Novice Tournament

Registration is now CLOSED - Thank you!

CLICK HERE for a list of registered wrestlers.
(You will be directed to the tournament registration page. Then click on the "View Wrestler List" button.)

Punxsutawney Area Sr. High School
500 North Findley St.
Punxsutawney, PA  15767
Sunday - January 31, 2016

(NOTE: This is the "NOVICE" (beginners only) tournament. Click Here for the Open tournament)
Age Divisions & Weight Classes: 
6 & Under:
7 & 8:    45-50-55-60-65-70-75-80-95-110
9 & 10:    55-60-65-70-75-80-85-90-95-105-120-150
11 & 12:    65-75-85-95-105-115-125-140-180 (NO Jr. High Wrestlers)
Sunday - Jan. 31, 2016 7:00 - 8:30 AM  
Punxsutawney Area Sr. High School
NOTE: Wrestlers also competing in Saturday’s Tournament DO NOT have to weigh again Sunday, but MUST REPORT to the Weigh-in Area by 8:30 AM or be SCRATCHED!
Rules & Regulations:
PIAA Modified Rules, Double Elimination, Head Gear Optional, 1 Lb. Weight Allowance, Age as of 12/31/15, Age Challenges Permitted, (Copy of Birth Certificate Required to Challenge - DO NOT MAIL!) Enter Only One Age Division & Weight Class, Tournament Committee Reserves the Right to Combine Weight Classes, Referee’s and/or Tournament Director’s Decisions are Final!
Skin Check:
Skin checks may be performed. If any wrestler is found to have a suspicious rash or skin condition they will not be permitted to wrestle. (Refunds at our discretion)
Novice Definition:
Any 1st or 2nd year wrestler will be considered to be a “novice.” Coaches must verify a wrestler to be a novice. We ask everyone to be fair and considerate when making this determination.
Bout Lengths:
All divisions 1-1-1, One 1-Minute Sudden Death Overtime Period, Double Overtime will be a 30-Second Ride Out
Trophies for Top 3 Places, Medals for 4th Place
Medals for ALL Non-Placing Participants
$5.00 Adults / $2.00 Students / Under 6 is Free
Contact Information:
Bill Burke (814) 952-0503
(If No Answer - Leave a Message)
Mail Applications To:
Bill Burke
110 Gaskill Avenue
Punxsutawney, PA 15767
Click Here to download the Mail-in Form / DO NOT MAIL IF REGISTERING ONLINE
Entry Fees: (Please read carefully)
$27.00 Mail-in Entry Fee
: Must be received by Wednesday - January 27, 2016. Please make checks payable to “Mat Hog Wrestling Club”

$22.00 Online Entry Fee: Save $5.00 by registering online. Payment by Visa, MasterCard, or Discover accepted only. (DO NOT mail if registering online)

$32.00 Late Entry Fee (after 1/27/16): Late entries will be accepted ONLINE ONLY with payment by credit card up to 8:00 pm Thursday - January 28, 2016.  (UPDATE: Registration is now CLOSED - Thank you!)

Other Notes:
Wrestling to begin approximately one hour after close of weigh-ins.
This is a NON-SEEDED tournament. (Pairings will be by random drawing only.) The cafeteria will be open all day. Absolutely no food or drinks in gym. The Punxsutawney Area School District is Tobacco Free, Buildings and Grounds Both.
Last Minute Cancellations:
If you are not able to make it to the tournament at the last minute, please call Bill Burke at (814) 952-0503 by 8:00 am as a courtesy to let us know. Since this is a pre-registered tournament, this will help us get the tournament started sooner. SORRY - NO REFUNDS!

Registration is now CLOSED - Thank you!