Please use the form at the bottom of this page to pre-register your wrestlers BEFORE 6PM on 8/16/19. We will also be accepting walk-in registration the day of the event. Include their name, grade as of the 2018/2019 school year, weight, and club/team name in the message section.

Cost and Rules

This tournament is being held as a fundraiser for MPAL, a center city non profit. Proceeds from this event help MPAL to keep its programs free and offer the kids as many experiences as possible. The pre-registration entry fee for this competition is $10/wrestler.  The registration fee at the door is $15/wrestler. Payment will be collected at check-in and is payable by cash or check made out to Manchester Police Athletic League. Please write Ralph Miller Spartan in the memo section.


To pre-register for this awesome competition, please email the tournament director at and ensure the information contains your child’s name, grade, weight and club. A parent or legal guardian must complete and sign a waiver for the wrestler to compete. If you request one, I can email it to you, and there will be waivers at the tourney. Please keep in mind, there is no spectator fee, however donations of any size will be accepted with gratitude.   


Awards for this event will include 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals for all groups. Team points will be awarded based on how each kid places: 3rd place is 1 point, 2nd place is 2 points, 1st place is 3 points.  Also, we will use the honor system for grades k-4 and weigh ins for grades 5-8. During weigh/check in period, we will conduct skin and nail checks. In order to keep our kiddos safe, there will be no suplex of any kind allowed, all other throws will be permitted. We will also have a concession stand.


Brackets will be compiled by age and weight. This is not a leveled competition.


Kindergarten – Check in 0700-0745, wrestle at 0800

1st and 2nd grade – Check in 0800-0845 wrestle at 0900

3rd and 4th grade – check in 0900-0945 wrestle at 1000

5th and 6th grade – weigh in 1000-1045 wrestle at 1130

7th and 8th grade – weigh – in 1100-1145 wrestle at 1230


We want our participants to wrestle comfortably. This means they may wear singlets or gym shorts and T-Shirts. Wrestling shoes are must and mouth guard is mandatory if wrestler has braces. Headgear and hairnet are both optional. Limited parking is available in the parking lot across the street in addition to on-street parking and overflow parking located at JFK Arena.  The address is 303 Beech Street, Manchester NH, 03103.


Here is how we will run time and score the matches for all ages.


1 minute regulation period

30 second overtime

10 second sudden death



Push out – 1 point

Clean takedown to control – 2 pts

Takedown to back (throws to flat on back with control) Automatic victory

First person to 5 points during regulation and /or overtime wins. All points are zeroed out for sudden death, first points wins. If after sudden death there is still a tie, bout goes to bottom of list to be wrestled again.

K-4 will wrestle on 3 mats and 5-8 will wrestle on 2 mats. Also, please keep in mind, all of our staff are volunteers.  Referees and table workers will be High School wrestlers and coaches.

One period lasting 60 seconds followed by a 30 second overtime (if needed) and a 10 second sudden death (if needed). If there is no clear winner at the end of sudden death, cards will be placed back at the bottom of the pile, and the match will be wrestled again.


Injury time in the form of 1 minute will be assessed at the request of the affected wrestler/coach or may begin at the direction of the referee. At the end of the 1 minute, the wrestler or coach will be required to make a decision. Either the wrestler will immediately continue, the wrestler will withdraw from competition, or the wrestler will be able to have the bout moved to the bottom of the pile to re-wrestle. If the bout is moved, the same score, and time will be placed back on the scoreboard and clock when the match comes back up. If the injured wrestler cannot continue when the match comes back up, he/she will be removed from the competition via forfeit.


Blood time can be requested by the coach or wrestler affected as well as applied by the match referee. It will also run for 1 minute, however, if the bleeding lasts the whole 1 minute due to getting control or cleaning up, a 1 minute injury time session may then be implemented and then the decision for returning will be assessed as with injury time.


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