The 12th annual Youth New England Wrestling Championship Tournament will be held on March 10-11, 2018 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 2018 Youth New Englands, click here.
Wrestlers are allowed to compete in the weight class of their choice at the Youth New Englands. However, all wrestlers must make the weight for which they register. There is NO BUMPING to a higher weight class, either after online registration closes or during weigh-ins. In order to secure state seeding, wrestlers should compete in the Youth New Englands at the same weight as their state qualifying tournament, if the state and the New England weight classes are the same, 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 9/1/2007-8/31/2009; Novice for wrestlers born 9/1/2005-8/31/2007; and Middle School for wrestlers born 9/1/02-8/31/2005. Both Intermediate and Novice wrestlers will compete for New England titles on Saturday. Middle School wrestlers will vie for the hooded sweatshirt on Sunday.
Weigh-ins will be held on Saturday March 10, 2018 at North Andover High School. There will be three weigh-in sessions on Saturday: Morning 7–8 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 (7–8 AM). Novice wrestlers MUST weigh in during afternoon session (12-1 PM). Middle School wrestlers MUST weigh in during evening session (4–5 PM).
Intermediate Wrestling Starts at 9 AM on Saturday… Novice Wrestling Starts at 2 PM on Saturday… Middle School Wrestling Starts at 8 AM 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 two days: Intermediate (Saturday 9 AM – 2 PM); Novice (Saturday 2 – 7 PM) & Middle School (Sunday 8 AM – 4 PM).
Note: Sunday March 11 is daylights savings… clocks ahead one hour !
Awards: Individual champions will receive an embroidered New England Champion hooded sweatshirt. Top three place finishers will receive attractive plaques. Finishers placing 4th, 5th, and 6th will receive commemorative medals. Team awards will be awarded in two competition levels – school and club divisions. Outstanding wrestlers will be awarded in three age divisions – Intermediate, Novice, and Middle School.
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, 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 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.