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2019 Groundhog Youth Classic Wrestling Tournament


Saturday - January 26, 2019


Countdown to the Youth Classic Tourn


NOTE: Please read all information carefully before registering. The online registration link is now available at the bottom of this page.


Punxsutawney Area Sr. High School
500 N. Findley St.
Punxsutawney, PA  15767


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Age Divisions & Weight Classes:

8 & Under:   45-50-55-60-65-75-90-110
9 & 10:   55-60-65-70-75-80-85-90-95-105-120-150
11 & 12:   65-70-75-80-85-90-95-100-105-115-125-135-145-160-200 (Jr. High Wrestlers permitted.)
Girls:   Modified "Madison Style" weight system for girls. When registering, please mark age and actual weight. A "coaches/wrestlers honor" system will be used. Max. age is 12 years old.  (No rostered jr. high wrestlers please.)


Friday - Jan. 25, 2019 - 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Saturday - Jan. 26, 2019 - 7:00 - 8:30 AM
Punxsutawney Area Sr. High School

Rules & Regulations:

PIAA Modified Rules, Double Elimination, Head Gear Optional, 1 Lb. Weight Allowance, Age as of 12/31/18 - Max. Age 12, Age Challenges Permitted, (Copy of Birth Certificate Required to Challenge - DO NOT MAIL!) NO DOUBLE ENTRIES!  Tournament Committee Reserves the Right to Combine Weight Classes, Referee’s and/or Tournament Director’s Decisions are Final... NO WEIGHT CLASS CHANGES AND NO SEEDING!

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)

Bout Lengths:

1:00 - 1:00 - 1:00 (All Divisions)
Overtime: One 1-Minute Sudden Death Period, Double Overtime will be a 30-Second Ride Out

Individual Awards 1st - 4th Place:

1st Place: Hoodie (Sweat Shirt)
2nd Place: Long Sleeve T-Shirt
3rd Place: T-Shirt
4th Place: Medal
(No Team Awards)


$5.00 Adults / $2.00 Students / Under 6 is Free

Entry Fees: (Please Read Carefully)

$27.00 Mail-in Entry Fee: Must be received by Wednesday - January 23, 2019. 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 online only. (DO NOT mail if registering online) 

$32.00 Late Entry Fee (after 1/23/19): Late entries will be accepted ONLINE ONLY with payment by credit card up to 8:00 pm Thursday - January 24, 2019.


Contact Information:

Mark Miller
(814) 590-3827  (If No Answer - Leave a Message)

Mail Applications To:

Mark Miller
546 Pleasant Hill Rd.
Punxsutawney, PA  15767

Other Notes:

Wrestling to begin approx. one hour after close of weigh-ins. This is a NON-SEEDED tournament. (Pairings  by random drawing only.) Four mats in main gym only. (No auxiliary gym.) This is a Top 100 Tournament and an Ohio Tournament of Champions qualifying event. 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 Mark Miller at (814) 590-3827 by 8:00 am as a courtesy to let us know. SORRY - NO REFUNDS!

Online Registration is Now Open! No Walk-ins or Phone-ins Please - Thank You!

Click Here to Register Online Now

Go to the Youth Classic (Open) Tournament Registration Page.

Wrestler List

CLICK HERE  to access to the registered wrestler list.

NOTE: You will be re-directed to the page. Once there, click on the "View Wrestler List" button. (It may be necessary to enable pop-ups.)

Click Here to go to The Novice Tournament Page!

Make sure you have the correct tournament. The Open tournament has no experience restrictions. (Novice wrestlers can do both.) Use the above link to go to the Novice (Beginners) Tournament page.

Registration Tips/Etiquette

When registering online, please keep the following tips in mind.

  1. Capitalization: Please only capitalize the first letter of first and last names, as well as proper nouns. (John Doe, Anytown, PA, Anyschool, etc.) Please DO NOT use ALL caps or small letters.
  2. School or Club: Please enter one or the other, not both. Also please keep it simple and try no to use mascot names or any other irrelevant information. (For example: "Punxsy," "Brookville," "DuBois," etc. will be sufficient. Things like "Chucks," "Blue Raiders," "Beavers,"  "Area School District," "Youth Wrestling," "JO Wrestling," etc. are not necessary.)
  3. Enter Correct Information: Please be sure to register under the correct tournament, age division, weight class, etc. The more information that has to be changed causes delays with the getting the tournament started quickly and running smoothly. Thank you!