At the beginning of each weight class, coaches will declare their wrestler to be of high enough quality to be seeded. Those names will be marked on the list of wrestlers. All of those wrestlers will be guaranteed to be seeded.
Seeding Criteria Process
- Head to head during current year
- Returning champ in same weight class
- Returning champ from different weight class
- Current year common opponents
- Coaches vote
Each coach will be given a maximum of 30 seconds to provide information concerning only their own wrestler.
All remaining wrestlers will then be drawn randomly into brackets along with byes.