Tournaments

Tournament Type Definitions

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Youth Tournaments
A Youth Tournament is a local area tournament that is hosted by a local club or school. These tournaments are not connected to the Ohio Athletic Committee. They do not count toward point series tournaments and do not earn criteria for District or State events.
Point Series & Novice Tournaments
Novice Tournaments are tournaments in which only wrestlers with 3 or less years’ experience (no state experience) may compete. They are designed to match up wrestlers with similar experience and skill level. Some Novice tournaments take place during Point Series Tournaments while other Novice Tournaments may be held during a youth tournament. There is a computer point system for Novice wrestlers that compete in OAC Novice Tournaments and is separate but similar to the computer point system for wrestlers who compete in an OAC Point Series Tournament. The Novice also has a State Tournament. The Novice State Tournament is conducted by the Ohio Grapplers organization. You can find more information on the Novice State Tournament at http://www.novicestate.com/
Point Series Tournaments
A Point Series Tournament is a tournament that is an OAC and local wrestling organization joint effort event. The host is normally a club or school and the funds raised go to support the program.
A Point Series Tournament is an OAC sponsored event in which wrestlers compete in point series tournaments. A wrestler does not need to compete in a Sectional tournament to enter a District tournament. Points are earned by placing in the top 4 at a sectional tournament.
1st Place = 14 points
2nd Place = 10 points
3rd Place = 7 points
4th Place = 4 points
District Tournaments
Grade School
A Grade School District Tournament is a tournament that a wrestler must compete in to qualify for the Grade School State Tournament. No wrestler can enter the State Tournament without competing at a District.
A wrestler must finish in the top 4 of their district weight class to qualify and advance to the State Tournament. Once a wrestler qualifies for State their parent must log on to their account and register for State. There is no entry fee to compete at State however; the parent or user of the wrestlers account must complete the State Confirmation process or they will be removed from the State Tournament and an alternate wrestler will take their place.
Once a Grade School wrestler places in the top 4 of a District they cannot enter or compete in another Grade School District tournament or qualify at another weight.
Wrestlers that place 5th or 6th at a Grade School District may compete in another District in an attempt to earn a State Qualifying spot (1st thru 4th place). There is no limit on the number of Districts a non placer or 5th/6th place enters as long as they have not already placed in the top 4 of a previous District.
Wrestlers that place 5th or 6th at a Grade School District are considered State Alternates. State Alternates are used to fill open spots at the State Tournament when a wrestler that qualified has to forfeit their spot due to injury, illness, family conflicts or any other reason. The parent or user of the wrestler’s account must log on and complete the Alternate Confirmation process. They must accept or decline to compete as an Alternate at State. Accepting only means that they would like to fill a spot should a vacancy occurs in their weight class.
If a 5th or 6th place wrestler competes in another District but fails to place in top 6, they still maintain their State Alternate status. If they finish in the top 4 of another district, their Alternate spot is vacated and they are now a State Qualifier.
Junior High
A Jr. High District Tournament is a tournament that a wrestler must compete in to qualify for the Jr. High State Tournament. No wrestler can enter the State Tournament without competing at a District. Wrestlers must be in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade.
For the Jr. High District/State a wrestler must finish in the top 6 of his/her weight class at the District to qualify and advance to the State Tournament. Once a wrestler qualifies for State their parent must log on to their account and register for State. There is no entry fee to compete at State however; the parent or user of the wrestlers account must complete the State Confirmation process or they will be removed from the State Tournament and an alternate wrestler will take their place.
Once a Junior High wrestler places in the top 6 of a District they cannot enter or compete in another Jr. High District tournament.
Wrestlers that place 7th or 8th at a Jr. High District may compete in another District in an attempt to gain a State Qualifying spot (1st thru 6th place).
Wrestlers that place 7th or 8th at a Jr. High District are considered State Alternates. State Alternates are used to fill open spots at the State Tournament when a wrestler that qualified has to forfeit their spot due to injury, illness, family conflicts or any other reason. The parent or user of the wrestler’s account must log on and complete the Alternate Confirmation process that they accept or decline to compete as an Alternate at State. Accepting only means that they would like to fill a spot should a vacancy occurs in their weight class.
If a 7th or 8th place wrestler competes in another District but fails to place in top 6, they still maintain their State Alternate status. If they finish in the top 6 of another District, their Alternate spot is vacated and they are now a State Qualifier and must log on to their account to complete the State Qualifier Confirmation.
State Tournaments
Grade School
To compete in the State Tournament a wrestler must qualify from a District Tournament (see District Tournament above). There is no entry fee for the State Tournament. The District entry fee covers both the District and the State Tournaments. General Admission is $15 (5 and under free), state qualifiers receive free admission each day of state.
Junior High
To compete in the State Tournament a wrestler must qualify from a District Tournament (see District Tournament above). There is no entry fee for the State Tournament. The District entry fee covers both the District and the State Tournaments. General Admission is $15 (5 and under free), state qualifiers receive free admission each day of state.
Feb
4
Sat
2022-23
Open
  • Grade School Ridgewood Open
  • West Lafayette, OH
  • 10:00AM

FEE

$25.00
2022-23
Open
  • "Novice" Ridgewood Open
  • West Lafayette, OH
  • 10:00AM

FEE

$25.00
Junior High
Open
  • Jr. High Ridgewood Open
  • West Lafayette, OH
  • 10:00AM

FEE

$25.00
2022-23
Open
  • "Grade School" Pin Cancer
  • Marietta, OH
  • 10:00AM

FEE

$25.00
Junior High
Open
  • "Jr. High" Pin Cancer
  • Marietta, OH
  • 10:00AM

FEE

$25.00
2022-23
Open
  • "Novice" Pin Cancer
  • Marietta, OH
  • 10:00AM

FEE

$25.00
Feb
5
Sun
Grade School
District
  • LAKOTA WEST GRADE SCHOOL DISTRICT
  • West Chester , OH
  • 9:00AM

FEE

$55.00
Junior High
District
  • HARRISON JR. HIGH DISTRICT
  • Harrison, OH
  • 9:00AM

FEE

$55.00
Junior High
District
  • OLENTANGY JR. HIGH DISTRICT
  • Lewis Center, OH
  • 9:00AM

FEE

$55.00
Junior High
District
  • BRECKSVILLE-BROADVIEW HTS. JR. HIGH DISTRICT
  • Broadview Heights, OH
  • 9:00AM

FEE

$55.00
Junior High
District
  • NORWALK JR. HIGH DISTRICT
  • Norwalk, OH
  • 9:00AM

FEE

$55.00
Youth
Youth
  • Edison Youth Wrestling Tournament
  • MIlan, OH
  • 10:00AM

FEE

$20.00
YOUTH/JR. HIGH
Youth
  • The Hoverson Hammer Bobcat Bash
  • Bowling Green, OH
  • 10:00AM

FEE

$25.00
Junior High
Point Series
  • Adam Snider Memorial Open Point Series Tournament
  • St. Clairsville, OH
  • 10:00AM

FEE

$25.00
Feb
11
Sat
Grade School
District
  • GRAHAM GRADE SCHOOL DISTRICT
  • St. Paris, OH
  • 9:00AM

FEE

$45.00
Novice
Youth
  • 2023 Ohio Novice State
  • Toledo, OH
  • 9:00AM

FEE

$45.00
Junior High
Point Series
  • Jr. High Beachwood Brawl Open Point Series Tournament
  • Beachwood, OH
  • 10:00AM

FEE

$25.00
Feb
12
Sun
Divisional Grade School
Divisional
  • Divisional Grade School State Tournament
  • Toledo, OH
  • 9:00AM

FEE

$45.00
Junior High
Divisional
  • Divisional Jr. High State Tournament
  • Toledo, OH
  • 9:00AM

FEE

$45.00
Grade School
Youth
  • Genoa Biddy Tournament
  • Genoa, OH
  • 10:00AM

FEE

$20.00
Youth
Youth
  • Curt Florence Memorial Invitational
  • Defiance, OH
  • 1:00PM

FEE

$25.00
Feb
18
Sat
Junior High
Point Series
  • Caldwell Jr. High OPEN Point Series Tournament
  • Caldwell, OH
  • 10:00AM

FEE

$25.00
Junior High
Point Series
  • St. Bernard Battle Point Series Tournament
  • St. Bernard, OH
  • 12:00PM

FEE

$25.00
Feb
19
Sun
Junior High
District
  • OREGON CLAY JR. HIGH DISTRICT
  • Oregon, OH
  • 9:00AM

FEE

$45.00
Junior High
District
  • BUTLER JR. HIGH DISTRICT
  • Vandalia, OH
  • 9:00AM

FEE

$45.00
Junior High
District
  • NEW LEXINGTON JR. HIGH DISTRICT
  • New Lexington, OH
  • 9:00AM

FEE

$45.00
Junior High
District
  • BUCKEYE LOCAL JR. HIGH DISTRICT
  • Rayland, OH
  • 9:00AM

FEE

$45.00
2022-23
Open
  • Presidents Day Pinfalls
  • Zanesville, OH
  • 10:00AM

FEE

$35.00
2022-23
Open
  • "Novice" Presidents Day Pinfalls
  • Zanesville, OH
  • 10:00AM

FEE

$35.00
Junior High
Open
  • Jr. High Presidents Day Pinfalls
  • Zanesville, OH
  • 10:00AM

FEE

$35.00
Youth
Youth
  • Otsego Knights Youth Wrestling Tournament
  • Tontogany, OH
  • 10:00AM

FEE

$20.00
Open,Novice, & Girls
Youth
  • 2023 JPW Border Brawl
  • Toledo, OH
  • 10:00AM

FEE

$20.00
Feb
25
Sat
2022-23
Open
  • Grade School March Matness Qualifier #1
  • North Canton, OH
  • 10:00AM

FEE

$35.00
Junior High
Open
  • Jr. High March Matness Qualifier #1
  • North Canton, OH
  • 10:00AM

FEE

$35.00
2022-23
Open
  • "Novice" March Matness Qualifier #1
  • North Canton, OH
  • 10:00AM

FEE

$35.00
Feb
26
Sun
Grade School
District
  • STEUBENVILLE GRADE SCHOOL DISTRICT
  • Steubenville, OH
  • 9:00AM

FEE

$45.00
Junior High
Duals
  • Junior High State Duals
  • Olentangy, Olentangy Berlin and Mt. Vernon, OH
  • 9:00AM

FEE

$0.00
Junior High
Open
  • Jr. High School March Matness Qualifier #2
  • Mount Vernon, OH
  • 10:00AM

FEE

$35.00
2022-23
Open
  • "Novice" March Matness Qualifier #2
  • Mount Vernon, OH
  • 10:00AM

FEE

$35.00
2022-23
Open
  • Grade School March Matness Qualifier #2
  • Mount Vernon, OH
  • 10:00AM

FEE

$35.00
Youth
Youth
  • 2023 Wauseon Youth Tournament
  • Wauseon, OH
  • 10:00AM

FEE

$20.00
Mar
4
Sat
Junior High
Open
  • Jr. high March Matness Qualifier #3
  • New Concord,, OH
  • 10:00AM

FEE

$35.00
2022-23
Open
  • "Novice" March Matness Qualifier #3
  • New Concord,, OH
  • 10:00AM

FEE

$35.00
2022-23
Open
  • Grade School March Matness Qualifier #3
  • New Concord,, OH
  • 10:00PM

FEE

$35.00
Mar
5
Sun
Grade School
District
  • BEREA -MIDPARK GRADE SCHOOL DISTRICT
  • Berea, OH
  • 9:00AM

FEE

$45.00
Youth & Jr High
Youth
  • Liberty Center Orange & Black
  • Liberty Center, OH
  • 9:00AM

FEE

$40.00
2022-23
Open
  • Grade School March Matness Qualifier #4
  • Carroll, OH
  • 10:00AM

FEE

$35.00
2022-23
Open
  • "Novice" March Matness Qualifier #4
  • Carroll, OH
  • 10:00AM

FEE

$35.00
Junior High
Open
  • Jr. High March Matness Qualifier #4
  • Carroll, OH
  • 10:00AM

FEE

$35.00
Mar
11
Sat
Grade School
Open
  • 2023 MARCH MATNESS CHAMPIONSHIPS (Novice & Open)(Jr. High and Girls)
  • Zanesville, OH
  • 10:00AM

FEE

$0.00
Mar
18
Sat
Freshman
Freshman
  • 2023 OAC Freshman State Championships
  • Youngstown, OH
  • 8:00AM

FEE

$55.00
Junior High
State
  • 2023 Junior High State Championships
  • Youngstown, OH
  • 10:00AM

FEE

$0.00
Mar
19
Sun
Girls
Girls
  • 2023 OAC Girls State Championships
  • Youngstown, OH
  • 8:00AM

FEE

$45.00
Mar
25
Sat
Grade School
State
  • 20223 Grade School State Championships
  • Youngstown, OH
  • 8:00AM

FEE

$0.00