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Junior High/Middle School Wrestling Season

The wrestling season typically runs from about November through March each year, with some various other opportunities (clinics, tournaments, etc.) occurring during the off season. Below is an explanation of the different events that occur during the season:

Practices

Practices will occur anywhere from 2 times (Elementary Raiders Blue) to 5 times (High School Varsity) a week. Practices usually consist of a warm-up (running, stretching, etc.), work on specific wrestling skills with a partner, and then usually some form of "live wrestling" where wrestlers try to put the skills they have learned into action.

Dual Meets

The Middle School and High School teams will compete in dual meets, typically with teams in their Section.  At those meets, both Varsity and Junior Varsity wrestlers will typically receive matches.  Weigh-ins will occur on the day of the dual meet.  How the Varsity team does in these meets will determine the team's seeding placement in the Section Dual Meet Tournament.

Tournaments

For the Middle School program, the starters for each weight class (determined by wrestle offs) will be expected to compete in assigned team tournaments throughout the year.  These are mandatory events for the wrestlers.  Their performance contributes to a final team score, and the top three teams typically receive trophies.

End of Season

For the Middle School Program, the season culminates in a final tournament, the Junior WPIAL, at Norwin High School.  Wrestlers are also highly encouraged to compete in the Junior High Area 7 State Qualifier.  Usually, the top 2 wrestlers qualify for the Junior High State Championships.


 
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