Tournament Calendar

Districts - 2022

NYWA Districts are held at 20 different locations the first two weekends following the Minnesota State High School Wrestling tournament.  Wrestlers must attend one of the districts in order to qualify for regions.  Wrestlers can attend any district they choose to BUT if they qualify at that district, they MUST attend the regional tournament that that district is under. For example, a wrestler who attends and qualifies at the Austin District MUST wrestle at the Region One tournament (Rochester region).  If a wrestler does not follow the proper advancement, they will be disqualified.  Wrestlers who place 1st or 2nd at districts will advance to the regional tournament.  At regions, a wrestler must place 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the weight class to advance to State (with the exception of the wildcard region which advances the top 4 to state). Then those wrestlers who place 4th, 5th or 6th place at regions can advance to the Invite tournament if they wish.

**NEW registration implementation for 2022:
A wrestler will NOT be able to register for regions if the
purchase date of his/her membership does not
match the district qualifying date or before!

Posted 11-17-2021

District Events, listed by Region:

Region One:

  1. Austin: Saturday, March 12th
    Contact: Jeremy Wilson
    Phone: (507) 438-1145
    View tournament flyer

  2. Plainview: Friday, March 11th
    Contact: Michael Matiash 
    Phone: (507) 421-0549 
    View tournament flyer  

  3. Stewartville: Saturday, March 12th
    Contact: Jason Rinn 
    View tournament flyer  

  4. Hayfield: Friday, March 11th
    Contact: Richard Borcherding
    Phone: (507) 438-1304
    View tournament flyer 

Region Two:

  1. Adrian: Friday, March 18th
    Contact: Doug Bullerman 
    Phone: (507) 370-1590  
    PreK-8th • Folkstyle • Weigh-ins: 4:30-5:30 pm, Wrestling at 6 pm • Divisions: PreK-K, 1st-2nd, 3rd-4th, 5th-6th, 7th-8th • Three 1-minute periods • $12 • Tony Thier 507-226-4850 or Doug Bullerman 507-370-1590

  2. Albert Lea: Friday, March 11th
    Contact: George Geerdes
    Phone: (507) 391-0879
    View tournament flyer

  3. Minneota: Friday, March 11th
    Contact: Jeff Buysse
    Phone: (507) 829-8910 
    View tournament flyer

  4. Springfield: Saturday, March 19th
    Contact: Todd Bertram 
    Phone: (507) 227-3035  
    View tournament flyer

Region Three:

  1. Delano: Friday, March 11th
    Contact: Mike Berg
    Phone: 952-239-1258
    View tournament flyer  

  2. Becker: Friday, March 11th 
    Contact: Matt Kuschel 
    Phone: (763) 333-4378
    View tournament flyer

  3. Glencoe-Silver Lake/Lester Prairie: Saturday, March 19th
    Contact: Greg Hartwig 
    Phone: (320) 485-2872  
    View tournament flyer

  4. Tartan: Saturday, March 19th
    Contact: Joe Recchio
    Phone: (651) 702-8083 
    View tournament flyer

Region Four:

  1. Foley: Friday, March 11th
    Contact: Jordan Petersen
    Phone: (320) 250-6588
    View tournament flyer

  2. Pierz: Sunday, March 20th 
    Contact: Steve Andres
    Phone: (320) 630-5303
    View tournament flyer 

  3. Benson: Friday, March 11th
    Contact: Scott Thompson 
    Phone: (320) 368-0499 
    View tournament flyer  

  4. Belgrade: Saturday, March 12th
    Contact: Matthew Breitbach 
    Phone: (320) 333-5112
    View tournament flyer

Region Five:

  1. Greenbush: Saturday, March 12th (snow date: Sunday, March 13th)
    Contact: Ron Mooney 
    Phone: (218) 689-7558
    View tournament flyer

  2. Pine River: Sunday, March 13th
    Contact: Tristan Rubner 
    Phone: (218) 831-7998
    View tournament flyer
    Wrestling will start at 9:30 am

  3. Pelican Rapids: Sunday, March 13th
    Contact: John Norton
    Phone: (701) 809-4431 
    View tournament flyer

  4. Deer River: Saturday, March 12th
    Contact: Nathan Erickson
    Phone: (218) 244-6264
    View tournament flyer

    Wildcard Rotation

    2022 - Region Five
    2023 - Region One
    2024 - Region Two
    2025 - Region Three
    2026 - Region Four

Individual Regions Tournament - 2022

Wrestlers must have wrestled at an NYWA district tournament prior to attending a regional event.  Region tournaments are NOT open tournaments; they are part of a qualifying process.  There are NO exceptions to this.  Wrestlers must wrestle at a region tournament before advancing to State.  The top three wrestlers in each weight class will advance to state with the exception of the wild card region see wild card rotation below).  Weight classes for Kindergarten has changed, effective September 2017.  View weight classes.

Region One - Friday, March 25th & Saturday, March 26th

Location: Byron High School, 1887 2nd Ave. NW, Byron  55920 
Contact: Dean Nelson
Phone: (507) 635-5519
Friday: March 25th 
Saturday: March 26th 

Region Two - Saturday, March 26th 

Location:  Windom Area High School, 1400 17th St., Windom  56101
Contact: Dave Fischenich
Phone: (507) 830-0364
Saturday: March 26th 
For other general information, check out these websites: or

Region Three - Saturday, March 26th

Location: Site TBD - a new site is being looked at and will be announced soon!
Saturday: March 26th

Region Four - Friday, March 25th & Saturday, March 26th

Location: New London-Spicer High School, 101 4th Ave. SW, New London  56273
Contact: Jay Vagle 
Phone: (320) 212-2854
Friday: March 25th
Saturday: March 26th

Region Five - Friday, March 25th & Saturday, March 26th

Location: Bemidji High School, 2900 Division St. W., Bemidji  56601
Contact: Tim Hinrichs 
Phone: 218-556-3722
Friday: March 25th 
Saturday: March 26th 

Wildcard Rotation

2022 - Region Five
2023 - Region One
2024 - Region Two
​2025 - Region Three
2026 - Region Four

Team Region Tournaments - 2022

Click here to view team rules (updated 9/19/17).  For questions regarding team eligibility, please email team coordinator Dean Teeselink at

All registrations must be done online and payment must be made at time of entry.  Registration for K-6 and 7-8 teams will begin mid-January.  Pre-registration is required.

Rosters can change from region to state and can change up until weigh-ins at state.  Skin checks will be completed by MN High School wrestling officials.  Please have a skin condition form completed by a physician prior to the tournament if there is a questionable skin condition.  

** All wrestlers participating as part of a team MUST have an NYWA membership.  Each roster will be checked prior to the team event. Click to go to the NYWA membership form.  

**DEADLINE: There is a deadline of TWO WEEKS prior to the event to enter the team region tournament. This will help the tournament directors to determine # of mats needed, officials, etc.

VIEW TEAM BOUNDARIES MAP (updated 01/29/13)


Date: Sunday, March 27th 
Eyota High School, Eyota, MN
Curt Olson
(507) 951-0407

Date: Saturday, March 19th
Prairie Pavilion, Tracy, MN
Kent Cooreman
(507) 829-8964 
​Weigh-ins: 8:30-10 am; wrestling begins at 11 am.

Date: Sunday, March 27th 
Waconia High School
Jeff Katherman
(612) 968-5488

Date: Saturday, March 19th 
Pierz-Healy High School, Pierz, MN
Steve Andres - main contact (320) 630-5303
Mitch Becker - alternate contact (320) 630-2523

Date: Sunday, March 27th
Fosston High School, Fosston, MN 
Pat Wolfe
(218) 280-8964 


Date: Sunday, March 20th
Grand Meadow High School, Grand Meadow, MN
Randy Smith
(507) 273-5470

Date: Sunday, March 13th
Le Sueur Henderson High School, 901 E. Ferry Street, Le Sueur 
Angie Wilson
(612) 443-5710 

Date: Sunday, March 13th
Maple Lake High School, Maple Lake, MN
Brett Austin
(712) 635-8429
Weigh-ins 8:30-9:30 am; wrestling will begin at approximately 10:30

Date: Sunday, March 27th
ACGC High School, Grove City, MN
JJ Straumann
(320) 894-3145
Weigh-ins: 7:30-8:30 am with wrestling to start at 9 am

Date: Sunday, March 13th
Location: Pine River High School, Pine River, MN
Triston Rubner
(218) 831-7998 
Wrestling will begin after the district qualifier is complete.

View team weight classes.

2022 NYWA State Championship Tournament, March 31 - April 3

State Tournament for 2022 view itinerary - Wrestling Thursday - Sunday

NYWA State will be held at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN   

Invite Tournament - 2022 view itinerary - Wrestling only on Friday and Saturday

The Invite tournament is run in conjunction with the State Tournament.  Both events are at the Mayo Civic Center. Any wrestler who places 4th-6th at regions can register for the Invite tournament. Any wrestler who places 4th-6th at Regions can register for the invite tournament now.  Any wrestler who is coming to state as part of a team or participated at regions but did not place can register after the initial deadline.

Girls State Tournament - new for 2022 view itinerary - Wrestling Friday only

There are no qualifying events for this tournament.  This is an open tournament and will run on Friday only. Weigh-ins will be from 2-3 pm and there will be no weight allowance; wrestlers will be bracketed according to their weight at weigh-ins.  Grade combinations will be (K, 1-2), (3-4), (5-6) and (7-8).  If a girl wrestles through districts, regions and qualifies for state but has already registered for this event, we will refund her entry fee.  Wrestlers cannot participate in both the girls only division as well as the State or Invite due to time conflicts.  All girls participating will need a current NYWA membership.

Weigh-In Information for State (view itinerary for weigh-in times for Invite and Girls Open)

All wrestlers, team and individual, will receive a one-pound allowance. All NYWA rules will apply.

All K-4th graders will weigh in on Friday evening.  Wrestlers, grades 5th & 6th, do NOT have to weigh in again on Friday evening unless they are wrestling a different weight for the K-6 team competition.  There will be an additional weigh-in on Saturday for those wrestlers who are only wrestling on the team.

All wrestlers must advance from districts to regions to state.  NYWA regions and state are NOT open tournaments. Wrestlers are not allowed to wrestle in regions if they did not participate at a district and cannot wrestle at state if they did not wrestle at regions.  Wrestlers cannot change weight classes from regions to state.

If you have additional questions, please contact NYWA at (800) 540-4140 or email NYWA at

NYWA Future Calendar

These dates are subject to change and are tentative dates only.

2022 NYWA Schedule (subject to change if MSHSL dates change)

MN State High School Wrestling: March 3-5
NYWA Districts: March 11-13 and March 18-20
NYWA Regions: March 25-26 (team dates will vary)
NYWA State: March 31 - April 3
Easter Sunday: April 17

2023 NYWA Schedule

MN State High School Wrestling: March 2-4
NYWA Districts: March 10-12 and March 17-19
NYWA Regions: March 24-25
NYWA State: March 29 - April 2
Easter Sunday: April 9

2024 NYWA Schedule

MN State High School Wrestling: February 29 - March 2
NYWA Districts: March 8-10 and March 15-17
NYWA Regions: March 22-23
NYWA State: April 3-7
Easter Sunday: March 31