THANK YOU FOR AN AMAZING TOURNAMENT!  SEE YOU SOON!!
SATURDAY MAY 14, 2022
ESCAPE THE PEN TOURNAMENT

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Welcome to a one-of-a-kind opportunity to wrestle inside of an actual penitentiary!  Moundsville Penitentiary, in Moundsville WV, was built in 1866 and decommissioned in 1995.  This former state penitentiary now offers day tours, paranormal investigations, escape rooms, and a haunted house in October!
 
Escape The Pen Open division Champions will receive a custom pair of handcuffs! Custom handcuff medals for top 4 place winners! Custom medals only for top 4 place winners in the Novice division
All attendees are eligible for discounted penitentiary tour.  See below for details to plan your stay accordingly
 
DATE & LOCATION

Wrestling will be held in the event center which is located in the courtyard inside the walls of the penitentiary on Saturday May 14, 2022.  Enter through the North Gate off of 8th St.

Moundsville Penitentiary

818 Jefferson Ave

Moundsville, WV 26041

HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS

Holiday Inn

225 Teletech Drive

Moundsville, WV 26041

1-304-845-8455 

Room block held until 4/29 - discounted room rate $129. Call and mention "Escape the Pen Wrestling Tournament" for discount.

Sleep Inn

8 Walmart Drive

Moundsville, WV 26041

1-304-810-4000 

Room block held until 4/14 - discounted room rate $100.  Call and mention "BTC Escape the Pen Wrestling Tournament" for discount

REGISTRATION FEES AND DEADLINES
LAST DAY FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION IS THURSDAY, MAY 12 AT 9:00 PM
**WE WILL CLOSE ONLINE REGISTRATIONS PRIOR TO CUT OFF DATE/TIME IF REGISTRATIONS REACH 450 WRESTLERS**

  • EARLY BIRD - $35 if registered by Thursday 4/21 at 9:00 pm

  • $45 if registered between Thursday 4/21 at 9:01 pm - Thursday 5/12 at 9:00 pm

  • WALK-INS - accepted at weigh-ins for $50

  • Double Bracket for $30 online or at weigh-ins

DIVISIONS, WEIGHT CLASSES & PERIOD LENGTHS
-Age as of 12/31/2021
-Grade as of 2021-22 School Year
-Open to Male and Female Wrestlers from Any Location
  • NOVICE 8U - SESSION 2

45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 75, 90, 110 ​(+1 lb)​

  • NOVICE 10U - SESSION 1

55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 110, 125, 155​ (+1 lb)

  • OPEN 6U  - SESSION 2

      40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 70, 80 ​(+1 lb)

  • OPEN 8U  - SESSION 1

45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 75, 90, 110 ​(+1 lb)

  • OPEN 10U  - SESSION 2

55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 105, 120, 150​ (+1 lb)

  • OPEN 12U - SESSION 1

65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 115, 125, 135, 145, 160​ (+1 lb)

  • OPEN 15U (NO VARSITY EXP)  - SESSION 2

75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 110, 115, 122, 130, 138, 145, 155, 165, 185, 210, 250 (+2 lbs)

  • High School (Grades 8-12 in 2021-22 School Year) - SESSION 1

106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 145, 152, 160, 170, 182, 195, 220, 285 (+3 lbs)

 

  • ​​​Girls (6th grade and under in 2021-22 School Year) - SESSION 2

 50, 58, 65, 73, 80, 87, 95, 105, 120 (+1 lb)

PERIODS

  • 6U, Novice 8U & 10U- 1:00, 1:00, 1:00

  • 8U, 10U & Girls - 1:15, 1:15, 1:15

  • 12U & 15U - 1:30, 1:30, 1:30

  • High School - 2:00, 1:30, 1:30

  • All divisions will have modified overtime with a 1 minute and 30 second rideout

 
 
SESSION TIMES & WEIGH-INS

If wrestling in multiple sessions, you only need to weigh-in for your first session.​ Weight class changes can be made at the scale for no additional charge.

Early Weigh-ins:

Friday, May 13, 6-7:30PM ($10/wrestler)

 

*Early Weigh-ins held at the Holiday Inn Express, 225 Teletech Dr, Moundsville, WV, 26041

 

With the anticipation of very long lines at Saturday weigh-ins, we are reducing the early weigh-in fee from $20 to $10 per wrestler!  We are trying to avoid long lines at weigh-ins on the day of the tournament.  The facility is not that big and we want to avoid any delays to starting on time.  We STRONGLY ENCOURAGE that if you can make any adjustments to your plans to weigh-in Friday night, please do so.  You will be happy you did (and so will your hungry wrestler).

SESSION I: SATURDAY, MAY 14, WRESTLING STARTS AT 9 AM
WEIGH-INS & WALK-IN REGISTRATIONS FROM 7-8AM (ONLY Session I wrestlers may weigh in at this time)

NOVICE 10U

OPEN 8U

OPEN 12U

HIGHSCHOOL

SESSION II: SATURDAY, MAY 14, WRESTLING STARTS AT 2 PM
WEIGH-INS & WALK-IN REGISTRATIONS FROM 9AM-1 PM (scales will be open once Session I wrestling starts)

NOVICE 8U

GIRLS

OPEN 6U

OPEN 10U

OPEN 15U

​RULES
  • Open to male and female wrestlers. 

  • Double-elimination (no true second) or round-robin depending on number of entries.

  • Headgear is optional; however highly recommended. 

  • Birth certificates must be available if requested via age challenge. 

  • College out-of-bounds.  

  • 10 point tech fall for all divisions

  • Modified Overtime

  • Modified scholastic rules used for all divisions.  Referee decisions final. Absolutely no arguing with referees or abuse of referees will be tolerated. 

 

AWARDS
  • CUSTOM HANDCUFFS FOR OPEN CHAMPIONS!

  • Custom handcuff medals for Top 4 Open Place Winners

  • Custom medals for Top 4 Novice Place Winners

  • There will be a podium presentation for the top 4 place winners

ADMISSION AND PARKING

Bag chairs recommended as no seating is provided.  We also have use of the courtyard.  If you want to bring a tent, you can set up outside the facility.  The brackets for the tournament will be run on FLO ARENA so you can access them on your phone to see when your wrestler will be up.

Only street parking is available - please plan accordingly.  There are only a few handicap spaces within the courtyard.  It is best to plan to drop off and then go park.

Tournament is held at the event center behind the penitentiary within the yard walls.  Enter through the North Gate off of 8th Street.

ADULTS - $10

STUDENTS - $5

Ages 5 & Under - Free

PENITENTIARY TOUR DISCOUNT

Everyone who attends the tournament is eligible for a discount for the Penitentiary Tour! The tour runs on Saturday and Sunday from 11am-4pm.  You will need a discount coupon (only need 1 per family/group) that will be distributed at the tournament.  The coupons will also be distributed at the early weigh-ins on Friday night.  You must present the coupon from the tournament in order to receive the tour discount.  

Discounted tour rates:

Adults - $9

Seniors - $8

Kids - $8

Kids 5 & under are free

Be sure to check out the website of the historic Moundsville Penitentiary at www.wvpentours.com

REFUND POLICY

All refunds will be considered on a case by case basis and be handled directly through PYwrestling.