Middle School Meets
Our Middle School Team participates in dual and tri-meets sponsored by the Suburban Jr. Wrestling League (SJWL), which are included in your registration fee. These meets are far more structured than the Novice Squad Jamboree Events. One match happens at a time in weight-class order, wrestlers must weigh-in to make sure they “make weight”, and we keep individual as well as team score. In addition, referees check fingernail and hair length and wrestlers will be barred from wrestling for lack of equipment or other rule violations. For more information on the SJWL, see www.SubWL.com. The SJWL also sponsors an end-of-season Tournament, and we may alert you to additional Optional Tournaments during the season. Tournaments typically cost $20-30 per wrestler, and parents are responsible for registering their wrestler(s) online in advance in the correct division and weight class.
Home Meets usually begin at 7 PM on weeknights & 10 AM on Saturdays. Wrestlers should be in the wrestling room by 6:00 PM or 9:00 AM, respectively, prepared to help set-up the mats and then weigh-in.
Away Meets usually begin at 7 PM on weeknights & 10 AM on Saturdays. Wrestlers should arrive at the visiting location by 6 PM and 9 AM, respectively, for weigh-ins. Travel is required and we rely on parents to get their wrestler(s) to meets on time.
Participation on the MSO Middle School Team is a privilege earned through hard work and commitment.
We expect cooperation and good sportsmanship. Middle School wrestlers must wear their full uniform at each meet (singlet, shorts, warm-up jacket). Wrestlers must remain in the designated team seating area at all times, cheering their teammates on, before and after their individual match. No eating is permitted during the meet because it is unfair to teammates who are still competing and distracts from the meet. If a wrestler does not show up to a meet, we will likely have to forfeit his/her weight class, hurting the team. So, please give us as much advance warning as possible of anticipated absences so we can line up a suitable replacement wrestler. For last minute absences, please text or call the Head Coach or Program Director.
ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL WRESTLERS MUST STAY THROUGH THE ENTIRE MEET UNTIL ALL OF THEIR TEAMMATES HAVE COMPLETED THEIR MATCHES AND THE MATS ARE ROLLED UP! We are a team and we will compete as a team.
Any Middle School Team wrestler who fails to live up to his/her responsibilities to the team or violates our code of conduct will be subject to discipline, including missing one or more competitions and/or dismissal from the club.
State Qualifer Tournaments: We encourage our Middle School Team wrestlers to compete individually in USA Wrestling’s NJ State Qualifier Tournaments. These Tournaments take place on eight (8) Sundays throughout New Jersey during the season. We will notify you in advance of each tournament. To participate, each wrestler will need to apply (and pay for) a USA Wrestling membership card. The top three (3) finishers in each tournament qualify to compete in the USA Wrestling NJ State Championship Tournament in Trenton in March.