Registration ends Thursday for O Town Showdown USAW Middle Elementary Folkstyle Nationals

By Tiffany Clark | Nov. 18, 2010, 4:49 p.m. (ET)
The registration deadline for this weekend's O'Town Showdown/USAW Middle & Elementary Folkstyle National Championships in Orlando, Fla., has been extended.

Wrestlers now have until 10:00 pm EST on Thursday to sign up at the following link:

All competition will take place on Saturday, November 20. Wrestling begins at 9:00 am.

Medical checks and weigh-ins will be held Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 pm. A Saturday morning weigh-in is also available from 7:00-7:30 am.

No activities will take place on Thursday, November 18. This is a change from the original schedule.

Age divisions contested will be Elementary (3rd - 5th graders) and Middle School (6th - 8th graders), while the JV Challenge will feature High School wrestlers (9th - 12th graders).

Current registration includes wrestlers from Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York and Wisconsin.

This is the third time USA Wrestling has held this growing youth folkstyle national event in Florida. It's the first time it has been held in November, as well as the first time it has partnered with the O'Town Showdown.

If you are a Florida wrestler and have never had a USA Wrestling membership before, your entry fee will not only enter you into the tournament, but you will also receive a 2010-2011 USA Wrestling membership. All you have to do is indicate that you are a "newbie" during the registration process.

The O'Town Showdown/USAW Middle & Elementary Folkstyle National Championships is your first opportunity to earn points for the Future Olympian Rankings. For more information on this program, visit:

This event is also part of the Ultimate Challenge Series. For more information and to sign up for the points system, visit

A block of rooms has been reserved at Disney's All-Star Sports Resort & Caribbean Beach Resort near Orlando, Fla. To make a reservation, please call 407-938-4868.

For more information about the Middle & Elementary Folkstyle National Championships, please visit the official website

Check out for the complete 2010-2011 schedule.

Returning champions from the USA Wrestling Middle & Elementary School Folkstyle National Championships are:

Elementary Division champions
50 - Joshua Saunders of Purler Wrestling Elite/MO
55 - Hunter Lefevre of Brandon Wrestling Club/FL
60 - Peyton Hughes of Team Clay/FL
65 - Dylan Taylor of Team Clay/FL
70 - Will Moss of The Wrestling Center/GA
75 - Anthony Artalona of Brandon Wrestling Club/FL
80 - Billy Higgins of Golden Eagles/IA
88 - Noah Thomas of West Forsyth/GA
95 - Marcus Montgomery of Broad River Wrestling Club/SC
103 - Timothy Castillo of Port Washington PYA/NY
112 - Gabriel Bourne of Lake Gibson Braves/FL
125 - Timmy Snopl of Ultimate Wrestling Club/AL
150 - Michael Porcelli of Citrus 3 style/FL

Middle School champions
70 - Chase Kominek of Iredell Rattlers Wrestling Club/NC
77 - Ty Pelot of X-Factor Elite/WI
84 - Dillon Koenigs of X-Factor Elite/WI
91 - Dylan Lucas of Brandon Wrestling Club/FL
98 - Sean Russell of Elite Training Center/GA
105 - Andres Gonzalez of Blackhawk/IA
112 - Johnie Flakes of Gilmer Bobcat Wrestling/GA
120 - Payton Shuford of Iredell Rattlers Wrestling Club/NC
128 - Dontae McGee of Brandon Wrestling Club/FL
136 - Carter Armendarez of Team Temecula/CA
144 - Shawn Brown of Suwannee/FL
152 - James Douin of Wakulla/FL
160 - Daniel Bannister of Wildcat Wrestling Club/SC
175 - David Rudd of Braves WC/FL
190 - Jerry Willis of Suwannee/FL
210 - Johnathan Parris of LaFayette Wrestling Club/GA
265 - Daniel Morton of Heritage Middle/NC