National Youth Wrestling Tournament Returns to the Wildwoods Convention Center

The Atlantic Coast Wrestling Association will host the 13th Annual “War at the South Jersey Shore” National Folkstyle Wrestling Championships at the Wildwoods Convention Center Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26.

Weigh-ins for wrestlers will take place in the Wildwoods Convention Center on Thursday, March 24 from 5 to 9 p.m. Competitions will start at 8 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

This event will feature a youth tournament with over 50 weight classes spread across five age divisions, and a high school division with 16 weight classes. Over 2,000 wrestlers from 20 states are expected to compete. The 2016 “War” will again feature expanded wrestling hours, a new mat layout for additional seating and split sessions on both Friday and Saturday.

This year’s wrestling tournament will again feature a K-12 girls division as well as traditional open girls and boys youth and high school divisions. Girls will have a choice of wrestling in either the open (with boys) or the girls “War.”

Electronic bout boards will be available to follow the tournament live over the internet. Awards will be presented immediately after completion of wrestling in each bracket and certification of results.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for students 6 and older and FREE for children under 6.

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