PA NOVICE STATE TOURNAMENT
FEB 12, 2023
C3 SPORTS & EVENTS CENTER
Sponsored by: BTC Wrestling and Rudis
THE PA NOVICE STATE TOURNAMENT IS DESIGNED TO GIVE YOUNG WRESTLERS A CHANCE TO GAIN EXPERIENCE BY TESTING THEIR SKILLS IN BIGGER, MORE COMPETITIVE BRACKETS, AGAINST OTHER WRESTLERS OF THE SAME EXPERIENCE LEVEL FROM AROUND THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA. THIS IS NOT A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP! WRESTLERS SHOULD USE THIS OPPORTUNITY AS A BUILDING BLOCK TOWARDS COMPETING IN FUTURE STATE TOURNAMENTS BY SETTING AND WORKING TOWARDS THEIR GOALS.
C3 Sports Center
200 Ellis Place, State College, PA 16801
Sunday, February 12, 2023
Session 1 – 9am start – Divisions – 6U, 10U, 12U, Girls 12U
Session 2 – 2pm start – Divisions – 7U, 8U, 9U, Girls 8U, Girls10U
Online Registration - $45 by Friday, February, 10th at 10pm OR when we have 400 wrestlers registered.
Walk-ins accepted (if 400 wrestler limit not met) - $60
Modified PIAA rules:
Three - 1 minute periods
10pt. technical fall
To be qualified, a wrestler MUST meet ALL requirements:
Must be a Pennsylvania Resident
Wrestler must have two (2) years or less experience competing. This can be their second year of competing. Years as a practice-room wrestler with no competitions do not count.
No Keystone or PJW Boys Division State Medalists
Keystone's Future Stars place winners (6U division) are eligible as long as they meet the other qualifications listed here.
All wrestlers MUST have a COPY of their Birth Certificate on-site in the event of an age challenge.
Age as of 12/31/2022
Early Weigh-Ins - Saturday, 2/11: 6:00-8:00pm @ C3 – Cost: $20 per wrestler
Regular Weigh-Ins - Sunday, 2/12:
7:00-8:00am Session 1
12:00-1:00pm Session 2
Boys Weight Classes & Divisions: (Age as of 12/31/22)
NO WEIGHT ALLOWANCE!
6U - 6 & Under
35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 80
7U - 7 & Under
40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 75, 90, 110
8U - 8 & Under
45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 75, 90, 105, 120
9U - 9 & Under
50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 110, 130
10U - 10 & Under
55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 105, 120, 150
12U - 12 & Under
60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 105, 115, 140, 160
Girls Weight Classes & Divisions: (age as of 12/31/22)
NO WEIGHT ALLOWANCE!
8U - Girls 8 & Under
43, 52, 58, 63, HWT
10U - Girls 10 & Under
55, 63, 71, 82, 92, HWT
12U - Girls 12 & Under
75, 85, 98, 115, HWT
ATTENTION FIRST YEAR WRESTLERS!
BTC FUTURE CHAMPS 1ST YEAR TOURNAMENT WILL BE RUNNING
AT THE SAME TIME/SAME PLACE AS THE PA NOVICE STATE TOURNAMENT. WRESTLERS ARE PERMITTED TO ENTER BOTH TOURNAMENTS!
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!
We are pleased to work with a hotel in the area to offer a block of rooms for our tournament. Please click here for more information and registration links!
Boys: 1st – 4th medals
Girls: 1st – 4th medals
$15 per person
$5 for students
5 & Under are Free - DOORS OPEN AT 7AM
No chairs provided. Limited bleachers available. Bag chairs encouraged.
- Headgear optional
- College Out of Bounds
- Singlet not required at weigh-ins
- Modified scholastic rules used for all divisions. Tournament will be double elimination or round robin.
- Tournament Director reserves the right to combine weight classes upon need.
- All officials’ decisions are final
- No video reviews
- Any disrespectful conduct towards wrestlers, adults, staff, or officials will not be tolerated and can result in removal from the tournament
*NO REFUNDS WITHIN 48 HOURS OF TOURNAMENT*
- Anyone wishing to challenge the age or experience level of a wrestler must present physical proof prior to or during the tournament.
- Any wrestler found wrestling in a division that they are not eligible for, by age or experience level, will be removed from the tournament.
- Final decision is left to the discretion of the Tournament Director.
Please email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org