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.

Good Luck to all Wrestlers and Teams at NYWA 2023!
  1. Click here to live stream this event.
  2. If your wrestler weighs in with a team, they do NOT have to weigh in again for individuals if they make that weight or vice versa.
  3. The NYWA State Tournament, Invite, Class B team and Girls team duals is held at the Mayo Civic Center. Brackets are NOT posted on Track prior to the tournament. To view the itinerary, click here.
  4. State Tournament Admissions – purchased at the door: $10/day Adults and $5/day Students (K-12). Admission can be paid daily or multi-day wristbands are available. Coach/Floor Pass can be purchased daily – $25/day, by the session – $50/session or for both sessions – $100/Thursday-Sunday. There are 2 sessions: Session 1 is Thursday/Friday for 5-8th grade/7-8 team and Session 2 is Saturday/Sunday for K-4th grade/K-6 team. Cash or check only.
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.

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