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2017-2018 MYWA Tournament Series

MYWA is sponsoring following 2017/2018 tournaments:

  1. 2018 Sectionals Sunday February 4th,
    Cost/Athlete: $40 for both Sectionals and Big East or States
    Placing top 8 qualifies athlete for States
    o This athlete will not be able to compete at Big East
    o If not attending States but placed top 8 this athlete will not be reimbursed

    1. North/East Sectionals: Location TBD
    2. South/West Sectionals: Location TBD
  2. 2018 5-8 Big East, Sunday February 11th – Location TBD – the Big East will not be a qualifier for the 5-8 State Tournament ( Athletes cannot move onto States if attending this tournament)
  3. 2018 Girls’ K-12 Wrestling Championship Tournament, February 11th Location TBD
  4. 2018 K-4 State Tournament Sunday January 28th
  5. 2018 5-8 States Sunday, February 18th

Tournament Registration 

Dates and Times –

REGISTRATION AND FEES

Until January 29th 11:59 , fees are as follows:

5-8 MYWA MEMBER WRESTLERS: $40 per wrestler – The MYWA series includes one sectional tournament and State Finals/ or Big East. Note that the $40 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.

5-8 BIG East Only $20.00 – Wrestlers who chose this option CANNOT go to the Sectionals or State Tournament.

K-4 STATES MYWA MEMBER WRESTLERS: $20.00 per wrestler

NON-MYWA MEMBER WRESTLERS:

  • $50 per wrestler for the Sectional/ State/Big East Tournament
  • Big East Only $30
  • K-4 States $30

***Any team or club is eligible to become a MYWA Member by completing the online application and by paying the $35 annual fee.  If you register your team by October 1st 2017 you will not have to pay the $35 fee.  If you have more than two wrestlers who will be participating in the series, sign up now and save your wrestlers money.

2)  After Registration Deadline January 29th 11:59 registration fees will increase by $10 as follows:
MYWA MEMBER WRESTLERS: $50 per wrestler.
NON-MYWA MEMBER WRESTLERS: $60 per wrestler
K-4 MEMBER WRESTLERS: $36.50
K-4 NON-MYWA MEMBER WRESTLERS: $46.50

 

K-4 States- Age and Weight classes:

There are two Age divisions, the K-2 Division and the 3-4 Division.  A wrestlers division is determined solely by the wrestler’s date of birth.

K-2 DIVISION: Born between September 1, 2009 and August 31st, 2012.

3-4 DIVISION: Born between September 1 2007 and August 31st 2009 (Must be 4th grade or lower)

Wrestlers cannot compete in both K-2 and 3-4 division in the same year
Wrestlers cannot compete in both the K-4 State and 5-8 State Tournaments in the same year

Tournament format:

K-2 Division brackets will be 5 man round robin event
3-4 Division will be 8 man double elimination.

Weight Classes:

There will be no specific weight classes but wrestlers will be grouped into weight classes based on the Madison system using the following criteria.

1) Ideal of having a maximum of 8 Wrestlers in a class.
2) Ideal of keeping wrestlers who are on the same team in a separate bracket.

No other factors will be considered for weight classes
There will be no skill based seeding or grouping. Exceptions can be made by the MYWA Board in situations where weight classes are too small and/or there is a large difference in size, age and skill

Weigh Ins:

K-2 Honor System – Parents will provide weight class at registration
3-4 Grade – Weigh in the same day (grouped)

STARTING TIMES TBD

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.

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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!

TOP 8 qualify for STATES  and others go to BIG EAST

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:, All wrestlers and coaches must use good judgement 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 a 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.

 

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.

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 less 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!

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.

K-2 Division: 1st place will receive a Trophy, 2-4 place will receive a medal, 5th place will receive a red ribbon for 5th.

3-4 Division: 1st & 2nd place will receive a Trophy. 3rd and 4th Place will receive medals.

Weigh in Locations and times TBD

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