Tournament Information

The 2022 Youth New England Wrestling Championships will be held on Saturday, March 12th, 2022 at the Starland Sportsplex and Fun Park in Hanover, MA. If you’re looking for the toughest competition in New England, you’ve come to the right place. Each year, the Youth New Englands is the most competitive youth wrestling tournament in the region. 

The Youth New Englands is open to all age-eligible wrestlers who reside in New England. It is an age-based competition with the following age ranges: 10U Co-ed [9/1/11-8/31/13]; 11U Girls [9/1/10-8/31/13]; 12U Co-ed [9/1/09-8/31/11]; 14U Girls [9/1/07-8/31/10]; 15U Co-ed [9/1/06-8/31/09]. Regardless of their age, high school wrestlers who compete in their state high school tournament (or Prep New Englands) are not eligible to compete in the Youth New Englands.

Click HERE for this years weight classes & ages.

Here is the YNEW 2022 schedule on Saturday, March 12th:

  • [6:45-7:30 AM] – Morning flight weigh-ins (10U/12U Co-ed ONLY)
  • [8 AM] – Morning flight wrestling begins (10U/12U Co-ed)
  • [12:30-2 PM] – Morning flight medal round and awards (10U/12U Co-ed)
  • [12:45-1:30 PM] – Afternoon flight weigh-ins (15U Co-ed & 11U/14U Girls)
  • [2 PM] – Afternoon flight wrestling begins (15U Co-ed & 11U/14U Girls)
  • [6:30-8 PM] – Afternoon flight medal round and awards (15U Co-ed & 11U/14U Girls)

The morning flight will run from 8 AM to 2 PM, and the afternoon flight will run from 2 PM to 8 PM. You MUST weigh in at Starland during the time designated for your flight (morning or afternoon weigh-ins). Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes prior to weigh-in times. Early arrival will stress both parking and inside spaces, which will adversely impact our event. It will also jeopardize our ability to return to this facility next year. Teammates and their families are encouraged to carpool to ease parking concerns.

Two important rule changes related to equipment: 1) all wrestlers are required to wear singlets during weigh-ins, and 2) all wrestlers are required to wear headgear during competition.

Host Facility Information

The Starland Sportsplex & Fun Park is located at 637 Washington Street in Hanover MA.

Additional Information

YNEW 2022 is a double-elimination tournament with the following period lengths: championship bouts (1.5-minute periods); consolation bouts (1-minute periods). Championship and consolation matches will be wrestled to determine up to six place finishers. Individual champions will receive a customized New England Champion hooded sweatshirt. Place finishers will receive keepsake dog-tag awards. Outstanding and most dominant wrestlers will be awarded in three age divisions for the Co-ed competition and two age divisions for the Girl’s competition.

Team awards will be earned in school and club divisions for the Co-ed competition and in one division for the Girl’s competition. Club teams are those that draw wrestlers from a wide geographical area (multiple towns) and train year-round. Town/school teams draw wrestlers from a limited number of towns and train seasonally. Team points will be scored by the top 13 scorers for each team.

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.