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Try It Free – 2 days free for beginners

Two free sessions for first-year wrestlers of all ages (Pre-K–6th). Our goal is to introduce new wrestlers to the sport in a fun atmosphere. We focus on getting to know teammates and learning basic wrestling moves that will carry wrestlers into the full-season program. Shorts and t-shirts recommended. Wrestling shoes helpful but not required.

Parents are welcome to stay for these sessions, but it is not required.

There is no need to register for Try-It-Free sessions. 

***Please note the minimum age for the program is 4 years old prior to the first day of regular season. For liability reasons and the safety of your wrestler, there will be no exceptions.

Pre-K/K

Coaches focus on building young wrestlers’ confidence and skills with basic wrestling moves. Wrestlers gain an understanding how to wrestle a folkstyle match.

Season runs about six weeks, with two practices held each week on Tuesday and Thursday. Parents are welcome to stay for these sessions, but it is not required. 

Cost is $125 per wrestler and includes a complimentary t-shirt.

At the conclusion of the PreK/K season, wrestlers have the option to continue by attending the Grade School folkstyle practices for no additional fee. (Please note that the pace and technique of the 1st & 2nd grade room are very typically beyond PreK attention spans, interested Kindergartners typically do ok.  If interested, please contact your coach or email the board LYWAinfo@gmail.com)

***Please note the minimum age for the program is 4 years old prior to the first day of regular season. For liability reasons and the safety of your wrestler, there will be no exceptions.

Grade School

Designed for 1st-6th grade wrestlers who want to develop  wrestling skills and advance to the next level. Wrestlers' experience levels vary within this group, and coaches adjust to challenge athletes at different skill levels.  

Our full season runs 12-16 weeks, dependent on participation in late-season tournaments. Practices are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost is $125 per wrestler and includes a complimentary t-shirt.

TRAVEL TEAM

LYWA also sponsors a travel team that wrestles four tournaments per year. These tournaments are dual format and typically have 8 to 16 teams participating. The standard weight classes are listed below. Athletes on travel teams range in age from K-6th. 

After the season starts, an email goes out seeking interest. If more than one wrestler is interested in a specific weight class, similar to try-outs in other sports, they wrestle off for the spot. 

WEIGHTS (lbs.)

  • 45 
  • 50
  • 55
  • 60
  • 65
  • 70
  • 75
  • 80
  • 84
  • 88
  • 93
  • 102
  • 115
  • 130
  • HWT

MN/USA MEMBERSHIP

MN/USA Wrestling is the central organization that coordinates amateur wrestling programs in Minnesota. Membership to MN/USA is required for participation in and coaching at sanctioned tournaments.

NYWA Membership

The Northland Youth Wrestling Association runs a series of district and regional qualifiers, culminating with a state tournament. Membership is required for participation.

TRACKWRESTLING SIGNUP

TrackWrestling is a comprehensive system for tracking results for all registered competitors. With a profile, wrestlers can see tournament results in one location.