Very important- check the entry form above for updated tournament weigh in and start times. Note that we will be making extensive use of exhibition matches, which will be going up later this afternoon.
Also, please note that Glenoak High School is requiring all who enter to wear masks due to the recent increase in the cases of Covid-19. We understand that many people have very strong feelings about this, but ask that you cooperate with this requirement as it is beyond our control. This is not the appropriate venue for a political statement!
A year ago at this time, our great sport was reeling. As you all know, the future of the sport was in doubt as terms like "super-spreader event" were tossed around. But adversity made the sport stronger, and OhioQuest introduced a format in October of 2020 that broke the tournament down into five mini-tournaments of 90 minutes or less. This enabled us to comply with the requirements of "social distancing", and brought the sport back from the brink in Ohio.
The spirit of the Ohio Wrestling Community in working through these challenging times with complete cooperation was truly inspiring. It seemed that no matter how ridiculous the conditions or requirements, the wrestling community worked together without complaining or even questioning the previously unthinkable procedures in place. On a personal note, that "good faith" we were extended meant more than we can express.
Strangely enough, it took the adversity of having to figure out how to run a tournament during a pandemic to bring the sport into the modern era. While the requirement of face masks are thankfully gone for this upcoming season, we are sticking with the lightning fast tournament pace with five quick mini-sessions. While other tournaments will go back to their snail's pace tournament format (since they require less organizational skills to run that way), OhioQuest will continue to bring the you the blazing fast tournaments that the wrestling community deserves. We will always respect your time by moving our tournaments more quickly than anyone thought possible a year ago.
Another groundbreaking improvement that was implemented late last season that will be carried over to this season is the tremendous expansion of what is called "exhibition matches". The weight classes (and indeed to some extent the Divisions) in this sport are largely arbitrary, and there is no reason the heaviest wrestler in one class cannot be paired up with the lightest in the next class up, for example. The goal being to get your wrestler(s) as much mat time as possible.
The fall tournament dates are almost completely laid out (as you can see below) starting with the Canton Fall Open on September 19th and the Akron Fall Open October 3rd. Register online now to secure your spot!
The tournament list you see below is just the beginning- we are going to have a full schedule of events starting in September and running every weekend through March. Stay tuned for more details!
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.