The New Jersey Novice Wrestling Association was formed to provide first and second year wrestlers with an
opportunity to familiarize themselves with the competitive nature of tournament style wrestling, all while building
their confidence and wrestling resume. The NJNWA is also focused on providing the highest level of integrity for
eligible competitors, and requires every competitor to meet strict NJNWA eligibility standards, provide proof of
age, and provide a Certificate of Eligibility signed by a non-relative coach.
The majority of participants in wrestling, novice wrestlers, receive the minority of attention when it comes to
development and competition. The NJNWA recognizes that most wrestling tournaments are geared towards the
top 20% of wrestlers and ignore the bottom 65% of participants still trying to find their way. We are dedicated to
providing a venue to develop and integrate novice wrestlers into the sport of wrestling.
The NJNWA Novice State Championshiops creates a competitive environment in a tournament setting to allow beginning wrestlers to compete
against wrestlers of similar skill level in brackets of limited size. This model allows parents and wrestlers to determine if and when they are
ready for serious open tournament action, before wasting time and money. Competition in NJNWA wrestling tournaments builds an aspiring
wrestler's confidence, tournament resume and helps create seeding criteria for participation in open tournaments.
After the success of the 1st ever New Jersey Novice Wrestling State Championships, the NJNWA is proud to announce it's host sites for the 2014
championships, which includes three new qualifiers. North Jersey will host three qualifiers for this year's tournament, including Fair Lawn, West
Orange, and 2013 finals host Madison High School. Toms River and Bordentown will once again represent the Jersey Shore and Central Jersey.
The NJNWA is currently in talks with several South Jersey locations to maximize our reach to all novice wrestlers.
Madison will kickoff the 2014 qualifiers on Sunday January 12, 2014...
Tournament Dates & Locations
NJNWA Member Organizations
Membership in the NJNWA shows that your organization is committed to the fostering and development of new wrestling talent everyday.
Member Organizations take an oath to uphold the values and standards of the NJNWA and vouch that all wrestlers representing that organization
meet all of the Eligibility Standards as set forth by the Board of Directors. Because Member Organizations take this oath, their participating
wrestlers are exempt from submitting a Certificate of Eligibility for all NJNWA events.
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a NJNWA Member Organization, check out our Membership section today.
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