The Wildwoods Convention Center Hosts the Return of National Folkstyle Wrestling

THE WILDWOODS – The Atlantic Coast Wrestling Association will host the 14th Annual “War at the South Jersey Shore” National Folkstyle Wrestling Championships at the Wildwoods Convention Center Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15.

Weigh-ins for wrestlers will take place in the Wildwoods Convention Center on Thursday, April 13 from 5 to 9 p.m. Competitions will take place on both Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.

This event will feature a youth wrestling 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 at least 20 states are expected to compete. The 2017 “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 feature a K-12 Girls Division as well as traditional open girls and boy’s 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 on every mat to follow the tournament live and 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 children under 6 are FREE.

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