Registration is open to all Ohio Wrestlers- no prior qualification is needed!
Major updates have been made to both the D-1/D-2 State Tournament in Hudson (registration closes tonight at 10 pm) and to the D-3/D-4 State Tournament.
Check the entry form below for specific weigh in and start times for D-1 & D-2. Moreover, the D-4 State Tournament has been moved from March 14th to March 13th (at Canfield).
We apologize for any inconvenience and/or confusion caused by these changes, forecasting what the turnout would be with this format of tournaments for the individual events has been challenging to say the least- and our intention behind the changes is running the most efficient tournament possible.
Specifically, many coaches let us know that making the D-3 and D-4 state tournament into a two day event was far from ideal for them. Given that the Canfield Fairgrounds can easily hold seven mats, there was just no justification for making this a two day event. Making this into a one day tournament allows coaches or parents with wrestlers in both divisions to not use up their entire weekend unnecessarily.
Thank you again for your continued interest and support in helping us bring the best tournaments possible to the Ohio wrestling community.
Youth State Championships- D-I and D-II. March 6th at Hudson (pdf)Download
The Junior High State Championships- March 7th in Circleville (pdf)Download
The OhioQuest Novice State Tournament- March 13-14th in Wooster (pdf)Download
Youth State Championships- D-3 and D-4 March 13-14th at Canfield (pdf)Download
OhioQuest Odd Age State Tournament March 20th at Wooster (pdf)Download
Back in the fall, there were many who thought that in an era of social distancing, wrestling tournaments were on their way out. Fast forward three months and I'm glad to say that in many ways the sport is stronger than ever. OhioQuest alone has eight successful tournaments in the books (none with less than 330 wrestlers) and no covid related issues. The tournaments are running better and quicker than ever, as the pandemic has had the effect of improving our format (in and out in 90 Minutes). I've been struck by how cooperative and genuinely appreciative the good people of the wrestling community are under often difficult or at least unusual circumstances- your flexibility and good faith that we are putting on the best event possible is highly appreciated.
Elsewhere in the sport, we see the high school and college season gaining traction which is great to see! I feel confident that we will have a High School State and NCAA championship tournament once again.
Last but not least, there will be a major announcement coming soon about major events that will take place on the March 6th-7th and March 13th-14th.
Final Note: Results will now be posted in the "Past Results" Section not on the homepage. Yesterday's Akron results are now up.
The Youngstown Fall Open took place on November 8th and was an even greater success than
the Akron Fall Open. Approximately 350 wrestlers competed and most got their matches in 90 minutes or less. In terms of efficiency- I believe it was the best event of the 700 or so we've had over the past 13 years (apologies for the self-congratulations lol). More importantly, there were zero Co-Vid compliance issues, so it's a "green light" to move forward with more events as we see it. See link above for final results.
Next up is the Boardman Battle for the Belt on Nov. 29th- always one of the biggest and best events of the season. This year it will be held at the Canfield Fairgrounds spacious events center, since that facility proved to be a tremendous venue this weekend. Registration opens soon (once we get the technical problem with the Registration system fixed).
October 25th, 2020- Today we completed our first tournament of the "Covid Era" and we are very happy to say it was a major success! 367 wrestlers competed in what may be the quickest "per session" tournament ever completed- approximately 90 minutes for each individual session. Much more importantly- with this format we were able to maintain Covid compliance at all times. The first of many to come! Results are now listed below. Thank you to Akron St. Vincent St. Mary High School and the Shamrock Wrestling Club for being the first to give it a go since co-vid, and doing an amazing job assisting us in running the tournament as always!
Stay tuned for the Youngstown Fall Open on November 8th! Pre-Registration opens here, and an entry form will be posted on Wednesday, October 28th.
In the Spring of 2020, this sport of wrestling was dealt a previously unthinkable setback as the end of the season came to an abrupt end. Since then, the short term future of the sport has been in doubt as large public gatherings have been labeled "superspreader events" despite the fact that there is little evidence that young and healthy persons are significant vectors of CoVid-19 spread. Since wrestling tournaments have always been jam packed, it seemed impossible to continue competing until a cure was found. The wrestling careers of so many young athletes were put on hold as the sport's future remained in doubt.
Fast forward seven months, and we are still in the midst of a seemingly never-ending pandemic. After being swept aside in the blink of an eye, and with no end in sight- it is time that the sport of wrestling fought back to maintain it's survival. We are happy to say that a solution has been found to the social distancing dilemma. By splitting up our tournament into seven quick "mini sessions" instead of our traditional two session format, we are able to keep well below the 15% capacity threshold mandated by the State of Ohio. This tournament design, along with a comprehensive plan to make every single aspect of the event Covid-19 safety compliant, allows us to strike a balance between public safety and the need for the sport, and life in general, to continue as normal.
If you are interested in hosting a tournament anywhere in Ohio, do not hesitate to reach out to us. We will handle virtually all aspects of the event, making it easy for your school. We will also get you across the "finish line" with the County Health Department as we know how to navigate their rules to get approval for the event. And with so few events being scheduled- getting a great turnout is a no-brainer. Contact us at email@example.com or at 440-840-2582 to receive more information.