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Duxbury Youth Wrestling Tournament

Duxbury Youth Wrestling Tournament
Describe your event!
Rescheduled from January, the annual Duxbury Youth Wrestling Tournament will be held on Sunday February 25th at Duxbury High School. Sign up at www.duxburyyouthwrestling.com
Event Type

Non-MYWA Folkstyle Tournament
Address
71 Alden Street
Duxbury, Massachusetts 02332
United States
Map It
Event Brochure (pdf, jpg, gif and png)

Duxbury-Tournament-Flyer-2018.pdf
Event Website
http://www.duxburyyouthwrestling.com
Start Date
02/25/2018
Event End Date
02/25/2018
Contact Email
gsmith@tsrvco.com

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:  http://bit.ly/2018-MYWA-PostSeason

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!

Divisions

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

IMPORTANT:

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:

Coaches:
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.

Wrestlers:
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:
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.

AWARDS

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.

 

SATELLITE WEIGH-IN LOCATIONS FOR 5-8 SECTIONALS

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

 

Milford MA. Special Athlete Wrestling Club

2015 Milford SO Wrestling Match Flier (1)

Practices: Every Thursday Night in the Milford High School Wrestling Room starting March 26, 2015. We will not have practice on the Thursday during April School Vacation

Website: milfordspecialathleteswrestling.weebly.com

Planned Competitions:

1.) The Match: The Second Annual “Milford Special Athlete’s Wrestling Charity Match” will take place on May 13, 2015(Doors Open at 5:45 pm)  in the Milford High School Gymnasium.

2.) The Backyard Brawls: The Milford Special Athlete’s Wrestling Team is tentatively scheduled to wrestle as a part of The Backyard Brawls at the end of May, 2015.

Thank you all, and please let me know if there are any questions!

Nick

Nick DiAntonio
Email: nicholasdiantonio@gmail.com

Dan Duest
Email: dgmcycles1@hotmail.com

Jen Walsh, Director of Milford Special Olympics
Email: jwalsh@milfordma.com

_________________________________

Nicholas I. DiAntonio

 

Please download and Print this form S.O.Wrestling

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A program designed for the Special Olympic Athlete. For male athletes, ages 14 and up. Wrestling Club is an introduction to wrestling. Athletes will be working on basics of positions, conditioning, stance, take downs, leverage, pin combinations, and an overall appreciation of the sport. No sneakers are allowed in wrestling room, socks or wrestling shoes required. Please wear appropriate attire, shorts and t-shirts, no jewelry or jeans.
WHERE: Milford High School Wrestling Room
WHEN: Thursdays, March 26 until May 14th
TIME: 7:00-8:15pm
COST: $45.00/Resident, $55.00/Non-resident
WEBSITE: www.milfordspecialathleteswrestling.weebly.com
INSTRUCTORS: Nick DiAntonio (Natick Asst. Coach) and Dan Duest (Milford Youth Coach)
Contact Email: nicholasdiantonio@gmail.com
TO REGISTER: Return registration form below with the fee in person or by mail to Jennifer Walsh, Milford Community Program, c/o Milford High School, 31 West Fountain St., Milford, MA 01757, by March 25th, 2015.Checks made payable to Milford Community Program. Registration is on a first-come, first serve basis. Registration is limited to 10 athletes.

Milford Community Program 2015

SPECIAL OLYMPIC Wrestling Club

NAME__________________________________AGE_______DOB________________

ADDRESS________________________________________TOWN________________

PHONE___________________________EMERGENCY PHONE__________________

E-MAIL ADDRESS____________________________________

ALLERGIES OR MEDICAL CONCERNS:___________________________________________
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PHOTOGRAPHIC RELEASE:

I do___ do not___ consent and authorize the Milford Special Olympics to use and reproduce photographs taken of my child for advertising and publicity purposes.

I/We, the parent(s)/guardian(s) of the above minor child, hereby give my/our approval to his/her participation in the Special Olympic Wrestling Program during the current season. I/We assume all risks and hazards incidental to such participation, including transporting to and from the activities, and I/We do hereby waive, release, absolve, indemnify and agree to hold harmless, the Milford Community School Use Program, the Town of Milford, the organizers, sponsors, supervisors, participants, and persons transporting my/our child to or from the activities, from any claim arising out of an injury to my/our child to the extent covered by accident or liability insurance.

Date_____________________________Signature___________________________________________________