North Baltimore Wrestling Club​Inc. ​                           A 501 C-3 organization

​2015-16 Novice schedule

The Maryland State Wrestling Association made a major change to the format of novice tournaments in 2013-14, to try to address the issue of "non-novices" participating.  When you attend a novice tournament, you will be asked at the lineup whether you want to be in the beginner division or experienced beginner division.  Beginner division is for kids who are true novices, while experienced means that they have wrestled 3 years, but have not reached the level where they no longer belong in a novice tournament.  Each novice tournament will feature these two divisions at each age group, and they will wrestle separately from each other.  

Novice matches are usually run in round robin format, where everyone in a group of four wrestles everyone in their group.  Awards are given to all participants.

Sunday, Dec. 4: Winters Mill novice tournament.  
Register here.

​     Age groups for all MSWA novice tournaments (Winters Mill, Friends, Northeast, McDonogh, Oakland Mills are the same.  They are determined by birth year, and are as follows:

Saturday, Dec. 10: Novice tournament at Friends.    Register here.  This is OUR tournament - all our kids should be there supporting it! Age groups are determined by birth year, and weigh in as follows:

​Saturday, Dec. 17: Rhino Round Robin at Chesapeake HS (Balt. Co - 1801 Turkey Point Road Baltimore MD 21221) .  Canceled due to weather. 

Sunday, Dec. 18: Northeast HS novice tournament Register here.


Sunday, Jan. 8: McDonogh novice tournament  Register here.

​    Age group                  Birth year                                  Weigh in times

   SCHOOLBOY/GIRL  Born 2003-2004                       8:00-8:45 am
     CADET                      Born 2002                                  8:00-8:45 am
     GROUP I                   Born 2011-2012                       10:00-10:45 am
     GROUP II                  Born 2009-2010                       10:00-10:45 am
     GROUP III                 Born 2007-2008                       12:00-12:45 pm
     GROUP IV                 Born 2005-2006                       12:00-12:45 pm

Sunday, Jan. 15: Bel Air novice tournament (Location: Bel Air High School 100 Heighe St., Bel Air, MD 21014).  We will enter this one as a team, and NBWC will pay the entry fee, so no cost to families.  The tournament is round robin, with a staggered weigh in by age (current age, not birth year as in the MSWA tournaments): 

​TOTS  (Ages 5-6)  7:30 AM-8:30 AM SHARP

BANTAM (Ages 7-8)  7:30 AM-8:30 AM SHARP

MIDGET (AGES 9-10)  10:30 AM-11:30 SHARP

JUNIOR  (AGES 11-12)  12:30 PM-1:30 PM SHARP

SCHOOLBOY (AGES 13-14)  12:30-1:30 SHARP

If you want to attend, please email name, weight, and age group (PLEASE don't make me have to look it up!) to​ ​Cancelled due to weather.

Jan. 22: Middle River Rhino Round Robin at Chesapeake HS in Baltimore County.  No cost to participate, but you must email Coach Spawn ( with your intent to participate by Wednesday, Jan. 18.  There is no walk in registration for this event. 8 and under weigh in from 8:30-9:15, 9 and older weigh in from 12:00-12:30.

Jan. 29: Open date

Feb. 4: UCWL novice championship tournament at Aberdeen HS (251 Paradise Rd, Aberdeen 21001) Register by emailing Coach Spawn.

     This tournament has different age groups than the MSWA tournaments, and all ages are calculated as of 11/1/16, not the day of the tournament.  Be sure you are in the correct age group!

     5 and under: weigh in 7-8 AM

     6-7 year olds: weigh in 7-8 AM

     8-10 year olds: weigh in 10:30-11:30 AM

     11-14 year olds: weigh in 1-2 PM

Sunday, ​Feb. 12:  St. Pauls School MSWA novice tournament.  Register here.

​​    Age group         Birth year                  Weigh in times
   SCHOOLBOY/GIRL     Born 2003-2004                       8:00-8:45 am
     CADET                      Born 2002                                  8:00-8:45 am
     GROUP I                   Born 2011-2012                       10:00-10:45 am
     GROUP II                  Born 2009-2010                       10:00-10:45 am
     GROUP III                 Born 2007-2008                       12:00-12:45 pm
     GROUP IV                 Born 2005-2006                       12:00-12:45 pm

Saturday, Feb. 25: Novice challenge with Middle River at Chesapeake HS (Balt. Co.) 1801 Turkey Point Rd, Essex, MD 21221 .  Two matches, no cost - register by sending Coach Spawn an email saying that you want to go.  This will be a novice match up between the two teams.  Check in at 9:00 AM, wrestle from 9:30-12:00.

Sunday, Feb. 26: MSWA Novice Finale at Northeast HS (Glen Burnie).  You must have participated in two of the MSWA novice tournaments (Winters Mill, Friends, McDonogh, Northeast, or St. Pauls)  to be eligible for this.  Register here

​​     SCHOOLBOY/GIRL  Born 2003-2004           8:00-8:45 am
     CADET             Born 2002                             8:00-8:45 am
     GROUP I          Born 2011-2012                    10:00-10:45 am
     GROUP II         Born 2009-2010                    10:00-10:45 am
     GROUP III        Born 2007-2008                    12:00-12:45 pm
     GROUP IV        Born 2005-2006                    12:00-12:45 pm

March 1 (Wednesday) - Team celebration (pizza and tshirts!) 6:00-8:30 in the Dining Hall at Friends School.  Team photo will be taken promptly at 6:45 - please be there on time to be in the picture.