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.

NYWA State Tournament ~ April 4-7, 2024
  1. Early Bird tournaments will be held Superbowl Weekend; locations are WEM/JWP and Cloquet!
  2. NYWA will host an ALL-GIRLS tournament March 29-30 at Mayo Civic Center.
  3. Visit the “Tournament Calendar” dates for 2024.
  4. King of the North and King of the South events are January 13-14; winners will wrestle at U of MN Jan. 19th!.
NYWA Memberships
2023 NYWA State Championship Tournament

NYWA Memberships

Purchase or renew your NYWA membership for the 2023-24 wrestling season (membership fee $25).

2024 Tournament Calendar

MN State High School Wrestling:
February 29 – March 2
NYWA Early Bird: Dates/locations TBD
NYWA Districts: March 8-10 and March 15-17 (additional dates may be added)
NYWA Regions: March 22 – 23 (team dates will vary)
NYWA State: April 4 – 7
Easter Sunday: March 31


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

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