This event will be conducted according to the rules as outlined by the high school association where the tournament is located with the exceptions listed below.  This applies to wrestling techniques as well as conduct, attire and decorum on the mat.

  • No coaches on mats prior to the start of wrestling.
  • Singlets and headgear are required; laces must be taped.
  • Matches will not be delayed if there is not a coach present. The wrestler can choose to either wrestle without a coach or forfeit.
  • Calls made by the officials are final. Protests will not be accepted.
  • Wrestlers are allowed to enter only one grade and weight class per day.

Timing Factors

Three (3) 1-minute periods for Grades:
Pre-K/K, 1st/2nd and 3rd/4th

Three (3) 1.5 minute periods for Grades:
5th/6th and 7th/8th


4, 5 & 6-person Round Robin
8-person bracket
16-person bracket
32-person bracket

Weight classes with more than 32 wrestlers will be split by grade.


Full mats for all grades when space allows.
Pre-K/K and 1st/2nd grades may be reduced to half mats if needed (full mats are preferred)


High School Certified Officials


If a wrestler currently has their own medical/accident insurance, there will be no additional card or insurance fees required to participate in the MWT events. 
Contact us if you are in need of insurance.

No Shows

Wrestlers who have registered but will not be able to attend are strongly encouraged to let us know before the tournament.  Please send an email to

Grade Verification

You must bring current year grade verification and present it to the tournament director upon request.  Anyone questioning the grade/eligibility of another wrestler must file an official protest with the tournament director and submit a $100 cash deposit.  If the protest is upheld, the $100 will be returned to the person issuing the protest.  If the protest is not upheld, the $100 fee will not be returned.


1st-6th places will receive an event and year specific custom medal

The MWT Belt will be awarded to wrestlers who place 1st-4th at three of the four MWT events.

Winners of all four (4) will be awarded MWT Hall of Fame recognition.

Admission Fee

Wrestlers will be admitted free of charge
Coaches and spectators are required to pay an admission fee:
Daily admission:  Adults - $15;  Students - $5

* Additional surcharge of $3 per ticket at Hawkeye Nationals

Floor Pass

In an effort to limit the number of people mat side, we offer floor passes.  This fee will be in addition to the daily admission fee.

Floor Pass - $15


A full concession stand will be offered with some healthy options if available.
No carry-ins, coolers or outside food will be allowed.