The 14th annual Youth New England Wrestling Championship Tournament will be held at the Mahoney Wellness Center at St. John’s Prep (Danvers MA) on March 14-15, 2020. 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 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. Wrestlers may compete in the Youth New Englands at the same weight as their state qualifying tournament, or a nearby weight class, up or down, from their state weight. However, choosing a weight class different than your state weight could affect your seeding.
There are two separate competitions at the Youth New Englands, Co-ed and Girls competitions. You may compete in one or the other; each competition is further divided into three age divisions. The age divisions for this year’s tournament are: Intermediate division for wrestlers born between 9/1/2098-8/31/2011; Novice for wrestlers born 9/1/2007-8/31/2009; and Middle School for wrestlers born 9/1/04-8/31/2007. 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 14, 2020 at Memorial Gym (St. John’s Prep). There will be three weigh-in sessions on Saturday: Morning 7–8 AM (Co-ed Intermediate ONLY); Afternoon 12–1 PM (Co-ed Novice ONLY); and Evening 4–5 PM (Co-ed Middle School and All Girls Divisions). Co-ed Intermediate wrestlers MUST weigh in during morning session (7–8 AM). Co-ed Novice wrestlers MUST weigh in during afternoon session (12-1 PM). Co-ed Middle School and all Girl wrestlers MUST weigh in during evening session (4–5 PM).YNEW is a 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: Co-ed Intermediate (Saturday 8:30 AM – 2 PM); Co-ed Novice (Saturday 1:30 – 8 PM) & Co-ed Middle School & Girls (Sunday 8 AM – 5 PM).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 both school and club divisions for both Co-ed and Girls competitions. Outstanding wrestlers will be awarded in three age divisions – Intermediate, Novice, and Middle School – for both Co-ed and Girls competitions.
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HOTEL AND SCHOOL INFORMATION
The Mahoney Wellness Center (wrestling) and the Memorial Gym (weigh-ins and awards) are located on the campus of St. John’s Prep (72 Spring Street, Danvers MA).There are two preferred hotels within close proximity of this year’s tournament. For information about these recommended hotels, please click here.
Team Point Scoring for the Youth New Englands:
Teams will compete for a New England championship in four separate competitions: Club and Town/School for both Co-ed and Girls. Club teams are those that draw wrestlers from a wide geographical area (multiple towns) and 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 usually 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 should declare their affiliations during registration, and should also designate a display team for brackets. Coaches and wrestlers are asked to use integrity when declaring their affiliations to club and town teams.