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2018 MYWA 5-8 State Tournament – Reading

Date: Sunday, February 18th
Location: RMHS Memorial HS, 62 Oakland Road, Reading
Host Team: Red Roost Wrestling Club

Click here to download the flier

Register here for the sectionals/states series:

Grades 5-8 Sectionals / States –  Qualifications

Placing top 8 qualifies athlete for States
o Athletes participating in the sectionals will not be able to compete at Big East
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


Grades 5-8 Sectionals / States –  Age and Weight classes:

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 MYWA events!


NOVICE DIVISION: Born between September 1, 2005 and August 31, 2007.

MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION: Born between September 1, 2002 and August 31, 2005. Must be in the 8th grade or lower.

weight classes

Novice Age – Wrestlers born between September 1, 2005 and August 31, 2007: (lbs) 63, 69, 73, 77, 81, 86, 91, 97, 103, 111, 123, 138, 160
Middle School Age Born between September 1, 2002 and August 31, 2005. 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

Weigh-Ins and Nutrition


Weigh-ins will be ONLY on the morning of the tournament, Sunday the 18th at Reading.  If you do not make weight you cannot wrestle.  Bumping up is not possible.

Weight in times are: Novice 7:15 – 8:15; Middle School 10:30-11:30

Kids must make weight or go home.  no bumping up to the next weight bracket.

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.  MYWA Coaches should ALWAYS discourage and/or prohibit extreme weight loss.     The MYWA 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 MYWA 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.

skin checks

Coaches are encouraged to do a skin check on their wrestlers before each tournament.   Skin Checks will be done at weigh-ins.   Official doctor’s notes are required at weigh-in for questionable skin and/or health conditions.  MYWA officials may exclude wrestlers from wrestling if there are skin and /or health-related concerns.

Other Rules

Tournament Rules and behavior:

You must have a coach’s band to be in the corner of a wrestling mat and/or enter areas designated for coaches.   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!  Coaches must follow MYWA rules for team scoring.  If a wrestler does not qualify to earn points for your program because they live in a town that has a MYWA member program, you must disclose the wrestler and they cannot score points for your program.   This rule is only for calculating team standings. Violations of this rule may lead to a loss of your team award and/or a reduction in standings.

All wrestlers must stay in their designated warm-up area or in the stands while the tournament is in session.  During live wrestling, wrestlers must not be on the mats unless called for their bout because they are wrestling next.

MATCH RULES AND OVERTIME: We will follow High School rules including those for overtime and take downs going out of bounds.  Only exception is locking hands rull which will not be strictly followed.

Parents must stay in the stands and outside of areas designated for coaches and competing wrestlers.   Please keep the first row of the stands open for wrestlers and coaches. If you are, videotaping you must have permission from the tournament director and be restricted to areas designated for videography.

Team Scoring
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:

  • FIRST PLACE: 10 points
  • SECOND PLACE: 6 points
  • THIRD PLACE:  5 points
  • FOURTH PLACE: 3 points
  • FIFTH PLACE: 1 point
  • SIXTH PLACE: 1/2 point

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!

Skin Checks: Coaches are encouraged to do a skin check on their wrestlers before each tournament. Skin Checks will be done at weigh-ins. Official doctor’s notes are required at the weigh-in for questionable skin and/or health conditions. MYWA officials may exclude wrestlers from wrestling if there are skin and /or health-related concerns.


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.

Individual Awards: 

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.



There will be no weigh-ins on the day of the sectionals;  You must weigh in at one of these locations.

  • Haverhill Citizen Center 10 Welcome Street, Haverhill, MA.  – 02/02/2018, 5:30-7:00 PM
  • North Attleborough Middle School, 564 Landry, Ave.- 02/01/2018, 6:00-8:00 PM
  • The Dungeon Training Center at 285 Circuit Street in Hanover – 02/01/2018, 5:00 – 6:00 PM
  • NE Gold 842 Upper Union Street, Franklin, MA – 02/03/2018, 11:00 AM-12: 00 PM
  • GH2 Fitness, 512 Main St. Holden MA. 02/02/2018, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Woburn Memorial High School at 88 Montvale Avenue, Woburn, MA 01801, 02/02/2018 6:00-8:00 PM
  • Wayland HS Gym, 264 Old Connecticut Path, Wayland – 02/02/2018, 4:30 – 6:00 PM
  • Mercury Rising 29 Andover Street, Danvers, MA – 02/02/2018, 5:00-7: 00 PM
  • Fitchburg Monty Tech Vocational School, 050 Westminster St – 02/01/2018, 6:30-7: 30 PM
  • Josiah Quincy Upper School, 55 Arlington Street ( the Marginal Street Entrance) Boston, Thursday 02/0 1/2018, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Taconic HS, 96 Valentine Rd, Pittsfield, MA 01201.  Thursday 2/1/18, 530-7pm
  • Agawam HS, 760 Cooper St, Agawam, MA 01001, Thursday 2/1/18, 530-7pm
  • Memorial School, 310 Main St, Wilbraham, MA 01095, Friday 2/2/18, 530-7PM

MYWA has 9 new board members – congratulations and thanks to all who participated

  • Brett Poirier – North Attleborough
  • Phil Grebinar – Holden                      
  • Bior Guigni – Boston                          
  • Bill Meeker – Wilbraham               
  • Alex Dizio – Woburn                           
  • Mickey Lawlor – Haverhill                 
  • Steve Lopilato – North Andover    
  • James Kennedy – Littleton          
  • Stephen Henry – North Andover

MYWA is Seeking Candidates for its Board of Directors

MYWA 2017 Elections Start May 15th!

We have seats on our board of Directors waiting for YOU.

MYWA Board of Directors is a volunteer position. Our mission is to promote and improve the level of competition in folk style wrestling for Massachusetts by running a first class state youth wrestling tournament series, providing an open line of communications between member teams, and promoting new programs and interest in youth wrestling.  To learn more about MYWA – click here to download and review the association’s By-laws  from our website.

There are 9 positions total.   Your team must be a MYWA member in good standing to be eligible.  If you want to become a board member please complete this form  to get on the ballot before April 30th

BOD Candidates 2017-2018


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