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Competition Structure / Teams



 Novice League

·         Pre-k through 2nd grade wrestlers.  (Many schools also send first year 3rd through 6th graders.)  

 

·         The matches are not scored and focus on pairing wrestlers by weight, age and experience level.  

 

·         There will be approximately 8-10 matches in a season.   The matches last around 1 ½ hours pairing wrestlers with 10-15 pairs wrestling at any given time.  

 

·         The season is concluded with a league tournament where the matches are scored and wrestlers compete for places.  Wrestlers are put into groups of 4 based on weight, age and experience.  This is that only time matches will be scored and participation is optional.

 

Raritan Valley Wrestling League –

·         Wrestlers in grades k-6th are eligible for this league.  We will target 2nd through 6th graders for this league with exceptions for 1st graders that are ready to compete at this level.   

 

·         This league is a mix of primary teams and secondary teams for the region around Somerset County.  It will be a secondary team for the NHWC. 

 

·         It was added in 2009 in an effort to continue development opportunities for our strong depth in the 2nd -6th grade level.

 

Northwest Jersey Midget Wrestling League –

·         Wrestlers in grades K-6th are eligible for this league.   We will target 2nd through 6th graders for this league with exceptions for 1st graders that are ready to compete at this level.   

 

·         This is a very competitive league with the top teams from area competing in it. 

 

·         There are  JV competition opportunities for wrestlers in this league.  Teams are obligated to bring extra wrestlers for JV matches. 

 

·         This is one of our primary competition teams for grades 2-6.

 

 Phillipsburg Area Wrestling League –

·         Wrestlers in grades K-6th are eligible for this league.   We will target 2nd through 6th graders for this league with exceptions for 1st graders that are ready to compete at this level.   

 

·         This is a competitive league with multiple teams from the Phillipsburg and surrounding areas participating. 

 

·         There are  JV competition opportunities for wrestlers in this league. 

 

·         This is one of our primary competition teams for grades 2-6.

 

·         We will be joining this League in the 2013-14 season in an effort to expand competition opportunities for our increasing depth in the 2nd -6th grade level.

 

New Jersey Future Stars Wrestling League –

·         This is a recently formed league in Hunterdon, Morris and Sussex counties to provide a Junior Varsity league for wrestlers through middle school age that are interested in competitive wrestling but do not have a spot on any of the competitive teams their program participates in.

 

·         We target primarily 5th through 8th graders for this league who do not have a starting spot on the NW or GS squads.  For 5th & 6th graders, this would generally be a secondary team assignment as they are eligible to compete on NW JV or P-burg League JV.

 

·         Focus is on pairing wrestlers by weight, age and experience level.   The individual matches and the team meet are scored.

 

·         The season is concluded with a league tournament where wrestlers compete for places/awards.

 

Grade School Wrestling League –

·         This league is targeted for wrestlers in grades 5-8.  It is the most competitive league in NJ.  

 

·         5th & 6th Graders will be placed on either the NW team or the GS team as their primary team based on coaches evaluation.  (Wrestlers that are placed on GS as their primary squad will also be eligible to compete on the NW squad)