Countdown to YNEW 2023

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Test Your Mettle Against New England's Best

The Youth New Englands is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.

The primary mission of the Youth New Englands is to provide an opportunity for youth wrestlers in New England to showcase their talents while striving for a New England title. 

Our larger goal is to build the sport of wrestling in the region through an annual championship event and a scholarship program for former YNEW participants.

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Streaming Coverage

The Youth New Englands will once again be streaming live video of the tournament. For friends and family who cannot make it to Game On, they can watch all of the matches live on FloWrestling. You can also view matches after the tournament has concluded. 

Host Facility

The 2023 Youth New Englands will be held at the Game On Sports Complex in Fitchburg MA. This is a new, state-of-the-art facility that hosts a variety of large regional sporting events including basketball, gymnastics, volleyball, lacrosse, and soccer.

The Game On Sports Complex features a spacious competition area with adjacent viewing areas, ample seating, two concession stands, and a tavern that serves hot food and cold beverages.  Coolers and carry-in food/drink are NOT allowed inside the facility.  Note: Game On charges onsite parking and wifi access fees for visitors who use these amenities.

Host Facility

The 2023 Youth New Englands will be held at the Game On Sports Complex in Fitchburg MA. This is a new, state-of-the-art facility that hosts a variety of large regional sporting events including basketball, gymnastics, volleyball, lacrosse, and soccer.

The Game On Sports Complex features a spacious competition area with adjacent viewing areas, ample seating, two concession stands, and a tavern that serves hot food and cold beverages.  Coolers and carry-in food/drink are NOT allowed inside the facility.  Note: Game On charges onsite parking and wifi access fees for visitors who use these amenities.

Host Hotel

The Colonial Hotel in Gardner MA is the host hotel for the 2023 Youth New Englands.  The Colonial is a charming hotel in a bucolic setting that offers 112 guest rooms, an indoor pool with a hot tub, a fitness center, and the Colonial Grille — a full-service restaurant and pub.
 
On Friday March 17th and Saturday March 18th, the Colonial Grille will host an NCAA Wrestling Watch Party. YNEW guests will be able to gather in the Grille and watch the semifinals (Friday night) and finals (Saturday night) of the NCAA D1 Wrestling Championships while enjoying a large variety of food and drink in the Grille.
 
Guest rooms at the Colonial are available for $159+/night on Friday (3/17) and Saturday (3/18) nights.  Call 978-630-2500 for room reservations.  Mention the Youth New Englands at Game On to get our discounted room rate.
 
Other recommended hotel options are the Leominster Doubletree (Youth New England Wrestling Championships) or the Devens Springhill Suites (Book your group rate for 2023 Youth New Englands). Friday and Saturday night room rates are $159+/night.
 
The Devens Springhill Suites has plenty of nice rooms in a quiet area, as well as a common area where you can bring your own food and watch the NCAAs.  The Leominster Doubletree is a nice property that is fairly close to the Game On facility, though there are a limited number of rooms available at this hotel during the YNEW weekend.

If you’re looking for the best youth wrestling competition in New England, you’ve come to the right place.

History & Tradition

Since 2007, the Youth New England Wrestling (YNEW) Championships has been the culmination of the youth winter wrestling season in New England.