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THANKSGIVING THROWDOWN
Sunday, November 19th

Every wrestler will be looking to be getting out to compete with the season kicking off!  Thanksgiving Throwdown is a great opportunity for quality mat time prior to the week of Thanksgiving and in one of the greatest wrestling areas in the country – Westmoreland County!  The Murrysville Sportzone is a great facility with plenty of room for families with bleacher seating, a separate concession area, and a play area for kids.  The play area is 1,800 square feet of indoor play space featuring crawl-through tunnels, punching bags, ropes, slides, and more.  Be sure to check out the website at:  https://murrysvillesportzone.com/

Address: 

Sportzone
4491 School Road S., Export, PA 15632

Additional parking is available across the street at Cleveland Brothers in their outer lots.  You can also park on the side of the road on Priority Lane (road between Sportszone and Sheetz)

When: 

Sunday November 19, 2023

 

Session 1 (9:00 am start)  - Session 2 (2:00 pm start)
 

Registration:

  • Cost is $40 online by Friday, 11/3, at 11:59pm

  • Cost is $45 online from 11/4 to 11/17 at 10:00pm

  • Double bracket available for $30 handled at the scales, not online in order to get the discount.

  • Walk-in registration available on day of tournament at the scales for $60

Online registration closes at 10 PM on Friday 11/17

 


 

 

Age & Divisions:

  • Age as of 12/31/23 at midnight

  • Grade as of 2023-24 School Year

  • Novice – Must be in 2nd year of wrestling or less to qualify. NO STATE MEDALISTS

  • First Year Only – Must have less than one year of experience (no competition experience prior to 6/1/23)

  • Open Age Divisions – 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U &15U

  • Novice Divisions – 6U, 8U, & 10U

  • First Year Only – 5U, 7U, 9U

  • Girls – Grades K-3, Grades 4-6 & 15U 

*Girls can enter boys division for free if less than a 3-person bracket in the girls division

Weight Classes:

 Open (+1 lb allowance)

  • 6U - 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 70, 80 (Session 2)

  • 8U – 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 75, 85, 95, 110 (Session 1)

  • 10U – 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 105, 120, 150 (Session 2)

  • 12U – 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 115, 125, 135, 145, 160, 200 (Session 1)

  • 15U (+ 2 lbs allowance) – 77, 82, 87, 95, 102, 107, 112, 117, 124, 135, 147, 157, 167, 187, 212, 252 (Session 1)

 Novice (+1 lb allowance)

  • 6U – 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 70, 80 (Session 2)

  • 8U – 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 75, 85, 95, 110 (Session 1)

  • 10U – 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 105, 120, 150 (Session 2)

 First Year (+1 lb allowance)

  • 5U – 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 75 (Session 2)

  • 7U – 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 75, 85, 110 (Session 1)

  • 9U – 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 105, 120, 150 (Session 2)

 

 Girls (+1 lb allowance)

  • Grades K-3 – 40, 45, 52, 60, UNL (Session 2)

  • Grades 4-6 – 52, 58, 64, 72, 80, 92, 101, 112, 125, UNL (Session 1)

  • 15U (+2 lbs allowance)– 75, 83, 92, 100, 106, 112, 118, 124, 130, 136, 142, 148, 155, UNL (Session 1)

Weigh-ins:

  • Early Weigh-ins:  Saturday, November 18th , 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm ($20 per wrestler)

  • Regular Weigh-ins:

    • For Session 1 – 7:00 am to 8:00 am

    • For Session 2 – 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Match Length:

  • 6U, 8U, 10U, Girls K-3 & Girls 4-6 – 1:00 periods

  • 12U & 15U – 1:30 periods

  • 1st Year & Novice – 1:00 periods

  • 10 point tech fall

Awards:

  • Thanksgiving Themed Medals for top 4 place winners

  • Team Awards for Top 3 Teams

Admission:

$10 for adult

$5 for students

5 & under free

*bleacher seating available - bag/camp chairs also permitted

 

**Sportzone Murrysville offers a fantastic play area for siblings to enjoy while waiting for their wrestler to compete.  It is an additional $7 per child payable to the Sportzone directly.  See attendant at front desk for details!

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Rules:

  • 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

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

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