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3RD ANNUAL
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.

Where:               

C3 Sports Center

200 Ellis Place, State College, PA 16801

When:

Sunday, February 12, 2023

 

Sessions:                 

Session 1 – 9am start – Divisions – 6U, 10U, 12U, Girls 12U

Session 2 – 2pm start – Divisions – 7U, 8U, 9U, Girls 8U, Girls10U

 

 

Registration:

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

 

 

Matches:                

Modified PIAA rules:

  • Three - 1 minute periods

  • Double Elimination

  • 10pt. technical fall

                 

 Qualifications: 

To be qualified, a wrestler MUST meet ALL requirements:

  1. Must be a Pennsylvania Resident

  2. 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.

  3. No Keystone or PJW Boys Division State Medalists

  4. Keystone's Future Stars place winners (6U division) are eligible as long as they meet the other qualifications listed here.

  5. All wrestlers MUST have a COPY of their Birth Certificate on-site in the event of an age challenge.

  6. Age as of 12/31/2022

           

Weigh-ins:

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!

HOTELS:

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!

 

 

AWARDS:       

Boys: 1st – 4th medals

Girls: 1st – 4th medals

                                   

 

ADMISSION:

$15 per person

$5 for students

5 & Under are Free - DOORS OPEN AT 7AM

 

No chairs provided.  Limited bleachers available.  Bag chairs encouraged.

 

RULES:
- 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*

CHALLENGES:
- 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 panovicestates@gmail.com

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