the late withdrawal.
PLEASE NOTE: Team trophy award winners from 2018/19 must send their plaques to Michelle Hayden-Ritco at Crescent Heights High School. These plaques need to be received two full weeks prior to the Provincial Championship.

Tournament Admission:
$10.00 General Admission ($15.00 Weekend Pass - valid for both days of competition)
$5.00 Student Admission (Gr. 7-12) (valid for both days of competition)
FREE Ages 10 and under

Parking is available at the North Hill Community Curling Club prior to 1 pm Friday, and during the tournament, there is parking in the Student/Visitor Parking off 11th Avenue. As well, street parking for roads in close proximity to the school have had the parking rules “relaxed” for the purpose of this tournament, so there should NOT be ticketing of cars during the tournament.
Bus Zones:
NOTE: Parking of buses is permitted in the North Hill Community Curling Club off of 11th Ave. Drop-offs can be made at the front door.
Locker Rooms and Team Rooms
Change rooms and shower facilities are located within the main gym under the bleachers. Please use these areas to change into your singlet for weigh-in and skin check, as well as for matches. Please do not leave any personal items in these locker rooms. These are our shower facilities; please bring your own towels and soap.
Teams will be assigned a Team Room. Teams will be sharing rooms with one to two other teams - depending on the size of teams. Even though these rooms will have a volunteer supervisor present at all times, the security of valuables is the responsibility of individual competitors and/or coaches.

Concessions will be available throughout the tournament. The concession is located just outside of the gymnasium in Sam’s Snack Shack.

T-Shirts & Athletic Apparel
Gimmics, the ASAA’s official supplier, will be on-site on both Friday & Saturday with championship apparel located in the main foyer area of the school.

Hospitality Room
A hospitality room will be available for officials, dignitaries, and coaches in the Coaches Room. Coaches will need to be wearing their provided wristband in order to enter; this will ensure there is sufficient food throughout the tournament. Please do not take food or drink from this room to feed your athletes.

Training and First Aid Room
Athletic therapists will be available in the gym throughout the tournament. There will be a First Aid sign. Athletes requiring preventative therapy/taping must supply their own tape.

The Draw area will be in the Multi-Purpose Room near the front door. We ask that only coaches visit this room if they need to speak to the draw master about an issue. We will use a silent draw and mat assignments will be the same throughout the tournament until the gold and bronze medal matches. Results will be available on the championship website after the tournament and on the Trackwrestling website.
Awards Ceremony
After the Gold medal matches on Saturday, the top three (3) wrestlers in each weight class will receive medals and the 4, 5, 6th place finishers will receive ribbons. Any round-robin weight classes that have been completed early will be presented first. Team awards will be presented last.
All Gold medal winners must have their pictures taken immediately after receiving their medals so that pictures will be in the ASAA yearbook. All Championships teams will also receive their banners and have their picture taken. Photos will take place in the gymnasium beside the winner’s podium.
Sportsmanship Pins
Sportsmanship is vitally important and highly valued by the ASAA. Pins will be handed out throughout the Championship to competitors, coaches, parents & spectators who exhibit outstanding displays of integrity, fair play, and good sportsmanship in their words & actions. The sportsmanship committee, consisting of the tournament chairpersons, the ASAA commissioner, the officials, and non-wrestling teacher/coaches will be deciding who receives these pins.
Protest Committee
In the event of a protest during the competition, within 30 minutes of the completion of the bout, the coach or teacher must submit a written protest accompanied with a fee of $100 cash. The written protest along with the cash should be filed with the head official, and the tournament chair should be notified. The protest committee shall consist of the head official, ASAA wrestling commissioner and a neutral coach. If the protest is successful, the fee of $100 shall be returned to the coach/teacher and the appropriate process will be followed, as per the WCL rulebook, to determine the winner.
Grievance Committee
The grievance committee’s key function is to deal with matters that occur during the competition, typically discipline/conduct issues or to handle any other matters that arise that require dispute resolution. (Anything that falls outside the boundaries of the technical competition.) In case of any grievances, there will be a committee in place to hear the situation. Members of the grievance committee will include the tournament chairperson or a tournament committee representative, the wrestling commissioner, and the one coach from each of the three zones. These members will be decided upon at the coaches’ meeting.

These are our ASAA sponsored accommodation and their sister hotel:

Deerfoot Inn & Casino in Calgary
1000, 11500 - 35 Street SE
Calgary, Alberta T2Z 3W4
Toll Free (Canada) 1-888-875-INNS (4667)
Hotel (403) 236-7529, (403) 252-4767

Service Plus Inns and Suites
3503 - 114 Avenue SE Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2Z 3X2
Toll-Free: 1-888-875-4667

ASAA Handbook 2019-20
Coaches should be familiar with the Rules of Wrestling as set out in the ASAA Policy Handbook.
( - Wrestling specific information begins on page 134)