The Wildwoods Convention Center Hosts the Return of National Folkstyle Wrestling Championships

THE WILDWOODS – The Atlantic Coast Wrestling Association will host the 15th Annual “War at the South Jersey Shore” National Folkstyle Wrestling Championships at the Wildwoods Convention Center Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31.

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 representing over 20 states are expected to compete. The 2018 “War” will again feature expanded wrestling hours, a new mat layout for additional seating, and split sessions on both Friday and Saturday.

This tournament has turned into one of the toughest and most competitive youth wrestling tournaments in the country featuring many regional and state champions and finalists participating. For the wrestlers, it is a great tournament to test their skill levels by going against some of the best wrestlers in the country. For the wrestling fans, it is two days of incredible non-stop action.

This year’s wrestling tournament will 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.

Weigh-ins for wrestlers will take place in the Wildwoods Convention Center on Thursday, March 29 from 5-8 p.m. Competitions will take place from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday. An admission fee will be charged at the door.

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