The 10th annual Youth New England Wrestling Championship Tournament will be held on March 12-13, 2016 at Salem (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 2016 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 9/1/2005-8/31/2007; Novice for wrestlers born 9/1/2003-8/31/2005; and Middle School for wrestlers born 9/1/00-8/31/2003. Both Intermediate and Novice wrestlers will compete for New England titles on Saturday March 12th. Middle School wrestlers will vie for the hooded sweatshirt on Sunday March 13th.
Weigh-ins will be held on Saturday March 12, 2016 at Salem High School. There will be three weigh-in sessions on Saturday: Morning 8–9 AM (Intermediate ONLY); Afternoon 12–1 PM (Novice ONLY); and Evening 4–5 PM (Middle School ONLY). Intermediate wrestlers MUST weigh in during morning session (9–10 AM). Novice wrestlers MUST weigh in during afternoon session (1-2 PM). Middle School wrestlers MUST weigh in during evening session (4–5 PM). Those who have not already provided proof-of-age via email must do so during weigh-ins.
Intermediate Wrestling from 10AM – 2PM on Saturday… Novice Wrestling from 2-7 PM on Saturday… Middle School Wrestling from 8AM – 4PM on Sunday. Double elimination tournament with the following period lengths: championship bouts (1.5-1.5-1.5); consolation bouts (1-1-1). Championship and consolation matches will be wrestled to determine six place finishers. Tournament will be run on full mats, for both days. Note: Sunday March 13 is daylights savings… clocks ahead one hour !
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
Salem High School is located at 77 Willson Street, Salem, MA. Weigh-ins will be held at Salem High School and all wrestling matches will take place in the main gym.
There are several hotels within close proximity of this year’s tournament. For a list of recommended hotels, please click here.
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.