Class AA-A Wrestling Individual Qualifying
Liberty High School

Spectator Admission:  $6.00 per day.

Upper State A-AA Coaches:

Liberty High School is proud to host the Individual Upper State Qualifiers this season.  It is our goal to bring you and your team a quality tournament. .  If at any time you have a question or concern, please feel free to contact me or our athletic director.  Our information is below.  We will respond as quickly as possible.  SCHEDULE:  (You will be notified if there are any changes)   We will start on time each day, so make sure you are here!

Friday, February 17  
Weigh-In   4:00-5:00
Coaches’ Meeting – Hospitality Room   5:00-5:30
Round 1  5:30-7:00     (5 mats/2 gyms)
Round 2 Championship    7:00-8:30     (5 mats/2 gyms)
Round 1 Consolation   8:30-9:30     (5mats/2 gyms)

** No match will start after 9:30 pm

Saturday, February 18  
Weigh-In    8:00-9:00
Coaches’ Meeting – Hospitality Room 9:00-9:30
Round 2 Consolation     9:30 (5 mats/2 gyms)
Championship Semi-Finals   (5 mats/2 gyms)
Lunch Break  
Round 3 Consolations  (5 mats/2 gyms)
Consolation Semi-Finals   (3mats/main gym)
Consolation Finals / Championship Finals   (3mats/ main gym)

Entry Fee:  $100.00 -   Invoice on SCHSL website on AA Handbook tab  --  send to AA Conference now, if you have not already done so!

Admission:  $6.00 per day.

Concessions will be available during both days. 
We will have a space for food and drinks for teams in the hallway behind the main gym. We will furnish tables and each team will be assigned a table. Team coolers will be allowed in the hallway at team tables ONLY.  There will be someone to check in your team cooler when you enter.  No other coolers will be allowed in.   Please make your athletes’ parents aware of this!

Please make sure that your fans and parents know that they will not be permitted to sit and watch the matches anywhere except in the bleachers that are designated for the fans.  If they want to take pictures, they will be allowed to go no farther than the barriers that will be set up at the edge of the mats.  If they approach the barriers to take pictures, they will not be allowed to “camp out” there.  They will be given time to take pictures and then they will be expected to return to the bleachers.

Only coaches, trainers, wrestlers, officials, and table workers will be allowed beyond the barriers.

Certified Trainers will be available for assistance.  Schools should bring their own tape, pre-wrap, other medical supplies!

A hospitality room will be provided for coaches, trainers, officials, and table workers only.  Please help us with this!  On Friday, spaghetti will be available for supper, a continental breakfast will be provided on Saturday morning and pizza will be provided during the lunch break.  The hospitality room will be located in a room off of the back hallway of the athletic wing.  This is where the coaches’ meetings will take place.

Since the A - AA Upper State is a qualifying tournament for individuals; no team scores will be kept.

Please park your bus in the parking lots at the front of the school. Enter at the electronic sign and take the first right. The gym is the building on the right.  Cars and other passenger vehicles should park in the student parking lot at the back.  (There is handicap parking in the front or back of the school.)


Dale Burrell,
Head Wrestling Coach
Work:  864-397-2629     
Cell:  864-506-6876        
Brett Turner,
Athletic Director
Work:  864-397-2623
Cell:  864-616-5441

Directions to Liberty High School

(GPS address:  435 Ruhamah Road   Liberty, SC   29657)

Coming from Greenville on I-85:
Take exit # 40 (Highway 153) to Easley.  Stay on 153 until it goes over Highway 123 and you will circle around heading to Easley.   Stay on Highway 123 thru Easley going towards Clemson.  Take Road 27 exit (exit past Liberty, Highway 178).   Turn right onto Ruhamah Road (Road 27).  LHS will be one mile on the right. 

Coming from Clemson:
From Highway 123, take Road 27 exit (exit past the Central Wal-Mart).  Turn left onto Ruhamah Road (Road 27).  LHS will be one mile on the right. 

Coming from Anderson:
From Highway 178, turn left onto Ruhamah Road (after the 4 way stop at Hwy 88, then soon after passing the driving range on the right).  After crossing Highway 123, LHS will be one mile on the right.


You will be guaranteed to book at these rates through February 17, 2017.

When calling to reserve rooms, please mention that you are with the Upper State Wrestling Tournament.   These rates are good for schools and parents.  (price includes continental breakfast)     All hotel rates are based on up to 4 per room.
All of these hotels are on Highway 123.   (Liberty HS is only one mile off of Highway 123)

There are multiple fast food places near all of them!

Hotel Tillman     Approx. 7 miles
1303 Tiger Blvd
Clemson SC 29631
Phone :  864-653-6000
Rates:  $81.00 per night plus tax

Holiday Inn Express   Approx. 7 miles                                     
1381 Tiger Blvd                                                                            
Clemson SC 29631                                                                       
Phone:  864-654-9410                                                                
Rates:  $101.00 per night  plus tax                              

Comfort Inn   Approx. 7 miles
1305 Tiger Blvd.
Clemson SC 29631
Phone :  864-653-3600
Rates:  $77.95 per night plus tax

They are several hotels in Easley, SC, that can accommodate you if you are interested in these.  These hotels will be about the same distance as the hotels listed in Clemson.  


Marion High School

Spectator Admission:  $6.00 per day.

Lower State A-AA Coaches:

We would like to welcome your school to the A-AA Lower State Wrestling Championships.  Marion High School is very proud to be the host school for this year’s A-AA Lower State Qualifier.  We are very excited about helping showcase the best A-AA lower state wrestlers in South Carolina.  Below is general information about the tournament and the seeding meeting. I am asking that you respond via email or my cell (843-758-5931) or Coach Michael Steinbar at cell (843)260-3057 as to whether you plan on attending the seeding meeting or merely sending in your information.  Please respond by Friday, February 9th so that I can adjust the morning hospitality to be served to that approximate number.

Entry Fee:  $100.00 -   Invoice on SCHSL website on AA Handbook tab  --  send to AA Conference now, if you have not already done so!

  • Seeding Meeting: The seeding meeting will take place at Marion High School on February 14th at 10:00 a.m.  According to SCHSL AA Handbook, all wrestler records and information needs to be submitted to the host school by 9:00 am on February 13th.  This is so we can prepare each wrestler’s name by weight class and school in a way that will assist tremendously in cutting down the amount of time needed for the meeting.  COACHES MUST HAVE WRESTLERS NAMES, WEIGHTS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS BEFORE SEEDING MEETING STARTS!
  • Seeding Criteria:  This is the baseline seeding criteria that will be used for seeding wrestlers.  This criterion will start at the top with head to head and work its way down.  We will seed all wrestlers with a winning record and more than 10 matches.  All others will be drawn via a blind draw.

***There will be a 10 match minimum.

1.   Head to Head
2.   Previous State Placer
3.   Previous State Qualifier
4.   Winning Percentage
5.   Common Opponent

  • Spectator Fee: As per the SCHSL the entry fee for the Lower State Championships will be $6 per day.  There will be 1 gate of entry to the gymnasium. Admission will be collected the entire day of the event.  If one leaves, that person(s) will need appropriate wristbands to return without having to pay an additional entry fee. 
  • Concessions: A full concession stand will be available Friday and Saturday.  ***No outside food will be allowed***
  • Hospitality Room: A hospitality room will be available for the athletic directors, coaches and referees only.  The hospitality room is designed to cater to the above mentioned and abuse by any school or individual will not be tolerated.  Admission to the hospitality room will warrant a wristband.  There will be 3 wristbands provided per team.
  • Coolers: Coolers will be allowed but not inside gymnasium to allow for maximum athlete and spectator space. There will be space provided for teams to set-up coolers outside gymnasium. This space is for the teams and their personnel only.
  • Tournament set-up: The tournament will be run on 3 regulation high school wrestling mats. Coaches meeting will follow weigh-ins approximately 5:30.  Opening ceremonies will be held at 6:00.  Wrestling begins 6:15 pm.
  • Medical: Marion High School has an athletic trainer.  The on-staff trainer is Mike Rice.  Mike will be on site to assist with all injuries.  It is asked that you bring adequate tape and supplies for your team.  Coaches are responsible for their teams blood clean-up.    Any wrestler with pre-existing aliments (e.g. asthma, etc.) will need to have supplies with them. 
  • Bus Parking:  Bus Parking will be located in the rear of the gymnasium Friday.  Saturday buses can drop athletes off in the gym area and will park in the front of the school.
  • Weigh-ins:  Weigh-ins will take place in the auditorium.  Every team must enter through the gym entrance and be directed to the auditorium.  Weigh-ins will be performed by teams. 

 The following weigh in time will be used:

  • Friday: 4:00 pm
  • Saturday: 8:00 am
  • Locker Rooms: Locker rooms will be available for wrestlers to change clothes.  We recommend that wrestlers do not keep their gear inside locker room.  The locker rooms will be closed once weigh-ins are completed.   
  • Vandalism: Vandalism will NOT be tolerated and those person(s) found damaging school or personal property will be held accountable.
  • T-shirts: T-shirts will be sold in foyer of gymnasium. 
  • Programs: Programs will be sold in foyer of gymnasium.
  • Hotels: The following is a list of hotels with the first being the first one I would choose as a coach and the second and so on. The prices listed are a discounted rate for the wrestling tournament.  Please mention that you are staying because of the wrestling tournament.


Sleep Inn: 1833 Florence Park Dr. I-95 & Us 52, Florence, SC 29501
Phone: (843) 662-8558
Rate; $ 71.99 plus tax 12%
Please use Marion County Wrestling when reserving rooms. To receive discount group rate.

         Comfort Inn:  2693 East Highway72, Mullins SC 29574 5 miles from the school
Phone: (843) 423-0516
Pate:  $90.00 plus tax.
Please use Marion County Schools Wrestling when making reservations to receive the group rate.