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2019-20 ES & MS Team VAWA - Folkstyle

Welcome to the Team VAWA ES and MS National Duals Page!

Welcome to the VAWA Elementary and Middle School National Duals team page! Here you will find information regarding Team VAWA ES and MS National Duals teams, including 2019-20 schedule.

All wrestling related concerns for the VAWA Elementary and Middle School National Duals program should be directed to Jack Harcourt: jack.harcourt@virginiawrestling.com (757-435-3876) Middle School Head Coach Mark Strickland:  (757) 329-7085 mark.strickland150@yahoo.com or Elementary School Team will be lead by Kevin Harrell ( 757-880-5105) and Larry Burkhead (757-589-0604)

Please contact the coaches with your interest prior to September 15th. At that time the coaching staff will begin to search throughout the state to fill vacant weight classes.

You can also complete this interest form so the staff will have your data for contact

General Team Information

Attention Virginia Youth Wrestlers:

Team VAWA's mission is to unify the state coaches, wrestlers, and parents through the great sport of wrestling. "In a STATE INITIATIVE led by VA Coaches and The Virginia Wrestling Association, our Goals include Cooperation, Quality and Unity.   Our wish is to field the most competitive Virginia wrestlers to compete in some of the toughest  National dual meet events in the country.

In doing so, we are working together with experienced Coaching to provide National competition exposure with correction through AFFORDABLE, Elementary and Middle School State Team opportunities. "I, personally look forward to working with the wrestlers and their families"  Sincerely, Mark Strickland.  

Training:

Middle School Members of the team can have multiple training opportunities at VATP each week leading up to the events.  The Elementary Team members will have sites ,dates and times updated here through the season.

Team Selection:

Step One: Wrestlers must obtain a Full USAW Membership to be part of these teams.

Step Two: Contact the coach for the Team to sign up; be specific about the weight class.

Middle School Head Coach Mark Strickland:  (757) 329-7085 mark.strickland150@yahoo.com

Elementary School Team will be lead by Kevin Harrell ( 757-880-5105) and Larry Burkhead (757-589-0604) Additionally, there is a Tam Elementary document about how to qualify below.

Coaches will review interested candidates as they apply.

Coaches will review all interested applicants  starting with the 2019 VAWA State Folkstyle results. Other major events and major head to head accomplishments will help to complete each team roster. From time to time the coaching staff may reach out to other state clubs to assist in filling any empty weight class.

Financial Responsibility:

VAWA Team members will be responsible for their gear and any travel as a family. VAWA will cover all team entry fees as well as the coaches hotel and a travel supplement.

Gear Packages 

Fee To Be Determined- (one time fee to cover 4-5 events) Includes Nike Singlet, Shorts, T-Shirt; Optional gear will also be available.  Sizes for the wrestlers are based on their weight class. (wrestlers on the team who already have the team gear will have a $25 administrative fee )

Travel:

Families will work together to get the teams to the events.

Team Rules
1. Respond to all emails within 48 hours
2. If injury or illness must notify head coach ASAP
3. Be on time for all warm ups & team meetings
4. Good Sportsmanship and sign Code of Conduct
5. Stay at assigned hotel for the team
 

Note: Only wrestlers from Virginia may become part of the VAWA Elementary or Middle School Dual Meet Teams.  These teams will not recruit any wrestlers outside the state

Events Are listed Below

Team VAWA Elementary Events

Columbus Day Duals

Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 26-27, 2019

Location: York Expo Center 334 Carlisle Ave, York, PA 17404

Weight Class: 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 100 110 130, Weight Allowance: 1 lb, Periods: 1:30
-Elementary School 6th grade & Under
-Folkstyle, NCAA out of bounds rule
-Team trophy for top 4 place finishers
-Dual meets: 8

Admission: $20 per day / $30 weekend

Web Site Info Here

West Penn Duals

Date: Saturday & Sunday, November 16-17, 2019

Location: Monroeville Convention Center 209 Mall Plaza Blvd, Monroeville, PA 15146

Email: info@tyrantwrestling.com

Phone: (833) TYRANT1 | (833) 897-2681

Admission: $20 per day / $30 weekend

Elementary School: 6th grade & under
Weight Class: 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 100 110 130 Weight Allowance: 1 lb
Periods: 1:30

Web Site Info Here

VACW National Holiday Duals

Date: December 5-7, 2020

Weight Classes: 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80, 84, 88, 92, 96, 100, 110, 130 Plus 1 lb (no 7th grade, not born before 2005) 

Weigh Ins: December 5, 1pm or 6pm

Admission: $20 Day

Holiday Duals Web Site Here

Tyrant Duals

Date: Saturday & Sunday, January 11-12, 2020

Location: York Expo Center UTZ Arena 334 Carlisle Ave, York, PA 17404

 Weight Classes: 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 100 110 130 Plus 1 lb

Web Site Info Here

Wildwood Duals

Date: February 15-17

Admission: Adults: $15.00 per day, $40.00 for 3-day weekend, Children: $10.00 per day, $25.00 for 3-day weekend

Location: Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260

Weight Classes: 49, 53, 57, 61, 65, 69, 73, 77, 81, 85, 89, 93, 97, 101, 111, 131

Web Site Info Here


Team VAWA Middle School Events

West Penn Duals

Date: Saturday & Sunday, November 16-17, 2019

Location: Monroeville Convention Center 209 Mall Plaza Blvd, Monroeville, PA 15146

Email: info@tyrantwrestling.com

Phone: (833) TYRANT1 | (833) 897-2681

Admission: $20 per day / $30 weekend

Elementary School: 6th grade & under
Weight Class: 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 100 110 130 Weight Allowance: 1 lb
Periods: 1:30

Web Site Info Here

VACW National Holiday Duals

Date: December 7-10

NOTE: All wrestlers competing in this event must stay in the event hotel: The Courtyard Virginia Beach Oceanfront. 

MS Weight Classes: 72, 76, 80, 84, 88, 92, 96, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 130, 140, 160, 210 Plus 1 lb (no 9th grade )

Hotel Link here for All Team VAWA Members

Holiday Duals Web Site Here

Mason Dixon Quad

The Mason Dixon Quad is a prestigious event for Virginia wrestlers to be selected to compete. It is a competition between, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania. 

Weight Classes 60 & 65 Pounds (Must be born in 2006 or after) 72, 76, 80, 84, 88, 92, 96, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 130, 140, 160, 210 PLUS 1lb (14 year olds are eligible to participate- PROVIDED THEY ARE NOT IN HIGH SCHOOL)

McDonogh Duals

Location: McDonogh School, 8600 McDonogh Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117

Dates: January 25-26

Format:  24 Teams in 6 Pools. Results moves teams equally to 4 final pools

Weight Classes: 69, 73, 77, 81, 85, 89, 93, 97, 101, 106, 111, 116, 121, 131, 141, 161, 211 (these are the same weights as the other events; they just use these exact weights, no plus one lb.) All wrestlers must be 14 and under (as of 12/31/19) OR 8th grade and under

Web Site Info Here

The Middle School Team is considering 2 or 3 more events as a group, pending additional coaches be assigned to this team.