MSWA Girls Folkstyle State Tournament

MSWA Girls Folkstyle State Tournament **Update**


The Girl’s Folkstyle State Tournament will be held in conjunction with the MSWA Age/Wt State Tournament at the Show Place Arena on  Sunday, February 11th.

The Girl’s Folkstyle State Tournament is open to Bantam (Born 2012 – 2013), Intermediate (Born 2009 – 2011), Novice (Born 2006 – 2008), Schoolgirl (Born 2004 – 2005) and High School (Born 1998 – 2003) girls. This event is open to girls from other states. All age groups will use Madison Weights.

Bantam, Novice, Intermediate, and Schoolgirl periods will be 1:30 minutes long while High School periods will be 2:00 minutes in length.

Due to limited access and the size of the Arena Floor, Coaches must have a USAW Coach Membership to be mat side during the tournament. If you do not have one, you will not be granted access to the mats. Don’t delay, get your USAW Coach Membership Today!

Click Here to Register

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Huntingtown Future Champions Event Update

Huntingtown has rescheduled their Future Champions Event for Sunday, January 28th

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MSWA Future Champions 2018

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The MSWA is proud to present the 2017-18 Future Champions Series, events hosted all across the State of Maryland for beginner and experienced wrestlers.

Wrestlers generally have 1-3 years under their belt and are grouped together with 4 closet in weight.  Each participant will receive a medal.

More information can be found here.

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MSWA Age-Wt Series Returns for 2018


2018 Age-Wt Series







The entry fee for all qualifiers is $30.00 and the deadline to register is 5pm the Friday before the tournament – Walk-in Registrations WILL NOT be accepted.

A USAW Membership is required for all events. Click Here to purchase a USAW Membership.

All Coaches Must Have A Current USAW Coach Membership to be on the mat at the Age/Wt State Tournament. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO APPLY FOR YOUR USAW Coach’s card. You must complete the background check and Safe Sport check before you can finish registering for your card.


Wrestlers that qualify for the Age/Wt State Tournament are highly encouraged to fill out the advancement paperwork and pay the $35 registration fee for the Age/Wt State Tournament at the tournament where the wrestler qualifies.

More information with registration links can be found here.

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2017 Fall Schedule

2017 MSWA Fall Tournament Schedule
The following registrations for the Fall Tournaments are now active on You can search for “MSWA” or click on one of the links below.Calvert Hall – 10/08/2017 

St. Paul’s 10/15/2017


Centennial – 10/22/2017


Northeast – 11/26/2017

USAW Renewals: It’s that time of year again to renew your USAW membership (Athlete, Coach, Official and Club). USAW’s current membership year runs from 9/1/17 to 8/31/18. To renew your membership, go to: 

USA Wrestling Membership System

General Fall Tournament Info

  • Registration Fee:
  • Online $25 (Registration/Payment completed 100% Online)
  • Onsite $25 + $10 fee = $35



  • Weigh Ins: 830am-9am
  • Technique/Rules Clinic: 9-10am (may vary by location)
  • Wrestling Begins: 10am-Conclusion




  • Born in 2004 through 2011
  • We will try to keep kids within 1 year of age when pairing


  • Born in 2002 or 2003
  • Cadets and Juniors may be combined depending on the number of entries


  • Born on or after September 1, 1998 and enrolled in High School 2017-18
  • Cadets and Juniors may be combined depending on the number of entries


  • Post High School



  • Modified National High School Federation (NHSF); double-elimination
  • Depending on turnout, some weights may be full round-robin
  • MSWA Pairing system will be used, opponents will be determined by blind draw
  • Period Length 2-1-1
  • Singlets are preferred but not required. Headgear is mandatory for ALL.
  • Medals to top three in each weight
  • Food and drinks will be available on site
  • Minimal entrance fee charged at each event by host school to help them raise money for their programs
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MSWA Executive Board – August Election

MSWA Executive Committee (Current as of October 10, 2016-two year term) 

  • Chairman                           Keith “Watty” Watson
  • Vice Chairman                  Henry Franklin
  • Secretary                           Michael Malinowski
  • Treasurer                           Craig Patterson
  • General Counsel               Akil Patterson
  • Northern Region               Don Ewing
  • Eastern Region                  Mike “Clem” Clemens
  • Central Region                  Tony Barnes
  • Southern Region               Jill Gabrielson
  • Western Region                John Brooks
  • At Large                            Matt Malinowski
  • At Large                           Akil Patterson
  • At Large                           Haswell Franklin
  • At Large                           Kramer Whitelaw
  • At Large                           Dana Szkotnicki


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67b35567-42be-47d8-b3e3-1afd908d8609Extreme winter conditions may affect the travel to an MSWA event.  We will make a decision to either continue the event as planned, delay the start of the event, or postpone/cancel the event.

Our decision will not only be based on road conditions and forecasts, but also the hosting school’s snow policy.  Most times, at least 12 hour notice from the start of the event (weigh-in) will be provided.

All updates will be on our website, facebook, twitter, and e-mail blasts from registration list and our mass e-mail marketing campaign.

We want everyone to be safe while traveling to and from our events. We do not wish to put anyone’s lives in jeopardy.



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MSWA Youth Matches to be Featured at College Tri at AU!


approximately 11:45am after Campbell vs Clarion Dual

  • Bri Csontos (VA) vs Shaina Murray (NJ)
  • 122ish-Andrew Guttentag (B&O Outlaws) vs Esteban Matiella (Bandits)
  • 88ish-Isaac Guttentag (B&O Outlaws) vs Duncan Christensen (Bandits)
  • Tifanni McNelis (PA) vs Lisa McChesney (Northeast)

approximately 1:45pm after Campbell vs. AU Dual

  • 77ish-Coleman Nogle (B&O Outlaws) vs Mekhi Neal (Rampage)
  • 88ish-Grayson Wendel (B&O Outlaws) vs Sean Coughlin (Bandits)
  • Heidi Richardson (Mt Airy) vs Ryan Ropella (VA)


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It is an exciting time to be a female athlete in Maryland with inspirational Helen Maroulis (Rockville, MD) who just won an Olympic Gold Medal to go with her 2015 World Gold Medal.  We kick off 2016-17 season with a free clinic and free entry into tournament on November 12 at Northeast HS (Pasadena, MD)freegirlsclinicThe MSWA is in the third full season of organized women’s wrestling lead by Maryland Women’s Director Jani Palmer.  Our girls membership grew by 56% last year!  There are plenty of opportunities for girls to gain experience, training, competition, and funding toward national events.

Please read Jani’s LETTER HERE

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On October 1st, the MSWA presents its 4th annual Coaches Clinic featuring Olympic Gold Medalists from Maryland, Helen Maroulis and Kyle Snyder at 4pm (HS kids and under free to attend the 4pm session but must register).

Clinic will also feature Virginia Tech Head Coach Kevin Dresser and Brown University Head Coach and Maryland’s own Todd Beckerman; plus Brad Howell, Rohan Murphy, Ronnie Wuest, and Gene Zannetti!

Coaches who attend the clinic will receive free gifts from vendor sponsors including Cliff Keen, WIN Magazine, MyHouse Apparel and MORE!

An awards banquet will conclude the clinic and will honor the Maryland All Americans, Triple Crown Winners, Eareckson Award Recipient Alan Meltzer, plus Helen and Kyle and the 4 Olympic wrestlers in Maryland Kerry Mccoy, Rob Eiter, Lloyd Keaser, and Ernie Fischer.


1972 Ford Mustang Sprint Edition Classic Muscle Car will be on hand for photo ops thanks to Rusty Smith

More info HERE

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