TEAM Tennessee Wrestling
Welcome to Team Tennessee wresting. If you are a returning athlete or parent of TN AAU Wrestling you will find much of the same information as well as some new information. If you are new to TN AAU Wrestling you can find information that will help you learn more about Team Tennessee Wrestling as well as find events to participate in. Whether you are new or returning please take time to view what is available on the website. If there is additional information you would like to see made available or if you have any questions please feel free to provide that feedback. Our hope is to provide all the information needed to participate in TN AAU Wrestling.
TN AAU Wrestling is part of the larger National AAU Association. You can find out additional information about AAU by visiting their website at http://aausports.org. Wrestling is a unique sport compared to most sports. The majority of TN AAU Wrestling events are Open Events. This means you do not have to be a member of a team or club as in most sports. To participate in a sanctioned TN AAU Wrestling Event (as well as National Events) all you need is to have a current AAU card (purchased on-line from the National website) and pre-register (including paying entry fee) for the event. NOTE: Purchasing an AAU card makes you eligible to participate in any AAU Sanctioned Sport. A separate card is not required for each sport.
Participants in wrestling are typically broken down into two-year age divisions or grade divisions and by actual weight. Modified National High School Federation rules are followed.
Team Tennessee AAU Weights
Tot 2005/after 35, 40, 45, 50, HWT
Bantam 2003/2004 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 85, HWT
Midget 2001/2002 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 92, 100, 112, HWT
Junior 1999/2000 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 108, 119, 132, 148, HWT
Middle School 96-98 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 112, 119, 125, 130, 135, 140, 145, 152, 160, 171, 189, 215, 285
High School 103, 112, 119, 125, 130, 135, 140, 145, 152, 160, 171, 189, 215, 285
The equipment/uniform for wrestling consists of headgear to protect the ears, a singlet, and wrestling shoes. (If you have braces or orthodontic devices a mouth piece is also required.)
Organizing a sanctioned AAU Wrestling Club provides benefits of insurance coverage (at a small cost) as well as opportunity to provide organized practice with training partners. Clubs are organized at the local level.
Volunteers are key to providing fun and safe youth sports so please feel free to get involved. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
Team Tennessee (TN AAU) is the governing body
for AAU wrestling in the state of Tennessee. We
are a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to
creating a safe and fun environment for all
wrestlers in Tennessee.
Team Tennessee is governed by an all
volunteer Board of Directors who assure that the
Team Tennessee Wrestling AAU program is the best
that it can be for every wrestler and coach who
are a part of the AAU programs within the state
The leadership of Team Tennessee is as
Operations Directors: Mike Sutherland & John Kramer
Treasurer: Melissa Kramer
Chairman: Kevin Wright
Website: Ken Hammonds-
Trustee/Parliamentarian: Brian Bauke
Region 1 Director: Greg Foreman
Region 2 Director: Eric Davis
Region 3 Director: Kevin Wright
Region 4 Director: Darrin Plumlee
Region 5 Director: David Isbell