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​2017-18 Novice schedule

The Maryland State Wrestling Association made a major change to the format of novice tournaments to try to address the issue of "non-novices" participating.  When you attend a novice tournament, you will be asked at registration whether you want to be in the "beginner" division or "experienced beginner" division of your age group.  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 whenever possible.  

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. 3: Winters Mill MSWA 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 weigh in at the following times:

Schoolboy/girl (Born 2004 – 2005)      8:00 -  8:45 am
Cadet (Born 2002 – 2003)      8:00 -  8:45 am
Fly (Born 2012 – 2013)      10:00 – 10:45 am
Bantam (Born 2010 – 2011)      10:00 – 10:45 am
Intermediate (Born 2008 – 2009)      12:00 – 12:45 pm
Novice (Born 2006 – 2007)      12:00 – 12:45 pm


Saturday, Dec. 9: MSWA 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 at the following times:

Schoolboy/girl (Born 2004 – 2005)      8:00 -  8:45 am
Cadet (Born 2002 – 2003)      8:00 -  8:45 am
Fly (Born 2012 – 2013)      10:00 – 10:45 am
Bantam (Born 2010 – 2011)      10:00 – 10:45 am
Intermediate (Born 2008 – 2009)      12:00 – 12:45 pm
Novice (Born 2006 – 2007)      12:00 – 12:45 pm

Sunday, Dec. 17: Northeast HS (Pasadena) MSWA novice tournamentRegister 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 weigh in at the following times:

Schoolboy/girl (Born 2004 – 2005)      8:00 -  8:45 am
Cadet (Born 2002 – 2003)      8:00 -  8:45 am
Fly (Born 2012 – 2013)      10:00 – 10:45 am
Bantam (Born 2010 – 2011)      10:00 – 10:45 am
Intermediate (Born 2008 – 2009)      12:00 – 12:45 pm
Novice (Born 2006 – 2007)      12:00 – 12:45 pm

     

Sunday, Jan. 7: McDonogh MSWA 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 weigh in at the following times:

Schoolboy/girl (Born 2004 – 2005)      8:00 -  8:45 am
Cadet (Born 2002 – 2003)      8:00 -  8:45 am
Fly (Born 2012 – 2013)      10:00 – 10:45 am
Bantam (Born 2010 – 2011)      10:00 – 10:45 am
Intermediate (Born 2008 – 2009)      12:00 – 12:45 pm
Novice (Born 2006 – 2007)      12:00 – 12:45 pm


Sunday, Jan. 21: Oakland Mills MSWA novice tournamentRegister 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 weigh in at the following times:

Schoolboy/girl (Born 2004 – 2005)      8:00 -  8:45 am
Cadet (Born 2002 – 2003)      8:00 -  8:45 am
Fly (Born 2012 – 2013)      10:00 – 10:45 am
Bantam (Born 2010 – 2011)      10:00 – 10:45 am
Intermediate (Born 2008 – 2009)      12:00 – 12:45 pm
Novice (Born 2006 – 2007)      12:00 – 12:45 pm


Sunday, Jan. 28: Middle River Rhino Round Robin at Chesapeake HS (1801 Turkey Point Road Baltimore MD 21221) in Baltimore County.  There is no cost to participate, but you must email Coach Spawn (aspawn@friendsbalt.org) with your intent to participate by Wednesday, Jan. 24.  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.



Saturday, Feb. 3: UCWL novice championship tournament at Aberdeen HS (251 Paradise Rd, Aberdeen 21001) No cost to participate - 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



February 28 (Wednesday) - Team celebration (pizza and tshirts!) 6:30-8:30 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.