Important Upcoming Tournament Information

Goodhue Jaycees Tournament

The ZM Wrestling program will be by paying for any ZM youth wrestler’s entry fee to the Jaycees tournament in Goodhue on Saturday, March 8th.  This is our way of saying thank you to our youth families for their fundraising and volunteer efforts this past year.  There will be a sign-in sheet for ZM wrestlers only at the registration table in Goodhue the day of the tournament.  We will use this sheet to know how many of our kids are present that day so we can pay them with one check.  Please bring your own registration form to the tournament or fill one out on site.  Make sure you tell the registration workers you are from ZM and write your wrestler’s name on the sheet so we get an accurate count.  We encourage each wrestler in the program to take advantage of this great opportunity!

NYWA

NYWA is a wrestling association that holds a series of individual and team wrestling tournaments for kids in 8th grade and under.  All wrestlers who participate in an NYWA tournament must buy an NYWA membership.  The NYWA District tournaments are held annually the first two weekends following the Minnesota State High School Wrestling tournament.  Wrestlers who place 1st or 2nd at Districts will advance to the Regional tournament.  At Regions, a wrestler must place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in the weight class to advance to the NYWA State tournament.  NYWA groups wrestlers by these ages and weight classes.

MN/USA Folkstyle State Tournament

MN/USA Wrestling is the state affiliate organization for USA Wrestling.  All wrestlers who participate in a USA tournament must buy a USA Wrestling membership.  The MN/USA Folkstyle State Tournament is March 7-9th.  MN/USA uses these ages and weight classes.  Novice division and younger (born 2002 or later) must have already qualified in one of the MN/USA open tournaments.  Schoolboy and Cadets do not need to qualify.  However, everyone must pre-register on-line by March 2.

If you have any questions regarding these tournaments, please ask one of the coaches at the next practice.

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