Minnesota’s Premier Wrestling Association

The Northland Youth Wrestling Association (NYWA) aims to elevate the standard of youth folk style wrestling by organizing a series of tournaments that test the endurance and abilities of competitors. These tournaments, including a State-wrestling event similar to the MN State High School League, provide opportunities for wrestlers to showcase their skills and improve their level of competition. To qualify for the State tournament, a wrestler must earn a top-two finish at a District qualifier, and the top three wrestlers from the Regional Qualifier will move on to the State tournament. In the tournament, wrestlers will compete against opponents in the same grade level, with divisions for pre-school and kindergarten wrestlers, 1st and 2nd grade wrestlers, 3rd and 4th grade wrestlers, and so on up to 8th grade.

Thank you to all who attended the 2023 NYWA State Tournament!
  1. Over 5500 matches were wrestled at this year’s tournament!! Thank you to all who attended and all who wrestled to make this year what it was!
  2. LOOKING FOR PHOTOS from the tournament, visit Shot in the Dark Studio.
  3. Visit the “Tournament Calendar” dates for 2024.
  4. Watch for our new highlight video – coming soon!!
Tournament Itinerary
2023 NYWA State Championship Tournament

NYWA Memberships

Purchase or renew your NYWA membership for the 2022-23 wrestling season.

2023 Tournament Calendar

MN State High School Wrestling: March 2-4
NYWA Districts: March 10-12 and March 17-19 (additional dates may be added)
NYWA Regions: March 24-25
NYWA State: March 30 – April 2
Easter Sunday: April 9


View team and individual results along with special awards, broken down by region and state results.

Looking for a Hotel?

Our company has compiled a comprehensive list of hotels for you to choose from for your upcoming tournament. All of the hotels on our list have been carefully selected to provide the best possible experience for our customers.

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