Huntingtown Future Champions Event Update

Due to the possibility of Inclement Weather, the Huntingtown Future Champions Event has been canceled. We are working on finding an alternative date for this event.

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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. If a Coach does not have a current membership, they can elect to pay a fee to gain access to be on the mat during matches at the Age/Wt State Tournament. If a Coach does not elect to pay the mat access fee, they will not be permitted access to the mats during the tournament.

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 www.trackwrestling.com. 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
  • SAVE MONEY AND TIME BY REGISTERING ONLINE AT WWW.TRACKWRESTLING.COM AND SEARCH FOR “MSWA”

 

 

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

 

AGE GROUPS

KIDS

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

CADETS

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

JUNIORS

  • 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

OPEN

  • Post High School
  • REQUIRES $50 USAW OPEN LICENSE MEMBERSHIP IF BORN BEFORE 9/1/1998

 

RULES

  • 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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INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

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.

UPCOMING EVENT STATUS

 

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

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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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LETTER FROM MARYLAND WOMEN’S DIRECTOR

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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HELEN AND KYLE COMING TO MARYLAND-OCT 1!

HELEN AND KYLE COMING BACK TO MARYLAND-OCTOBER 1st!

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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.

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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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Path to Fargo Season #8 is here!

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DON’T MISS SEASON #8 of the MSWA’s Path to Fargo Program.  Be inspired by two Maryland wrestlers, Helen Maroulis and Kyle Snyder, who took the Path to Fargo and later became WORLD FREESTYLE CHAMPIONS!

This is a World Class Training Program with World Class Olympic Style instruction led by Olympians, top college, high school, and club coaches, preparing and developing athletes for National Level Competitions.

TIMELINE (for more detailed timeline, please visit HERE)

HOW TO MAKE TEAM & EARN COST REDUCTION CLICK HERE

LEADERBOARD HERE

PHASE I-Path to Fargo events between April 9 and May 15 are 4 Tournaments and 4 Clinics available to all ages, skills, and wrestlers from anywhere, while the Maryland Freestyle and Greco State Championships (Sunday May 15-moved from May 14) is only open to Maryland and DC Residents.  Qualify at States to participate in the exclusive National Team events below and earn cost reduction off of trip balance by participating in the Path to Fargo

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PHASE II-Camp Preparation between May 21 to June 5 help prepare wrestlers for team competitions, including Schoolboy Duals, Cadet Duals, and East Coast Duals.

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PHASE III-Fargo Training between June 16 and July 12 is only available to wrestlers attending Fargo or the Kids Nationals.

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PHASE IV-COMPETE!

USA WRESTLING KIDS NATIONALS DELLS, WI-July 6-8

USA WRESTLING CADET AND JUNIOR NATIONALS-FARGO, ND-July 15-24

 

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