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|K-4 States||1/26/2020||Methuen HS||1/23/2020||$20|
|5-8 Sections||2/2/2020||Methuen HS
$40 (late fee)
|5-8 Big East||2/9/2020||Boston||2/5/2020||$20|
|Girls K-12 Wrestling Championships||2/9/2020||Boston||2/5/2020||$20|
|5-8 State Tournament||2/16/2020||Reading High School||Sectional Place Winners|
All Tournaments will have a cost + $15 USAW card fee.
see table above.
The MWA 5-8 post season series includes one sectional tournament and State Finals/ or Big East. Note that the $30 is for two tournaments: Sectionals and either Big East and States. NO REFUNDS!! If an athlete qualifies for the States and cannot attend they will NOT receive a refund.
All tournaments will have a deadline and any late registrations will pay a penalty fee.
If your team needs to pay by check please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
There are two Age Divisions, the Novice Division and the Middle School Division. A wrestlers division is determined solely by the wrestler’s date of birth. So long as the wrestler is not yet in 9th grade, his or her grade is irrelevant. High school kids of any age are prohibited in the Youth MWA events!
NOVICE DIVISION: Born between September 1, 2007 and August 31, 2009.
MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION: Born between September 1, 2004 and August 31, 2007. Must be in the 8th grade or lower.
Novice Age – Wrestlers born between September 1, 2007 and August 31, 2009: (lbs) 63, 69, 73, 77, 81, 86, 91, 97, 103, 111, 123, 138, 160
Middle School Age Born between September 1, 2004 and August 31, 2007. Must be in the 8th grade or lower: (lbs): 74, 81, 88, 94, 100, 106, 112, 118, 124, 130, 136, 143, 154, 169, 188, 215, 250
Placing top 8 qualifies athlete for States
o Athletes participating in the sectionals will not be able to compete at Big East if they place in the sectional tournament.
o The Big East will not be a qualifier for the 5-8 State Tournament ( Athletes cannot move onto States if attending this tournament))
o If not attending States but placed top 8 this athlete will not be reimbursed
All wrestlers and coaches must use good judgment in selecting the proper weight class for their wrestlers. Children should NEVER be encouraged to cut weight for any reason. MWA Coaches should ALWAYS discourage and/or prohibit extreme weight loss. The MWA now restricts weight loss at the time of weigh-ins on the day of the tournament. If a wrestler steps on the scale in the presence of an MWA official, their weight is noted and they will need to follow the following guide: Weight Loss Caps: Wrestlers who weigh 111 lbs and under can lose up to 2 lbs. Wrestlers who weigh 112 lbs and up can lose up to 3 lbs.
Team scores are at the Sectional and State Tournaments. At the State Championships, traditional scoring by KAP Wrestling’s scoring program (advancement points etc.).
For the Sectional Tournaments MYWA is only granting placement points for the top 6 place winners.
The number of wrestlers from an individual team who can score points is equal to the number of weight classes in that division. A team will only count its top wrestlers.
The top six wrestlers in each weight class will score as follows:
If there are 4 or fewer kids in a bracket the points awarded place will be cut in half for that place winner.
There will be no more than two coaches in the corner at any time. Teams warned more than two times for that day would have team points deducted for each additional violation. No Exceptions!
Team Awards: There will be team trophies for first and second place in each tournament and a banner for the State Championship Teams in each division.
Novice and Middle School Division: Wrestlers who place in the top 6 in each weight class will receive medals, with the exception of the State Champion who will receive a trophy.
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