The 8th annual Youth New England Wrestling Championship Tournament will be held on March 15-16, 2014 at North Andover (MA) High School. This tournament is without a doubt the most competitive youth wrestling tournament in New England. If you’re looking for the toughest competition in New England, you’ve come to the right place. For tournament details, please refer to the informational flier. To register for the 2014 Youth New Englands, click here.
For those states with different weight classes than the Youth New England, wrestlers MUST compete at the next weight class, either up or down, from their state weight. If the state and the New England weight classes are the same, wrestlers MAY compete at that weight OR the next weight class, either up or down, from their state weight.
The divisions for this year’s tournament will include: Intermediate division for wrestlers born between 9/1/2003-8/31/2005; Novice for wrestlers born 9/1/2001-8/31/2003; and Middle School for wrestlers born 9/1/98-8/31/2001. Both Intermediate and Novice wrestlers will compete for New England titles on Saturday March 15th. Middle School wrestlers will vie for the hooded sweatshirt on Sunday March 16th.
Weigh-ins for all divisions will be held on Saturday (at North Andover High School), with a mandatory morning weigh-in for all Intermediate and Novice wrestlers. Middle School wrestlers may weigh in during either the morning session (9 – 10 AM) or the evening session (4 – 5 PM). Following a wrestling clinic, the Intermediate and Novice competition will begin at 11 AM. On Sunday, the Middle School wrestlers take their shot at New England supremacy. The wrestling starts at 8 AM and continues throughout the day. For more details, refer to the 2014 Youth New Englands Flier.
The presentation of awards will follow the conclusion of wrestling in each weight class. Champions will be awarded an embroidered, hooded sweatshirt and a bracket poster board. Place-winners will receive an engraved plaque (1st – 3rd place) or a commemorative medal (4th – 6th place). An Outstanding Wrestler (OW) Award will be presented to one wrestler in each age division. Awards will be provided by C&A Awards and Competitive Edge Sports. Both companies are well respected in the wrestling community, known for quality products and fine service.
HOTEL AND SCHOOL INFORMATION
North Andover High School is located at 430 Osgood Street in North Andover, MA. Weigh-ins will be held at North Andover High School and all wrestling matches will take place in the main gym.
There are two host hotels within close proximity of this year’s tournament. To secure a room, please make reservations by March 4, 2014 and mention the Youth New Englands. For hotel information, please review the tournament flyer from the link at the top of this page.
Team Point Scoring for the Youth New Englands:
Teams will compete for a New England championship in two separate divisions: Club and Town/School. Club teams are those that draw wrestlers from a wide geographical area (multiple towns) and/or train wrestlers year-round. Town/school teams are those that are town-based or school-based, typically drawing wrestlers from a limited number of towns, and train wrestlers during the winter wrestling season.
Team points will be scored by the top 13 scorers for each team. See the New England Cup flier for more information. Wrestlers who belong to both a wrestling club and a town/school program may score points for both teams. Wrestlers must declare their affiliations during registration. Coaches and wrestlers are asked to use integrity when declaring their affiliations to club and town teams.